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Poirot in the Orient (Hercule Poirot Mysteries) Paperback – 20 Feb 2005


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  • Paperback: 608 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group (20 Feb. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0425200671
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425200674
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 3.4 x 19.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,129,371 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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“The construction is flawless.” Daily Mail
“Smooth, highly original and completely absorbing.” New York Times
“Twice as brilliant as Death on the Nile, which was entirely brilliant.” Observer

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There is nothing exotic about murder, no matter where it takes place. Away from home, Hercule Poirot finds that he cannot escape death, even when travelling across Mesopotamia, the Nile and Petra.

At the Hassanieh dig deep in the Iraqi desert, the wife of a celebrated archaeologist is suffering from terrifying hallucinations. Apparent madness – until a murderer strikes.

The tranquillity of a Nile cruise is shattered by the discovery that a young girl has been shot through the head. Stylish and beautiful, she had everything – even enemies.

And among the towering red cliffs of Petra sits the corpse of Mrs Boynton. A tiny puncture mark on her wrist is the only sign of the fatal injection that killed her.

Based on Agatha Christie's own experiences in the 1930s travelling with her husband, archaeologist Sir Max Mallowan, this trilogy of bestselling novels represents crime fiction at its very best.

”The construction is flawless.”
DAILY MAIL

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By munchkinsraves on 24 Jan. 2012
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I have last read Agatha Christie's Poirot stories way back in the late 1980's. Thus began my love affair with the crime/thriller/mystery genre. After browsing through this genre a month ago, I decided to return to Dame Agatha's famous detective. I was worried that the plot and characters would have been too familiar from the tv series' which I also enjoy. I am relieved to say, 'not at all'... Although the tv series is faithful to the books, its not slavishly so. I truly enjoyed the book. What is good about the Omnibus editions is that you can pick and choose what you want to read and when.
If you need a change from the sometimes too sophisticated contemporary detective story, go with Agatha Christie. Her love of the Orient comes through in this series and serves as a nice setting for her clever sleuth, Poirot. The biggest fun is trying to work out 'who dunnit'...Enjoy.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By littlerob2001 on 20 Dec. 2003
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MURDER IN MESOPOTAMIA: A woman found dead in her bedroom, she has been bashed on the head by a heavy object. A blood stain on the carpet and a strange floating mask. Everyone is suspect from the rather strange priest to the locals of Mesopotamia. Can Poirot work it out? DEATH ON THE NILE: An extremely rich dead young lady, a distraught, now disabled husband, a necklace of pearls and a 'splash'. Poirot must find the murderer quick but before he does so two others are killed. Has Poirot finally met his match? All takes place on a luxury boat on the Nile. APPOINTMENT WITH DEATH: A family controlled by the militaristic mother. A person disguised as an attendant and a leathal injection. Nothing is quite what it seems but will Poirot reach the right conclusion?
All 3 books are brilliant, each with its own wonderful individual twist. Agatha Christie at her best.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Yemi on 3 Mar. 2013
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I chose this rating because I like mystery books and in particular, I like Agatha Christie's books. Even though the stories are set in 'ancient times,' I still like the fact that it's a murder mystery. I would recommend this book to all mystery lovers.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Grace Harvey on 13 May 2013
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I purchased this book to keep my Agatha Christie collection as complete as possible, although this is a compilation of Poirot stories,still worth reading again
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Sordel TOP 500 REVIEWER on 26 Sept. 2006
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Murder in Mesopotamia (2/5)

Despite the exotic setting, this is a rather dull country house mystery with a fanciful, and highly incredible, solution. Poirot's late arrival on the scene does not help matters and the only relief is provided by an interesting narrator.

Death on the Nile (5/5)

A beautiful Swiss watch of a novel, in which detailed plotting and compelling psychology combine to produce arguably the perfect example of an Agatha Christie mystery.

Appointment with Death (3/5)

This novel is briskly written, with some effectively chilling characterisation of the victim in the early chapters, but the denouement is rather weakly handled.
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