After the Funeral (Hercule Poirot Series)

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When Cora Lansquenet is savagely murdered with a hatchet, the extraordinary remark she made the previous day at her brother Richard's funeral suddenly takes on a chilling significance. At the reading of Richard's will, Cora was clearly heard to say, "It's been hushed up very nicely, hasn't it. . . . But he was murdered, wasn't he?"

In desperation, the family solicitor turns to Hercule Poirot to unravel the mystery. . . .

After two ...

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Overview

When Cora Lansquenet is savagely murdered with a hatchet, the extraordinary remark she made the previous day at her brother Richard's funeral suddenly takes on a chilling significance. At the reading of Richard's will, Cora was clearly heard to say, "It's been hushed up very nicely, hasn't it. . . . But he was murdered, wasn't he?"

In desperation, the family solicitor turns to Hercule Poirot to unravel the mystery. . . .

After two wealthy members of the Abernethie family are murdered, the family solicitor calls in master sleuth Hercule Poirot. Reissue.

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Editorial Reviews

Diane Mott Davidson
“Agatha Christie’s puzzles have delighted fans for decades.”
New York Times
“Complete with a genealogical tree, a dubious will, and a family full of potential murderers.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062357311
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/5/2014
  • Series: Hercule Poirot Series
  • Edition description: Updated
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 110,257
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Her books have sold more than a billion copies in English and another billion in a hundred foreign languages. She died in 1976. Sophie Hannah is the internationally bestselling author of nine psychological thrillers, which have been published in more than 20 countries and adapted for television. Sophie is an Honorary Fellow of Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge, and as a poet has been shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize.

Biography

Agatha Christie is the world's best-known mystery writer. Her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language, and another billion in 44 foreign languages. She is the most widely published author of all time in any language, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Her writing career spanned more than half a century, during which she wrote 79 novels and a short story collection, as well as 14 plays, one of which, The Mousetrap, is the longest running play in history. Two of the characters she created, the brilliant Belgian detective Hercule Poirot and the irrepressible and relentless Miss Marple, went on to become world famous detectives. Both have been widely dramatized in feature films and made-for-TV movies. Agatha Christie died in 1976.

Author biography courtesy of Random House, Inc.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Mary Westmacott (used for her romantic fiction)
    1. Date of Birth:
      September 15, 1890
    2. Place of Birth:
      Torquay, Devon, England
    1. Date of Death:
      January 12, 1976

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2009

    A wealthy man's funeral is only the begining of one of Poirot's most baffling and brilliant cases in his career

    I loved how in the begining of the book Aunt Cora made the surprising remark that her brother Richard was murdered and then instantly she was brutally murdered in her cottage with a hatchet. This book is great. You have a family full of aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews and any one of them could be a potential killer. Wonderful characterzations, surprising twists and turns, two shocking crimes during the course of the novel. The ending is incredible I was shocked by the killer's idetnity and motive and you will be surprised too.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    After the Funeral

    First released under the title "Funerals are Fatal" this book is an excellent example of Agatha Christie's writing style. She keeps you guessing until the very end. I absolutely LOVE her books, which is probably why I own over 70 of them! I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted June 21, 2014

    Ally

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2001

    masterpiece!

    one of my favourite books from agatha.really enjoyable(though the end is really sad)but the end makes this book so great, you almost feel sorry for the murderer.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted June 21, 2014

    Hector

    I i gtg

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2013

    Funeral requests/notes

    Snow Dove Funeral

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2002

    More Death After the Funeral!!!!

    But he was murder wasn't he? Those were the words spoken Cora Lansquenet the sister of Richard Abernethie who had always had a way of speaking the truth in the most embarrassing way.Did she know that her brother had been murdered,was that why she was killed?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2000

    Wondreful book

    Exciting book. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!!!

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