Poirot Investigates

Poirot Investigates

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by Agatha Christie
     
 

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When Poirot investigates, people read.

What do a movie star, an archaeologist, a French maid, a prime minister, a wealthy dowager, and an Italian count have in common? Half of them have fallen victim to a terrible crime. The others have fallen under suspicion. Leave the deductions to Hercule Poirot.

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When Poirot investigates, people read.

What do a movie star, an archaeologist, a French maid, a prime minister, a wealthy dowager, and an Italian count have in common? Half of them have fallen victim to a terrible crime. The others have fallen under suspicion. Leave the deductions to Hercule Poirot.

Editorial Reviews

A capital collection of Poirot mystery stories, ingeniously constructed.
Literary Review
A capital collection of Poirot mystery stories, ingeniously constructed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425174722
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date:
05/28/2000
Series:
Hercule Poirot Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.72(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.70(d)
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.

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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Poirot Investigates 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
basson_mommy12 More than 1 year ago
This collection of 14 short stories is perfect for lunch-break or pre-bed reading. Hercule Poirot and Captain Hastings are living together in London, taking cases for various clients, or simply relating tales of past adventures. Charming and elegant; effective.
Guest More than 1 year ago
THIS was the book that started me into reading all of Christie's Poirot material. Each of these short stories highlights Poirot's uncanny knack for solving seemingly impossible cases using those 'little grey cells.' I HIGHLY recommend this book to anyone wondering where to start reading the Poirot series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Brilliant collection of short stories featuring Hercule Poirot. Lots of fun and really enjoyed the read. Have read them time and time again and still can't remember who dunnuit. Sheer Joy
Guest More than 1 year ago
In this book are fourteen different stories among them The mystery of hunter's lodge,the adventure of the egyptian tomb,and my favorite of all the chocolate box.But they are all an excellent read
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I bought this book and finally finished reading it. I love Agatha Christie and have this book in paper form, so I knew that it was missing two short stories at the end. The book is a collection of short stories, so you don't really notice it, but they are missing. Tech support said the publishers didn't include them when converting into an ebook. If you want the full version of the book or are a fan of Agatha Christie, I would stick to buying the paperback.
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I love Agatha Christie's novels, but this is a collection of short stories. Some were great, but others were dull and simple. If you want to get into Christie, read one of her novels first.
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Ryan_G More than 1 year ago
This has been probably the quickest read out of the 4 books so far. This was a collection of 14 short stories that revolved around separate cases investigated by Hercule Poirot. From what I was able to discern they take place between The Mysterious Affair at Styles and The Murder on the Links. I'm assuming this because Colonel Hastings relates all the stories and since he appears to still be single this was the only conclusion I could come to. Now I'm sure either Becke or Dulcinea could set me straight on this if I'm wrong (as I'm sure they will if I am). Now for the most part I found most of the stories to be engaging and well thought out. Though they are shorted in length they didn't, with few exceptions, jump to conclusions that weren't supported by the clues discussed in the stories. If I were to pick one or two favorites from the stories I would have to go with "The Tragedy at Mardson Manor", "The Mystery of Hunter's Lodge", and "The Veiled Lady". I felt all three of these stories showed off Poirot's reasoning skills and Christie's style of writing. They are not, by far, the only good stories in this collection for I found all but two to be wonderfully thought out and executed. The only two I did not care too much for were "The Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb" and "The Adventure of the Cheap Flat". The first I found to be a bit cliched but it could be that I'm just not a fan of "Egyptian Curse" stories. The second I found the jump in logic that Poirot made to be a little bit to far to carry me along. Now whether I liked all the stories or not I absolutely loved the names for all of them. They were all brilliant and reminded me of the CBS Mystery Radio programs I would listen to as a kid. Now I'm not old enough to have listened to those when they first came out but somehow my grandparents had a whole bunch on tape and I would listen to them all the time. The titles alone were enough to get me interested in them. I found this to be a better read than my last foray into Agatha Christie land and I will probably be revisiting my favorites often.
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