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The Dream

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Hercule Poirot is reluctant to answer a letter demanding his services by the reclusive and eccentric millionaire Benedict Farley. Farley wants him to diagnose his recurring dream of death, in which he shoots himself at precisely 3:28 p.m. Then, a week after dismissing Poirot, the dream becomes real. Each member of the Farley household that Poirot questions seems to be more ...more
ebook, 100 pages
Published September 27th 2011 by William Morrow Paperbacks (first published September 1st 2011)
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Brooklyn Tayla
Aug 09, 2015 Brooklyn Tayla rated it it was amazing
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Was it murder? Was it suicide?

Find out in this gripping short story!

I loved it - I listened to the audiobook of it narrated by Hugh Fraser - a favourite- and it was just great. One of my favourites of Dame Agatha's short stories with the little man Roth the egg shaped head :)
Dec 21, 2015 Tina rated it really liked it
Murder or Suicide? Can a dream become reality? This short story, featuring Christie's Hercule Poirot, will have you asking that question until the final pages.
Jul 06, 2016 Gloria rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone; detective; mystery stories; who done it?
Poirot is requested to consult with an eccentric billionaire. At the visit, Poirot notices some behaviors that are odd, but can be explained by his eccentric nature. The man describes the dream he is having recur every night: He dreams that at a specific time he takes out a revolver from where he keeps it and kills himself. Poirot has no help for him, since he also described the opinions of three different doctors about the dream.

A few weeks later, Poirot is called to the same house because the
Sep 08, 2014 Dodecahedron rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One of my favorite Poirot short stories. I'm not sure when I first read it, but the last occasion was July 2013 when I stumbled across a whole collection of audiobooks owned by my library. Seasoned Agatha Christie fans should enjoy this immensely. To those new to her work, this is probably as good a place to start as any.
Sep 10, 2013 Margaret rated it really liked it
I love Hercule Poirot. This short story was wonderful. And what was even better was that I could download from my local library onto my Galaxy :) I love listening in my car while driving - or waiting.

If you love mysteries Agatha Christie never gets old.
Apr 01, 2014 Agata rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This is one of my favorite short stories. It's a good mystery but like other short stories, it is not difficult to figure out the ending.
Sep 01, 2016 Michelle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I didn't realize this was a short story so maybe cheating a bit counting it towards my yearly book goal.
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