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People/Characters: Hercule Poirot

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Áldozati báránycomb : 13 detektívtörténet by Nemere Kovács
1920s Agatha Christie, Vol. 3: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, The Big Four, The Mystery of the Blue Train by Agatha Christie
4.50 from Paddington by Agatha Christie
The A.B.C. Murders by Agatha Christie
The ABC Murders [and] After the Funeral (BBC Radio) by Agatha Christie
The ABC Murders: A BBC Radio Full-Cast Radio Drama by Agatha Christie
The Adventure of 'The Western Star' [short story] by Agatha Christie
The Adventure of Johnnie Waverly [short story] by Agatha Christie
The Adventure of the Cheap Flat (SS) by Agatha Christie
The Adventure Of The Christmas Pudding by Agatha Christie
The Adventure of the Clapham Cook [short story] by Agatha Christie
The Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb [short story] by Agatha Christie
The Adventure of the Italian Nobleman [short story] by Agatha Christie
The Affair at the Victory Ball [short story] by Agatha Christie
After the Funeral by Agatha Christie
After the Funeral [BBC Radio Collection] by Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie : a krimi királynője by Katalin Osvát
Agatha Christie Audio Boxed Set : The Mystery of the Blue Train/Murder on the Orient Express/Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie
The Agatha Christie Companion: The Mystery of the Blue Train, Lord Edgware Dies, Death in the Clouds by Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie Crime Collection: After the Funeral / Death on the Nile / Towards Zero by Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie's Detectives: Five Complete Novels (The Murder At The Vicarage, Dead Man's Folly, Sad Cypress, Towards Zero, N or M?) by Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie's Poirot: A Celebration of the Great Detective by Peter Haining
Agatha Christie's Poirot: Series 01 [Videorecording] by Edward Bennett
Agatha Christie's Poirot: Series 03 [Videorecording] by Ross Devenish
Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Classic Collection Set 4 [Videorecording] by Edward Bennett
Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Life and Times of Hercule Poirot by Anne Hart
Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Movie Collection Set 5 by Charles Palmer
The Apples of the Hesperides [short story] by Agatha Christie
Appointment with Death by Agatha Christie
The Arcadian Deer [short story] by Agatha Christie
Auch Pünktlichkeit kann töten by Agatha Christie
The Augean Stables [short story] by Agatha Christie
BEST EIGHT by আগাথা ক্রিস্টি
The Best of Poirot: Murder on the Orient Express, Cards on the Table, Hercule Poirot's Christmas, Five Little Pigs, The Labours of Hercules by Agatha Christie
The Big Four by Agatha Christie
Black Coffee [novel] by Agatha Christie
The Black Lizard Big Book of Locked-Room Mysteries by Otto Penzler
The Body in the Library [and] After the Funeral by Agatha Christie
Caffè nero. I topi. La paziente. Un pomeriggio al mare by Agatha Christie
The Capture of Cerberus & The Incident of the Dog's Ball by Agatha Christie
Cards on the Table by Agatha Christie
Cards on the Table [and] Three Act Tragedy by Agatha Christie
Cards on the Table [BBC Radio Collection] by Enyd Williams
The Case of the Missing Will (Short Story) by Agatha Christie
Cat Among the Pigeons by Agatha Christie
Cat Among the Pigeons [and] Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie
The Chocolate Box [short story] by Agatha Christie
The Clocks by Agatha Christie
Closed Casket by Sophie Hannah
Clues to Christie: The Definitive Guide to Miss Marple, Hercule Poirot, Tommy & Tuppence and All of Agatha Christie's Mysteries by Agatha Christie
The Cornish Mystery [short story] by Agatha Christie
The Cretan Bull [short story] by Agatha Christie
Crime and Mystery: The 100 Best Books by H. R. F. Keating
Curtain: Poirot's Last Case by Agatha Christie
The D. Case: Or The Truth About The Mystery Of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens
Dame Agatha Abroad: Murder on the Orient Express / Murder in Mesopotamia / They Came to Bagdad by Agatha Christie
Dead Man's Folly by Agatha Christie
Dead Man's Folly [and] Elephants Can Remember by Agatha Christie
Death in the Clouds by Agatha Christie
Death in the Clouds / Hickory Dickory Dock / Three Act Tragedy by Agatha Christie
Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie
Death on the Nile / Murder on the Orient Express / The A.B.C. Murders / Cards on the Table / Thirteen at Dinner by Agatha Christie
Death on the Nile [1978 film] by John GuillerminPeter Ustinov
Death on the Nile [and] They Do It With Mirrors by Agatha Christie
Death on the Nile [BBC Radio Collection] by Agatha Christie
Destination unknown ; Elephants can remember by Agatha Christie
The Disappearance of Mr. Davenheim [short story] by Agatha Christie
The Double Clue [short story] by Agatha Christie
The Double Clue and Other Hercule Poirot Stories by Agatha Christie
Double Sin [short story] by Agatha Christie
Double Sin and Other Stories by Agatha Christie
Dumb Witness (aka Poirot Loses a Client) by Agatha Christie
Dumb Witness [and] Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie
Elephants Can Remember by Agatha Christie
The Erymanthian Boar [short story] by Agatha Christie
Evil Under the Sun by Agatha Christie
Evil Under the Sun [1982 film] by Guy Hamilton
Five Complete Novels of Murder and Detection: Ten Little Indians / Peril at End House / The Murder at Hazelmoor / Easy to Kill / Evil Under the Sun by Agatha Christie
Five Little Pigs by Agatha Christie
Flock of Geryon [short story] by Agatha Christie
Four and Twenty Blackbirds [short story] by Agatha Christie
The Girdle of Hippolyta [short story] by Agatha Christie
The Great British Dream Factory: The Strange History of Our National Imagination by Dominic Sandbrook
Great Detectives Anthology (Poirot / Miss Marple / Sherlock Holmes) by Graham Evans
Great detectives: Seven Original Investigations by Julian Symons
Der Gutenacht-Krimi mit Hercule Poirot: Die spektakulärsten Fälle des Meisterdetektivs mit den kleinen grauen Zellen by Agatha Christienot in English Common Knowledge
Hallowe'en Party by Agatha Christie
Hallowe'en Party [BBC Radio Collection] by Agatha Christie
The Harlequin Tea Set and Other Stories by Agatha Christie
Hercule Poirot and the Greenshore Folly by Agatha Christie
Hercule Poirot's Casebook by Agatha Christie
Hercule Poirot's Christmas by Agatha Christie
Hickory Dickory Death by Agatha Christie
The Hollow by Agatha Christie
The Horses Of Diomedes [short story] by Agatha Christie
How Does Your Garden Grow and Other Stories by Agatha Christie
How Does Your Garden Grow? [short story] by Agatha Christie
The Incredible Theft [short story] by Agatha Christie
Jane in search of a job [short stories] by Agatha Christienot in English Common Knowledge
The Jewel Robbery at the Grand Metropolitan [short story] by Agatha Christie
The Kidnapped Prime Minister [short story] by Agatha Christie
The King of Clubs [short story] by Agatha Christie
KISHOR AMNIBUS by আগাথা ক্রিস্টি
The Labours of Hercules by Agatha Christie
The Labours of Hercules (part 2 of 2) by Agatha Christie
The Lemesurier Inheritance [short story] by Agatha Christie
The Lernaean Hydra [short stories] by Agatha Christie
Lord Edgware Dies by Agatha Christie
Lord Edgware Dies [BBC Radio Collection] by Enyd Williams
The Lost Mine [short story] by Agatha Christie
The Market Basing Mystery [short story] by Agatha Christie
Masterpieces in Miniature: The Detectives: Stories by Agatha Christie by Agatha Christie
Masterpieces of Murder: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, And Then There Were None, Witness for the Prosecution, Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie
The Million Dollar Bond Robbery [Short Story] by Agatha Christie
The Modern Scholar: Detective Fiction: From Victorian Sleuths to the Present by M. Lee Alexander
The Monogram Murders by Sophie Hannah
Mrs. McGinty's Dead by Agatha Christie
Murder for Christmas [abridged edition] by Thomas Godfrey
Murder for Christmas and Three Other Great Mysteries: The Hollow, Murder in Retrospect, Thirteen At Dinner by Agatha Christie
Murder in Mesopotamia by Agatha Christie
Murder in Mesopotamia [BBC Radio Collection] by Enyd Williams
Murder in the Mews and Other Stories by Agatha Christie
Murder in Three Acts / Death in the Clouds / The A.B.C. Murders / Murder in Mesopotamia / Cards on the Table by Agatha Christie
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd [BBC Radio Collection] by Agatha Christie
Murder on Board: Three Complete Mystery Novels: The Mystery of the Blue Train / What Mrs. McGillicuddy Saw / Death in the Air by Agatha Christie
Murder on the Links by Agatha Christie
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
Murder on the Orient Express [1974 film] by Sidney Lumet
Murder on the Orient Express [BBC Radio Collection] by Enyd Williams
Murder-Go-Round: Thirteen at Dinner / The A.B.C. Murders / Funerals Are Fatal by Agatha Christie
The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie
The Mysterious Affair at Styles / Curtain by Agatha Christie
The Mystery of Hunter's Lodge (Short Story) by Agatha Christie
The Mystery of the Baghdad Chest [short story] by Agatha Christie
The Mystery of the Blue Train by Agatha Christie
The Mystery of the Blue Train [and] Hercule Poirot's Christmas by Agatha Christie
The Mystery of the Blue Train [BBC Radio Collection] by Agatha Christieplayed by Maurice Denham
The Mystery of the Spanish Chest [short story] by Agatha Christie
The Mystery of Three Quarters by Sophie Hannah
The Nemean Lion [short story] by Agatha Christie
Nemesis | Hallowe'en Party by Detective Book Club
The Nursery Rhyme Murders: Crooked House / Hickory Dickory Dock / A Pocket Full of Rye by Agatha Christie
One, Two, Buckle My Shoe by Agatha Christie
Peril at End House by Agatha Christie
Peril at End House (Agatha Christie Comic Strip) by Didier Quella-Guyot
Peril at End House (BBC Radio Collection) by Enyd Williams
The Plymouth Express [short story] by Agatha Christie
Poirot and Me by David Suchet
Poirot Collection #4 - 4-disc set - The Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb / The Underdog / Yellow Iris / The Case of the Missing Will / The Adventure of the Italian Nobleman / The Chocolate Box / Dead Man's Mirror / The Jewel Robbery at the Grand Metropolitan / Hercule Poirot's Christmas / Hickory, Dickory Dock / Murder on the Links / Dumb Witness
Poirot in actie by Agatha Christie
Poirot Investigates by Agatha Christie
Poirot's Early Cases by Agatha Christie
Poirot: New Mysteries Collection: Death On the Nile / Sad Cyress / The Hollow / Five Little Pigs [Videorecording] by Simon Langton
Postmark: Murder: A Caribbean Mystery / Nemesis / Murder in Mesopotamia / Appointment With Death by Agatha Christie
Problem at Sea [short story] by Agatha Christie
Quintuplet #01 by Agatha Christienot in English Common Knowledge
Quintuplet #02 by Agatha Christienot in English Common Knowledge
Quintuplet #03 by Agatha Christie
Quintuplet #09 by Agatha Christie
Quintuplet #10 by Agatha Christienot in English Common Knowledge
The Regatta Mystery and Other Stories by Agatha Christie
Sad Cypress by Agatha Christie
Sad Cypress [BBC Radio Collection] by Agatha Christie
The Second Gong [short story] by Agatha Christie
Seven Deadly Sins: The ABC Murders / A Murder Is Announced / Sparkling Cyanide / Evil Under the Sun / At Bertram's Hotel / Endess Night / Five Little Pigs by Agatha Christie
SEVEN WONDERS OF AGATHA CHRISTIE by আগাথা ক্রিস্টি
The Stymphalean Birds [short stories] by Agatha Christie
The Submarine Plans [short story] by Agatha Christie
Surprise! Surprise! by Agatha Christie
Taken at the Flood by Agatha Christie
Tales of the Shadowmen 3: Danse Macabre by Jean-Marc Lofficier
Tales of the Shadowmen 4: Lords of Terror by Jean-Marc Lofficier
The Theft of the Royal Ruby [short story] by Agatha Christie
The Third Floor Flat [short story] by Agatha Christie
Third Girl by Agatha Christie
Third Girl [and] Murder in Mesopotamia by Agatha Christie
Thirteen for Luck by Agatha Christie
Three Act Tragedy by Agatha Christie
Three Act Tragedy [BBC Radio Collection] by Enyd Williams
Three Blind Mice and Other Stories by Agatha Christie
The Tragedy at Marsdon Manor [short story] by Agatha Christie
The Under Dog [short story] by Agatha Christie
The Under Dog and Other Stories by Agatha Christie
Under the Knife: A History of Surgery in 28 Remarkable Operations by Arnold van de Laar
The Underdog and Other Stories / Dead Man's Mirror / The Labours of Hercules by Agatha Christie
The Veiled Lady [short story] by Agatha Christie
Wasps' Nest [short story] by Agatha Christie
While the Light Lasts and Other Stories by Agatha Christienot in English Common Knowledge
The Witness for the Prosecution [and] The Under Dog by Agatha Christie
The World of Agatha Christie: The Facts and Fiction Behind the World's Greatest Crime Writer by Martin Fido
Yellow Iris [short story] by Agatha Christie

Character description

(Fictitious character) Hercule Poirot was Agatha Christie's most celebrated characters, although she became a bit tired of him. He appeared in 33 novels, one play (Black Coffee), and more than 50 short stories published between 1920 and 1975.

Poirot is a native French-speaking Belgian; he was a policeman who fled to Britain during World War I and set up as a private investigator. He sometimes worked for the British government on confidential matters. Even after his retirement, he would either pulled into cases either by request from the government or the police, or by happenstance.

Poirot was extremely fastidious, self-satisfied for the most part, and proud of his "little grey cells." He left most forensic work to the police, and solved his cases through ratiocination and his understanding of human nature. Captain Arthur Hastings described him:
"He was hardly more than five feet four inches but carried himself with great dignity. His head was exactly the shape of an egg, and he always perched it a little on one side. His moustache was very stiff and military. Even if everything on his face was covered, the tips of moustache and the pink-tipped nose would be visible.

The neatness of his attire was almost incredible; I believe a speck of dust would have caused him more pain than a bullet wound. Yet this quaint dandified little man who, I was sorry to see, now limped badly, had been in his time one of the most celebrated members of the Belgian police."

In the earlier, in the manner of Sherlock Holmes, he had the bungling associate Captain Hastings and the foil Inspector James Japp. Later, Hastings moved to South America and only occasionally appeared in stories when he was visiting England. Japp is often replaced by other police officers. His is friends with Ariadne Oliver, the mystery novelist, and employed the hyper-efficient Miss Felicity Lemon and a manservant, George. [Hercule Poirot in Wikipedia]

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