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All 51 Hercule Poirot short stories presented in chronological orde Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger The Complete Stories and Poems by Edgar Allan Poe Dubliners by James Joyce A Good Shelves: e-book, crime-novels, english, novel. Hercule Poirot: The Complete Short Stories EPUB. by Agatha Christie. Download - Immediately Available. Please note: eBooks can only be downloadd with a UK. At last, a single volume that gathers together all of the short stories featuring Agatha Christie's most famous creation, Hercule Poirot. The dapper, mustach.
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Appearing in Agatha Christie's very first novel in and her very last in , Hercule Poirot became the most celebrated detective since Sherlock Holmes, appearing in 33 novels, a play, and these 51 short stories.
Arranged in their original publication order, these short stories provide a feast for hardened Agatha Christie addicts as well as those who have grown to love the detective through his many film and television appearances.
This new edition now also includes Poirot and the Regatta Mystery, an early version of an Agatha Christie story not published since ! Get A Copy. Paperback , Second , pages. Published by Harper Collins first published January 1st More Details Original Title.
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To ask other readers questions about Hercule Poirot , please sign up. Does this book include Curtain? Anna-Maria No. Curtain is a novel. See all 5 questions about Hercule Poirot…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. An incredible compilation of Agatha Christie and her Poirot. I love the quirky Belgian with the little grey cells! View all 31 comments.
Though I have Murder in the Mews, the mass market paperback which contains the title story, and three other great Poirot short stories by Agatha Christie, when I ran across this one some long while ago in Mogo on vacation, I had to have it. The Affair at the Victory Ball from begins a salvo of chronologically arranged Poirot short stories like no other. Reading through this Though I have Murder in the Mews, the mass market paperback which contains the title story, and three other great Poirot short stories by Agatha Christie, when I ran across this one some long while ago in Mogo on vacation, I had to have it.
Reading through this one took me quite some time after I acquired it, and now I return to it for brief periods to read one of them again. Overall, however, it was nostalgic reading these stories, and being able to picture the events playing out better because of having seen — many times — the adaptations starring Suchet as Poirot.
As another nice review here mentions, being objective here is nearly impossible at this juncture. All we remember is how much we love these Poirot mysteries, and how much affection we have for Hastings, Miss Lemon, and yes, Japp. Reading these stories is like visiting old friends. Here we come to a postscript, which is Poirot and the Regatta Mystery.
When Christie released it in book form, however, in , she had reworked it into a Parker Pyne story! Here we have it in its original form, as a Hercule Poirot story. At the time of this printing in , it had been over 60 years since the original Poirot version had been in print. Great to own, fun to return to now and again, and highly recommended! View all 9 comments. May 22, Fiona rated it it was amazing Shelves: I won a school prize once in my life: I was aided and abetted by my mother, who approves of downloading page tomes as a treat, and I'm pretty sure my form tutor was likewise pleased--we're talking about the man who had spent the last year introducing me to the concept of Sherlock Holmes.
I read it over the summe I won a school prize once in my life: I read it over the summer, and this is still one of my favourite possessions. Agatha Christie has her flaws and most of them involve foreigners , but she can write a story, and a situation, and a punchline, and she does it really well, again, and again, and again.
Eleven-year-old me loved playing with the permutations. I love especially that she reuses character names, and tropes, and none of them are safe. Anyone could be the victim, and anyone with two exceptions could be the murderer. The exceptions, of course, are view spoiler [the lovers. The optimistic young lady and whichever gentleman blushes the most when he's talking to her. This need not be the person she's intending to marry at the beginning, but he will be by the end.
There's a flaw in your armour, Agatha. This book is everything I like about Agatha Christie, all put in one place so you can take a microscope to it, compare things directly. I loved it then, I love it now.
The older I get, the more respect I have for it. May 05, Vikas Singh rated it it was amazing Shelves: A must read for every Christie fan. The collection includes every single short story featuring Hercule Poirot. The stories have over time appeared as part of various collections. Finally they all have been compiled in one place.
The cover is the illustration by renowned artist W. Smithson Broadhead who was specially commissioned by Bruce Ingram , editor of Sketch in which many of Christie's early stories appear.
View 2 comments. Hence the baptism of my new "hiatus" shelf. I imagine it will come in handy for some other story collections, as well as non-fiction books to which I expect to return.
In this case, I have read or re-read the first five plus five more selected at random. There are about a dozen more that I read as a child. Earlier Poirots: Austin Trevor, Peter Ustinov, Albert Finney This splendidly-priced collection contains stories first published as magazine pieces between and Christie first introduced her dapper Belgian detective Hercule Poirot in , with her own debut novel The Mysterious Affair at Styles. She bade him farewell with Curtain , her penultimate novel.
But though published in , this was written in the s, and most of the later collections of Poirot stories drew from earlier material. So the seventeen-year span in this book essentially covers the working life of the former Belgian policeman from his retirement to England to the time of his final case. Almost all of them have been dramatized in the BBC series Agatha Christie's Poirot , together with several of the full-length novels, starring the incomparable David Suchet.
Christie's ingenuity is unmatched, not only in devising original twists but also in developing variations on a theme as she did in her collection The Labours of Hercules , all of which are reprinted here. Coming back to them again after the BBC versions, though, I find myself enjoying them much less. It is not that I recall the solutions; none of the stories have stuck in the memory like the best of the novels. It is more a matter of pacing. They contain enough to intrigue, albeit briefly, but not enough to satisfy.
And he got it from old Badger Cotterill who's got it from Snooks Parker. This tiny scrap of dialogue, from "Problem at Sea," says a lot about Christie's world, and also her understated sense of humor. For Hercule Poirot is a society detective, and almost all his cases involve members of the upper crust, bound by wealth and birth, schools, regiments, or clubs, attending the same house parties and social events, and with a fair sprinkling of vapid young things with nothing to do except play tennis and flirt.
Even when Poirot's clients come from outside this circle, they are always at the top of their game: The brilliance of the BBC producers was to realize what scope this gives for production design, shot after shot of Art Deco style and interwar luxury, filled out with those British character actors who can make so much of tiny roles.
But on the page, the supporting roles remain tiny, and the color and luxury is left to the imagination. This is not the case with a full-length novel, where even a minor character can be given depth, and we can immerse ourselves in an environment rather than dipping into it and moving on.
Mystery stories place a high premium on exposition; you need to know the facts of a case before you can solve it. Christie is skilled at this, but her skill is almost always obvious. There is generally some character who comes in early on and fills Poirot and the reader in on the facts. Sometimes the details are so compressed that they are difficult to remember, especially if this is the second or third story you have read that day.
I found myself most interested in those stories such as "Triangle at Rhodes" or "Four and Twenty Blackbirds" which do not begin with a case at all, merely Poirot's suspicion that a crime is in the offing, because then the exposition, development, and resolution can proceed as a unified, organic whole.
Where Christie most truly shines is in her solutions, whose variety can be mind-boggling: But these are in the novels, which typically develop multiple characters at such length that you can suspect and then exonerate several different people in turn.
Mystery stories place a high premium on exposition; you need to know the facts of a case before you can solve it. Christie is skilled at this, but her skill is almost always obvious. There is generally some character who comes in early on and fills Poirot and the reader in on the facts.
Sometimes the details are so compressed that they are difficult to remember, especially if this is the second or third story you have read that day. I found myself most interested in those stories such as "Triangle at Rhodes" or "Four and Twenty Blackbirds" which do not begin with a case at all, merely Poirot's suspicion that a crime is in the offing, because then the exposition, development, and resolution can proceed as a unified, organic whole.
Where Christie most truly shines is in her solutions, whose variety can be mind-boggling: the policeman did it, the narrator did it, they all did it, nobody did it, an apparent victim did it, and of course the butler did it.
But these are in the novels, which typically develop multiple characters at such length that you can suspect and then exonerate several different people in turn. As Poirot is fond of reminding us, the important evidence is not the footprint or the cigar ash but "the psychologie, mon ami. So instead of working out the solutions for ourselves, we start thinking how Poirot would work them out.
Knowing Christie, knowing her detective, we do not approach each case from commonsense principles, but look for the twists from the outset. Being Christie, we usually guess wrong even so.
A grand treasure for fans of the grande dame of mystery, The Harlequin Tea Set and Other Stories brings together nine rare and brilliant Christie tales of murder and detection that span nearly half a century of her storytelling genius.
In The Actress, a great star's shady past becomes the plaything of a blackmailer. Harley Quin helps a man save his loved ones from the greedy hand of murder.
These and six other stories of danger and detection complete this stellar collection. It had been a typical New Year's Eve party. But as midnight approaches, Mr. Satterthwaite—a keen observer of human nature—senses that the real drama of the evening is yet to unfold.
And so it proves when a mysterious stranger knocks on the door. Who is this Mr. Satterthwaite's new friend is an enigma.
He seems to appear and disappear almost like a trick of the light. In fact, the only consistent thing about him is that his presence is always an omen—sometimes good, but sometimes deadly.
While summoning spirits, a medium is drawn closer to the world of the dead than she ever dared imagine possible. These chilling stories, and more, cleverly wrought by master Agatha Christie and solved by the inimitable Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple. 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 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. 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. Account Options Sign in. Top Charts. New Arrivals. Hercule Poirot: The Complete Short Stories: Agatha Christie September 10, Switch to the audiobook. At last, a single volume that gathers together all of the short stories featuring Agatha Christie's most famous creation, Hercule Poirot.
The dapper, mustache-twirling little Belgian with the egg-shaped head and curious mannerisms has solved some of the most puzzling crimes of the century—and, in his own humble opinion, is "probably the greatest detective in the world. More by Agatha Christie See more. Death on the Nile: Hercule Poirot Investigates.