Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

The Murder at Hazelmoor by Agatha Christie

The Murder at Hazelmoor (original 1931; edition 1987)

by Agatha Christie

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
1,637324,412 (3.43)65
Title:The Murder at Hazelmoor
Authors:Agatha Christie
Info:Berkley (1987), Paperback, 240 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:Mystery, 2013

Work details

Murder at Hazelmoor by Agatha Christie (1931)

Recently added bysrkal, private library, drrtydenimdiva, ryanpoole, AnirudhTewathia, LindaEdwards, JimPratt, thejayray
Legacy LibrariesCarl Sandburg



Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 65 mentions

English (28)  French (1)  Spanish (1)  Danish (1)  Dutch (1)  All languages (32)
Showing 1-5 of 28 (next | show all)
A message comes through at a seance that someone a two hour journey away has died. The deceased's best friend goes to check and finds his murdered body. The doctor's estimate of the time of death was while the seance was taking place. Emily Trefussis's fiance, the murdered man's nephew, is accused of the murder, and she decides to clear his name.

I have my doubts about whether the solution to this one is actually possible, but it was all good fun. ( )
  Robertgreaves | Apr 14, 2015 |
An enjoyable Agatha Christie whodunit. ( )
  cazfrancis | Apr 10, 2015 |
Mrs. Willet and her daughter Violet, recent arrivals from South Africa, have leased Sittaford House near Dartmoor for the winter from its owner, Captain Trevelyan. They have invited several local residents to Sittaford House on a snowy day that soon cuts them off from the rest of the world. Someone suggests table turning to pass the time, and all are shocked when the letters spell out a message that Captain Trevelyan has been murdered. It doesn't take the police long to learn that Captain Trevelyan's nephew – and one of the heirs in his will – is in the area and doesn't have an alibi. His fiancee, Emily Trefusis, undertakes her own investigation to make sure that an innocent man isn't hanged for murder.

Several of Christie's earlier mysteries feature young adult amateur sleuths who figure more prominently than the police. They're usually energetic and determined, and the young women are always clever and bold. Emily Trefusis is no exception, but she disappointed me with her rationale for a decision she makes at the end of the book. I had read this recently enough that I remembered the murderer's identity and motive. Despite being aware of this from the beginning, I still couldn't see how Emily figured out how the murder must have happened. It all made perfect sense once she explained it. ( )
1 vote cbl_tn | Nov 2, 2014 |
It was OK. Took a while to get going. ( )
  rhiand | Apr 28, 2014 |
value 2013, $61.00
  binker57 | Sep 4, 2013 |
Showing 1-5 of 28 (next | show all)
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
To M.E.M
with whom I discussed the plot of this book,
to the alarm of those around us.
First words
Major Burnaby drew on his gum boots, buttoned his overcoat collar round his neck, took from a shelf near the door a hurricane lantern, and cautiously opened the front door of his little bungalow and peered out.
It's so wonderful to have someone you can really rely on.
Last words
Disambiguation notice
aka Murder at Hazelmoor
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English (1)

Book description
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0312979819, Mass Market Paperback)

M-U-R-D-E-R. It began as an innocent parlor game intended to while away the hours on a bitter winter night. But the message that appeared before the amateur occultists snowbound at the Sittaford House was spelled out as loud and clear as a scream. Of course, the notion that they had foretold doom was pure bunk. Wasn't it? And the discovery of a corpse was pure coincidence. Wasn't it? If they're to discover the answer to this baffling murder, perhaps they should play again. But a journey into the spirit world could prove terribly dangerous--especially when the killer is lurking in this one.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:11:19 -0400)

(see all 5 descriptions)

In a remote house in the middle of Dartmoor, six shadowy figures huddle around a small round table for a seance. Tension rises as the spirits spell out a chilling message: 'Captain Trevelyan. dead. murder'. Is this black magic or simply a macabre joke? The only way to be certain is to locate Captain Trevelyan. Unfortunately, his home is six miles away and, with snow drifts blocking the roads, someone will have to make the journey on foot.… (more)

(summary from another edition)

» see all 9 descriptions

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
30 avail.
27 wanted
4 pay10 pay

Popular covers


Average: (3.43)
0.5 1
1 4
1.5 2
2 25
2.5 6
3 87
3.5 28
4 84
4.5 6
5 24


4 editions of this book were published by Audible.com.

See editions

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


Help/FAQs | About | Privacy/Terms | Blog | Store | Contact | LibraryThing.com | APIs | WikiThing | Common Knowledge | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | 100,880,428 books! | Top bar: Always visible