The “dispatch case triptych”

I decided to add one more little canvas panel to this series of images… all of which feature Hastings seeking clues (in vain) from dispatch cases, beginning and ending at Styles Court.


This new panel in the center is an image from Double Sin.


I liked the poignant way in which these images seemed to offset each other, moving through time with Poirot “vanishing” into the background. One feels not only sorry that those dispatch cases never seemed to yield up their secrets to Hastings, but that despite a long and memorable friendship with Poirot, a wall of sorts stayed between them to the bitter end. There is a ghostly parallel there. Och, the sad!