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Murder in the Mews (Poirot) [Kindle Edition]

Agatha Christie
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“All four tales are admirable entertainment… her solutions are unexpected and satisfying”
Daily Mail

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"All four tales are admirable entertainment! her solutions are unexpected and satisfying" Daily Mail

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 559 KB
  • Print Length: 224 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; Masterpiece ed edition (14 Oct 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0046RE5CC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #87,212 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Born in Torquay in 1890, Agatha Christie began writing during the First World War and wrote over 100 novels, plays and short story collections. She was still writing to great acclaim until her death, and her books have now sold over a billion copies in English and another billion in over 100 foreign languages. Yet Agatha Christie was always a very private person, and though Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple became household names, the Queen of Crime was a complete enigma to all but her closest friends.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Murder in the Mews (Poirot) 10 Dec 2012
By S Riaz HALL OF FAME TOP 10 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Kindle Edition
"Murder in the Mews" was the last book Agatha Christie published in 1937 and consists of four Poirot short stories - although all are quite long by her usual standard, and one really novella length. All feature Poirot, one features his old friend Inspector Japp and another has a guest appearance by Mr Satterthwaite, of the Harley Quin stories and "Three Act Tragedy".

The first title story, "Murder in the Mews" and the third story, "Dead Man's Mirror", both feature a suicide, later suspected of being murder. One story is set in a small house, in a street peopled with those who service the aristocracy (there are, for example, a large amount of chauffeurs living nearby). "Dead Man's Mirror" sees Poirot summoned to a country house by a wealthy man obsessed by his family name, but both cleverly weave the plot around ties of family and the past.

The second story, "The Incredible Theft" involves espionage and important documents stolen from a study during a weekend party. Lastly, there is the enjoyable "Triangle at Rhodes", with Poirot on holiday. Christie always wrote excellent stories in exotic locations and this is no exception. For me, it is the best story in the collection, with an actress (often a baddie in Christie novels!) causing jealousy and marital discord on the beach. These are a nice collection of stories, with Poirot cleverly solving each case in his own special way. Out of interest, for a man who distained the methods of Sherlock Holmes, you will find that he is actually inspecting footprints in "Dead Man's Mirror", the first time I can remember him doing so. Overall, a fun collection with the author, and her detective, at their best.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Poirot at his best. 10 Feb 2001
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I'm not really into Agatha Christie's short stories because the beauty of her books many times lies in the development of the characters in a 'standard' novel.
However, after reading this book, my impression changed. Hercule Poirot has to be at his best to solve four curious crimes.
In 'Murder of the Mews', a widow committed suicide with a shot in her left temple, by the gun was in her right hand. Was it murder? Was the murder intended for another person?
In 'The Incredible Theft', the plans of a bomber was mysteriously stolen in the study of Lord Mayfield. Poirot has to uncover the motives behind the guests in the house to discover the shocking truth.
In "Triangle at Rhodes', a popular actress with her 'ways with men' was murdered in a bar after taking a poisoned drink intended for her husband, and Poirot must clear the name of the obvious killer.
In "Dead's Man Mirror' which is my favourite story in the book, Sir Chevenix-Gore was found dead in his locked study, keys in his pocket and pistol in the room. The key to solving the apparent suicide (which is, in fact, murder) is the broken mirror in the room.
Read the book to enjoy a refreshed Poirot experience!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Murder in the Mews 9 Nov 2013
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I expected one story. Instead I got four separate ones! All of which were very enjoyable. I love Agatha Christie and her Hercule Poirot who is such a brilliant detective, solving all his mysteries with his little grey cells.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good book 3 April 2013
By O
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Very good used book, added to my collection, to be read but can be sure it will be a good read
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5.0 out of 5 stars Second to none 28 Nov 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Murder in the the Mews.
I cannot praise Agatha Christie enough. This book was up to
her normal standard. I have read many of Agatha's books and
enjoy them all. Very hard to put down. Recommended to all
Kindle readers.
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