Taken at the Flood: Hercule Poirot Investigates [NOOK Book]

Overview

When a widow weaves a web...

Rosaleen Cloade has come to collect on her late husband's sizeable inheritance. But this is only the first intrusion on the Cloade family. The second is murder. And it is up to Detective Poirot to see the intrusions come to an end.

The novel was published in 1948 as Taken at the Road in England, and as There Is a Tide in America.

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Taken at the Flood: Hercule Poirot Investigates

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Overview

When a widow weaves a web...

Rosaleen Cloade has come to collect on her late husband's sizeable inheritance. But this is only the first intrusion on the Cloade family. The second is murder. And it is up to Detective Poirot to see the intrusions come to an end.

The novel was published in 1948 as Taken at the Road in England, and as There Is a Tide in America.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Hercule Poirot fans will be pleased to hear Hugh Fraser, who plays Captain Hastings on PBS's Mystery! and A&E's Poirot, recount Christie's intriguing 1948 novel (published in the U.S. as There Is a Tide). The celebrated Belgian sleuth visits the sleepy English village of Warmsley Vale to check into the background of Gordon Cloade, supposedly a victim of the London Blitz. He had wed an attractive young widow, the former Mrs. Underhay, now the sole possessor of the Cloade family fortune. The deceased's sister-in-law told Poirot that "spirits" informed her that the widow's first husband is still among the living, raising suspicions about Cloade's demise. Fraser's tone at once reassures listeners that, just as on television, they are in capable hands. He does a fine job creating a variety of character voices, distinguishing one from another with clarity but without excessive flamboyance. The release of any Christie is an event, and it does not taken an abundance of "little gray cells" to deduce that this audio will be well-received. (June) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061755118
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/25/2005
  • Series: Hercule Poirot Series
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 53,693
  • File size: 2 MB

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. 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.

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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    Posted December 15, 2013

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  • Posted July 4, 2009

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    Taken At The Flood is an outstanding Agatha Christe that is seldom read.

    I have been reading Agatha Christie mysteries for years, and this one is seldom kept in stock at book stores. I think the title is the reason the book hasn't become as popular as some of her other books. It seems a lot of Agatha Christie Books get retitled, and I think this one would benefit by doing that. It is a really good story that is very appropriate for these difficult economic times. A wealthy man makes sure all his extended family is well taken care of financially for decades. Late in life, he marries a much younger woman. He unexpectedly dies, and suddenly she controls the financial fate of a family she barely met. Needless to say, this is a good premise, and each person in the extended family has motive to kill her.

    I decided to spend the summer reading Agatha Christie novels that I don't have in my library. I highly recommend this one because it is as good as the best of her mysteries. It was also published as "There Is A Tide" which isn't a much better title. Her choice of the extended family's name was far better (The Cloades) and much more imaginative than either title. Give this one a read. It is worth your time.

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    Ending hits you like a land mine.

    Ending hits you like a land mine.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2013

    This is a real mystery

    There is a mystery within the murder of the young shell shocked widow who survivd the bombing that killed her husband . One of her more complicated plots with three different families left without the cushion of their brothers fortune who told them not to worry. They didnt and now they all need help. But the widows handsome brother controls his sister and dislikes them all yet begins to fall in live with one

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2003

    The Little Village of 'Warmsley Vale' is not as warm and inviting as its title!

    As many of her books this one is quite well written.The book demonstrates that almost everyone has a weakness to money, but can they resist it? How do the village inhabitants of Warmsley Vale react when they no longer have money from relatives to depend on? This book is a true test of human character. Another innovative piece de resistance!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2002

    Wealthy, Young, Widow Dies!!

    Gorden Cloade has died and with his death died his financial suport of his family members.The cause of the mess is the mans new wife Rosaleen.His old will has been invalidated by his marage and he never made a new one.All the family members need money badly and any one of them may do something desperate.But is one of them desperate enough to murder?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2001

    one of my A.C favourites!

    I would rate this book in my (mysteries) top 5 for it's different plot. It would have been one of the most difficult and infact unsolved case, but for H.Poirot. The best part about his book is normally you see Poiort saying complex is simple but this one was apparently so simple and yet one of the most complicated mysteries by Agatha Christie. You will know what I mean in the end. I liked the end apart from the culprit being caught.

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