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The Identity of No 4 is revealed too quickly, and is that the book with Achilles? that is an iodea Agatha Christie had that turned out to not as good as the expectation, I think it has some good chapters and would have been better of as a book of short stories, Agatha Christie could do an Episodic Novel but with this was not good, but not the worst book with Poirot, That in my view was Murder In Mesopotamia Most of the Characters were week, and The subject matter was not to my taste, It might have been ore sitable for Poirot but It stops me thinking The Big Four is the worst Poirot Book.
Critically, the worst would have to be "Elephants Can Remember" - rambling, overlong and very easy to figure out. This one would have come out much slicker has Christie's editors taken the book in hand.
Probably my least favourite would be "Murder In Mesopotamia" - quite a clever method but wholly implausible situation - could the victim really be deceived in such a way? And "The Hollow" - I know it's quite well received by fans but it left me cold. But then it's probably one of those that didn't need Poirot.