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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Agatha Christie published this book in 1938. But the story is timeless. Other than a brief mention of events in another part of the world, one could easily assume that this was a contemporary novel.

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Jun 01, 2019

Not the best, but it's good.

Aug 27, 2018

At the end I was like, "Whoa! How did he figure that out!". Extremely ingenious bravo to the famous Poirot!

Ingenious! The first time I read this mystery I was completely blindsided by the killer's identity. I recently read it for the second time and saw that, as usual, the clues had been there all along, I had simply overlooked them . . . This one goes in the category of Christie mysteries that are my favorites because I was so shocked by the ending, along with "4:50 from Paddington" and "The Murder on the Links". It's also a really interesting story.

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.

Dec 27, 2014

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

Oct 26, 2012

Great mystery! I never guessed who the murderer was!

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