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Yellow Iris [short story] by Agatha Christie
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Yellow Iris [short story]

by Agatha Christie

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Hercule Poirot stretched out his feet towards the electric radiator set in the wall.
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(Click to show. Warning: May contain spoilers.)
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Originally published as "Case of the Yellow Iris".

This story has been expanded and made a novel named Sparkling Cyanide (or Remembered Death in the US) featuring Colonel Race instead of Hercule Poirot. [Wikipedia]
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Hercule Poirot is relaxing late at night when he receives a frantic phone call asking him to rush to the Jardin des Cygnes, an elegant restaurant, at the table with the yellow irises, where a lady is in danger of her life.

October 10, 1937 edition of the Hartford Courant newspaper under the title "Case of the Yellow Iris" with an uncredited illustration. Wikipedia page

In: Agatha Christie, The Regatta Mystery and Other Stories (New York : Berkeley Books, 1984), pp. 105-125.
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An alarming telephone call, in which the phrases "it's life and death" and "the table with the yellow irises" are whispered, causes Hercule Poirot to rush to the luxuriant restaurant Jardin des Cygnes, desperate to stop an impending murder and find the person behind the voice on the phone. After bumping into an old acquaintance, he is invited to join a dinner party in full swing. But, just as the dancing and champagne are overflowing, a morbid announcement is made and the lights go out. By the time the lights come back on, everything has changed.… (more)

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