Guardian UK reporting two unpublished Poirot tales were found in Christie’s Holiday home. Both unpublished works are short stories, the form in which the author often worked out details of characters and plots, before rethreading them as full-length novels. The reportedly painstakingly deciphered stories will appear in Agatha Christie’s Secret Notebooks: Fifty Years of Mysteries in the Making, to be published by HarperCollins in September.
“Then he reflected, with Latin common sense, that these ideas of his were unprofitable. They accomplished nothing. To arouse enthusiasm was not his gift and never had been. Brains, he thought with his usual lack of modesty, were his speciality. And men with great brains were seldom great leaders or great orators. Possibly because they were too astute to be taken in by themselves.”
– The Capture of Cerberus