YMMV / Five Little Pigs

  • Crowning Moment of Funny:
    • When Poirot interviews the policeman who led the investigation into Amyas's murder, the policeman spends a fair bit of time railing against the painting he was working on, a near-nude portrait of the very attractive and young Elsa Greer. Poirot notes that for all his disgust, the policeman appears to have a very clear and detailed recollection of the work in question.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Subverted. The murder of Amyas and framing of Caroline at first appears to be this, but by the end of the story, the murderer's empty, joyless life and hopeless outlook come across as quite pitiable, a fact which is lampshaded by Poirot himself.
  • Tear Jerker:
    • Caroline dies in vain, thinking she's protecting her own sister (whom Caroline believes was the murderer), when really, she accidentally protects the woman who killed Caroline's husband and blamed Caroline the whole time.
    • Miss Williams was very much on Caroline's side and withheld what she thought was incriminating evidence at the trial, not knowing that that evidence would actually have exonerated Caroline.