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Dumb Witness (Hercule Poirot) (original 1937; edition 1986)

by Agatha Christie

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Title:Dumb Witness (Hercule Poirot)
Authors:Agatha Christie
Info:Berkley (1986), Paperback, 272 pages
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Tags:fiction, mystery, Poirot

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Dumb Witness by Agatha Christie (1937)

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Very entertaining entry in the Poirot series. Just when you think you have gone through all possible Poirot story lines, Agatha Christie always manages to squeenze in an original one.

In `dumb witness', Poirot investigates a seemingly perfectly natural death of an old lady leaving her extraordinary wealth to her companion, as such disinheriting her family.

Very intriguing plot and again a very nice insight in the upper class society of the interbellum Great Britain. ( )
  bbbart | May 30, 2015 |
I liked this book. As long as you are willing to ignore Hastings (idiot), it's a good little mystery. ( )
  jrsearcher | Feb 12, 2015 |
A really really good one. Poirot recieves a letter but the recipient has died two months ago. Was she murdered? This was very clever, I think I missed just about every clue and had no idea who the murderer was. Excellent treat.
  amyem58 | Jul 15, 2014 |
I really enjoyed this story. The first time I read it, I actually listened to Hugh Fraser read it to me. Brilliant story and excellent delivery by Fraser. The story has a more supernatural bent to it than Christie's other works. ( )
  librariabillie | May 13, 2014 |
Kept me guessing to the very end! ( )
  bearette24 | May 11, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0425098540, Mass Market Paperback)

Miss Emily was old, rich, and afraid--and now, she's dead. Her terrified plea to Hercule Poirot came a little too late. All that's left is a house full of greedy heirs, and a very strange letter that could solve the mystery--or add to it.

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As Hercule Poirot sifts through his post one particular morning, he alights upon a letter from an elderly and (as it transpires) exceedingly rich spinster--Miss Emily Arundell. She is clearly in great distress and seeking his help, but doesn't say why. Her only specific mention is "the incident of the dog's ball." However, what intrigues Poirot is the date of the communication--it was written two months ago. He persuades Captain Hastings that they must visit the lady with all haste. On arrival, they discover that she has died, apparently of natural causes. But Bob, Miss Arundell's devoted wire-haired terrier, knows better. And so, soon, does Poirot.… (more)

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