Curtain: Poirot's Last Case (Hercule Poirot Series)

Curtain: Poirot's Last Case (Hercule Poirot Series)

by Agatha Christie
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Curtain 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 54 reviews.
AnnMostly More than 1 year ago
Poirot has had a wonderful career as a detective with many of his cases done with his dear friend, Colonel Hastings at his side. As with all humans, our great sleuth has aged and is now elderly. He wants to end his career with the most difficult of all......trying to unmask an almost invisible serial killer. Christie always gives us many red herrings and paths which lead us to a blind alley, and Curtain is no exception. With the help of his dear friend, Poirot does go on to solve his last case. This book is poignant and a great read as the two friends work together in Styles, where they first met. Their first and last cases are solved.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best ever. Really surprised at the ending. It was a very fleeting thought at one moment but just that & never seriously considered.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This final Hercule Poirot book takes the reader on a journey back to Styles, where it all began, for Hercule's final case. This case will take you on a journey into the minds of the people that have taken up residence at Styles with an ending that will leave the reader awe struck. If you have not read any of the Hercule Poirot series before, do not read this until you are acquainted with the characters in the series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'Bring down the curtain' In this novel, Hercule Poirot as he says, has finally reached the end of his career. He has found the perfect murderer and no way of stopping him/her. Unfortunately he is also crippled and has nearly reached the end of his life. Yet, he is determined to catch this murderer and save more innocent lives before he dies. He and his dear friend Hastings will go hunting once more but will it be the last time? This is were it began and this is where it will probably end.....Styles. WHat can he do to catch this ingenious murderer? A must-read book!!!!!! One of her best!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Anyone, anyone on earth, but ESPECIALLY anyone who reads Hercule Poirot novels---- CURTAIN WILL BLOW YOUR MIND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's the mother of all Agatha Christie novels. The big one. The explosion. The end. Finis. Encore! Don't even try to discover the murderer because he/she is perfect and makes no mistakes. I want everyone who reads this review to go read Curtain NOW. It is the most harrowing, dynamite novel ever written by Agatha Christie, and is that ever saying something! This is where is all comes together. When you finish reading Curtain, the most you will be able to do is stare silently and gape at the last page.
Bookworm1951 More than 1 year ago
Wonderful mystery in the true Christie style. The book brings everything full circle. Poirot's career ends where the series began. A poignant tale. The perfect ending to this beloved series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I never wouldve guessed...how brilliant!
Humoriste More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this immensely. Poirot's sage dialogue is a fascinating peek into the brain of a man who understands the human condition. Thus far, only two fictional characters feel like real persons... Hercule Poirot and Lizbeth Salander of the Steig Larssen series. I have often thought that Poirot's bon mots more than make up for sometimes formulaic story lines. This one, while it followed the formula that Christie fans know and love, was masterful. You will ponder the ramifications of the last chapter for a long time.
dr_cac More than 1 year ago
In a word - TERRIFIC! With this final Poirot novel Christie comes full circle. And it is one that do tax 'the little grey cells'. For any Christie/Poirot fan this is a must read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this novel I think it was very clever to use Styles Court which was Poirot's first case is once again the scene of his last case. It was nice to have Captain Hastings work with his old friend on their final adventure together. The plot is great. Styles used to be the ancestral home of the Cavendish family now it has turned into a guest house for paying guests. One of these same paying guests is a vicious and dangerous mass murderer who is responsible for five unrealted murders. Despite being in a wheelchair and crippled with arthrtis Poirot still uses his remarkable little gray cells to pinpoint between these seemingly innocent characters a cunning killer. This is a glowing end for Poirot. The book has many shocking plot twists that you won't I REPEAT YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO PUT THIS DOWN AND YOU WILL BE STUNNED AND SURPRISED.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think curtain is one of the greatest books ever written. There is surprise and suspense. The end will put all readers in shock and aw of Agatha Christie's genious mind. She captures you the entire book. I guarentee that you will have an extremely hard time putting it down. You will enjoy every minute of it.
Anonymous 10 months ago
This story brings Poirot and Hastings full circle. I don't wish to give any spoilers, so I'll just say this mystery was very well done. The last couple of books before this one were good, but this one felt more like some of the great ones she's written. The 1st time I read it (about 35 years ago), I cried. I did so this time, too. Bon nuit, mon cher.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a great end to the journey that I began to take in late November of 2016 ( it is now late April 2017)to read every yesteryear and murder publication of Agatha Christie that I could get my hands on. From her first publication in 1922 till her last in 1975 I have been reading every novel by the year of release invluding all the short stories. It took me 6 months to finish that race while also reading a few other things that came my way. I am 60 now and had never read a Christie novel till I was 60 years of age, even though my mother and brother (both deceased) had encouraged me to do so 40 or more years ago . In a word it is no wonder Agatha Christie is outside the Holy Bible and the works of Shakespeare, the best selling writer of all time. Glad to have such a great set of reads this late in life. I am thankful for the opportunity to do so.
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I think this book will interest anyone like a thoughtful detective story
alegator41 More than 1 year ago
what a great ending to poirot series. enjoy all of poirot series by agatha
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
but this is one of her best mysteris. Hercule Poirot is a great character. This is a thought-provoking but not depressing end to his career, unlike that of a later fictional detective, Henning Mankel's Wallander. Poirot gives Hastings some advice at the end, I like to think he took it.
MysteryChristieluv More than 1 year ago
Brilliant read. A must for all of us who love her twists and turns. I never guessed whodunit in any of them.
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