Cat Among the Pigeons (Hercule Poirot Series)

Cat Among the Pigeons (Hercule Poirot Series)

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by Agatha Christie
     
 

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Only the finest young ladies attend Meadowbank School. Just don't turn your back on them. Two teachers have already met with foul play. Now Hercule Poirot is set to brave the student body before anyone else meets an untimely end.

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Only the finest young ladies attend Meadowbank School. Just don't turn your back on them. Two teachers have already met with foul play. Now Hercule Poirot is set to brave the student body before anyone else meets an untimely end.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

The classic 1959 Christie tale is revisited in this utterly charming and intriguing murder mystery in which two teachers find the body of the new games' mistress in the gymnasium, the latest victim of the so-called "cat" killer. Though not a predominant character for most of the tale, Christie's legendary Belgian detective Hercule Poirot is on the case. Hugh Fraser relates this tale with classic English charm, speaking with a pitch-perfect and ear-pleasing dialect that adds to the atmosphere. Fraser reads with sheer delight, offering a fun variety of characters, including a marvelous take on Poirot himself. The experience created is truly cinematic and listeners will be giddy with delight! (May)

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New York Times
“To read Agatha Christie at her best is to experience the rarefied pleasure of watching a faultless technician at work, and she is in top form in Cat Among the Pigeons.”
Daily Express (London)
“Immensely enjoyable.”
Phillip Margolin
“I am addicted to Agatha Christie.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425175477
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/10/2000
Series:
Hercule Poirot Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
4.28(w) x 6.76(h) x 0.70(d)

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Phillip Margolin
“I am addicted to Agatha Christie.”

Meet the Author

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.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
September 15, 1890
Date of Death:
January 12, 1976
Place of Birth:
Torquay, Devon, England
Education:
Home schooling
Website:
http://www.agathachristie.com

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Cat Among the Pigeons (Hercule Poirot Series) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought a box full of her books for $12 a bargain! So, now I am slowly working my way through them. She stumps me every time! I didn't see this one coming at all. I love her wit and her characters. She always has a lot of foreign characters, and I find them interesting, appalling, amusing, baffling. She is really the Queen of Mystery. This mystery describes the murder of teachers at a prestigious girls¿ school and the abduction of a Middle Eastern princess.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of my three favourite Agatha Christie mysteries. ( The others are, Murder on The Orient Express, and Death on the Nile. ) It has everything you could ever want in a good mystery. Murder, intriuge, missing jewels. Its simply, perfect.
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wookietim More than 1 year ago
I really like reading Christie mysteries - I am not a big fan of mystery novels in general, but I do enjoy Agatha Christie. And generally she never fails to entertain me - this book being no different. Poirot always has been and remains my favorite detective. But there is a minor problem with this novel... It feels like a footnote - somehow hasty and less filing than the big name novels ("Murder on the Orient Express" for example). Still fun, but less focused than Christies other work.
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I like this book very much. I recommend that you read this if you love mysteries.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a really good book. If you love mysteries this book is for you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Meadowbank is an exclusive school for well off young girls and even princesses.So that is the last place anyone would expect a murder to occure.All the victims are school mistresses and all the murders have one thing in common they all happen in the schools newly built Sports Pavilion.Throw in some jewels that every one are looking for and that some may kill for.It all adds up to a great mystery.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you can overlook the tardiness of Hercule Poirot's arrival in this one, the rest of the book was really good. It keeps you guessing!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All the elements, and Poirot, but formulaic.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Agatha Cristie, the author of this book, is a mystery writer and a very good one. In this book a school called Meadowbanks is a highly recommended and proper institution of learning. Only the finest and richest young ladies attend, but there is a twist. As the year progresses teachers are systematically murdered and the students begin to leave because of safety considerations. Could the disapperance of the jewels, kidnapping of the princess, and murders of the teachers all be connected to Meadowbanks? This book is suspenseful and intriguing and will give the reader many hours of pleasure.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought this book took a really long time to get into but once it did it was quite a page turner. I recommend it to anyone who likes mysteries.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A revolution is about to break out in Ramat an islamic territory and its benevolent ruler and his pilot freind fear execution. The are almost awaiting thier deaths but the ruler gives some precious stones to his pilot Bob to be takne out of Ramat in case the latter survives. The pilot thinks of a plan to smuggle it through his unsuspecting sister who is incidentaly in Ramat with her daughter who because of pneumonia needed dry and warm weather. Unfortunately someone in the hotel where the sister Mrs. sutcliffe is staying sees where the stones are secretly implanted by the pilot Bob and this becomes a motive for muder, thern another and yet another... all in a prestigious school by the name Medowbank whose headmistress has been careful all these years about it's reputation. The stones reach Medowbank school which is an exclusively feminine school where Mrs. Sutcliffe's smart daughter Jennifer is sent for better education and upbringing. But she doesn't know that what she is carrying with her(though unknowingly and unintentionally) was to become a centre of intrigue, blackmail, kidnapping and even murder not one but three of them. I somehow did not enjoy the second murder. But one thing is easy to guess from the title itself that the killer is someone inside the school a person who has not sense of belonging to the school. But the motive is hard to understand till the end. Even how poirot gets to know all about it is not plausibly explained like his other books. But it lacks technicality which saves a lot of headache. Poriot unfortunately makes an entry after about 200 pages but the earlier pages too are very interesting. It would take any reader two chapters to actually understand as to what the story is about.Thereafter it is good fun. I suggest that people reading this book should later read Hickory, Dickory Dock as well which is an identical plot more or less. I somehow did not understand the last chapter of Cat.. which is titled 'Legacy'. All in all a good book.