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Hercule Poirot's perfectly waxed moustache and "little grey cells" have become as emblematic as the pipe of Sherlock Holmes. Discover or re-discover the punctilious Belgian detective's quirks and genius in these classic mysteries.

 

After the Funeral

Hercule Poirot #29

de Agatha Christie

It is commonly thought that after death and burial the remains of an individual are left to "rest in peace" -- but history reveals that in many instances this has most definitely not been the case. Demonstrating...


Appointment With Death: Hercule Poirot Investigates

Hercule Poirot #19

de Agatha Christie

Hercule Poirot may be on vacation, but a killer isn't. The victim's a hateful tourist despised even by her own children. For the guests at the resort hotel, sympathies are with the murderer, which means a tough...


Black Coffee

Hercule Poirot #7

de Agatha Christie

Sir Claud Amory's formula for a powerful new explosive has been stolen, presumably by a member of his large household. Sir Claud assembles his suspects in the library and locks the door, instructing them that...


Cards on the Table

Hercule Poirot #16

de Agatha Christie

Mr. Shaitana was famous as a flamboyant party host, but he was a man of whome everybody was a little afraid. So, when he boasted to Hercule Poirot that he considered murder and art form, the detective had some...


Cat Among the Pigeons

Hercule Poirot #32

de Agatha Christie

A revolution in the Middle East has a direct and deadly impact upon the summer term at Meadowbank, a picture-perfect girls' school in the English countryside. Prince Ali Yusuf, Hereditary Sheikh of Ramat, whose...


Curtain: Poirot's Last Case: Hercule Poirot Investigates

Hercule Poirot #40

de Agatha Christie

The house guests at Styles seemed perfectly to Captain Hastings: there was his own daughter Judith, an inoffensive ornithologist called Norton, dashing Mr Allerton, brittle Miss Cole, Doctor Franklin and his...


Dead Man's Folly: Hercule Poirot Investigates

Hercule Poirot #31

de Agatha Christie

Whilst organising a mock murder hunt for the village fete hosted by Sir George and Lady Stubbs, a feeling of dread settles on the famous crime novelist Adriane Oliver. Call it instinct, but it's a feeling she...


Death in the Clouds

Hercule Poirot #12

de Agatha Christie

From seat No. 9, Hercule Poirot is almost ideally placed to observe his fellow air travelers on this short flight from Paris to London. Over to his right sits a pretty young woman, clearly infatuated with the...


Death on the Nile

Hercule Poirot #17

de Agatha Christie

The tranquillity of a cruise along the Nile was shattered by the discovery that Linnet Ridgeway had been shot through the head. She was young, stylish and beautiful. A girl who had everything . . . until she...


Dumb Witness

Hercule Poirot #15

de Agatha Christie

Miss Emily was old, rich, and afraid—and now, she's dead. Her terrified plea to Hercule Poirot came a little too late. All that's left is a house full of greedy heirs, and a very strange letter that could...


Elephants Can Remember

Hercule Poirot #38

de Agatha Christie

"The Ravenscrofts didn't seem that kind of person. They seemed well balanced and placid..." And yet, twelve years earlier, the husband had shot the wife, and then himself—or perhaps it was the other way around,...


Evil Under the Sun

Hercule Poirot #23

de Agatha Christie

Arlena Stuart, the famous actress, is enjoying—like our favorite Belgian detective Hercule Poirot—a summer holiday on Smugglers' Island, and will become a common enough sight, sunbathing on the hot sands....


Five Little Pigs

Hercule Poirot #24

de Agatha Christie

Beautiful Caroline Crale was convicted of poisoning her husband, yet there were five other suspects: Philip Blake (the stockbroker) who went to market; Meredith Blake (the amateur herbalist) who stayed at home;...


Hallowe'en Party

Hercule Poirot #37

de Agatha Christie

Mystery writer Ariadne Oliver has been invited to a Hallowe'en party at Woodleigh Common. One of the other guests is an adolescent girl known for telling tall tales of murder and intrigue -- and for being generally...


Hercule Poirot's Christmas

Hercule Poirot #20

de Agatha Christie

It is Christmas Eve. The Lee family reunion is shattered when the tyrannical Simeon Lee is found dead in a pool of blood, his throat slashed. When Hercule Poirot offers to assist, he finds an atmosphere not...


Hickory Dickory Dock: A Hercule Poirot Mystery

Hercule Poirot #30

de Agatha Christie

Hercule Poirot doesn’t need all his detective skillsto realize something is troubling his secretary, MissLemon—she has made three mistakes in a simpleletter. It seems an outbreak of kleptomania at thestudent...


Lord Edgware Dies

Hercule Poirot #9

de Agatha Christie

Poirot had been present when Jane bragged of her plan to 'get rid of' her estranged husband. Now the monstrous man was dead, but how could Jane have stabbed Lord Edgware to death in his library at exactly the...


Mrs. McGinty's Dead: Hercule Poirot Investigates

Hercule Poirot #28

de Agatha Christie

Well, it's no wonder. The plot-suspicion for an elderly woman's murder falls on her mysterious lodger-is from Agatha Christie. The wonderful character happens to be the world's most famous sleuth, Hercule Poirot....


Murder in Mesopotamia

Hercule Poirot #14

de Agatha Christie

Nurse Amy Leatheran had never felt the lure of the 'mysterious East,' but she nonetheless accepts an assignment at Hassanieh, an ancient site deep in the Iraqi desert, to care for the wife of a celebrated archaeologist....


Murder in the Mews: Four Cases of Hercule Poirot

Hercule Poirot #18

de Agatha Christie

In the title work in this collection of novellas, Poirot and Inspector Japp collaborate on the investigation of a suspicious suicide. The supernatural is said to play in the disappearance of top secret military...


Murder on the Links

Hercule Poirot #2

de Agatha Christie

An urgent cry for help brings Poirot to France. But he arrives too late to save his client, whose brutally stabbed body now lies face downwards in a shallow grave on a golf course.

But why is the dead man wearing...


Murder on the Orient Express

Hercule Poirot #10

de Agatha Christie

Just after midnight, a snowstorm stops the Orient Express dead in its tracks in the middle of Yugoslavia. The luxurious train is surprisingly full for this time of year. But by morning there is one passenger...


One, Two, Buckle my Shoe

Hercule Poirot #22

de Agatha Christie

The dentist was found with a blackened hole below his right temple. A pistol lay on the floor near his outflung right hand. Later, one of his patients was found dead from a lethal dose of local anaesthetic....


Peril at End House

Hercule Poirot #8

de Agatha Christie

Nick is an unusual name for a pretty young woman. And Nick Buckley has been leading an unusual life of late. First, on a treacherous Cornish hillside, the brakes on her car fail. Then, on a coastal path, a falling...


Poirot Investigates: Hercule Poirot Investigates

Hercule Poirot #3

de Agatha Christie

First there was the mystery of the film star and the diamond . . . then came the 'suicide' that was murder . . . the mystery of the absurdly chaep flat . . . a suspicious death in a locked gun-room . . . a million...


Sad Cypress: Hercule Poirot Investigates

Hercule Poirot #21

de Agatha Christie

Beautiful young Elinor Carlisle stood serenely in the dock, accused of the murder of Mary Gerrard, her rival in love. The evidence was damning: only Elinor had the motive, the opportunity and the means to administer...


Taken at the Flood: Hercule Poirot Investigates

Hercule Poirot #27

de Agatha Christie

When a widow weaves a web...

Rosaleen Cloade has come to collect on her late husband's sizeable inheritance. But this is only the first intrusion on the Cloade family. The second is murder. And it is up to Detective...


The ABC Murders

Hercule Poirot #13

de Agatha Christie

There's a serial killer on the loose, bent on working his way though the alphabet. There seems little chance of the murderer being caught -- until her makes the crucial and vain mistake of challenging Hercule...


The Big Four

Hercule Poirot #5

de Agatha Christie

Hercule Poirot is preparing for a voyage to South America. Looming in the doorway of his bedroom is an uninvited guest, coated from head to foot in dust and mud. The man's gaunt face registers Poirot for a moment,...


The Clocks

Hercule Poirot #34

de Agatha Christie

Sheila Webb, typist-for-hire, has arrived at 19 Wilbraham Crescent in the seaside town of Crowdean to accept a new job. What she finds is a well-dressed corpse surrounded by five clocks. Mrs. Pebmarsh, the blind...


The Hollow

Hercule Poirot #25

de Agatha Christie

Lucy Angkatell invites Hercule Poirot to lunch. To tease the great detective, her guests stage a mock murder beside the swimming pool. Unfortunately, the victim plays the scene for real. As his blood drips into...


The Labours of Hercules: Hercule Poirot Investigates

Hercule Poirot #26

de Agatha Christie

In appearance Hercule Poirot hardly resembled an ancient Greek hero. Yet—reasoned the detective—like Hercules he had been responsible for ridding society of some of its most unpleasant monsters.

So, in the...


The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

Hercule Poirot #4

de Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie's ginius for detective fiction is unparalleled. Her worldwide popularity is phenomenal, her characters engaging, her plots spellbinding. No one knows the human heart—or the dark passions that...


The Mysterious Affair at Styles

Hercule Poirot #1

de Agatha Christie

In her first published mystery, Agatha Christie introduces readers to the heroic detective, Hercule Poirot. This is a classic murder mystery set in the outskirts of Essex. The victim is the wealthy mistress...

The Mystery of the Blue Train: Hercule Poirot Investigates

Hercule Poirot #6

de Agatha Christie

When the luxurious Blue Train arrives at Nice, a guard attempts to wake serene Ruth Kettering from her slumbers. But she will never wake again -- for a heavy blow has killed her, disfiguring her features almost...


Third Girl

Hercule Poirot #35

de Agatha Christie

A desperate woman seeks the aid of Hercule Poirot in a matter of life and death. A near-lethal dose of poison, a blood-stained knife, a revolver, and a family who aren't what they seem all figure in an extraordinary...


Three Act Tragedy

Hercule Poirot #11

de Agatha Christie

The novel opens as a theatre programme, with this telling credit: 'Illumination by HERCULE POIROT.' Light must be shed, indeed, on the fateful dinner party staged by the famous actor Sir Charles Cartwright for...


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