Peril at End House (Hercule Poirot Series)

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On holiday on the Cornish Riviera, Hercule Poirot is alarmed to hear pretty Nick Buckley describe her recent “accidental brushes with death.” First, on a treacherous Cornish hillside, the brakes on her car failed. Then, on a coastal path, a falling boulder missed her by inches. Later, an oil painting fell and almost crushed her in bed.

So when Poirot finds a bullet hole in Nick’s sun hat, he decides that this girl needs his help. Can he find ...

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Overview

On holiday on the Cornish Riviera, Hercule Poirot is alarmed to hear pretty Nick Buckley describe her recent “accidental brushes with death.” First, on a treacherous Cornish hillside, the brakes on her car failed. Then, on a coastal path, a falling boulder missed her by inches. Later, an oil painting fell and almost crushed her in bed.

So when Poirot finds a bullet hole in Nick’s sun hat, he decides that this girl needs his help. Can he find the would-be killer before he hits his target?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062074027
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/25/2011
  • Series: Hercule Poirot Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 129,444
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.70 (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.

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 January 17, 2003

    Delightful little tale

    I enjoyed the heck out of this. The ending completely stumped me. I finished the book while flying to Hawaii, so that may have aided in my overall enjoyment, but it was a fun read.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2002

    A Death at End House

    Four attempts have been made on Ms.Buckley's life and after Poirot is a witness to the fourth he takes action.Who would want to kill this young woman? She is not very rich and it seems no one would gain anything by her death.The killer tries a fifth time but kills the wrong girl by accident.Can Poirot sort through this mess before the killer strikes again?

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2002

    Wonderful!

    This book is excellent. One of Agatha C.'s finest. You will never want to put it down. Very suspenceful and lots of twists.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2012

    Classic Agatha Christie

    This book is for people who like a quick page turning mystery! Agatha Christie is such a tremendous author and she is able to keep you guessing. In this book especially, it is hard to determine who the murderer is. Near the end you think it is one person and then Hercule Poirot astounds you!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 23, 2012

    This is one of THE BEST Agatha Christie stories I have read. I

    This is one of THE BEST Agatha Christie stories I have read. I loved every page and every minute of it. It was a very exciting read!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 24, 2009

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    Hercule Poirot Stumbles Across a Difficult Challenge

    This book is exactly what you come to expect from an Agatha Christie mystery, but with a change in Hercule Poirot, the famous detective and star of this mystery series. He has just retired and is slowly settling into a quiet, calm life of leisure and is refusing to be called back into duty. His mind, he thinks, is made up. However, a new mystery finds him, small and subtle at first, then shows itself to have a sinister meaning. He can't help but observe that which is right in front of him, and without meaning to, he is drawn into its web, and begins to apply his detective skills.

    The great Hercule Poirot, who is known far and wide for his unmatched detective skills, can't resist asking one question, then another, then another. A perplexing and potentially deadly set of circumstances takes shape, and his concern for the wellbeing of a young woman he happens to meet, leads him to investigate. However, the motives and players behind this mystery prove themselves difficult for him to ascertain. Where he was always bursting with confidence and assuredness in his perceptions, skills, and outcomes, he is now struggling with something unfamiliar to him - a shaky self-confidence that worsens and lingering uncertainty. He finds himself bumbling about without meaning to. As events unfold, he feels powerless to stop them. His once sharp and nearly infallible intellect and investigative skills seem to be outmatched. His frustration grows and so do his mistakes, missteps, and incorrect assumptions.

    With its intriguing twists and turns, Peril at End House is a very engaging and rewarding mystery tale and will be sure to please die-hard Agatha Christie fans as well as those new to the stories.

    Rai Aren, co-author of Secret of the Sands

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2002

    Agatha Christie is truly the Queen of Crime

    You have to read this book! Poirot once again is trapped in a mystery he must find the answer to. While you read this book you will never put it down. It's filled with suspense down to the very end. I gaurantee a thrilling adventure every page of the way.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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