I've been reading a lot of Agatha Christie lately. Especially the Poirot ones. Hercule Poirot is definitely one of a kind. He is an exemplar of absolute neatness and his adroitness along with his knack of hunting down the murderer could take someone's breath away. With his egg-shaped head, all those 'little grey cells' he keeps on talking about...he uses psychology to find out the killer. His methods maybe old-fashioned but he always catches the culprit. He forms his ideas using only bits of conversation he hears from the suspects. He suspects everyone and trusts no one. He isn't what one would call modest, he does have an exaggerated sense of his importance. But all the same, I love his character. The authoress has done a wonderful job with the Poirot series. I've read about twelve books of hers and they never fail to delight me!