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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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At an exclusive girls school in England a series of unfortunate events occur that threaten the teachers, students, and reputation of the school. After 2 murders and a kidnapping, the local authorities are stumped as to the murders identity.

This is one of the few Agatha Christie murder mysteries I did not enjoy. It claims to be a Hercule Poirot mystery, however he doesn't even enter the story until page 183. The characters were of Christie's normal assortment, but the ending wasn't as much of a twist as other mysteries. ( )
  sszkutak | Sep 28, 2016 |
a good book for an essay- enjoyable with a good plot and charcters. The ending was somewhat suprising and easy to summarize. ( )
  katcoviello | Sep 21, 2016 |
Cat Among the Pigeons - Christie
Audio performance by Hugh Fraser
4 stars

Three stars for Hercule Poirot and one more for Hugh Fraser. ( Several of Fraser’s Agatha Christie’s novels have just become available through my library’s overdrive account. Yeah!)

There’s a trace of The Moonstone about this one. A cache of royal jewels has gone gone missing in the aftermath of a coup. Various political and criminal agents have reason to believe that the jewels are hidden somewhere in British girls school.

Naturally, it happens all the time.

Schoolgirl jealousies, secret agents, staffroom spats, and murder. There’s definitely a cat among the pigeons. Who are you going to call?

Miss Julia Upjohn is brighter than your average schoolgirl pigeon. She cuts classes and pays a visit to Monsieur Hercule Poirot, and all is solved with the help of the little gray cells.

Bien sur. Tres bon.
  msjudy | Jun 25, 2016 |
It's Agatha Christie so it's good, but not one of her better ones. Hercule Poirot sadly does not appear until the near-end of the book at all. As always he's clever but I did not attach to many of the characters and the mystery itself was ho-hum, although the point about women and jewels was clever and potent. ( )
  ErinPaperbackstash | Jun 14, 2016 |
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 |
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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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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 Updike knows too much. In particular, she knows that without Hercule Poirot's help, she will be the next victim.… (more)

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