Curtain: Poirot's Last Case: Hercule Poirot Investigates [NOOK Book]

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The house guests at Styles seemed perfectly to Captain Hastings: there was his own daughter Judith, an inoffensive ornithologist called Norton, dashing Mr Allerton, brittle Miss Cole, Doctor Franklin and his fragile wife Barbara, Nurse Craven, Colonel Luttrell and his charming wife Daisy, and the charismatic Boyd-Carrington.

So Hastings was shocked when Poirot declared that one of them was a five-times murderer. True, the ageing detective was ...

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Curtain: Poirot's Last Case: Hercule Poirot Investigates

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Overview

The house guests at Styles seemed perfectly to Captain Hastings: there was his own daughter Judith, an inoffensive ornithologist called Norton, dashing Mr Allerton, brittle Miss Cole, Doctor Franklin and his fragile wife Barbara, Nurse Craven, Colonel Luttrell and his charming wife Daisy, and the charismatic Boyd-Carrington.

So Hastings was shocked when Poirot declared that one of them was a five-times murderer. True, the ageing detective was crippled with arthritis, but had his deductive instincts finally deserted him?...

Hercule Poirot returns to Styles, the scene of his first great case, to prevent a dangerous mass murderer from striking again. But the esteemed detective does not know that this will be the most dangerous case of his illustrious career--and perhaps the last.

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Editorial Reviews

Newsweek
One of Christie's most ingenious stories. A tour de force.
Times Literary Supplement
Outrageously satisfying...in this one [Christie] has brought off the bluff to end them all.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061741005
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/3/2006
  • Series: Hercule Poirot Series
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 862
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

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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  • Posted April 18, 2013

    Poirot has had a wonderful career as a detective with many of hi

    Poirot has had a wonderful career as a detective with many of his cases done with his dear friend, Colonel Hastings at his side. As with all humans, our great sleuth has aged and is now elderly. He wants to end his career with the most difficult of all......trying to unmask an almost invisible serial killer. Christie always gives us many red herrings and paths which lead us to a blind alley, and Curtain is no exception. With the help of his dear friend, Poirot does go on to solve his last case. This book is poignant and a great read as the two friends work together in Styles, where they first met. Their first and last cases are solved.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2013

    Amazing

    Loved it

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2012

    Highly recommend

    Best ever. Really surprised at the ending. It was a very fleeting thought at one moment but just that & never seriously considered.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2011

    Highly recommend

    This final Hercule Poirot book takes the reader on a journey back to Styles, where it all began, for Hercule's final case. This case will take you on a journey into the minds of the people that have taken up residence at Styles with an ending that will leave the reader awe struck. If you have not read any of the Hercule Poirot series before, do not read this until you are acquainted with the characters in the series.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 25, 2011

    FANTASTIC BOOK! FANTASTIC AUTHOR!! But stop here if you don' want to know the ending...stupid @%$# revewers

    Seriuosly don't read any further if you don't want to know "who done it"! Sheesh c'mon people this is a mystery there's no point in reading if one of the reviews tells who the killer is!!!!

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2012

    Wow!

    I never wouldve guessed...how brilliant!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 5, 2011

    Highly Recommended, an absolute must for fans of Poirot

    I enjoyed this immensely. Poirot's sage dialogue is a fascinating peek into the brain of a man who understands the human condition. Thus far, only two fictional characters feel like real persons... Hercule Poirot and Lizbeth Salander of the Steig Larssen series. I have often thought that Poirot's bon mots more than make up for sometimes formulaic story lines. This one, while it followed the formula that Christie fans know and love, was masterful. You will ponder the ramifications of the last chapter for a long time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2014

    No spoiler here...

    but this is one of her best mysteris. Hercule Poirot is a great character. This is a thought-provoking but not depressing end to his career, unlike that of a later fictional detective, Henning Mankel's Wallander.

    Poirot gives Hastings some advice at the end, I like to think he took it.

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  • Posted August 19, 2014

    I Also Recommend:

    Brilliant read. A must for all of us who love her twists and tur

    Brilliant read. A must for all of us who love her twists and turns. I never guessed whodunit in any of them.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2012

    Fang

    Okay. Bye. And thanks.

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 15, 2011

    Amazing

    Agatha Christie is the greatest mystery writee of all time! Great book!

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