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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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As expected, a very nice read. Just beware that—unlike in the movie—Poirot only shows up in the last two chapters of this book. ( )
  MrsRK | Nov 21, 2016 |
When this was published Christie had already been a best-selling author for more than three decades. She's got it down. Certainly she has fun with the format. Hercule Poirot doesn't appear, isn't even mentioned, until the final act. The girl's school setting is fun: it gives her rein to use all the stereotypes and to demolish them.

This particular book was on Natasha's shelf, which is why I didn't get to it during my Christie run. Saturday night she comes to tell me goodnight and to ask if I know why the book is there. And even though I can't remember what day it is, I was able to tell her that she picked it out at a library book sale, because she recognized the author. Alternatively, every bookcase is required to have at least one Christie. Or, maybe, a book is just a clever disguise for aliens who've come to observe us. After two hours of increasingly random speculation about space, and teleportation, and replicators, she finally went off to bed, leaving the book with me, because now it felt slightly sinister.

Subtle evil plan to acquire all the books is working. "Maniacal laugh, maniacal laugh, maniacal laugh." Personal copy now. ( )
  Kaethe | Oct 16, 2016 |
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 |
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Agatha Christieprimary authorall editionscalculated
Ballanti, LidiaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Boncompagni, MauroForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Christensen, JanTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Laine, Anna-LiisaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0425205967, Mass Market Paperback)

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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