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Yellow Iris: A Short Story (Hercule Poirot)

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An alarming telephone call, in which the phrases “it’s life and death” and “the table with the yellow irises” are whispered, causes Hercule Poirot to rush to the luxuriant restaurant Jardin des Cygnes, desperate to stop an impending murder and find the person behind the voice on the phone. After bumping into an old acquaintance, he is invited to join a dinner party in full ...more
ebook, 100 pages
Published September 27th 2011 by William Morrow Paperbacks (first published 1937)
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Liberty K
Dec 02, 2015 Liberty K rated it really liked it
Hercule Poirot after a very upsetting phone call from a mystery woman, attends to a party and tries to stop a killer before he or she kill again. Yellow Iris was a short Agatha's story with a twist and I loved it!
bella
Feb 07, 2012 bella rated it really liked it
Yellow Iris is a short story by Agatha Christie involving the detective Hercule Poirot.

In Yellow Iris Poirot is called upon to attend a party where a murder is about to take place. It's up to Poirot to stop the murderer from striking again.

I'm really enjoying the short stories by Agatha Christie. Poirot is at his best here, and also at his most conceited too! He knows that a murder will be placed in his lap and he knows he will solve it.

Yellow Iris had a great twist at the end, and I found it t
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Aug 13, 2016 Cheryl Landmark rated it really liked it
Another fast, enjoyable read from the mistress of mysteries!
Bekah
Having seen this short story adapted into an episode of the Poirot television series, I was initially worried that I wouldn't enjoy it. Often, when it comes to mysteries, I find myself feeling less invested when I already know the conclusion. But luckily enough, I had forgotten enough of the plot over the years to be surprised. I also really enjoyed hearing Hugh Fraser do his impression of Poirot. He must have picked up a thing or two while filming with David Suchet.
Gloria
Jul 06, 2016 Gloria rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone; detective; mystery stories; who done it?
Poirot receives a mysterious phone call warning him that someone was in danger at Jardin de Cygnes at the table with yellow irises.

Poirot meets the party and learns that the host suspects the others in his party of having something to do with his wife's suicide four years earlier. He recreates the scene from that night, and one of the guests dies.

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Jan 10, 2015 M.A.R rated it really liked it
Yellow Iris is a well written short story, it shows Agatha Christie's talent and passion for mystery in just a few pages.
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Agatha Christie also wrote romance novels under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott, and was occasionally published under the name Agatha Christie Mallowan.

Agatha Christie is the best-selling author of all time. She wrote eighty crime novels and story collections, fourteen plays, and several other books. Her books have sold roughly four billion copies and have been translated into 45 languages. She is t
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