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Een kat tussen de duiven by Agatha Christie

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
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Cat Among the Pigeons by Agatha Christie (1959)

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    Hickory Dickory Dock by Agatha Christie (Porua)
    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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Poirot only appears very late in this story as a result of a very feisty schoolgirl deciding things at her posh grammar school were out of control.
I very much enjoyed this story although some threads were very obvious and some plot lines became very ridiculous. The characters are full of depth, especially some of the students, and the settings and times are wonderfully imagined.
On reflection, I expect Julia could have solved the mystery herself. ( )
  rosiezbanks | Mar 26, 2015 |
The murder of the (in American terms) gym teacher at an exclusive British girls' school is linked to the valuable package of gems dispatched by a Middle Eastern rule just before he died during a revolutuib, and also to intrigues over the succession to the retiring head of the school itself. The final choice is a little subversive by the standards of the time. ( )
  antiquary | Oct 21, 2014 |
I think Christie does better at country-house murders than at spy stuff like this. It still held my interest, though. I'm unsure whether I admire her misdirection, or am annoyed by it. ( )
  AmphipodGirl | Oct 14, 2014 |
The political intrigue bit of the book was interesting but the actual murder mystery at the girls' school was rather obvious. ( )
  pussreboots | Sep 19, 2014 |
I haven't read any Agatha Christie in a long while. Either I don't like her as much as I used to or this wasn't one of her better books. A Hercule Poirot, but he doesn't show up until about 3/4 of the way through. Okay, but just not that good a plot. Meh. ( )
  AliceAnna | Aug 10, 2014 |
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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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