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Curtain: Poirot's Last Case: A Hercule Poirot Mystery
     

Curtain: Poirot's Last Case: A Hercule Poirot Mystery

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by Agatha Christie
 

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The Queen of Mystery has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the acknowledged mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth Miss Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and so many other unforgettable characters—brings her entire oeuvre of ingenious whodunits, locked room mysteries, and perplexing puzzles to Harper Paperbacks. The

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The Queen of Mystery has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the acknowledged mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth Miss Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and so many other unforgettable characters—brings her entire oeuvre of ingenious whodunits, locked room mysteries, and perplexing puzzles to Harper Paperbacks. The legendary detective saves his best for last as he races to apprehend a five-time killer before the final curtain descends in Curtain: Poirot’s Last Case.

Editorial Reviews

Time magazine
“First rate Christie: fast, complicated, wryly funny.”
Sunday Express (London)
“Gripping, cunning and devious, and a stunning climax.”
Time Magazine
"First rate Christie: fast, complicated, wryly funny."
Newsweek
One of Christie's most ingenious stories. A tour de force.
Times Literary Supplement
Outrageously satisfying...in this one [Christie] has brought off the bluff to end them all.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062074096
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/25/2011
Series:
Hercule Poirot Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
80,064
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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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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Curtain: Poirot's Last Case: A Hercule Poirot Mystery 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 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.
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.
Anonymous 8 months 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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Amy Dixon More than 1 year ago
Seriuosly don't read any further if you don't want to know "who done it"! Sheesh c'mon people this is a mystery there's no point in reading if one of the reviews tells who the killer is!!!!
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Anna Kenney More than 1 year ago
Agatha Christie is the greatest mystery writee of all time! Great book!
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