Hercule Poirot

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Poirot's Early Cases Publisher's Summary

Still in the formative years of his career, Hercule Poirot faces a most taxing case: who killed Lord Cronshaw? Was Coco Courtenay's death on the same night a mere coincidence? And did she deliberately take an overdose of cocaine?

No sooner has Poirot revealed his astonishing powers of deduction than he is faced with 17 other mysteries to test his soon-to-be-famous "little grey cells".

As a matter of courtesy to a group of young people, he endeavours to solve the gruesome murder of a woman whose body they have stumbled upon while locked out of their flat, and with his usual precision and elan, he discovers exactly how "Mary, Mary quite contrary" makes her garden grow.

©1974 Agatha Christie Limited, a Chorion Company. All rights reserved (P)1998 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London UK
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    • Poirot's Early Cases

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser, David Suchet
    • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Still in the formative years of his career, Hercule Poirot faces a most taxing case: who killed Lord Cronshaw? Was Coco Courtenay's death on the same night a mere coincidence? And did she deliberately take an overdose of cocaine?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Short stories of mystery

    • By Toliam04 on 20-04-2015

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    • The Capture of Cerberus & The Incident of the Dog's Ball

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: David Suchet
    • Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
    • Original Recording
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    In 2004, a remarkable archive was unearthed at Agatha Christie’s family home, Greenway - 73 of her private notebooks, filled with pencilled jottings and ideas.

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  • Book 1-2

    The Mysterious Affair at Styles and The Murder on the Links
    Agatha Christie's First Two Hercule Poirot Novels
    
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    • The Mysterious Affair at Styles and The Murder on the Links

    • Agatha Christie's First Two Hercule Poirot Novels
    • By: Agatha Christie
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  • Book 1

    • The Mysterious Affair at Styles

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
    • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Recently, there had been some strange goings on at Styles St Mary. Evelyn, constant companion to old Mrs Inglethorp, had stormed out of the house muttering something about "a lot of sharks". And with her, something indefinable had gone from the atmosphere. Her presence had spelt security; now the air seemed rife with suspicion and impending evil.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable.

    • By Tina on 17-05-2017

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    • The Mysterious Affair at Styles

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Andrea Giordani
    • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Agatha Christie wrote The Mysterious Affair at Styles during the midst of World War I. The book was published in 1920 and became extremely popular because of the well-grounded plot and interesting characters. The novel is set at Styles Court, a wealthy estate in England during the war. The estate's owner, Mrs. Cavendish, had inherited the estate as well as vast sums of money from her late husband.

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    • The Mysterious Affair at Styles [Classic Tales Edition]

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
    • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Tragedy strikes at the estate at Styles. An old woman dies from what appears to be strychnine poisoning. The funny little Belgian, Hercule Poirot, is called in to investigate, though he appears to disregard every bit of damaging evidence. Has the great detective lost his touch?

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    • The Mysterious Affair at Styles

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    One morning the residents of an English estate, Styles, are horrified to find the lady of the manor in the throes of fatal strychnine poisoning. They seek the help of Poirot, a refugee who is staying in a nearby village after fleeing Belgium during World War I. On the day of her death, Mrs. Inglethorp was overheard arguing with an unknown man and became so upset that she altered her will, but no one can find a copy of it and a murderer is on the loose.

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    • 'The Secret Adversary' and 'The Mysterious Affair at Styles'

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Alison Larkin, James Warwick
    • Length: 15 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this delightful double-bill of Agatha Christie's first two novels, award winning narrator/comedienne Alison Larkin and TV star James Warwick bring The Secret Adversary and The Mysterious Affair at Styles to sparkling new life.

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    • The Mysterious Affair at Styles

    • Poirot’s First Mystery
    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Deaver Brown
    • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
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    Poirot’s first mystery, with Captain Hastings as friend, narrator, and participant.

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    • The Mysterious Affair at Styles

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Thomas Cardwell
    • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
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    The Mysterious Affair at Styles is a detective novel by British writer Agatha Christie. It was written in the middle of the First World War in 1916. Styles was Christie's first published novel. It introduced Hercule Poirot, Inspector (later, Chief Inspector) Japp, and Arthur Hastings. Poirot, a Belgian refugee of the Great War, is settling in England near the home of Emily Inglethorp, who helped him to his new life. His friend Hastings arrives as a guest at her home. When the woman is killed, Poirot uses his detective skills to solve the mystery.

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  • Book 2

    • Murder on the Links

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      5 out of 5 stars 8
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    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 his son's overcoat? And who was the impassioned love-letter in the pocket for? Before Poirot can answer these questions, the case is turned upside down by the discovery of a second, identically murdered corpse.

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    • Murder on the links

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
    • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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    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 his son's overcoat? And who was the impassioned love-letter in the pocket for? Before Poirot can answer these questions, the case is turned upside down by the discovery of a second, identically murdered corpse.

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  • Book 3

    • Poirot Investigates

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: David Suchet
    • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    First there was the mystery of the film star and the diamond...then came the "suicide" that was murder...the mystery of the absurdly cheap flat...a suspicious death in a locked gun-room...a million dollar bond robbery...the curse of a pharoah's tomb...a jewel robbery by the sea...the abduction of a Prime Minister...the disappearance of a banker...a phone call from a dying man...and, finally, the mystery of the missing will.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Clever and witty

    • By Anonymous User on 22-10-2017

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  • Book 4

    • The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
    • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
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      5 out of 5 stars 65

    Roger Ackroyd knew too much. He knew that the woman he loved had poisoned her brutal first husband. He suspected also that someone had been blackmailing her. Now, tragically, came the news that she had taken her own life with a drug overdose.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • excellent

    • By Saxen49 on 24-09-2018

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  • Book 5

    • The Big Four

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
    • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
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      5 out of 5 stars 25
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    Framed in the doorway of Poirot's bedroom stood an uninvited guest, coated from head to foot in dust. The man's gaunt face stared for a moment, then he swayed and fell. Who was he? Was he suffering from shock or just exhaustion? Above all, what was the significance of the figure four, scribbled over and over again on a sheet of paper? Poirot finds himself plunged into a world of international intrigue, risking his life to uncover the truth about "Number Four".

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  • Book 6

    • The Mystery of the Blue Train

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
    • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
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      5 out of 5 stars 34
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    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 beyond recognition. What is more, her precious rubies are missing.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very enjoyable.

    • By Snert on 28-10-2015

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  • Book 8

    • Peril at End House

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
    • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    Nick Buckley was an unusual name for a pretty young woman. But then she had led an unusual life. First, on a treacherous Cornish hillside, the brakes on her car failed. Then, on a coastal path, a falling boulder missed her by inches. Later, an oil painting fell and almost crushed her in bed. Upon discovering a bullet-hole in Nick's sun hat, Hercule Poirot decides the girl needs his protection. At the same time, he begins to unravel the mystery of a murder that hasn't been committed. Yet.

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    • Black Coffee

    • By: Agatha Christie, Charles Osborne
    • Narrated by: John Moffatt
    • Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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    Sir Claud Amory has discovered the formula for a new powerful explosive, which is stolen by one of the large household of relatives and friends. Locking everyone in the library, Sir Claud switches off the lights to allow the thief to replace the formula on the table, no questions asked. When the lights come on, however, he is dead.

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  • Book 9

    • Lord Edgware Dies

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
    • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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    Poirot had been present when Jane bragged of her plan to "get rid of" her estranged husband. Now the monstrous man was dead. And yet the great Belgian detective couldn't help feeling that he was being taken for a ride. After all, how could Jane have stabbed Lord Edgware to death in his library at exactly the same time she was seen dining with friends? And what could be her motive now that the aristocrat had finally granted her a divorce?

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  • Book 10

    • Murder on the Orient Express

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: David Suchet
    • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89

    Just after midnight, a snowdrift stopped the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train was surprisingly full for the time of the year. But by the morning there was one passenger fewer. An American lay dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Classic Murder portrayed Fantastically

    • By Lily Davison on 11-11-2016

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