Unlike other Christie stories, at the beginning of Cards on the Table
, we only have four suspects. I believe this is one of Christie's best works and even of the genre, since analyzing motives and studying personalities is one of the best things about detective fiction, and the book is packed with that. Christie tells us in the introduction that this case is Poirot's favorite, and of course that's no surprise.
However, the book is embedded with a huge amount of details which can be a bit overwhelming for some readers. But, I believe this is inevitable since the novel is purely psychological. At the end, you will realize that one of the four suspects only could have committed the crime the way it was committed. His or Her character can be seen in every detail of the crime. Definitely a Goodreads!