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Lord Edgware Dies (1933)

by Agatha Christie

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Series: Hercule Poirot (7)

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When Lord Edgware Dies a most unnatural death, detective Hercule Poirot must solve a most confounding conundrum: if the obvious killer, the slain peer's spiteful wife, didn't do it, who did? A classic from the queen of mystery, Agatha Christie. When Lord Edgware is found murdered the police are baffled. His estranged actress wife was seen visiting him just before his death and Hercule Poirot himself heard her brag of her plan to "get rid" of him. But how could she have stabbed Lord Edgware in his library at exactly the same time she was seen dining with friends? It's a case that almost proves to be too much for the great Poirot.… (more)
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    MissBrangwen: Both of these Christie mysteries feature an elegant dinner party - and for each of them, the number of guests and a missing one are significant.
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Agatha Christie is in good form again in this Poirot story with a complex plot. Not the most memorable of the series, but the mystery is interesting enough, and Hastings here is not as obnoxious as in some of the earlier books. ( )
  jcm790 | May 26, 2024 |
A classic and really delightful Poirot case, full of scheming suspects and red herrings and all that good Christie stuff! This one is more of a thinker and has less action but that doesn't make it any less fun. Take a shot every time Hastings thinks he knows more than Poirot and you'll have a great drinking game to play while reading, too. ( )
  deborahee | Feb 23, 2024 |
Excellent Poirot and Hastings whodunnit, set solely in London with a dizzying range of possibilities for the murderer. Not very long; ideal for a train journey! ( )
  ponsonby | Jan 4, 2024 |
It was clearly Miss Carroll's idea that murderers were only committed by drunken members of the lower classes. ( )
  Jon_Hansen | Nov 24, 2023 |
I am uncertain if this is a 3.5 or 4 star rated novel. I just went with 4 in deference to Agatha Christie. There is not a whole lot anyone can really say about these Poirot novels that has not already been said. It is also very important to not give away any spoilers, whatsoever.

I enjoyed this novel - I think some of the observations about people and their personalities/psychology are interesting and insightful. The story didn't quite interest me - the marriages of actresses will never grab my attention. Hastings begins to be a bit more aggravated and frustrated with Poirot - and voices these sentiments a bit more. Japp, of course, is a hoot.

Everyone should read this ( )
  Ruskoley | Oct 5, 2023 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Christie, Agathaprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bebber, Otto Albrecht vanTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Brinchmann, JacobTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fraser, HughNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Mallorquí Figuerola, JoséTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pennanen, EilaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Postif, LouisTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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When Lord Edgware Dies a most unnatural death, detective Hercule Poirot must solve a most confounding conundrum: if the obvious killer, the slain peer's spiteful wife, didn't do it, who did? A classic from the queen of mystery, Agatha Christie. When Lord Edgware is found murdered the police are baffled. His estranged actress wife was seen visiting him just before his death and Hercule Poirot himself heard her brag of her plan to "get rid" of him. But how could she have stabbed Lord Edgware in his library at exactly the same time she was seen dining with friends? It's a case that almost proves to be too much for the great Poirot.

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