This was an interesting story but Hastings really proved himself to be a huge boob. I cannot believe he didn't get run out of the place. It wasn't until near the end that I was sure who the murderer was. Does Poirot really keep him around after this story? I am sure he is in the whole series but why I don't know. I also found it really irritating that they decided the murderer had to be a man because a woman couldn't have dug the shallow grave.