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Murder in the mews by Agatha Christie

Murder in the mews (original 1937; edition 1980)

by Agatha Christie

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Title:Murder in the mews
Authors:Agatha Christie (Author)
Info:Fontana (1980), Paperback, 191 pages
Collections:Ägda, Your library, Hemhemma, Bra omslag, Läst 2003-2007, Läst 2013, Ovägt
Tags:brittisk litteratur, deckare, skönlitteratur, mord, samling, Hercule Poirot, stöld, spioneri, Rhodos, Guy Fawkes

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Murder in the Mews and other stories by Agatha Christie (1937)

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Inspector Japp from Scotland Yard invites Hercule Poirot to a house in Bardsley Garden Mews where, during Guy Fawkes Night the previous evening, a Mrs Barbara Allen apparently shot herself. Her flatmate, Miss Jane Plenderleith, discovered the body. The doctor believes that there is something strange about the death - possibly murder made to look like suicide... a great short story. ( )
  boppisces | Jan 3, 2015 |
A nice collection, and refreshing after the Monogram Murders, an official Poirot pastiche. That was okay-ish, but there's nothing like the real thing! ( )
  mrklingon | Jan 2, 2015 |
A nice collection, and refreshing after the Monogram Murders, an official Poirot pastiche. That was okay-ish, but there's nothing like the real thing! ( )
  mrklingon | Jan 2, 2015 |
This is a collection of three Poirot short stories or novellas: "Dead Man's Mirror", "Murder in the Mews", and "Triangle at Rhodes." Of the three, Triangle was my favourite; Mirror went on too long and Mews didn't have Hastings in it, unlike the TV adaptation (which made the TV adaptation much more fun). Still, I'm pretty much always happy to read a Poirot, so it was not the worst way to spend my reading time. ( )
  rabbitprincess | Dec 11, 2014 |
Murder in the Mews
This novella gives the collection it's name.
The investigation of suspicious suicide that begins with Hercule Poirot and his friend Inspector Japp from Scotland Yard walking home on Guy Fawkes Night after meeting for dinner. They speculate that all the noise of firecrackers could disguise the report of a gun, and that a murder could easily go undetected.
Next morning a young lady is found dead in her flat, shot, apparently suicide. Japp invites Poirot to join him on the investigation.

The Incredible Theft
The disappearance of top secret military plans.
A honey trap to ensnare an espionage agent who is a house guest apparently backfires when plans disappear from a study moments before top level discussions of them are to take place. Hercule Poirot is brought in to investigate before the news leaks out.

Dead Man's Mirror
The bullet that kills Gervase Chevenix-Gore shatters a mirror.
Hercule Poirot receives an urgent summons from "the last baronet", Gervase Chevenix-Gore and catches up with his old friend Mr Satterthwaite to learn what he can about the baronet. He learns that Chevenix-Gore is extremely wealthy, very arrogant, very eccentric and the last of his line.
When Hercule Poirot arrives for dinner and Sir Gervase does not appear when the dinner gong is sounded, he realizes he is already too late. Sir Gervase is dead.
It looks like suicide but the shattered mirror points in another direction.

Triangle at Rhodes
Hercule Poirot is sitting on the beach watching the byplay between the sunbathers.mValentine Chantry, recently married for the fifth time, flirts with a new arrival, Douglas Gold, while sending her own husband off on petty tasks.
As his holiday progresses, Poirot finds what is happening rather distressing.
When Valentine Chantry dies his interpretation of the crime show that others have seen what they wanted to see, not the way he saw it.

I suspected I had already read these novellas, perhaps not as this collection, and perhaps seen a television version of at least one of them. They all show how acutely Hercule Poirot observes others, and how he often interprets things very differently. ( )
  smik | Mar 21, 2014 |
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Laine, Anna-LiisaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Dead Man's Mirror: The flat was a modern one.
Murder in the Mews: "Penny for the guy, sir?"
Triangle at Rhodes: Hercule Poirot sat on the white sand and looked out across the sparkling blue water.
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Contains "Dead Man's Mirror," "Murder in the Mews," "The Incredible Theft," and "Triangle at Rhodes". "The Incredible Theft" does not appear in earlier editions of the US version (Dead Man's Mirror).
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0425104354, Mass Market Paperback)

What's better than Poirot and Christie? Poirot and Christie times four!

Four extraordinary cases that are not only unexpected...but unpredictable.

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Four spellbinding mysteries that Hercule Poirot must uncover.

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