Cards on the Table: A Hercule Poirot Mystery

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Mr. Shaitana is famous as a flamboyant party host. Nevertheless, he is a man of whom everybody is a little afraid. So when he boasts to Hercule Poirot that he considers murder an art form, the detective has some reservations about accepting a party invitation to view Shaitana’s “private collection.”

Indeed, what begins as an absorbing evening of bridge is to turn into a more dangerous game altogether.…

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Overview

Mr. Shaitana is famous as a flamboyant party host. Nevertheless, he is a man of whom everybody is a little afraid. So when he boasts to Hercule Poirot that he considers murder an art form, the detective has some reservations about accepting a party invitation to view Shaitana’s “private collection.”

Indeed, what begins as an absorbing evening of bridge is to turn into a more dangerous game altogether.…

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Editorial Reviews

William Dietrich
“When you think it’s Colonel Mustard in the basement with the crescent wrench, you owe the fun to Dame Christie.”
Daily Mail (London)
“The finest murder story of her career….Mrs. Christie has never been more ingenious.”
Daily Mail (London)
"The finest murder story of her career….Mrs. Christie has never been more ingenious."
William Dietrich
"When you think it’s Colonel Mustard in the basement with the crescent wrench, you owe the fun to Dame Christie."
New York Herald Tribune
There's nobody quite like Agatha Christie when she puts her mind to it, and that's what she's done [here].
Spectator
The best Agatha Christie has ever devised.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062073730
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/14/2011
  • Series: Hercule Poirot Series
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 144,413
  • Product dimensions: 7.84 (w) x 5.40 (h) x 0.72 (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.

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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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    Considered by many to be her greatest work, it certainly is one

    Considered by many to be her greatest work, it certainly is one of her finest. Agatha Christie herself said there are only four starters and any one of them might have committed the crime.
    One detective per suspect is a great idea, although as one of them is Poirot, there's really only one. Agatha Christie thought the limited number of suspects might knock out the surprise. But it doesn't. In many ways it easier to keep up with who's who.
    Poirot's thought process is as baffling as ever, and full of clues if only we could spot them. The really big clue comes though in the…
    Christie at her best!
    Nina Jon is the author of the Jane Hetherington’s Adventures in Detection crime and mystery series.

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