Peril at End House (Hercule Poirot Series)

Peril at End House (Hercule Poirot Series)

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by Agatha Christie
     
 

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Pit Poirot against peril and you get perfection.

Someone is stalking the lady of End House. She claims her only friend is a ghost. Hercule Poirot has his more earthbound theories of what's happening.  See more details below

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Pit Poirot against peril and you get perfection.

Someone is stalking the lady of End House. She claims her only friend is a ghost. Hercule Poirot has his more earthbound theories of what's happening.

Editorial Reviews

Times Literary Supplement (London)
“The actual solution is quite unusually ingenious.”
Time Magazines Literary Supplement (London)
"The actual solution is quite unusually ingenious."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425130254
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date:
10/15/1991
Series:
Hercule Poirot Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.74(w) x 10.88(h) x 0.64(d)
Lexile:
590L (what's this?)
Age Range:
18 Years

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. 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.

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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Peril at End House 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Rai-Aren More than 1 year ago
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
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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?
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is excellent. One of Agatha C.'s finest. You will never want to put it down. Very suspenceful and lots of twists.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
bookwormbethie More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
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