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Poirot Investigates ❴PDF❵ ✑ Poirot Investigates Author Agatha Christie – Thomashillier.co.uk The very first collection of superb short stories featuring Hercule Poirot and Captain HastingsFirst there was the mystery of the film star and the diamond then came the ‘suicide’ that was murder The very first collection of superb short stories featuring Hercule Poirot and Captain HastingsFirst 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 willWhat links these fascinating cases Only the brilliant deductive powers of Hercule Poirot The Adventure of The Western Star The Tragedy at Marsdon Manor The Adventure of The Cheap Flat The Mystery of Hunter's Lodge The Million Dollar Bond Robbery The Adventure of The Egyptian Tomb The Jewel Robbery at The Grand Metropolitan The Kidnapped Prime Minister The Disappearance of Mr Davenheim The Adventure of The Italian Nobleman The Case of The Missing Will.


10 thoughts on “Poirot Investigates

  1. Ysh Ysh says:

    A summary of every Poirot book where Hastings is the sidekick


  2. Jaline Jaline says:

    This is a collection of Hercule Poirot short stories – eleven of them altogether and each case deviously clever than the lastI am not a huge fan of short stories in general because I like longer involved stories where I can explore the surroundings and the characters in depth I am also a big fan of plots that include sub plots and short stories don’t have the space for most of those ‘extras’However I must add that Agatha Christie writes short stories very very well The pace is fast and even though there is only one main plot it always has sufficient sides to it to keep Poirot and Captain Hastings on their toesWell having said that – Captain Hastings is always a step or two behind Poirot Luckily Monsieur Poirot is also a gentleman and he is adept at smoothing ruffled feathers – even Captain Hastings’ For me the best part of these short stories is that they were all very good very entertaining and I wasn’t left wondering for very long how each crime was committed and what tiny inconsistencies led Hercule Poirot to the solution


  3. Julie Julie says:

    Poirot Investigates by Agatha Christie is a 2001 Harper publication originally published in 1925 A clever and lively group of eleven short stories by Agatha Christie featuring Hercule Poirot Short stories are a hard sell for me normally but this book was a perfect fit for me right now The stories in this collection are very short and I could read one or two a night a feel a sense of accomplishment Not only that the mysteries were so entertaining and fun I felt my mood lightening with each session with Agatha’s brilliant detective 4 stars


  4. Evgeny Evgeny says:

    I mean imagine how some unfortunate Master Criminal would feel on coming down to do a murder at the old Grange if he found that not only was Sherlock Holmes putting in the weekend there but Hercule Poirot as wellPG WodehouseThis is a collection of short stories featuring world's best detective #2 and his clueless sidekick My edition has 14 stories total In them Hercule Poirot get to investigate murders kidnappings thefts and other related crimes Even in the short form of her mysteries The Dame Agatha Christie manages to make them complicated enough to make the solution incomprehensible to the readers at first sight As well as at second And third And so on Until Poirot explains them that is I managed to solve one of them before Poirot Yay for me To be fair I need to say that I clearly remembered another one from a previous read so that one does not count This makes the score 121 Poirot beat me As far as characters go Captain Hastings is way too clueless to be any interesting Although he does his only job marvelously he provides great contrast between his mental abilities and Poirot's Luckily this is one of the few books he appears in Poirot however provides enough colorful character zest to than make up for Hastings shortcomings I have a confession to make I have read every single book of The ueen of Mystery I could get my hands on but this is not what the confession is about I thought her books would not be as great on the second read Thus I kept reading mediocre books kinda bad books and outright bad ones Until one day I started on one of her books again Again I was hooked Why in the worlds was I waiting for such a long time? I can only assume I had a temporary lowering of I


  5. Adrian Adrian says:

    Well I had to wait for this book to arrive as I unexpectedly found that I didn't have it what ??? So I am a little oh ok 2 months behind everyone else who is doing the Poirot unofficial challenge but as you can tell from my 4 star marking i am really enjoying this challenge If i'm honest I didn't realise how many Poirot's I had not readSo this was a book of short stories published inThe Sketch through 1923 and although they are not all excellent some are better than others they are all good fun They all showcase Poirot's prodigious talent in a variety of differing situations Ably assisted as ever by the wonderful Captain Hastings who bumbles through every case wondering what on earth Poirot is up to A great collection of short stories for every Poirot fan


  6. Vikas Singh Vikas Singh says:

    A collection of eleven short stories featuring Hercule Poirot because of the short story format there are too many coincidences loose ends and often a boring end None of the stories hold your attention for long Avoidable read


  7. Susan Susan says:

    This is an interesting collection of Poirot stories; first published in 1924 and all of which feature Hastings as narrator Hastings often comments on how conceited Poirot is although this is justified as Poirot uses his ‘little grey cells’ to solve many mysteries and even wins a bet with Japp during this book The stories involve missing jewels blackmail mysterious insurance claims the even intriguing case of a ‘very cheap flat’ in an expensive part of London unheard of which piues Poirot’s interest and With Italian nobleman a missing Prime Minister and a possible Egyptian curse obviously inspired by the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1922 this is a really fun collection with some influential clients beating a past to Poirot’s London flat to ask his advice Although I do prefer novels to short stories this was an interesting book Poirot is at his ease in these stories – brimming with confidence in his abilities and always eager to take on a new case This is the third Poirot book and the very first collection of short stories featuring Poirot and Hastings


  8. Katie Lumsden Katie Lumsden says:

    I really enjoyed these Poirot is a hilarious character as always and the mysteries are good fun


  9. David Schaafsma David Schaafsma says:

    The third volume in the collection of Christie's Poirot series a collection of short stories better than most mystery collections I would have to assume having been written by the best selling author of all time Still I had a hard time getting into them in part because they are stories and sort of for me pale in comparison to the novels from her I have read My biggest problem yes this continues for me as a problem is the clueless sidekick Hastings she devised in part out of her mimicking Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Holmes and Watson and it's so great to see Lucy Liu's much smarter Watson in the tv series Elementary Recommend But really almost any Watson is better than Hastings Being mired in Doyle fan fiction dom limits all these early volumes to some extent Hastings is a constant idiot and Poirot is arrogant to the point of being mean with his friend that he has nothing in common with Feels like a device IS a device And one she knows later doesn't uite workOne way to appreciate these essentially tightly written stories is that the still young Christie is developing her chops as a young mystery writer sharpening her little narrative hooks polishing this great dandy Poirot as a character with his fussiness and ego and order and logic and insistence on the importance of the use of grey cells in the solving of crime When Poirot speaks everything comes alive she has it down he is pretty irresistibleThe best is yet to come in after volumes I'll let you know when I get there But make no mistake this still stands as very good mystery writing even in her early attempts and if you like your mysteries uick and clean check it out Some people prefer short stories to novels and the problem with some of the early Christie novels is that they take a while to develop They can meander But here's a kind of template or series of templates she is developing even in these stories you might begin to see and follow if you wanted to try writing mysteriesYou can probably read much of it online now I especially liked The Jewel Robbery at the Grand Metropolitan and The Disappearance of Mr Davenheim where Poirot ill solves the case without leaving his apartment


  10. Jason Koivu Jason Koivu says:

    Mon ami ce sont des histoires agréablesLovely stuff this Poirot Investigates is a nice compact selection of stories about cases uickly and concisely solved No not every story is a mind boggler though one or two went clear over my head but for the most part I could follow these Occasionally I even solved the crime well in advance of Poirot I'm no heavy reader of mysteries so I attribute this to the age of the stories and the modern day prevalence on TV for such things By now we can't help but to have seen it all before What's not to love about Hercule Poirot? Okay yes he is conceited However it seems almost impossible that someone so infinitely ahead of everyone else in their field could be anything but conceited Modesty in such a person would seem disingenuous If Sherlock Holmes kept eschewing the well deserved praise thrust upon him Oh no no it was you I couldn't have managed a bit of it without you the defensive deflection would come to be almost offensive Also conceit acts as an innocent flaw a positive negative if you will that keeps the hero from saintliness a very annoying trait indeed We mortals need something to grasp on to that lets us know this person we are reading about is actually human I haven't read much Christie only Murder on the Orient Express comes to mind but I will be reading thanks to Poirot Investigates


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