Taken at the Flood (Hercule Poirot Series)

Taken at the Flood (Hercule Poirot Series)

by Agatha Christie
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Taken at the Flood (Hercule Poirot Series) by Agatha Christie

In Agatha Christie’s classic puzzler Taken at the Flood, the indefatigable Hercule Poiroit investigates the troubling case of a twice-widowed woman.

A few weeks after marrying an attractive widow, Gordon Cloade is tragically killed by a bomb blast in the London blitz. Overnight, the former Mrs. Underhay finds herself in sole possession of the Cloade family fortune.

Shortly afterward, Hercule Poirot receives a visit from the dead man’s sister-in-law who claims she has been warned by “spirits” that Mrs. Underhay’s first husband is still alive. Poirot has his suspicions when he is asked to find a missing person guided only by the spirit world. Yet what mystifies Poirot most is the woman’s true motive for approaching him.…

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061755118
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/25/2005
Series: Hercule Poirot Series
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 86,493
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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Taken at the Flood (Hercule Poirot Series) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
actorsaudio More than 1 year ago
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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MysteryChristieluv More than 1 year ago
Ending hits you like a land mine.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous 6 months ago
By this time, Christie had been penning books for about 20 years. Even after all the time passed and stories written, this one is as fresh and interesting as any written before it. Psychology, human nature, the "little grey cells", and lots of probable red herrings come together for a great mystery. The only tricky bit is how the majority of people today won't understand how a very old-fashioned British phone box worked. Even so, it doesn't detract from the story.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
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!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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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