Elephants Can Remember: A Hercule Poirot Mystery

Elephants Can Remember: A Hercule Poirot Mystery

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by Agatha Christie
     
 

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The Queen of Mystery has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the acknowledged mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth Miss Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and so many other unforgettable characters—brings her entire oeuvre of ingenious whodunits, locked room mysteries, and perplexing puzzles to Harper Paperbacks. A

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The Queen of Mystery has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the acknowledged mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth Miss Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and so many other unforgettable characters—brings her entire oeuvre of ingenious whodunits, locked room mysteries, and perplexing puzzles to Harper Paperbacks. A classic Poirot investigation, Elephants Can Remember has the expert detective delving into an unsolved crime from the past involving the strange death of a husband and wife.

Editorial Reviews

The Times (London)
“Splendid....She tells us all we want to know and nothing that is irrelevant.”
Library Journal
Did General Ravenscroft kill Lady Ravenscroft or was she the one holding the gun? Many years later their daughter would like to know, so her godmother, Ariadne Oliver, asks Hercule Poirot to investigate. Working in tandem, Mrs. Oliver and Poirot identify and interview an ever-increasing list of witnesses (the elephants of the title). Poirot painstakingly reconstructs long-vanished relationships, and his deductions eventually lead him to one final witness. Even the great Christie recycled concepts from time to time; this mystery is one of several "remembered death" titles, characterized by long, descriptive conversations that can be tedious. In this case the contrast between Poirot's severe, analytical style and that of the charming but erratic Mrs. Oliver adds life to what would otherwise be a rather dull tale. John Moffatt delivers the competent if unexciting reading one expects from this producer. Christie at her worst (which this is not) is still better than most mystery writers. Recommended for all mid- to large-sized libraries.--I. Pour-El, Des Moines Area Community Coll., Boone, IA Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.\

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062074034
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/25/2011
Series:
Hercule Poirot Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
333,442
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.54(d)

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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Elephants Can Remember: A Hercule Poirot Mystery 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
MysteryChristieluv More than 1 year ago
Brilliant.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You can not beat Christie and Poirot.
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Good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Poirot was hardly in the book. It was like she was trying to introduce a new sleuth. Did not enjoy it.
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DAL More than 1 year ago
I've read many of Agatha Christie books and as always this one was excellent. I thought I was catching on to what Poirot was figuring out in the end...(too much Miss Marple I guess LOL! ) But as always, I was on the right track, but not quite there. I recommend this to any mystery fan!
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Another_Old_Guy More than 1 year ago
A basic story, poorly written. That is very hard to say about something written by Agatha Christie, but in truth, she seems to have been losing it. My impression is that this was an unfinished idea that became a vehicle to dump things (points of personal interest, ideas, impressions, opinions) that she had no place to use and was running out of time. The result was a minimal story idea combined with numerous ramblings. You should have it figured out about mid-story and will painfully wait for the characters to catch up. I'm not saying you shouldn't read it, it IS a Poirot, just don't expect a great read.