Murder in Mesopotamia

A Hercule Poirot Mystery
Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Pub
ISBN: 9781579126919
Category: Fiction
Page: 284
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Hercule Poirot is summoned to solve a case involving the murder of a seductive woman accompanying a scientific party investigating the secrets of ancient Babylon.

Murder in Mesopotamia


Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: Center Point Pub
ISBN: 9781611733396
Category: Fiction
Page: 326
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Nurse Amy Leatheran was traveling in Iraq when she met Dr. Leidner, who asked her to join an archaeological dig to look after his wife who has been frightened by ghostly appearances and threatening letters. Mrs. Leidner confides to Amy that she had received similar threatening letters several years before that were supposedly from her dead first husband. The letters arrived every time she would go out with a new man, and stopped when she broke off the relationship. No letters arrived when she met and then married Dr. Leidner, so Mrs. Leidner assumed they were written by some crackpot who had either died or lost interest in her. Though her charge's story is disconcerting, Amy isn't particularly worried for herself -- until Mrs. Leitner is found dead in her room where she's been struck on the head with a large blunt object. Fortunately, Hercule Poirot is visiting the excavation site, but will the great detective be in time to prevent a murderer from striking again?

Murder in Mesopotamia


Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780002314879
Category: Archaeologists
Page: 284
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The brilliant Belgian detective Hercule Poirot becomes involved in an unusual case after a member of an archaeological expedition is murdered at the ruins of an ancient city. Agatha Christie vividly describes the setting, having written the novel on one of her husband's expeditions to Mesopotamia.

Hercule Poirot and the Greenshore Folly


Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0007546408
Category: Fiction
Page: 160
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As a favour to an old friend, Hercule Poirot finds himself at a summer fete in Devon, taking part not in a Treasure Hunt, but a Murder Hunt, in this never-before-published novella version of Dead Man’s Folly. Now released for the first time as an eBook exclusive publication.

Murder in the Mews (Poirot)


Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007422512
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
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Murder, stolen plans, a mysterious death and a menage a trois – four intriguing novellas featuring Hercule Poirot...

Appointment With Death

Hercule Poirot Investigates
Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 006173800X
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
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Hercule Poirot may be on vacation, but a killer isn't. The victim's a hateful tourist despised even by her own children. For the guests at the resort hotel, sympathies are with the murderer, which means a tough job for the Belgian detective.

The Mysterious Affair at Styles

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Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: 谷月社
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 218
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The Mysterious Affair at Styles is a detective novel by Agatha Christie. Styles was Christie's first published novel. It introduced Hercule Poirot, Inspector (later, Chief Inspector) Japp, and Arthur Hastings. Poirot, a Belgian refugee of the Great War, is settling in England near the home of Emily Inglethorp, who helped him to his new life. His friend Hastings arrives as a guest at her home. When the woman is killed, Poirot uses his detective skills to solve the mystery. This is also the setting of Curtain, Poirot's last case. The book includes maps of the house, the murder scene, and a drawing of a fragment of a will. The true first publication of the novel was as a weekly serial in the The Times, including the maps of the house and other illustrations included in the book. This novel was one of the first ten books published by Penguin Books when it began in 1935. This first mystery novel by Agatha Christie was well received by reviewers. An analysis in 1990 was positive about the plot, considered the novel one of the few by Christie that is well-anchored in time and place, a story that knows it describes the end of an era, and mentions that the plot is clever. Christie had not mastered cleverness in her first novel, as "too many clues tend to cancel each other out"; this was judged a difficulty "which Conan Doyle never satisfactorily overcame, but which Christie would."

Dumb Witness

Hercule Poirot Investigates
Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061741426
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
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In Agatha Christie’s Dumb Witness, Hercule Poirot investigates the very suspicious death of an elderly spinster who, fearing the very worst, had written to the great detective prior to her demise. Everyone blamed Emily Arundell’s accident on a rubber ball left on the stairs by her frisky terrier. But the more she thought about her fall, the more convinced she became that one of her relatives was trying to kill her.… On April 17th she wrote her suspicions in a letter to Hercule Poirot. Mysteriously, he didn’t receive the letter until June 28th…by which time Emily was already dead.…

Hercule Poirot's Casebook


Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780399150210
Category: Detective and mystery stories
Page: 861
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Here, for the first time in one volume, is the complete collection of fifty stories about Hercule Poirot.

Death on the Nile


Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007119321
Category: Belgians
Page: 416
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The tranquillity of a cruise along the Nile was shattered by the discovery that Linnet Ridgeway had been shot through the head. She was young, stylish and beautiful. A girl who had everything until she lost her life. Hercule Poirot recalled an earlier outburst by a fellow passenger: 'I'd like to put my dear little pistol against her head and just press the trigger.' Yet in this exotic setting nothing was ever quite what it seemed

The Murder on the Links

A Hercule Poirot Mystery
Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062073869
Category: Fiction
Page: 272
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An urgent cry for help brings Hercule Poirot to France. But he arrives too late to save his client, whose brutally stabbed body now lies facedown in a shallow grave on a golf course. But why is the dead man wearing an overcoat that is too big for him? And for whom was the impassioned love letter in the pocket? Before Poirot can answer these questions, the case is turned upside down by the discovery of a second, identically murdered corpse.…

Cards on the Table (Poirot)


Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0007422199
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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A flamboyant party host is murdered in full view of a roomful of bridge players...

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

A Hercule Poirot Mystery
Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061763403
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
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Voted by the British Crime Writers’ Association as the "Best Crime Novel of all Time" Hercule Poirot comes out of retirement in one of Agatha Christie’s ten favorite novels, The Murder of Rojer Ackroyd. Roger Ackroyd knew too much. He knew that the woman he loved had poisoned her brutal first husband. He suspected also that someone had been blackmailing her. Then, tragically, came the news that she had taken her own life with an apparent drug overdose. However the evening post brought Roger one last fatal scrap of information, but before he could finish reading the letter, he was stabbed to death. Luckily one of Roger’s friends and the newest resident to retire to this normally quiet village takes over—none other than Monsieur Hercule Poirot.

The Mystery of Three Quarters

The New Hercule Poirot Mystery
Author: Sophie Hannah
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062792458
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
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The world’s most beloved detective, Hercule Poirot—the legendary star of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express and most recently The Monogram Murders and Closed Casket—returns in a stylish, diabolically clever mystery set in the London of 1930. “We Agatha Christie fans read her stories--and particularly her Poirot novels--because the mysteries are invariably equal parts charming and ingenious, dark and quirky and utterly engaging. Sophie Hannah had a massive challenge in reviving the beloved Poirot, and she met it with heart and no small amount of little grey cells. I was thrilled to see the Belgian detective in such very, very good hands. Reading The Monogram Murders was like returning to a favorite room of a long-lost home.” — Gillian Flynn, author of Gone Girl Hercule Poirot returns home after an agreeable luncheon to find an angry woman waiting to berate him outside his front door. Her name is Sylvia Rule, and she demands to know why Poirot has accused her of the murder of Barnabas Pandy, a man she has neither heard of nor ever met. She is furious to be so accused, and deeply shocked. Poirot is equally shocked, because he too has never heard of any Barnabas Pandy, and he certainly did not send the letter in question. He cannot convince Sylvia Rule of his innocence, however, and she marches away in a rage. Shaken, Poirot goes inside, only to find that he has a visitor waiting for him — a man called John McCrodden who also claims also to have received a letter from Poirot that morning, accusing him of the murder of Barnabas Pandy... Poirot wonders how many more letters of this sort have been sent in his name. Who sent them, and why? More importantly, who is Barnabas Pandy, is he dead, and, if so, was he murdered? And can Poirot find out the answers without putting more lives in danger?

Death on the Nile


Author: François Rivière,Agatha Christie
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: N.A
Category: Comic books, strips, etc
Page: 44
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The exotic murder mystery, adapted into a lavish full-colour comic book for the first time.

The Big Four

A Hercule Poirot Mystery
Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 006173909X
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
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Famed private eye Hercule Poirot tackles international intrigue and espionage in this classic Agatha Christie mystery. Framed in the doorway of Hercule Poirot's bedroom stands an uninvited guest, coated from head to foot in dust. The man stares for a moment, then he sways and falls. Who is he? Is he suffering from shock or just exhaustion? Above all, what is the significance of the figure 4, scribbled over and over again on a sheet of paper? Poirot finds himself plunged into a world of international intrigue, risking his life—and that of his "twin brother"—to uncover the truth.

Three Act Tragedy

A Hercule Poirot Mystery
Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062073834
Category: Fiction
Page: 272
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Sir Charles Cartwright should have known better than to allow thirteen guests to sit down for dinner. For at the end of the evening one of them is dead—choked by a cocktail that contained no trace of poison. Predictable, says Hercule Poirot, the great detective. But entirely unpredictable is that he can find absolutely no motive for murder.…

The Under Dog and Other Stories

A Hercule Poirot Collection
Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062244019
Category: Fiction
Page: 240
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A dead heiress on a train, a murdered recluse, a wealthy playboy slain at a costume ball are but a few of the unfortunate victims of confounding crimes committed in the pages of Agatha Christie’s The Under Dog and Other Stories, a superior collection of short mystery fiction all featuring Hercule Poirot as the investigator. A beautiful heiress has been found dead on a train. A playboy has been stabbed through the heart during a costume ball. An elderly woman suspects that she is being slowly poisoned to death. A prince fears for his reputation when his fiancée is embroiled in another man's murder. A forgotten recluse makes headlines after he is shot in the head. Who but Agatha Christie could concoct such canny crimes? Who but Belgian detective Hercule Poirot could possibly solve them? It's a challenge to be met—in a triumph of detection.

Hallowe'en Party

A Hercule Poirot Mystery
Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061759732
Category: Fiction
Page: 272
View: 1955

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When a Halloween Party turns deadly, it falls to Hercule Poirots to unmask a murderer in Agatha Christie’s classic murder mystery, Hallowe’en Party. At a Halloween 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...