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eBook Funerals Are Fatal : A Hercule Poirot Murder Mystery ePub

by Agatha Christie

  • ISBN: 0816145512
  • Category: Mystery
  • Subcategory: Suspense and Obscurity
  • Author: Agatha Christie
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: G K Hall & Co; Large Print edition (August 1, 1992)
  • ePub book: 1853 kb
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  • Rating: 4.2
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Home Agatha Christie Peril at End House: A Hercule Poirot Mystery. Peril at end house a he. .Peril at End House: A Hercule Poirot Mystery, . Agatha Christie’s first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, was written towards the end of World War I (during which she served in the Voluntary Aid Detachments). In it she created Hercule Poirot, the little Belgian investigator who was destined to become the most popular detective in crime fiction since Sherlock Holmes. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd was also the first of Agatha Christie’s works to be dramatised-as Alibi-and to have a successful run in London’s West End.

Christie is brilliant at murder mysteries involving multiple scheming & backstabbing suspects ( And Then .

Christie is brilliant at murder mysteries involving multiple scheming & backstabbing suspects ( And Then There Were None & Murder On The Orient Express come to mind), where every member is a suspect and enough clues are left around to suspect every one of the murder. The book features the autho Funerals Are Fatal After the Funeral (Hercule Poirot Agatha Christie After the Funeral is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie and first published in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company in March 1953 under the title of Funerals are Fatal and in UK by the Collins Crime Club on 18 May of. the same year under Christie's original title.

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd: A Hercule Poirot Mystery (Hercule Poirot Mysteries, Book 4) by Agatha . Dame Agatha Christie (1890-1976) was a British crime writer best known for her detective novels and short stories.

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Hercule Poirot is a famous fictional character created by Agatha Christie. Find out more about the popular Belgian private detective. The world-renowned Belgian private detective, unsurpassed in his intelligence and understanding of the criminal mind, respected and admired by police forces and heads of state across the globe. Famous as much for his magnificent moustaches as his little grey cells. About Hercule Poirot. Featured Hercule Poirot stories. My name is Hercule Poirot and I am probably the greatest detective in the world. Hercule Poirot - The Mystery of the Blue Train.

Agatha Christie in her Autobiography. The first thing that struck me when I read some short stories about Hercule Poirot was their resemblance to some of Arthur Conan Doyle's plots for Sherlock Holmes

Agatha Christie in her Autobiography. The first thing that struck me when I read some short stories about Hercule Poirot was their resemblance to some of Arthur Conan Doyle's plots for Sherlock Holmes. Christie herself acknowledged that she relied heavily on the Holmes-Watson model during the early stages of learning her craft.

Creation of characters Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple, Murder on the Orient Express, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, Death . Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, Lady Mallowan, DBE (née Miller; 15 September 1890 – 12 January 1976) was an English writer.

Creation of characters Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple, Murder on the Orient Express, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, Death on the Nile, The Murder at the Vicarage, Partners in Crime, The . Murders, And Then There Were None, The Mousetrap. She is known for her 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections, particularly those revolving around her fictional detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple.

This page details the books featuring the fictional character Hercule Poirot

This page details the books featuring the fictional character Hercule Poirot. The sets of rules involving "official" details of the "lives" and "works" of fictional characters vary from one fictional universe to the next according to the canon established by critics and/or enthusiasts. Some fans of Agatha Christie 's Hercule Poirot have proposed that the novels are set on the date they were published, unless the novel itself gives a different date.

Mystery Novels Murder Mystery Books Miss Marple Agatha Christie Paperback Books Detective Witness For The Prosecution Book Lists Long . Dumb Witness: A Hercule Poirot Mystery (Hercule Poirot Mysteries).

Mystery Novels Murder Mystery Books Miss Marple Agatha Christie Paperback Books Detective Witness For The Prosecution Book Lists Long Books. Two creases on back cover.

Agatha Christie Series List. A Hercule Poirot Mystery. Funerals Are Fatal, After the Funeral. Series List:44 titles. Genre: All Private Investigator Suspense Mystery Police Procedural Women Sleuths Category Romance Clean & Wholesome Books to Movies/TV. Private Investigator, PI. 1953-01, 1953.

Hercule poirot's casebook. Agatha Christie is known throughout the world. as the Queen of Crime. Her seventy-six detective. novels and books of stories have been translated. She began writing at the end of the First. World War, when she created Hercule Poirot, the little Belgian detective with the egg-shaped.

When Cora is savagely murdered with a hatchet, the extraordinary remark she made the previous day at her brother Richard's funeral suddenly takes on a chilling significance. At the reading of Richard's will, Cora was clearly heard to say: 'It's been hushed up very nicely, hasn't itBut he was murdered, wasn't he?' In desperation, the family solicitor turns to Hercule Poirot to unravel the mystery.

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I'm a confirmed Miss Marple fan myself, but that doesn't mean I can't enjoy watching Hercule Poirot pull a rabbit out of a hat. Although no spring chicken, he does a fine job here, especially considering that he isn't even called into the case until Chapter 7.

The back story is a bit complicated, involving the large family of a prosperous Victorian manufacturer. The Man-Who-Made-The-Money is long since gone and so are most of his children. Then the remaining ones start dying off - some suspiciously, some violently. Looks like one of the younger generation may be clearing the deck for a large inheritance. But which one? The stuffy old family lawyer tries some detective work on his own, with predictable results. Finally (in Chapter 7) he calls in the heavy artillery - his old friend the semi-retired M. Poirot.

Poirot in turn calls on HIS semi-retired buddy - the wonderful Mr. Goby. Mr. Goby's business is to collect information and there's not much he can't find out. He has a great deal to say about the younger generation and the advantages and disadvantages of Big Brother governments. He speaks exclusively to various pieces of furniture and is one of my favorite Christie characters.

The setting is post-WWII England and the older folks are grumbling about high taxes and labor unions and the lack of proper servants. The younger folks are choosing mates and pursuing careers and trying to get what they can out of their older relatives, while avoiding them like the plague. I especially enjoyed the two female cousins - two young women who seem as unlike as night and day and yet who have very similar attitudes toward their men.

Poirot carefully, tirelessly shifts through the alibis and the motives and listens to all the people involved because he knows that eventually we ALL reveal ourselves in our conversation. In the end, it boils down to one thing. If no one is watching you, you can get away with murder.
Bludsong Bludsong
One of my favorite Hercule Poirots. That's probably why I can read it so fast.

When I was 12, my mother tried to get me in the habit of reading a book before I went to bed. I'm not sure why. I've been a bookworm since I could read, so I certainly didn't need any encouragement. I enjoyed TV mysteries and Nancy Drew, so someone - I don't know who - suggested Agatha Christie. I got three omnibus volumes of Christie - one Poirot, one Miss Marple, and one mixed (including the dreadful Tommy and Tuppence - yuck!). In the Poirot volume was "Dead Man's Folly." I have loved it ever since.

Hercule Poirot receives a phone call from his friend, Ariadne Oliver, a mystery novelist. Something is up, but she can't or won't explain. He just has to come down to Nasse House in Nassecombe. Worried that something serious is wrong, Poirot heads for Nassecombe, a picturesque English village. Nasse House was formerly home of the Foliots, but the family has died out and the house is now the property of the nouveau riche Sir George Stubbs and his apparently dim-witted, though beautiful, wife, Hattie.

There is to be a fete (a type of festival or fair) and Mrs Oliver is in charge of planning the Murder Hunt - which is the problem. Mrs Oliver has the sense that someone is manipulating her somehow, though she is not sure who exactly is responsible. Poirot trusts Mrs Oliver's intuition.

“And I know what you always say— or look— about intuition.” [Mrs Oliver]

“One calls things by different names,” said Poirot. “I am quite ready to believe that you have noticed something, or heard something, that has definitely aroused in you anxiety. I think it is possible that you yourself may not even know just what it is that you have seen or noticed or heard. You are aware only of the result. If I may so put it, you do not know what it is that you know. You may label that intuition if you like.”

Poirot stays on, ostensibly to hand out prizes, but in actuality to do some detecting. How can he detect a crime that hasn't been committed? While the everything appears to be going well and people are enjoying themselves, there is a murder - of the girl playing the victim in the Murder Hunt. Her death is not the first and it will not be the last.

I love it when Christie sets her mysteries in English villages. She does a lovely job of bringing the world to life, even while it was actually dying out. Another good portrayal of this is in "The Body in the Library," where murder strikes close to Miss Marple's home.

If you've never read a Christie, this is a good one to start with. It's fun, easy to read, and makes you want to reread it so you can see what you missed the first time through. That's unusual - I've read quite a few mysteries where I had no intention of ever rereading them. This is not one of those.

Highly recommended.
Bad Sunny Bad Sunny
Ariadne Oliver is organizing a “murder hunt” (a treasure hunt of sorts in which clues are given with the object of solving a fictional murder) as part of a fete at a large manor house, but she feels an ominous sense that perhaps someone is planning a real murder at the same time and she has called in Poirot to see what he thinks. There are a lot of people involved in the planning of this “fete” (which is basically a village carnival), so there are many things going on all at the same time and a variety of relationships making themselves known between people, as Poirot makes his observations. The story has a bit of a house party feel, with all the people and visitors to the house. Poirot is assisted by Inspector Bland and Constable Hoskins, as he makes his inquiries . . . and Ms. Oliver helps as well in an unconscious kind of way. I will admit I was led completely astray on this one, and the reveal was quite unexpected. Entertaining murder mystery!
Xanzay Xanzay
Plenty of twists & turns to keep the reader guessing, but sadly Poirot does not appear “center stage” as much as I would have liked. I did not guess the ending. I did not see it coming. I liked this story very much.