Cards on the Table: Hercule Poirot Investigates (Hercule Poirot Mysteries)

July 29, 2013 - Comment

Mr. Shaitana was famous as a flamboyant party host, but he was a man of whome everybody was a little afraid. So, when he boasted to Hercule Poirot that he considered murder and art form, the detective had some reservations about accepting a party invitation to view Shaitana’s private collection. Indeed, what began as an

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Mr. Shaitana was famous as a flamboyant party host, but he was a man of whome everybody was a little afraid. So, when he boasted to Hercule Poirot that he considered murder and art form, the detective had some reservations about accepting a party invitation to view Shaitana’s private collection. Indeed, what began as an absorbing evening of bridge was to turn into a more dangerous game altogether …

Mr. Shaitana was famous as a flamboyant party host, but he was a man of whome everybody was a little afraid. So, when he boasted to Hercule Poirot that he considered murder and art form, the detective had some reservations about accepting a party invitation to view Shaitana’s private collection. Indeed, what began as an absorbing evening of bridge was to turn into a more dangerous game altogether …

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Antoinette Klein says:

Four Detectives, Four Potential Murderers, and One Corpse Mr. Shaitana, a wealthy collector of objets d’art, has an unusual idea for a dinner party after a chance meeting with Hercule Poirot in an art gallery. He invites to dinner four detectives plus four people he suspects may have gotten away with murder.

Victoria A. Grossack says:

Christie in Fine Fettle This book, with its initial copyright in 1936, shows Christie at the height of her powers.One of the coziest things about a Christie mystery – especially those which were written earlier – is that they are set before so many of the great advances in forensics. There’s no mention of computer databanks or DNA, no fiber analysis nor hair samples. Now, I’m all for the wonderful things that can be done with forensics for capturing criminals in the real world, and these can make for…

Anonymous says:

A psychological masterpiece! Agatha Christie’s preface to this book says it all. In most mystery novels, finding the murderer is easy; one merely has to focus upon the person who was least likely to have commited the crime. Needless to say, this is not that kind of book.

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