Dumb Witness (Hercule Poirot Series)

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Everyone blamed Emily Arundell’s accident on a rubber ball left on the stairs by her frisky terrier. But the more she thought about her fall, the more convinced she became that one of her relatives was trying to kill her.…

On April 17th she wrote her suspicions in a letter to Hercule Poirot. Mysteriously, he didn’t receive the letter until June 28th…by which time Emily was already dead.…

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Overview

Everyone blamed Emily Arundell’s accident on a rubber ball left on the stairs by her frisky terrier. But the more she thought about her fall, the more convinced she became that one of her relatives was trying to kill her.…

On April 17th she wrote her suspicions in a letter to Hercule Poirot. Mysteriously, he didn’t receive the letter until June 28th…by which time Emily was already dead.…

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Editorial Reviews

New York Times
“Novelty, intriguing character types, and ingenuity. ”
Glasgow Herald
“One of Poirot’s most brilliant achievements.”
Jan Burke
“Agatha Christie’s ability to devise intricate plots, coupled with her understanding of human nature—at its best and worst—have made her tales timeless.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062073754
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/14/2011
  • Series: Hercule Poirot Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 218,183
  • Product dimensions: 7.82 (w) x 5.40 (h) x 0.82 (d)

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.

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 April 1, 2013

    LEXI TO ELIJAH

    Im lovked out..

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2012

    A Gem Among Christie's A Literary Gem--Absolutely Fabulous

    The Dumb Witness is (probably) the first Agatha Christie book I've ever read and certainly one of the best. It taught me a lot about the character Hastings (who is now one of my favorite protagonists of all time) and sucked me into the marvellous world of Poirot and murder mysteries in general. It's brilliant. Absolutely brilliant.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2008

    An Agatha Christie Must-Read

    This was the first Agatha Christie novel that I had ever read. As I began to read, I realized that I couldn't put the book down. This novel got me hooked on Agatha Christie's books and on the mystery genre in general. If you ever get the chance, read it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2006

    Dumb Witness is DUMB

    this book stinks. it had a really slow start and its about a old lady who tripped over the stairs because of the dog's little ball (Bob) and Poiort says its b/c of a little string that supposely tripped Miss Arundell. its just lame. I am a Chrisite fan but this book was not good at all.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2002

    Wonderful

    A rich old woman writes to Poirot claiming that someone was trying to kill her, the part of the letter that made Poirot intrested was the date.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2002

    A Mute Witness

    Poirot receives a letter from an old, well off lady who says that someone is trying to kill her.One attempt has as already been made but it fails. Unfortunatly the same can not be said for the second attempt and the lady is dead before Poirot can even talk to her. The suspects are members of her family who all needed money but the only witness to this crime is the old lady's dog Bob.He ,of course, can not speak but can he in his own way show Poirot the killer?

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2001

    Execellent one of Christie's best!!!

    this book was outstanding! i couldn't put it down! i love how it unfolds in such an interesting fashion. the dog, bob, plays a big role in this novel! I strongly recommend this book to anyone who likes a good mystery.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2000

    WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I honestly could not put this book down! Itis a little long, but who cares? It lasts longer. The dog,Bob, plays a significant role in this novel.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted April 18, 2014

    Kevin

    What?

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    Posted April 17, 2014

    Slave

    Uhh

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    Posted April 18, 2014

    Claire

    How old u?

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