Reviews for Hallowe'En Party

AudioFile Reviews 2006 December/January 2007
When a girl is drowned after telling mystery writer Ariadne Oliver that she witnessed a murder, Hercule Poirot finds himself looking into several unresolved deaths in an English town. John Moffatt exaggerates Poirot's Belgian accent, but his speech is always clear, with the inflections used to good effect in making observations about human nature and showing the way Poirot uses flattery and manipulation to gain the confidence of witnesses. It's the observations about people that make this Agatha Christie novel work as the author brings her cozy mystery style into the less-than-cozy 1960s, giving Poirot and Oliver the chance to react to changing times. J.A.S. (c) AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine

AudioFile Reviews 2000 October/November
In a picturesque British village, a fun-filled Halloween party for young teens culminates with the murder of a girl found drowned in an apple-bobbing tub. John Moffat delivers a strong and accomplished performance. Especially provocative is his portrayal of Christie's hero, Hercule Poirot, as he calculates, hypothesizes and interrogates one peculiar suspect after another. Moffatt intelligently assesses each suspect, carefully providing insightful portrayals of emotional complications, personality flaws and greedy motives. B.J.P. ¬ AudioFile 2000, Portland, Maine Copyright 2000 AudioFile Reviews