Hercule Poirot's Christmas

Hercule Poirot's Christmas

A Hercule Poirot Mystery

Book - 2007
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The holidays can be murder--and just in time for yuletide 2008 comes this holiday edition of one of Agatha Christie's most popular and confounding mysteries.

The wealthy Simeon Lee has demanded that all four of his sons--one faithful, one prodigal, one impecunious, one sensitive--and their wives return home for Christmas. But a heartwarming family holiday is not exactly what he has in mind. He bedevils each of his sons with barbed insults and finally announces that he is cutting off their allowances and changing his will. So when the old man is found lying in a pool of blood on Christmas Eve, there is no lack of suspects. Did Lee's taunts push one of the boys to a desperate act? And how did the murderer escape from the locked room? Intrepid Belgian detective Hercule Poirot suspends his own holiday festivities to sift through the motives and evidence surrounding the crime.
Publisher: New York : Black Dog & Leventhal : Distributed by Workman Pub. Co 2007, c1967
ISBN: 9781579127350
Branch Call Number: CHRIS
Characteristics: 271 p

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maspochni591
May 24, 2017

"Hercule Poirot's Christmas" is a fairly interesting mystery with some clever twists and a good plot. However, Poirot lacks the humour and great lines that he had in prior stories, and the story ends too suddenly. Still, the reveal of the killer was surprising and the book is overall decent.

barigsoy Jul 03, 2016

Another brilliant whodunnit from the queen of murder mysteries. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anybody who is looking for a relatively quick read.

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Moe1259
Dec 27, 2014

Every second or third year I re-read this Christmas mystery and always enjoy the twisted plot.

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Hello_Seattle
Oct 26, 2012

Great mystery! I never guessed who the murderer was!

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ali02
Jan 01, 2010

I've read quite a few Agatha Christie's, and I find that sometimes they can be very slow, particularly at the beginning. This one, however, was interesting right from the very first chapter, and kept me interested until the very last chapter! I couldn't put it down.

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