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Poirot: Four Classic Cases: Omnibus Paperback – 1 Nov 2004

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  • Paperback: 784 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; Omnibus edition edition (1 Nov. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007190654
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007190652
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 4.3 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 452,310 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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‘The acknowledged queen of detective fiction’
Observer

‘The empress of the crime novel.’
Sunday Express

--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

Agatha Christie was born in Torquay in 1890 and became, quite simply, the best-selling novelist in history. Her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, written towards the end of the First World War, introduced us to Hercule Poirot, who was to become the most popular detective in crime fiction since Sherlock Holmes. She is known throughout the world as the Queen of Crime. Her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language and another billion in over 100 foreign languages. She is the author of 80 crime novels and short story collections, 19 plays, and six novels under the name of Mary Westmacott.


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One of the best Poirot compendia, featuring two of Christie's greatest novels.

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (5/5)

Reputedly one of Christie's finest pieces of misdirection, this locked room mystery has lost none of its capacity to baffle.

Murder on the Orient Express (5/5)

Even if you know the solution (which would hardly be surprising given the fame of this story) this is an entertaining novel.

Murder in the Mews (4/5)

A novella - or perhaps long short story - with an enjoyable plot twist. Also available in "Hercule Poirot: The Complete Short Stories", so you may already own it.

Hercule Poirot's Christmas (3/5)

There's plenty to like about this locked room mystery, but its solution is somewhat unconvincing, and this is not one of the best Poirot novels.
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This is the second Ariadne Oliver collection of Agatha Christie's that I have bought, and I enjoyed this one just as much, if not more, than the last.

I love the character of Ariadne, and her eccentricities complement Poirot's methodical and logical approach perfectly.

I am yet to read the short stories, but have read the three novels and enjoyed each one very much. I particularly liked 'Cards on the Table' as it took a slightly different approach than the usual, 'it could have been anyone'. It is clear that the murderer has to be one of four, and the intricate way in which each character is unravelled is excellent. At the beginning it appears that there is no evidence to go on at all, but it soon becomes clear that there is, in fact, a wealth of evidence available to Poirot!

This is a great collection so far, and I really look forward to reading the remainder!
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Although these are not the most famous Poirot novels, they are certainly amongst the best and most sinister.

One, Two, Buckle My Shoe (4/5)

This little-known mystery beginning with the apparent suicide of the detective's dentist is one of the darkest Poirot novels and a neglected gem.

Five Little Pigs (4/5)

Again, this novel is comparatively little-known, but features an enticingly high-concept setup. Poirot is asked to investigate a criminal case that occurred sixteen years previously based solely on the testimony of surviving participants. Like "Cards on the Table", this is a novel whose primary satisfaction is intellectual: one for the Christie connoisseur, perhaps.

Taken at the Flood (4/5)

This complex mystery follows so serpentine path that it is extremely difficult to solve more than a part of it.
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Great gift for a family member and it arrived quickly and in perfect condition. The gift will be well used, a favourite. It arrived quickly and in perfect condition. I live in North America and the gift was sent to the UK.An easy and simple way of gift giving.
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The perfect collection of one of our greatest authors. We seem to talk much about Charles Dickens and Shakespeare but often forget Agatha.
A brilliant author and one that will be sadly missed. Lucky for us, they are still printing her books and making movies about them.
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First some bad news for collectors of the Harper Collins Poirot: this volume contains "Murder on the Links" (which is available in the first Battles of Hastings anthology) and it's also one of the shortest of the Poirot anthologies. In fact, it's 200 pages (that's an entire novel!) shorter than the second Battle of Hastings volume for the same price. For this reason alone, I'd suggest that you buy other anthologies before you buy this one.

Murder on the Links (4/5)

There's a lot to enjoy in this book, especially Poirot's rivalry with a French detective who displays almost as much arrogance as he does himself. It isn't too difficult to solve part of the puzzle, but the later convolutions will leave most readers foxed.

The Mystery of the Blue Train (3/5)

This is a rather flat novel, devoid of clues and detail. The basic mystery is okay, but it could easily have been handled as a short story and the absence of a first-person narrator means that the narrative itself has less charm than, for example, the Hastings novels. One interesting side note: this seems to be the first visit by Christie to St. Mary Mead, which was to become the scene two years later of the first Marple novel.

Death in the Clouds (4/5)

A lively and enjoyable novel. Not only is the mystery itself an engaging puzzle, but the presence of detective novelist at the scene of the crime, and some vivid minor characters keeps the investigation ticking along to the conclusion.
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It's a marvellous collection of the almost unsolvable murders that Poirot solves with convincing ease! I read the novels over and over again.
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