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Poirot Investigates (Poirot #3) by Agatha Christie

Poirot InvestigatesPoirot Investigates by Agatha Christie
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

"What connects a movie star, an archaeologist, a French maid, a prime minister, a wealthy dowager, and an Italian count? Crime, of course - and the master crime-solver, Hercule Poirot. Half of them have fallen victim to a terrible crime; the others have fallen under suspicion. This collection brings together 14 stories, 14 crimes, and twice as many suspects from Poirot's mysterious adventures around the globe. This time, he investigates the mysterious murders that followed the opening of Pharaoh Men-her-Ra's tomb"

This book was comprised of 14 Hercule Poirot short story mysteries. Some are really interesting, and a couple were lacking. My favorite stories in this book were The Veiled Lady and The Chocolate Box because, the first clearly displays Poirot’s ingenuity and cunning skills, and the latter displays Poirot’s weakness and a failure on his behalf. Agatha Christie is my favorite all-time author, and I generally turn to her Poirot books when I’m either in a reading slump, or I need a pick me up after reading a drastically boring book. As I was reading this book, I noticed that they stirred up some familiarity and I then realized that I’ve seen quite a few of them in the Acorn Media movie productions of Agatha Christie’s Poirot (Masterpiece Mystery) featuring David Suchet. Here are the mysteries I’ve already had an acquaintance with through these movies:
-The Tragedy at Marsden Manor
-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 Adventure of the Italian Nobleman
-The Chocolate Box

“‘And what do you think of Dr. Bernard, Hastings?’ inquired Poirot, as we proceeded on our way to the Manor.
‘Rather an old ass.’
‘Exactly. Your judgements of character are always profound, my friend.’” (45 The Tragedy at Marsden Manor)

“‘Yes, yes,’ my little friend continued. ‘Once more shall I be myself again, the great Hercule Poirot, the terror of evildoers! Figure to yourself, mon ami, that I have a little paragraph to myself in Society Gossip. But yes! Here it is: ‘Go it---criminals---all out! Hercules Poirot---and believe me, girls, he’s some Hercules!’” (87 The Mystery of Hunter’s Lodge)

“Poirot was busy mopping a grey suit with a minute sponge. Never was there a dandy such as Hercule Poirot. Neatness and order were his passion.” (176 The Kidnapped Prime Minister)

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HardcoverLarge Print318 pages
Published December 1st 2011 by Center Point Large Print (first published 1923)
1611732328 (ISBN13: 9781611732320)

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