Murder in the Mews: Four Cases of Hercule Poirot

July 7, 2013 - Comment

In the title work in this collection of novellas, Poirot and Inspector Japp collaborate on the investigation of a suspicious suicide. The supernatural is said to play in the disappearance of top secret military plans in The Incredible Theft — an incredible claim, indeed, as Poirot will prove. The bullet that kills Gervase Chevenix-Gore shatters

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In the title work in this collection of novellas, Poirot and Inspector Japp collaborate on the investigation of a suspicious suicide. The supernatural is said to play in the disappearance of top secret military plans in The Incredible Theft — an incredible claim, indeed, as Poirot will prove. The bullet that kills Gervase Chevenix-Gore shatters a mirror in Dead Man’s Mirror — just the clue Poirot needs to solve the crime. And, while basking on white Mediterranean sands, Poirot stares trouble in the face — the beautiful face of Valentine Chantry, now celebrating her fifth marriage — in Triangle at Rhodes.

In the title work in this collection of novellas, Poirot and Inspector Japp collaborate on the investigation of a suspicious suicide. The supernatural is said to play in the disappearance of top secret military plans in The Incredible Theft — an incredible claim, indeed, as Poirot will prove. The bullet that kills Gervase Chevenix-Gore shatters a mirror in Dead Man’s Mirror — just the clue Poirot needs to solve the crime. And, while basking on white Mediterranean sands, Poirot stares trouble in the face — the beautiful face of Valentine Chantry, now celebrating her fifth marriage — in Triangle at Rhodes.

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Ricky Hunter says:

Christie’s Best Collection of Shorter Stories Murder in the Mews begins with a country house murder in the perfect Christie fashion in “Dead Man’s Mirror” (ideas of which seemed to have filtered into the film, Gosford Park). This book consists of three more longish stories that outshine most of those in Agatha Christie’s other short story collections. These stories are all typically English of their period and show off their great detective creation, Hercule Poirot, in a less pompous form than the novels often portray him. The…

Michele L. Worley says:

Collection a.k.a. Dead Man’s Mirror This collection has appeared under 2 titles that I know of: _Murder in the Mews and Other Stories_ and _Dead Man’s Mirror_.

George R Dekle "Bob Dekle" says:

Four Fine Mysteries Poirot is at it again solving two suicides (or are they?), a theft, and anticipating one homicide. Christie turns in three novellas and a short story, and all four are excellent. Christie, however, proves predictable in her unpredictability. In three of the stories, simply pick out the least suspicion-worthy individual in the cast of suspects and you have your perpetrator.

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