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Hallowe'en Party by Agatha Christie

Hallowe'en Party (1969)

by Agatha Christie

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Series: Hercule Poirot Mystery (35)

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A good entertaining read - his is what Christie is so good at. ( )
  SashaM | Apr 20, 2016 |
A pretty decent mystery novel that had some interesting and well-portrayed characters. A good tense ending and it was wrapped up satisfyingly. ( )
  ndpmcIntosh | Mar 21, 2016 |
One of my favorite quotes of all time comes from this book. "Ever had a bite at a nice juicy apple and there, down by the core, something rather nasty rears itself up and wags its head you? Plenty of human beings about like that. More than there used to be, I'd say." - Dr. Fergusun ( )
  Oodles | Feb 16, 2016 |
Mixed feelings about this one. Not one I've come across on TV (yet), so didn't have any knowledge of who was going to be guilty. However, I did feel it was quite 'signposted' - quite a few of the main clues leapt out at me. Obviously not going to say which as that would spoil it for anyone reading this before the book. Otherwise, the usual, nicely crafted, Agatha Christie/Poirot, but not one of her best.

What I really didn't like was the continuing references by the characters, suggesting that the perpetrator, would be someone mentally unstable, deranged etc. I know these books were all written years ago, but it still jarred with me, especially as this was one of the later books & therefore was written and, probably, set within my lifetime.
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  Cassandra2020 | Jan 24, 2016 |
A young girl boasts at a party that she has seen a murder and didn't report it because at first she didn't know what she saw......

No one believes her (because everyone knows she is a liar) except the murderer......

She is found drown bobbing for apples..... Then her little brother is murdered....

Mrs. Ariadne Oliver seeks M. Poirot's help in solving the crime. Many people are not quite who/what they seem and there are more than a few hidden connections.

I liked the story, I liked the characters, I liked that Hastings was absent, and Poirot was not his usual arrogant little self. ( )
  Auntie-Nanuuq | Jan 18, 2016 |
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Agatha Christieprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Adams, TomCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fraser, HughNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Moffatt, JohnNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Mrs. Ariadne Oliver had gone with the friend with whom she was staying, Judith Butler, to help with the preparations for a children's party which was to take place that same evening.
(Judith Butler on teenage parties:) "Peculiar drugs and -- what do they call it? -- Flower Pot or Purple Hemp or L.S.D., which I always have thought just meant money, but apparently it doesn't."
"I suppose it costs it," suggested Ariadne Oliver.
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The guests included ghoulies, ghosties, and long-leggedy beasties. But the scariest ingredient of the party was the little girl who claimed to have witnessed a murder.

Of course, no one believed her...until whe was drowned that very night.

Now the great detective, Herule Poirot, must unmask the murderer amongst the things that go bump in the night...

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At a Hallowe'en party, Hercule Poirot aids mystery writer Ariadne Oliver in an investigation into the murder of a young girl-who may have witnessed a murder herself. But unmasking the killer proves more daunting than bobbing for apples.

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