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The Mystery of the Spanish Chest: A Short Story (Hercule Poirot Series)

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Major Hastings and Hercule Poirot are not interested in the mystery of the Spanish Chest, which has been reported in the papers so often that it seems to be an entirely closed case. But, when Hastings persuades Poirot to attend a fabulous party given by Lady Chatterton, they discover someone sequestered upstairs who is desperate for their help. Will the contents of a dead ...more
ebook, 100 pages
Published September 27th 2011 by William Morrow Paperbacks (first published October 4th 2004)
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Hercule Poirot becomes interested in a case of a murdered man stuffed into a spanish chest. While it looks like a close case, Poirot investigates further as he believes the police have the wrong man in custody.

This short mystery seemed pretty grisly. Imagine a dead body stuffed in a chest, with blood staining the rug below. Considering how all of the previous short stories by Agatha Christie that I've read have been a mystery without a corpse, this was a interestingly different mystery. I was co
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Available in Poirot's Early Cases.
The Mystery of the Spanish Chest by Agatha Christie is a Hercule Pierot mystery. I do like the fussy little Belgian.
Sort of saw it coming... but then BAM it wasn't what I thought at all. Oh Ms Christie you will always surprise me!
Saw it coming... But I enjoyed it. Not her best
Real twist at the end.
Annie Bailey
A great surprise ending.
Hercule Poirot rocks.
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