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The A.B.C. Murders: A Hercule Poirot Mystery…

The A.B.C. Murders: A Hercule Poirot Mystery (Hercule Poirot Mysteries) (original 1936; edition 2011)

by Agatha Christie

Series: Hercule Poirot (11)

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There's a serial killer on the loose, bent on working his way though the alphabet. There seems little chance of the murderer being caught â?? until her makes the crucial and vain mistake of challenging Hercule Poirot to frustrate his plans ...

Title:The A.B.C. Murders: A Hercule Poirot Mystery (Hercule Poirot Mysteries)
Authors:Agatha Christie
Info:William Morrow Paperbacks (2011), Edition: Reissue, Paperback, 272 pages
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The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie (1936)


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One of my favorite Agatha Christie novels. It has everything: a shocking twist ending, a fiendish criminal, plenty of red herrings to misdirect the reader... Christie shows how confidently she can plot, and it's a delight seeing Poirot struggle against a psychopath murderer who could be anyone, instead of his usual murder with a closed list of suspects. This one is in my opinion superior to the more famous Murder on the Orient Express. ( )
  jcm790 | May 26, 2024 |
This was another re-read for me. It's been awhile since I read The ABC Murders, and I am enjoying listening to Hugh Fraser again as he narrates these old classics from Agatha Christie. This book has all the Agatha Christie trademarks--lots of juicy suspects, both odious and pleasant, tons of red herrings, nasty villains and Hercule Poirot running circles around the police. In this book Poirot is chasing a pretty dangerous serial killer who has singled Poirot out to be the one to receive his pre-murder letters. As I had read this before a few times, I knew who the murderer was, but that did not spoil the listen or the fun for me. Listening to Agatha Christie on audiobook is a whole new experience and with Hugh Fraser narrating, a lot of fun too. ( )
  Romonko | May 17, 2024 |
A quick, smart serial killer mystery - Christie definitely had the puzzle pieces down, though I think the characters could have come to life a bit more here. ( )
  KallieGrace | May 8, 2024 |
Plenty of dramatic action, tangled clues, and a fresh new adversity for Poirot and his little gray cells! I like the splashiness of this case, the fact that it’s one taking place in the public eye and not behind closed doors. Those ones are also immensely fun, but seeing Poirot work this one out was a particularly nice treat to read. ( )
  deborahee | Feb 23, 2024 |
It's a nice, quick read! I always enjoy reading about Poirot. The mystery itself always felt a bit convoluted but I'm satisfied with the resolution. I'll probably pick up more Agatha Christie novels next year! ( )
  omseijas | Feb 3, 2024 |
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Christie, Agathaprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Boissevain, GonTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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.
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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