A bored Hercule Poirot announces that he is going to retire and suggests that he and Captain Hastings go to the seaside for a short holiday. While there, they meet a pleasant young woman who is delivering a set of miniature portraits to an American buyer on behalf of her aunt, an antiques dealer. When they arrive at their destination she is shocked to find that the miniatures are missing and that the American had already bought them from an elderly lady more than an hour before. As Poirot has retired he leaves the case in the hands of Hastings who slowly puts the facts together and not surprisingly comes to the wrong conclusion. In the end, it is left to Poirot to suggest the solution to the crime and brings all of the parties together for an interesting lunch. Written by
Some nice humor to be had in "Double Sin" from the Poirot series.
Depressed, Poirot has decided to retire. Not enough attention, no interesting cases -- he decides that he and Hastings need a trip to the seashore. They meet a young woman who is carrying some valuable miniatures to show a prospective buyer. Her aunt is an antique dealer confined to a wheelchair. The miniatures are stolen, and Hastings appeals to Poirot for help. But sadly, Poirot can't help. He's retired.
Of course, Poirot has a reason for wanting to go to the seashore -- as we soon learn. And Hastings, in his own well-meaning but inept way, tries to solve the mystery of the missing miniatures.
Fun episode, with the actors in top form, and a few red herrings along the way. There's nothing like a depressed Poirot and his sad "mon amis" to brighten one's day.
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