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Murder on the Links by Agatha Christie

Murder on the Links (original 1923; edition 1974)

by Agatha Christie

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Title:Murder on the Links
Authors:Agatha Christie
Info:Dell (1974), Mass Market Paperback
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Murder on the Links by Agatha Christie (1923)



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Hastings is irritating in this book, but the plot is enjoyable enough nonetheless. A typical Agatha Christie. ( )
  cazfrancis | Jun 26, 2015 |
waw, what an amazing plot this one has. as an actively deducing reader, I was constantly set on the wrong foot. the murder case is wonderfully concieved, brilliantly laid out and the plot of the book contains suspense, action and turns on every page. an exceptional story in the Poirot-series by the great Agatha Christie. ( )
  bbbart | May 30, 2015 |
The story of a fugitive who decides to fake his own murder, but who really gets murdered by the daughter of the woman who is blackmailing him for the murder of her husband 20 years ago.

And, Hastings is an idiot. ( )
  jrsearcher | Feb 12, 2015 |
Yksi Agatha Christien parhaimmista teoksista. Hercule Poirot pyydetään apuun Ranskaan, mutta liian myöhään ja murha on jo tapahtunut. Itse en arvannut syyllistä, ja jännitys säilyy viimeisille sivuille asti. ( )
  marintala | Dec 6, 2014 |
Hercule Poirot received a letter asking for help, where the surprise thing was it came at once with the death of the writer. He was found in the golf course, almost buried. With the assistance of his best friend, Captain Arthur Hastings, they came to the place of incident. What was the connection between two murders happened during last 20 years? Between the millionaire’s wife and his secret lover lived next door? Between a beautiful entertainer girl and a blackmail? And then worse, the second murder happened. Hercule Poirot should struggle to find the murder before the third one being done. Meanwhile, Captain Hasting could not resist his true love to come. ( )
  Hanneri | Nov 30, 2014 |
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I believe that a well-known anecdote exists to the effect that a young writer, determined to make the commencement of his story forcible and original enough to catch and rivet the attention of the most blasé of editors, penned the following sentence: '"Hell!" said the Duchess.'
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The sandtraps of millionaire Renauld's fabulous course were feared by golfers - and now one had became a fatal hazard for the legendary owner himself. Blood stained the sand where Renauld's butchred body was found.

Hercule Poirot could not resist the challenge of a tournament of death with a brilliant, mocking killer. As the count of corpses mounted, Poirot fell further and further behind - and only a desperate masterstroke could save the great detective from the most humiliating defeat opf his career.


What was the connection between two murders committed almost twenty years apart? Between the wife of a mysterious millionaire and the man's mistress living in a neighboring villa? Between  a beautiful showgirl and ugly blackmail? What link connected a strand of hair, a bloody letter opener, a blurred footprint, and a battered corpse in the sandtrap of a private golf course?

Hercule Poirot had to put together the strange pieces of a puzzle that stretched halfway around the  globe and into the most secret, sinister places of the human mind ,,,
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A millionaire's been found stabbed in the back on his private golf course. Hercule Poirot finds no shortage of suspects in the victim's family tree, but even he is surprised when the killer strikes again.

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An urgent cry for help brings Poirot to France. But he arrives too late to save his client, whose brutally stabbed body now lies face downwards in a shallow grave on a golf course. But why is the dead man wearing his son's overcoat? And who was the impassioned love-letter in the pocket for? Before Poirot can answer these questions, the care is turned upside down by the discovery of a second, identically murdered corpse.… (more)

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