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Pora przypływu (Hercule Poirot #27)

3.69  ·  Rating Details ·  9,176 Ratings  ·  544 Reviews
W tej zawiłej intrydze są wszystkie elementy dobrego kryminału: morderstwo, niebezpieczeństwo, olbrzymia fortuna, szantaż i bezradna policja.

Milioner Goldon Cload zapewnia dostatnie życie całej swojej rodzinie. Błogi spokój krewnych zostaje zburzony, gdy Goldon ginie, a majątek dziedziczy jego młodziutka żona Rosaleen. Rozpaczliwą sytuację Cloadów zdaje się ratować niespod
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258 pages
Published 2011 by Wydawnictwo Dolnośląskie (first published March 1948)
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amy
Aug 26, 2010 amy rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
"When you caught hold of me by the throat and said if I wasn't for you, no one should have me - well - I knew then that I was your woman!"

Be still my wife-beating heart.
Simona Bartolotta
Oct 04, 2016 Simona Bartolotta rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime
"What a person really is, is only apparent when the test comes—that is, the moment when you stand or fall on your own feet."

This is a detective story and thus I rate it considering my enjoyment of the mistery and its resolution -absolutely stunning, so much that, hadn't the last chapter happened, I probably would have granted it five shining stars. But then the epilogue came and oh God my eyes are bleeding.

"When you caught hold of me by the throat and said if I wasn't for you, no one should have
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mark monday
Choose Your Own Adventure!

Your name is Lynn Marchmont, and you have come home from the war. Home to your predictable village of Warmsley Vale, your predictable fiancé David, your predictable little life all laid out in front of you. Once upon a time, you loved it all.

You secretly long for the war: the excitement, the medical emergencies, the thrills and the danger. Instead you must contend with your tiresome upper crust family, their sudden loss of fortune, the scheming, that strange feeling of
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BrokenTune
Dec 12, 2012 BrokenTune rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
Poirot sighed. ‘One should never struggle against the inevitable,’ he said. ‘If a middle-aged lady wearing sham Egyptian beads has made up her mind to see the famous Hercule Poirot, and has come up from the country to do so, nothing will deflect her. She will sit there in the hall till she gets her way. Show her in, George.’

This will contain spoilers.

Taken at the Flood had an interesting start to the story. We start the story in a gentlemen's club in London during an air raid. What is interestin
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Diana Cahill
This is a pretty good Christie mystery, but the character development at the end was such a betrayal. I felt personally offended. I should probably not get so involved in the characters, but still, I'm taking away a star out of spite.

Suggestion: don't read the last 3 pages. You'll be a happier person, and still know the end of the mystery.

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The thing that was different and that ought not to be different was herself. P14

Was that really and truly what people were secretly feeling everywhere? W
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Miriam
Feb 03, 2014 Miriam rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery

Then came a change, as all things human change.
--Tennyson, "Enoch Arden"

Interesting way to construct a mystery -- all the characters are plausible as the murderer! Great twist(s).

Point off for having one of the worst of generally-weak classic mystery romances. (view spoiler)
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Sean Kennedy
Feb 23, 2014 Sean Kennedy rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I was really enjoying this - in fact, I was thinking it was the best Poirot I had read - but then there was a three page epilogue which was COMPLETE AND UTTER BULLSHIT which undid every bit of characterisation and plot that had preceded it.

Christie had her 'heroine' go back to the man who had tried to murder her, with the immortal lines "When you caught hold of me by the throat and said if I wasn't for you, no one should have me - well - I knew then that I was your woman!"

WHAT. THE. FUCK.

I know,
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Sarah
Jun 01, 2016 Sarah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

رائعة أخري من روائع العبقرية المذهلة أغاثا كريستي
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بطلها المحقق هيروكيول بوارو .. ثاني افضل محقق بالنسبة لي بعد الرائع شارلوك هولمز
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هناك عيب واحد فقط في تلك الرواية وهو أن الأحداث كانت في بعض الأوقات تكون مفككة وخصوصا في البداية حيث ظهر بوارو فجأه ثم إختفي فجأه مما جعلني اتسائل في البداية هل حقا المحقق هو بوارو ام ظهور كضيف فقط أم انها مجموعة قصص مجتمعه ترتبط ببعضها البعض بشكل ما

في الثلث الأخير من الرواية كل ما كنت افعله هو الإبتسام فقط لا غير وانا مذهولة من النتيجة وحل اللغز
توقعت أن يكون هناك
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David Schaafsma
“Poirot murmured:

‘There is a tide in the affairs of men
Which, taken at its flood, leads on to fortune. . .’ [Shakespeare]

‘Yes, the tide sweeps in—but it also ebbs—and may carry you out to sea.’”--Christie

I was not looking forward to 27--I am trying to mimic the US pattern here of calling Presidents by their numerical order, He Who Shall Not Be Named as 45 {clever? No?!]—and so held my nose a little bit as I began. Couple of false starts, had to begin over. Part of it is that out of all 39 Poirot
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Laurel Young
Jan 20, 2011 Laurel Young rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
(I think I can do this without spoilers, but there might be one or two mild ones). I have no idea why the title was changed from "There is a Tide..." to "Taken at the Flood" for the American edition; both are lines from the same haunting quotation from Shakespeare's Julius Caesar and provide a motif throughout this fine post-WWII mystery. An English village seething with homicidal impulses plus Poirot equals a classic Christie. I felt thoroughly outfoxed at the end, for surely this novel takes t ...more
Moonlight Reader
After listening to The Sittaford Mystery on the drive TO a vacation destination, my daughter and I needed an audiobook for the return home trip. This is NOT one of my favorite Christie's, but it is one that she has not read, so we jointly decided on this one.

Plot point reveal below (although not whodunit)

We listened to around the first half of the book on the drive home on 1/1/17, and then she finished reading it upon our return. I kept up with the listen and finished it just this morning. There
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Betsy
Mar 01, 2012 Betsy rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
On my second tour with Agatha Christie -- in middle age as opposed to high school -- I find that I am preferring Miss Marple's psychology to Poirot's little grey cells. The mystery itself was interesting, but the female characters appalled me. I could not believe a woman would write such an ending!
عباد ديرانية
أفضل ما يمكن قوله أنها رواية لم تنل ما تستحقّ من الشهرة.. فقد تكون جميع أعمال أغاثا كريستي معروفةً على ناطقٍ واسعٍ بطبيعة الحال، إلا أن ركوب التيار تحديداً لم تلقى تقديراً خاصاً من النقاد. ربما يكون ذوقي في الروايات غير اعتياديٍّ إلى حد ما، لكن بالنسبة لي... فإن هذه الرواية هي أفضل أعمال أغاثا كريستي على الإطلاق.

أروع ما في الرواية ليس جانب الجريمة، إنَّما الجانب الإنساني، وطريقة الصّراع "من تحت الطاولة" الجاري بين أفراد العائلة. تتميز الرواية بجوّ مثيرٍ للغاية لا مثيل له، خصوصاً في النزاع المتصا
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Nikki Nielsen
May 05, 2008 Nikki Nielsen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Gordon Cloade marries a beautiful young widow, and several weeks later is dead. He is killed in the London Blitz and the now twice-widowed Mrs. Underhay finds herself in soul posession of the incredible Cloade family fortune. His death, however, is not the mystery.

The mystery begins when Mr. Cloade's sister-in-law pays a visit to Hercule Poirot. She insists she has been warned by 'spirits unknown' that Mrs. Underhay's first husband is in fact still alive. Poirot finds himself more mystefied by
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Meave
Aug 03, 2010 Meave rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Tijana
Nisam pogodila ubicu, a to je najvažnije :D Jeste da je glavni razlog silovanje dotadašnje karakterizacije likova u poslednjih desetak strana, al ne mari.
Araz Goran
لا تدع هذه الرواية تفوتك..
أول رواية أقرءها ل أجاثا كريستي..
مثيرة
رائعة
مشوقة
كلاسيكية
ابداع قصصي من يد كاتبة محترفة..
تستحق 5 نجوم وأكثر..
Bruce Beckham
Feb 16, 2014 Bruce Beckham rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I began to write this review about two-thirds of the way through the novel – so enthused was I by what must surely be one of Agatha Christie’s best plots. (And not least because, smugly, I thought I had cracked it.)

It’s a classic wealthy family/thwarted inheritance tale, in which Hercule Poirot plays a fascinating role – rather like a guide on a ghost tour, casually shining a beam upon obscure facets of the haunted house, and narrating their significance in tantalising riddles.

Poirot in fact mak
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Erin Bartos
Apr 12, 2008 Erin Bartos rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really liked this book, it was written in non-typical Agatha Christie style. It didn't start by someone showing up to Poirot, telling their story, and then he does all his investigating. You get to see the background of all the characters, and once again, she caught me off guard. I was kept guessing till the end and it wasn't the way I thought it would be.
Obsidian
Oct 20, 2015 Obsidian rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
If this had been a physical book that I owned I would have probably thrown this thing in the trash. The entire book was offensive towards women, women who have been abused, and just common sense in general.

The story begins by setting things up by exploring the current financial state of the Cloade family. Every one of them were dependent on Gordon Cloade for financial help, and he was glad to give it to his family. However, due to his death, his entire estate is inherited by his new wife (Rosale
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Anfel
How crafty you are Agatha Christie ?!
This detective story is absolutely stunning , it makes me feel dizzy ,espicially the last part!
Nancy Oakes
In 1944, as the German bombs are falling, Hercule Poirot is safely ensconced in the Coronation Club, when he first hears of the Cloade family. It seems the family patriarch & millionaire, Gordon, was killed when a bomb hit his London home, but his young wife was spared. As it turns out, the wife had previously been married to a Robert Underhay, who had mysteriously disappeared in Africa and was presumed dead. Two years later, Poirot receives a strange visit from one of the Cloade family of ...more
Ivonne Rovira
Jan 13, 2014 Ivonne Rovira rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Ivonne by: Mark Monday
Demobilized W.R.N. Lynn Marchmont returns to her home village Warmsley Vale. Lynn has been much changed by World War II, somewhat missing the adrenaline of the war, and she returns to a much-changed prospects for the future. Her millionaire uncle, Gordon Cloade, died in London during the Blitz shortly after marrying a 25-year-old Irish widow, the erstwhile Rosaleen Underhay. At her irascible brother’s direction, the new Mrs. Cloade begins to cut off the many Cloade relatives who were long encour ...more
KruemelGizmo
Inhalt: Als der wohlhabende Gordon Cloade stirbt, hinterlässt er einen Clan, in dem jeder aus den verschiedensten Gründen auf die Großzügigkeit Gordons angewiesen war. Die junge Witwe wird nun von allen Seiten bedrängt, dunkle Geheimnisse werden gelüftet, Erpresser tauchen auf, Morde geschehen - bis am Ende Hercule Poirot die Fäden entwirrt und den wahren Täter enttarnt.

Der Todeswirbel aus der Hercul-Poirot-Reihe von Agatha Christie stammt aus dem Jahr 1948.

Hercule Poirot spielt in diesem Krimi
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Vanessa
May 11, 2010 Vanessa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I like almost everything "Hercule Poirot" but this one has to be one of my favorites. I listened to the audio book read by Hugh Frasier, and it was well done. Hugh Frasier is actually the actor who played Hastings in the PBS mystery Poirot series starring David Suchet. And I have to say, he does a pretty decent Poirot as well.

Ms. Christie, once again, weaves an intricate tale, starting with little tidbits of background information regarding the mystery and the characters. There is considerable
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J
Before writing this review, I realized that I was facing some inner conflict on Taken at the Flood. Because when I compare it to the typical Poirot mystery which I am so fond of, it pales. But it only pales as a Poirot mystery (because he's barely in it). Forget about Belgian detectives. Forget even about Agatha Christie. Step back to see the larger picture, and you'll be surprised to find an excellent book on its own. Christie reminds the reader that she can write other books in addition to chu ...more
Krishna Khataniar
My first Hercule Poirot book

This is a book that kept me guessing the culprit throughout the second half and in the end all of those remained guesses only - this I liked very much. The only thing I couldn't understand was the openness with which every character disclosed his/her personal matters to Poirot. Perhaps Poirot is a very persuasive talker.
Nevertheless, the book is just amazing.
John
Jan 05, 2015 John rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm not much of a Christie fan -- for me, reading one of her novels tends to be a bit of a filler between other things, an opportunity to mark time -- but I really quite enjoyed this one.

The mystery part of it was excellently worked out (although I'm slightly miffed that one of the clues that I spotted was so much in plain view that I assumed it was a microplotting glitch), and I very much liked the fact that it was so firmly part of its immediate-post-WWII milieu, with shortages and rationing a
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rabbitprincess
Jun 29, 2009 rabbitprincess rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Agatha fans and those who like post-WW2 mysteries
* * * 1/2

Gordon Cloade is the wealthiest member of his family. He assures his siblings and their spouses and children that he will always be there to provide for them, even when he is gone. Unfortunately, he is gone too soon, killed during the Blitz, and even worse, he married shortly before his death and did not make another will, so all of his estate passes to his wife. If the relatives felt murderous, she could be in grave danger. But how surprising when a murder occurs and she is not the vic
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Elizabeth
I wish this book was only sixteen chapters.

There are elements of this book that were excellent. They are the things Christie does well- an interesting field of suspects. She even spends a lot of time developing them, which is really nice. Poirot is involved in an interesting way. The first crime is not the one set up in the narrative. This is the set-up for a 5-star Christie book.

However, the thing that knocks it from 5 to 4 for me is that the "twist" regarding Rosaleen toward the end is alluded
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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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