Monday, September 08, 2014
Hercule Poirot and The Labours of Hercules
I've been savoring the final episodes of Poirot via Acorn TV, and there was one episode that I found especially appealing. In "The Labours of Hercules", the opening scene depicts an elegant soirée that takes place in an equally elegant London residence. What struck me about this scene- in addition to the murderous intrigue that was starting to percolate, of course- were the decorative details. There was Chinese wallpaper, damask-covered walls, a chaise percée, and some terrific-looking red silk lampshades. Basically, everything that one might expect to find in a well-appointed London residence during the 1930s.
Now that Poirot has ended and while I wait for the long-anticipated season three of Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, I need to find another mystery series to help pass the time. I love murder and intrigue, but I like to take it with a heavy dose of glamour. Any recommendations?