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Lord Edgware Dies (Hercule Poirot #9)

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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, but 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 vinally granted her a divorce?
ebook, 212 pages
Published December 15th 2003 by William Morrow Paperbacks (first published January 1st 1933)
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Araz Goran
رواية من روايات أجاثا المحيرة، والمربكة جداً تدور بك في دوائر مغلقة كلما تمسك بخيط يقود إلى إكتشاف الجريمة يرجع بك الامر إلى نقطة الصفر ..

شخصيات كثيرة في الرواية وثلاث جرائم معقدة وغامضة ..رواية عبقرية مترابطة ومتماسكة جداً ولا أظن أن القارئ سيصل إلى القاتل سوى في الصفحة قبل الأخيرة .. إلا إذا كان من طراز هركيول بوارو..
Marija Simić
Jan 23, 2016 Marija Simić rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sacré! It took me only 2 days to literally devour this book. I most certainly didn't saw that coming, I never could guessed who was the murderer, Agatha did good job!
Geoffrey
Aug 17, 2012 Geoffrey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is probably my second favorite Agatha Christie novel, right behind "The Murder of Roger Ackroyd." It also has a special place in my heart because it was the first Agatha Christie novel that I actually read. This book made me want to actually read more Christie novels instead of merely watching the film and/or television adaptations. Generally speaking, I love "Lord Edgeware Dies" because I immensely enjoy all of the elements of the book. First, I found the story itself very engaging. Specif ...more
David Schaafsma
I have never until recently been a mystery reader, so I kind of have a meta-view of them, in a way. I think: what is the attraction to this kind of tightly plotted tale? Maybe it gives us comfort that seemingly intractable problems like global warming can, with a little pluck and luck and Reason and Order, get figured out in time for tea! If we are in the hands of guys like Poirot, we will be JUST FINE.

Anyway, so in this one the problem is seemingly straightforward: Lord Edgware Dies. Surprise!
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Laurel Young
Feb 24, 2010 Laurel Young rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely classic Christie--this is the sort of novel that makes her reputation as Queen of Crime so richly deserved. I'd read it before and STILL got tangled in the red herrings and double, no triple, twists to the point that I questioned whether I had mis-remembered the solution. Poirot is at his best, and so is Hastings--we have to remember that Hastings, without meaning to be, is not a reliable narrator. He puts his own pedestrian spin on things: a suspect says something crucial, and Hastin ...more
Τζο
Jun 26, 2016 Τζο rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Review to come.
mark monday
Choose Your Own Adventure!

You are Lord Edgeware, and Murder Has Come to Dinner.

On the menu:

LIME GROVE
o Nitro Poached Green Tea and Lime Mousse

RED CABBAGE GAZPACHO
o Pommery Grain Mustard Ice Cream

JELLY OF QUAIL, CRAYFISH CREAM
o Chicken Liver Parfait, Oak Moss and Truffle Toast

SNAIL PORRIDGE
o Jabugo Ham, Shaved Fennel

ROAST FOIE GRAS
o Rhubarb, Braised Konbu and Crab Biscuit

MOCK TURTLE SOUP (c.1850)
o "Mad Hatter Tea"

"SOUND OF THE SEA"

SALMON POACHED IN A LIQUORICE GEL
o Articho
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Dina
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Feb 06, 2016 (Lúa) rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Me ha gustado muchisimo. Me encanta la manera de escribir de Agatha y como lleva a cabo toda la trama. Es genial :)

Me tengo que ir haciendo con la colección poco a poco!
Andrea
Sep 19, 2015 Andrea rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A very enjoyable mystery to flex your brain to. I had a correct suspicion of the true murderer, and I thought the identity wasn't veiled as cleverly as in some other Christie's novels, but I could not figure out how the crime was committed and how the evidence fit together. The book ended in one of those confession notes that Christie utilized on several occasions throughout her literary career, which I don't particularly love, but Poirot's red herrings in the final reveal were brilliant and hil ...more
Cata
Jun 19, 2012 Cata rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: biblioteca, 2012
Mais uma vez Agatha Christie apresenta-nos um crime intrincado e brilhantemente construído.

Jane Wilkinson disse para quem quis ouvir que queria o marido morto. Disse que se meteria num táxi e o mataria ela mesma. Pouco tempo depois Lord Edgware estava morto e havia testemunhas que afirmavam que Jane Wilkinson o tinha ido visitar nessa noite e que tinha sido a últimaa pessoa a o ver com vida. Mas existe um outro grupo de pessoas que afirma que nessa fatídica noite, Jane Wilkinson estava num janta
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Sketchbook
Dame Agatha likes to use disguise and/or bogus identity as a key plot device. Seeing a GR review, I took out my copy for a reread as I was reminded of a Sketchbook prank inspired by this whodunit. I'm not fond of big cocktailers, but sometimes one "has" to go. There I stood, bored to hell, not knowing anyone other than the hostess, and drinking too much champagne.

Oh, there's someone I know, the artist Neil Smithson (not real name). We fell into lite chatter. Soon we were interrupted by a young w
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Faa
Oct 26, 2011 Faa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I think Lord Edgware Dies has its own uniqueness.
It might not be different from AC other books, but the setting was so straight forward that you can really guess firsthand who was the murderer.
It just that, when you read further you will ask yourself questions like why this character did this, was these two people connected, was there any affair between them, was she there when this and that, and many other questions. All this questions will make you re consider your list of suspects. You might
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Mansuriah Hassan
Lord Edgware Dies is another classic crime mystery novel by my all time favourite author, Dame Agatha Christie. This is the ninth novel from the Hercule Poirot series. It is a somewhat baffling case, even for the genius that is Hercule Poirot.

Narrated by Poirot's companion Captain Hastings, Lord Edgware Dies is a mystery that will keep readers turning the page. It may be easy for readers to figure out who the murderer is, but not for them to figure out the entire story behind the murder.

The ch
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Vanessa
Oct 12, 2016 Vanessa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Not too much to say.. just another great Agatha Christie novel! I wavered back and forth between a few suspects and was fairly surprised by the revelation at the end.
➸ Gwen de Sade
Feb 20, 2016 ➸ Gwen de Sade rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
A typical, wonderful and very enjoyable Hercule Poirot novel.. BUT a little too predictive for my taste :)
Heena Rathore P.
This is the first Hercule Poirot book I’ve read and I’ll tell you what, it wasn’t a total disappointment. I loved the mystery and the way the suspense unfolded but not so much the lead characters. For me, Hercule Poirot = (Miss Marple X 10) + even worse! Tolerating his irritating grandma behaviour really became a challenge. I really hated him and most probably will not read more than a book or two from this series (that too only the recommended ones). Believe it or not, he irritated me to the po ...more
Lauren
This is the second Agatha Christie book I’ve read and it is one of the best books I have ever read. Once again I’ve failed to guess who did it and I don’t think I would have been able to. She is an amazing writer and I have no idea how she came up with all of this.

Hercule Poirot is an amazing character and he is so so smart. He managed to find out who did it and I don’t think anyone could be a better detective than him because I don’t think any other person would have been able to solve it.

Onc
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Simona Bartolotta
Jan 08, 2012 Simona Bartolotta rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime
(Poirot parlando all'amico, il capitano Hastings:)
«Avete davvero molta fiducia nelle mie qualità di psicologo, Hastings. Mi adulate. Sapete, amico mio, che ognuno di noi è un mistero, un groviglio di passioni conflittuali, di desideri, di aspirazioni e qualità? Mais oui, c'est vrai: ognuno di noi cerca di farsi un'opinione sul suo prossimo, ma nove volte su dieci sbaglia.»

Durante la lettura si ha la sensazione di assistere ad un concerto di dilettanti: questi musicanti da due soldi iniziano a su
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Khaoula  Dahia
مع أنّي لست مولعة بالأدب البوليسي، لكن بُغية الاطلاع على هذا النوع الأدبي أقرأ لأجاثا و حقيقة لا أفكر في القراءة لغيرها..
المهم، الرواية جميلة جدا و مُنهِكة. لكنها، برأيي، دون جمال '' ثم لم يبق منهم أحد '' - و هذا سبب النجمة الناقصة - ..
بوارو هذا الذكي الحاذق الذي يحاول الوصول إلى حل هذه الجرائم الثلاث منطلقًا مما يراه على وجوه الأشخاص المرتبطين بالجريمة. تحليله جميل. ينم عن قدرة أجاثا العميقة في دراسة الشخصيات و خلقها.
تستحق القراءة خاصة إن كنت مصابًا بضجر مزمن.
Ahmad Sharabiani
Lord Edgware Dies (Hercule Poirot, #9), Agatha Christie
عنوان: لرد اجور میمیرد؛ آگاتا کریستی؛ مترجم: محمد گذرآبادی؛ تهران، هرمس، کارآگاه، 1388؛ در 282 ص، 9789643636180؛
کتاب با عنوان زیر نخست بصورت پاورقی منتشر شده
13 at Dinner, Agatha Christie
عنوان: سیزده نفر سر میز شام؛ آگاتا کریستی؛ مترجم: بهرام افراسیابی؛ تهران، نشر سخن، 1372؛ در 289
Laurel Hicks
This one was a bit too tangled for my little grey cells.
Nigel Bird
Feb 22, 2012 Nigel Bird rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
You might find this difficult to believe, but until this weekend I'd never knowingly read an Agatha Christie novel.

I was in a youth hostel, had finished the books I'd taken and had to pick from their shelves.

Having chosen and then decided against several of the more likely options, I came across 'Lord Edgeware Dies'. On the inside of the cover, it reminded me that 'Agatha Christie' is known throughout the world as the Queen Of Crime'. That was the clincher. It also seemed thin enough for me to g
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Sandeep
Sep 28, 2016 Sandeep rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was the most complex murder mystery faced by Hercule Poirot in all the Poirot books which I've read till now. And of course the culprit was the least expected character in the book! No surprise if u r a AC fan :-) Even if one is able to guess the correct person, but the way crime is conducted was impossible to guess which was brilliantly executed by the culprit. A brain-tickling read.
Lobstergirl
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Christy
Jun 21, 2016 Christy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: british-mystery
I enjoyed this more than I thought I would. Having read it right after a spinal procedure, I was is need of some nice, gentle distraction. There are a number of characters with multiple motives that kept showing up until near the end of the book, and it was a bit hard to figure out the murderer (unless one is extremely aware of Christie's style of always throwing the last person one would possibly suspect in during Poirot's final analysis). I am doing a re-read of Chtistie's novels after about a ...more
Joshua
Dec 15, 2009 Joshua rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Đorđe Bajić
Oct 24, 2014 Đorđe Bajić rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, crime, classics
Čitao sam ovaj roman pre jedno dvadesetak godina. Dok sam ga reprizirao, setio sam se gotovo svih najvažnih delova zapleta i raspleta (uključujući i ko je ubica i kako u deli sproveo svoj zločin), ali sam uživao u detaljima i Agatinom stilu. Roman je, iz današnje perspektive, osvežavajuće politički nekorektan. Poaro zaključuje da je mlada dama za stolom pored njegovog Jevreka tako što je na njoj uočio "jedva primetne tragove njenih semitskih predaka", a zatim konstatuje da "takvu ženu ljubav pre ...more
Alayne
Mar 07, 2015 Alayne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviews
4.5/5
Agatha Christie tiene un no sé qué que me encanta.

Después de las decepciones que terminaron siendo Peligro Inminente y Poirot Infrige la Ley (que ni pude terminarlo), da bastante gusto cruzarse con un buen libro de la autora que merecidamente puede compararse con Asesinato en el Campo de Golf o Los Cuatro Grandes.

Como siempre, en un principio pensé que era muy sencillo y ya tenía en mente quién podía ser el asesino, pero nuevamente, a mitad del libro ya estaba igual de confundida y perdid
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Alondra
Nov 27, 2013 Alondra rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
3.5 Stars

Another classic Hercule Poirot. I really had no idea that the story would end at the beginning, so-to-speak. Hercule was fooled, but only for a little while. Nice little mystery, with classic Agatha Christie twists and turns.

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