Poirot and Me
David Suchet

In Poirot and Me, David Suchet tells the story of how he secured the part, with the blessing of Agatha Christie’s daughter, and set himself the task of presenting the most authentic Poirot that had ever been filmed.

David Suchet is uniquely placed to write the ultimate companion to one of the world’s longest running television series. Peppered with anecdotes about filming, including many tales of the guest stars who have appeared over the years, the book is essential reading for Poirot fans all over the world.

Poirot and Me book cover

I have only read one Poirot novel, and I do hope to get through the entire collection – a sort of bucket list option, as it were. Suchet was a part of my television watching for as long as I can remember.

It was interesting to read his account of this huge televisual achievement, although Suchet’s dry, repetitious style can be grating, which is superbly ironic given that his speaking voice is mellifluous and calming. There are a few interesting anecdotes and some points I hadn’t known before, but there’s little exciting or revelatory about the work for someone already familiar with the character.

Published by Sean Randall

I am an avid reader, technologist and disability advocate living in the middle of England with my wife, daughter and pets.

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