Poirot Investigates: Library Edition (Hercule Poirot Collection)

December 3, 2016 - Comment

The very first collection of superb short stories featuring Hercule Poirot and Captain Hastings…First there was the mystery of the film star and the diamond, then came the ‘suicide’ that was murder, the mystery of the absurdly cheap flat, a suspicious death in a locked gun-room, a million dollar bond robbery, the curse of a

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The very first collection of superb short stories featuring Hercule Poirot and Captain Hastings…First there was the mystery of the film star and the diamond, then came the ‘suicide’ that was murder, the mystery of the absurdly cheap flat, a suspicious death in a locked gun-room, a million dollar bond robbery, the curse of a pharaoh’s tomb, a jewel robbery by the sea, the abduction of a Prime Minister, the disappearance of a banker, a phone call from a dying man … and, finally, the mystery of the missing will. What links these fascinating cases? Only the brilliant deductive powers of Hercule Poirot!

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Wayne Hastings says:

Wonderful set of short stories Writers who have such a craft are rare to find and Agatha Christie is a true craftsman. She not only can write incredibly entertaining and suspenseful full novels, she’s also a master of the short story—winding complex plots and characters into a few pages. Well done and well worth the read.

Hal Jordan says:

Early Poirot short stories This collection of fourteen Poirot short stories was first published in 1924, four years after publication of the first Poirot book — and Christie’s first novel — “The Mysterious Affair at Styles,” and two years before her brilliant success with “The Murder of Roger Ackroyd.” Probably because of the tremendous influence of the Sherlock Holmes stories — most of which, of course, were short stories — most mystery writers prior to World War II felt the need to write a series of short stories…

doc peterson says:

delightful short mysteries Feeling a bit bruised from my encounter with Marquez (see my review of ) I sought some solace with an old friend. Dame Christie did not disappoint. _Poirot Investigates_ is a collection of brief (15 – 25 page) mysteries. While I am more familiar with her longer work (my personal favorite is ; Ustinov was…

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