Hercule Poirot and the Greenshore Folly (Hercule Poirot Series)

Hercule Poirot and the Greenshore Folly (Hercule Poirot Series)

by Agatha Christie
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Hercule Poirot and the Greenshore Folly (Hercule Poirot Series) by Agatha Christie

Never before published—the lost classic, unseen for sixty years!

A party game goes dead wrong in this ingenious mystery from the most beloved novelist of all time. Hercule Poirot, the world's favorite detective, has agreed to take part in a mock murder mystery in a charming English village—but when tragedy strikes, a different sort of game begins ...

In 1954, Agatha Christie wrote this novella with the intention of donating the proceeds to a fund set up to buy stained glass windows for her local church at Churston Ferrers, and she filled the story with references to local places, including her own home of Greenway. But, having completed it, she decided instead to expand the story into a full-length novel, Dead Man's Folly, which was published two years later, and donated a Miss Marple story (Greenshaw's Folly) to the church fund instead.

Unseen for sixty years, Hercule Poirot and the Greenshore Folly is finally published in this ebook-exclusive edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062334466
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/12/2013
Series: Hercule Poirot Series
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 100
Sales rank: 155,314
File size: 2 MB

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.

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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Hercule Poirot and the Greenshore Folly 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
silverarrowknits More than 1 year ago
Hercule Poirot received a a request from a friend to spend the weekend with her and help oversee a mock murder mystery. Unfortunately, a murder and a disappearance take place! Only Hercule Poirot can figure out what happened and make sure that the murderer doesn't get away. I am a big Agatha Christie fan. I always enjoy her mysteries, and they are short enough that I can read one in one sitting, if I want. Christie always gives you enough to figure out the mystery, if you want to solve it. At the same time, if you want to just be taken in with the story, the mystery is never obvious enough that you stumble upon it and spend the rest of the time yelling at the characters because they can't figure it out. Hercule Poirot and the Greenshore Folly is no exception. The mystery is short, but it doesn't fell rushed, and you need your "little grey cells" to figure out the mystery. My one critique of this book (and with most of Christie's books) is that it is a child of its time. Women are not portrayed in the best light, and there are some racist remarks in this book too. I don't know enough about Christie to say how she felt about certain things in her personal life. So I can't speak to how much some of the characters' statements are her own beliefs versus a way to show that certain beliefs are wrong. I thought this was a fun book. This is not my favorite Christie book, because there is a lot of talk about the lady of the house being dim. I understand why this needed to be discussed, but I feel another tactic could have been used to introduce the mystery. If you are Christie fan and have not read Dead Man's Folly (Hercule Poirot and the Greenshore Folly was expanded into Dead Man's Folly), I would recommend this book. If you have already read the longer novel, I would only recommend this for the extreme Christie fan.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is so close to Dead Man's Folly that there is no reason to buy this "new" book if you have read Dead Man's Folly.
robbielea More than 1 year ago
I must confess I haven't read one of Agatha Christie's books in a long time. They were a passion of mine at one time and I methodically read through each of the Hercule Poirot and Jane Marple books because I was fascinated by the intricacy of the author's plots. When I was offered the opportunity to read and review Hercule Poirot and the Greenshore Folly, I was reminded of how much I love M. Poirot and his facile mind. Summoned urgently by his friend novelist Ariadne Oliver, M. Poirot drops everything and hurries to a country estate where Mrs. Oliver has been engaged to plan a fictitious murder as a game — a Murder Hunt, something like a Treasure Hunt — for guests to solve as part of the activities at a festival. Intrigued as Mrs. Oliver explains what she is supposed to do, Poirot is even more intrigued by the fact that based on her infamous Intuition, she finds the whole thing somehow wrong and embarks on an investigation of suspicious and non-suspicious characters culminating in murder (of course!) with unlikely victims and surprising murderers.For fans of Dame Christie, this will be a short and easy read starring one of her most beloved characters. M. Poirot is smart, funny and always catches his man (or woman) and the imaginative Mrs. Oliver is the perfect foil for his unique personality. I find myself once more drawn to these beautifully written books and highly recommend Hercule Poirot and the Greenshore Folly to readers who love a classic mystery story.
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MonicaFMF More than 1 year ago
Hercule Poirot is summoned to Greenshore Folly to assist with a Murder Fete which could turn into a real murder. A humor laced colorfully detailed narrative winds a devious multi-leveled mystery. Characters are authentic, varied, and entertaining. Overall, an enjoyable read.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book, although I would have liked it better if it had not been a short story. However, the killer was exposed in the end and the story line was very involved, as is usual in Agatha Christie mysteries. Hercule Poirot did his usual great job of exposing the murderer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoy Agatha Christie's Poirot mysteries. This was one I wasn't familiar with. It was just as good as any- it didn't disappoint!
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