Hallowe’en Party (Poirot)

March 8, 2017 - Comment

A teenage murder witness is drowned in a tub of apples…At a Hallowe’en party, Joyce – a hostile thirteen-year-old – boasts that she once witnessed a murder. When no-one believes her, she storms off home. But within hours her body is found, still in the house, drowned in an apple-bobbing tub. That night, Hercule Poirot

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A teenage murder witness is drowned in a tub of apples…At a Hallowe’en party, Joyce – a hostile thirteen-year-old – boasts that she once witnessed a murder. When no-one believes her, she storms off home. But within hours her body is found, still in the house, drowned in an apple-bobbing tub. That night, Hercule Poirot is called in to find the ‘evil presence’. But first he must establish whether he is looking for a murderer or a double-murderer…

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Jonesy says:

and although it was not one of Christie’s best I still enjoyed it–sort of Frist, I have to say that I am an avid Agatha Christie fan. I read this years ago, and although it was not one of Christie’s best I still enjoyed it–sort of. Rereading it was like watching moss grow on a walk. Either the story has been tampered with or I just do not have the patience to wade through all the irrelevant asides that crop up everywhere. I think that she might have been trying to make a point of how critical older folks can be of the younger generations, but it could be that…

CC Thomas says:

Definitely a Treat One (out of many) of the things I love about Christie is that it isn’t necessary to read her books in order. Serial mysteries become tiresome as one scrambles about trying to figure out which to read next and getting angry when one has read the wrong book out of sequence. Christie’s books aren’t like that and it’s a pleasure finding them in garage sales or old book sales and buying them without a thought of whether it comes next or not. 

drkhimxz says:

Good Late Christie After a quarter century of David Suchet portraying Hercule Poirot with such perfection, it is a bit difficult to return to the original from which his character emerges. Nonetheless, Agatha Christies, late in her career. still was able to take me in hand, so to speak, and make the text speak to me with her voice not that of the fine British actor who made her character live on television. This is a rather simple story, overall, beginning with the murder of a pre-teen age girl at a party. Was…

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