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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Classic Mystery that still inspires!

If you like reading and mysteries, try reading this classic mystery Black Coffee by Agatha Christie, the dame of mysteries! Black Coffee is one of many books devoted to the mysteries solved by Hercule Poirot. In this book, the famous detective Monsieur Poirot works to u...
If you like reading and mysteries, try reading this classic mystery Black Coffee by Agatha Christie, the dame of mysteries! Black Coffee is one of many books devoted to the mysteries solved by Hercule Poirot. In this book, the famous detective Monsieur Poirot works to uncover the mystery of the missing formula, the chilling death of the scientist, and the true identities of a few family members. He, alongside Captain Hastings, listens to his "little gray cells," which tell him that there is a rat that needs to be caught in Poirot's trap. You'll have to read in order to find out!
I enjoy hearing what Captain Hastings comes up with while thinking of possible explanations, and all the while, all he would have to do is look in the cups of black coffee. I had it narrowed down to three people when I started on the next to last chapter, and before I could finish the book, I was barely catching up to Mr. Hercule's theory. While many readers might want to chase after newer mysteries, I feel that they should look at the classics first because Agatha Christie is the woman who inspired many of the newer mysteries. Her intelligence is still relevant and marvelous today. I would recommend this to anyone who loves a good mystery!

posted by sbd1988 on July 6, 2011

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3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Misses Agatha's boat!

Black Coffee is not a bad story, but it is oh so obviously NOT Agatha's wonderful writing which fills in the spaces between the dialog. The writer said that Poirot was ever the snob and my jaw dropped. Poirot is egotistical, yes, but he is no snob - his interrogations o...
Black Coffee is not a bad story, but it is oh so obviously NOT Agatha's wonderful writing which fills in the spaces between the dialog. The writer said that Poirot was ever the snob and my jaw dropped. Poirot is egotistical, yes, but he is no snob - his interrogations of servants, for example, are oh so kind and gentle. He does not suffer crooks or fools, but his heart is full of kindness - all reasons why I find him so loveable.

posted by Anonymous on May 23, 2006

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2003

    Great deception

    Very intellegent book. It will surprise you, and you will think you know the end. But the solution will be as visable as the bottom of a cup of Black Coffee.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2002

    Pretty Good...

    This book was really entertaining and a great murder mystery. If you're looking for a good book to be read in an hour or two - pick up this one!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2000

    Not the same

    Black Coffee was all right, but it wasn't as exciting as the others. There wasn't much action throughout the story.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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