Cat among the Pigeons (Hercule Poirot Series)

Cat among the Pigeons (Hercule Poirot Series)

by Agatha Christie

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Cat among the Pigeons (Hercule Poirot Series) by Agatha Christie

Murder is part of the curriculum at an exclusive school for girls in Agatha Christie’s Cat Among the Pigeons, as the intrepid Poirot sets out to bring a stealthy killer to justice.

Late one night, two teachers investigate a mysterious flashing light in the sports pavilion while the rest of the school sleeps. There, among the lacrosse sticks, they stumble upon the body of an unpopular games mistress—shot through the heart point-blank.

The school is thrown into chaos when the “cat” strikes again. Unfortunately, schoolgirl Julia Upjohn knows too much. In particular, she knows that without Hercule Poirot’s help, she will be the next victim.…

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062073792
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/14/2011
Series: Hercule Poirot Series , #32
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 276,238
Product dimensions: 7.82(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About 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, after a prolific career spanning six decades.

Date of Birth:

September 15, 1890

Date of Death:

January 12, 1976

Place of Birth:

Torquay, Devon, England

Education:

Home schooling

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Cat Among the Pigeons (Hercule Poirot Series) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 35 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought a box full of her books for $12 a bargain! So, now I am slowly working my way through them. She stumps me every time! I didn't see this one coming at all. I love her wit and her characters. She always has a lot of foreign characters, and I find them interesting, appalling, amusing, baffling. She is really the Queen of Mystery. This mystery describes the murder of teachers at a prestigious girls¿ school and the abduction of a Middle Eastern princess.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of my three favourite Agatha Christie mysteries. ( The others are, Murder on The Orient Express, and Death on the Nile. ) It has everything you could ever want in a good mystery. Murder, intriuge, missing jewels. Its simply, perfect.
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cmbohn on LibraryThing 5 days ago
Meadowbrook is a very superior sort of girls' school. So when the games mistress is found murdered, even the police are surprised. At first, it seems a burglary gone wrong. But when a hint of political intrigue pops up, they call in the services of Hercule Poirot.
AlexTheHunn on LibraryThing 12 days ago
A fine example of Christie's ability to spin a whodunnit. This is among her better later works.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked the way that the mistresses' character's were developed. The whole book was good and kept my attention. However, the ending wasn't as shocking as Christies' other books. I still enjoyed it.
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wookietim More than 1 year ago
I really like reading Christie mysteries - I am not a big fan of mystery novels in general, but I do enjoy Agatha Christie. And generally she never fails to entertain me - this book being no different. Poirot always has been and remains my favorite detective. But there is a minor problem with this novel... It feels like a footnote - somehow hasty and less filing than the big name novels ("Murder on the Orient Express" for example). Still fun, but less focused than Christies other work.
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Despite its being written in the 50's this is one of my particular favorites by Christie. I love the setting in this novel. I would never have thought of a girls school as the scene of three murders, a kidnapping, jewels, and more. I love the characters they are all colorful and realistic. The one character I really dislike was the gym teacher Miss Springer because she is annoying and a bully it's no wonder she gets shot to death in the gym. I was surprised by the ending I was stunned by the identity of the killer and its motivations. You won't be disappointed.
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Cat Among the Pigeons

Cat Among the Pigeons by Agatha Christie, is a mystery novel that will always keep you guessing. I thought that this book was excellent. There is constant suspense and it keeps you wondering about what could happen next.
Cat Among the Pigeons, takes place at the Meadowbank school in London. The time period is the early 1900s. The major conflict in the book is when one of Meadowbank¿s teachers is found shot to death in the gym locker room. Hercule Poriot, London¿s finest detective, hunts for clues all throughout the school. He discovers that a student named Julia Upjoin was confronted by a strange woman who gave her a tennis racket. He also finds out that a certain Prince Ali, was recently killed in a plane crash, but the $50,000 worth of jewels he had is now missing. But perhaps the biggest clue of all is the strange light always being seen in the locker room.
At some points in the book there are a few challenging words, but it is still possible to understand what is happening. The story is told from an omnisent point of view and occasionally you will find some very long paragraphs. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys suspense. Anyone who reads this book will be amazed when they find out who committed the crime.