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The ABC Murders: A Hercule Poirot Mystery (Hercule Poirot series Book 13) (original 1936; edition 2003)

by Agatha Christie (Author)

Series: Hercule Poirot (12)

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A is for Ascher, cudgeled in Andover. B is for Barnard, strangled in Bexhill. C is for Clarke, struck down in Churston. Beside each body is an A.B.C. Railway guide; before each murder Hercule Poirot is notified. In one of Christie's most twisted tales, the meticulous Belgian sleuth must navigate the eerie maze of a serial killer's mind. D is for Doncaster, where the next victim dies... E is for evidence, ingeniously analyzed.… (more)
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Title:The ABC Murders: A Hercule Poirot Mystery (Hercule Poirot series Book 13)
Authors:Agatha Christie (Author)
Info:William Morrow Paperbacks (2003), 240 pages
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The A.B.C. Murders by Agatha Christie (1936)

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Absolutely blindsided. ( )
  OutOfTheBestBooks | Sep 24, 2021 |
I figured one out!!! Woohoo. I nailed the twist and the culprit before the reveal. Go me! ( )
  jamestomasino | Sep 11, 2021 |
So, when someone is killing people starting with the beginning of the alphabet, they bring Poirot in by sending letters hinting at the next murder to come. So, the first person to die had both initials start with A and the town she was in started with A; then B, then C…

I listened to the BBC Dramatization (though I didn’t grab it on purpose), which is usually better for me than the books. I’ve found that many of these “golden age” (and earlier) mysteries just aren’t my thing. I liked the premise behind it, but this one still (even the dramatization) didn’t hold my attention well enough to follow everything. It may have been better (for me) than reading the actual book, though. ( )
  LibraryCin | Jun 13, 2021 |
A great way to spend a rainy day.... listening to this longer than normal book by Agatha Christie. ( )
  yukon92 | May 14, 2021 |
Again, this was a wonderful Agatha Christie novel to get lost in. The story is quite different from her classic plots, though: No country house setting, no bunch of suspects, no seaside hotel or village community. Instead, there is a serial killer! Thus, the dynamic is different from the other novels as well.
I especially enjoyed the dialogues of Poirot and Hastings, the clear plot and narration, and observing Poirot at work.
However, I think I still prefer the "usual story" a little. The characters are not that impressive or unique in this one, hence it's not five stars. But it still was a great read. ( )
  MissBrangwen | May 2, 2021 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Agatha Christieprimary authorall editionscalculated
Davidson, AndrewIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fraser, HughNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Mallorquí Figuerola, JoséTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Suomalainen, AuneTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Waldrep, RichardCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wardle, DavidCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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In this narrative of mine I have departed from my usual practice of relating only those incidents and scenes at which I myself was present. (Foreword by Captain Arthur Hastings, O.B.E.)
It was in June of 1935 that I came home from my ranch in South America for a stay of about six months.
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Crime is terribly revealing. Try and vary your methods as you will, your tastes, your habits, your attitude of mind, and your soul is revealed by your actions. (Hercule Poirot)
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A is for Ascher, cudgeled in Andover. B is for Barnard, strangled in Bexhill. C is for Clarke, struck down in Churston. Beside each body is an A.B.C. Railway guide; before each murder Hercule Poirot is notified. In one of Christie's most twisted tales, the meticulous Belgian sleuth must navigate the eerie maze of a serial killer's mind. D is for Doncaster, where the next victim dies... E is for evidence, ingeniously analyzed.

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