If you’ve always heard of and wanted to read books written by Agatha Christie but you don’t know where to start. I highly recommend this book of Hercule Poirot short story mysteries. You’d be able to sample Agatha Christie’s work without making a commitment to a novel. Each story is good but I prefer her novels. I hope that isn’t confusing. The Short stories are more like samples in my opinion more for people who are just checking out Ms. Christie’s work.