Hallowe'en Party - Agatha Christie

This starts at something of a slow trot - calmly describing a party and a death and slowly, dispassionately assembling the facts of the events. Poirot's approach is described as being similar to a computer program and it does feel rather mechanical.

 

I'm hoping it will soon become a little less detached and that the plot will start to canter.

 

Still, even at this pace, it's remarkably relaxing to listen to.