Cat Among the Pigeons (Hercule Poirot #32)
quite a 'right' choice because the story reminds me of the more familiar enid blyton's boarding schools' series (i.e. mallory towers), but with such expanded plots that includes romance, theft and murder. very juicy indeed.
i could even remember that i skipped sleeping that night just to finish this novel, and succeeded doing so in less than 48 hours.
this novel was probably the one that triggered my crave...more
Next the story switches to Meadowbank, a posh a...more
I enjoyed the setting at the girls' school, it was very well written and was the cause of my forgetting all about good old Hercule. I felt it provided an interesting backdrop for the murders and intrigue. I enjoyed the way she set it up this time, although it was a bit confusing to me at first.
This time Christie gives some pretty obvious clues, at least as to where the jewels...more
Il romanzo comincia con un flashback ambientato tre mesi prima della storia a Ramat, un paese molto ricco del Medio-oriente, in cui sta per scoppiare una rivoluzione. Il principe Ali Yusuf dà al suo pilota e intimo amico Bob Rawlinson una piccola fortuna composta da molti gioielli, che devono uscire dal paese, perché si fida solo di lui per effettuare questo compito. Rawlinson apparentemente nasconde i gioielli nella valigia di sua sorella, Joan Sutcliffe, che è andata a trovarlo con sua figlia
I tend to like Hercule Poirot mysteries and this one was pretty good. It did drag in places. When I started reading it seemed so current. Here is a conversation between Prince Ali Yusef and his English friend and pilot Bob Rawlinson,
Says Prince Ali "Take refuge in your Embassy? That, never. The extremists would probably storm the place -- they wouldn't respect diplomatic immunity. Besides, if I did that, it really would...more
Nevertheless, I enjoiy Christie writing in her unusual backgound story : G...more
What I liked, firstly, was the English boarding school setting. I was a fan of Enid Blyton's Malory Towers and her other school series and I must say, Agatha Christie managed to capture that all-girl sch...more
Black Dog & Leventhal, 1959
Hercule Poirot Mystery
Source: Bought (it was on sale)
Summary: Meadowbank School is an outstanding school for young girls which is suddenly rocked by the murder of the new games mistress. Was she too curious for her own good? Does it have some connection to the recent revolution in a Near East country? (Hint: yes) Never fear: Hercule Poirot and his little grey cells are on the case.
Thoughts: The book opens wi...more
Rama Prince Ali entrusts fortune in jewels to his pilot Bob Rawlinson, both immediately assassinated. Nosy Miss Springer of games is shot, second in command Miss V...more
Be careful if you read on - containing SPOILERS.
It all starts with a revolution in an arabic country where a prince is trying to flee the country before he gets murdered. Beforehand he hands over some diamonds to his trusted friend and pilot to get them out of the...more
Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller was born in Torquay, Devon, England, U.K., as the youngest of three. The Millers had two other children: Margaret Frary Miller (1879–1950), called Madge, who was eleven years Agatha's senior, and Louis Montant Miller (1880...more