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The Under Dog and Other Stories: A Hercule Poirot Collection (Hercule… (edition 2012)

by Agatha Christie (Author)

Series: Hercule Poirot (short stories)

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A beautiful heiress has been found dead on a train. A playboy has been stabbed through the heart during a costume ball. An elderly woman suspects that she is being slowly poisoned to death. A prince fears for his reputation when his fianc? is embroiled in another man's murder. A forgotten recluse makes headlines after he is shot in the head. Who but Agatha Christie could concoct such canny crimes? Who but Belgian detective Hercule Poirot could possibly solve them? It's a challenge to be met-in a triumph of detection.… (more)
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Title:The Under Dog and Other Stories: A Hercule Poirot Collection (Hercule Poirot Mysteries)
Authors:Agatha Christie (Author)
Info:William Morrow Paperbacks (2012), Edition: Reprint, 240 pages
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Some I had read before, others Christie used as a base for novels, and still others were a bit too dependent on the supernatural... but Hastings can be a fun narrator and, for the most part, was.

Also, the new HarperCollins covers are my favorite. Such fun art. ( )
  OutOfTheBestBooks | Sep 24, 2021 |
These one-bite mysteries featuring Hercule Poirot, Captain Hastings, and—in some cases—Inspector Japp—are the perfect distraction for a cold winter day. ( )
  mullinstreetzoo | Feb 12, 2021 |
Collection of short Hercule Poirot stories. The narrator is David Suchet - who is always Hercule Poirot to me. ( )
  nx74defiant | May 14, 2020 |
Short stories. ( )
  ME_Dictionary | Mar 19, 2020 |
This is a collection of previously published short stories. All but the title story are narrated by Hastings, and Inspector Japp appears in a few of the stories. This collection is a representative sample of the Poirot canon and it would be a good introduction for newbies. The audio version is narrated by Hugh Fraser (Hastings in the TV series) and David Suchet (Poirot in the TV series). The stories will sound right to those like me who consider Suchet to be the definitive Poirot. ( )
  cbl_tn | Oct 5, 2018 |
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Lily Margrave smoothed her gloves out on her knee with a nervous gesture, and darted a glance at the occupant of the big chair opposite her.
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A beautiful heiress has been found dead on a train. A playboy has been stabbed through the heart during a costume ball. An elderly woman suspects that she is being slowly poisoned to death. A prince fears for his reputation when his fianc? is embroiled in another man's murder. A forgotten recluse makes headlines after he is shot in the head. Who but Agatha Christie could concoct such canny crimes? Who but Belgian detective Hercule Poirot could possibly solve them? It's a challenge to be met-in a triumph of detection.

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  • Certain he has committed the perfect crime, a man eagerly helps Poirot track down the "murderer" - only to fall, amazed, into the ingenious trap the master detective has set ...
  • A man is shot to death in a closed room, found with the gun in his hand, yet Poirot knows it could not have been suicide ...
  • Another victim appears at a ball after his own murder.

In a treasury of nine ingenious crimes, the giant of the little gray cells, Hercule Poirot, meets every challenge with a triumph of detection.

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The Under Dog
The Plymouth Express
The Affair at the Victory Ball
The Market Basing Mystery
The Lemesurier Inheritance
The Cornish Mystery
The King of Clubs
The Submarine Plans
Adventure of the Clapham Cook

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