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Een kat tussen de duiven (original 1959; edition 1990)

by Agatha Christie

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Title:Een kat tussen de duiven
Authors:Agatha Christie
Info:Amsterdam Luitingh-Sijthoff cop. 1990
Collections:Read but unowned
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Tags:Detective, Poirot

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Cat Among the Pigeons by Agatha Christie (1959)

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    Porua: Just as Cat among the Pigeons is set at a girls' school, Hickory Dickory Dock is set at a hostel for students. Those who have enjoyed the atmosphere of carefree school days of Cat among the Pigeons, will also enjoy the ups and downs in the lives of the young (if slightly older) students living at the hostel in Hickory Dickory Dock.… (more)
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The story revoved on expensive jewellery and a girls school. Too many people but the Mystery kept me with the pages. Twist inside Twist is what I would say about this :) ( )
  PallaviSharma | May 9, 2016 |
I love a good mystery and Cat among Pigeons is just that. Agatha Christie is one mystery writer I enjoy reading.

There is not just one murder, but three murders in a prestigious English school, Meadowbank. The book starts out with meeting the characters before they are in school.

I enjoyed the story and how it was written. I kept trying to figure out who did it and I love the fact that I didn't know until the very end. ( )
  crazy4reading | Jan 31, 2016 |
A child helps Hercule Poirot solve this mystery that takes place at a school for girls. One very important girl. Secrets and spies abound. ( )
  dbsovereign | Jan 26, 2016 |
A murder story set in a girls' school, slightly puzzlingly following an introduction in the Middle East. Fast-paced and clever. ( )
  SueinCyprus | Jan 26, 2016 |

A Crown Prince who has brought Democracy to his country & his pilot (a chum from school days) are forced to flee the country.... Their plane is found downed in the mountains and a thorough search is made for the sparkling "insurance"..... but the pilot was seen hiding them in order to get them out of the country lest they fall into the wrong hands.......

At an elite girls school in England the term has just begun and there is a new sports mistress, French mistress, school secretary, & gardner..... Dropping her daughter off at school a former employee of the CID sees someone from the past and as she tells the Headmistress (who is about to retire & name her successor), who the person from her espionage days is, they are interrupted by another mother in midst of a binge seeking to bring her daughters home.

Then the sports mistress is murdered in the new sports pavillion, as is the French mistress, and the to be successor..... Homes are ransacked, the cousin of the Prince is kidnapped, and a frightened little girl runs to M. Hercule Poirot.

Very interesting, I would have liked it to be a bit longer, even though in some places it was difficult for me to tell whom was speaking to whom...

And once again, Dame Agatha showed her unending prejudice; this time it was of the two Italian school girls, whom she dedicated a paragraph to in order to refer to them as "Eye-Ties", and then there was nothing more in the book about them... otherwise it was a very enjoyable story. ( )
  Auntie-Nanuuq | Jan 18, 2016 |
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The new-look series of Hercule Poirot books for the 21st century. Late one night, two teachers investigate a mysterious flashing light in the sports pavilion, while the rest of the school sleeps. There, among the lacrosse sticks, they stumble upon the body of the unpopular games mistress - shot through the heart from point blank range. The school is thrown into chaos when the 'cat' strikes again. Unfortunately, schoolgirl Julia Upjohn knows too much. In particular, she knows that without Hercule Poirot's help, she will be the next victim -

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An exclusive school for young ladies was peaceful until murder shocked its hallowed halls.

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