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ساندريلا (Hercule Poirot #2)

3.77  ·  Rating Details  ·  17,383 Ratings  ·  897 Reviews
On a French golf course, a millionaire is found stabbed in the back... An urgent cry for help brings Poirot to France. But he arrives too late to save his client, whose brutally stabbed body now lies face downwards in a shallow grave on a golf course. But why is the dead man wearing his son's overcoat? And who was the impassioned love-letter in the pocket for? Before Poiro ...more
Paperback, 159 pages
Published by دار القلم (first published 1923)
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Beth S.
Jun 20, 2014 Beth S. rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shut up Hastings. Shut up, shut up, shut up.
Apr 02, 2013 Ensiform rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, mystery
The second Hercule Poirot novel. To explain its plot accurately would take half an hour and a whiteboard, but briefly: the Belgian detective and his aide Hastings are summoned to the house of M. Renauld, a millionaire who fears for his life. They arrive too late, finding him already dead, half-buried in an unfinished golf bunker, supposedly at the hands of bearded foreign thugs, and possibly at the hands of a jilted lover. But Poirot soon unearths not one, but two of the principals are living un ...more
Jan 25, 2016 Lydia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016

Gosh, Agatha Christie is such a delight to read. And bloody hell that woman knows how to write some twists and turns. I'll admit that Captain Hastings insta-love storyline isn't my thing, but we'll forgive it all because Christie and Poirot are wonderful.
Oct 23, 2015 Ali rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: روايات
آآآه يا أجاثا غلبتينا و حيرتينا و متعتينا :D

الست دى عندها خيال غير عادى و موهبة استثنائية , تستحق فعلا انها تكون أعظم كاتبة فى التاريخ , من نوعية المؤلفين اللى يجبرك انك تركز فى كل حرف بيقوله من اول كلمة فى الرواية لآخر كلمة , لأنك لو سرحت لحظة واحدة هيطير منك معلومات هتصعب عليك فهم الأحداث التالية !

انا بالأسلوب كدا شكلى هقرر اقرأ انتاجها كله :D
Harish Kumar Sarma Challapalli
Awesome!! Unbelievable!!

This is the third Agatha Christie's Novel I read!! I am spellbound that a person could so meticulously weave a thrilling tale!! Can't think of what inspired her to write but bowled over by the narration!!

Hercule Poirot's shrewdness is unbelievable and there is always Honest Hastings with him through out!! Every character will rise suspicion while reading, but u can never stop guessing!! Mind ticks like clock during each line!! A wonderful page turner, ur eyes will be glue
Jul 21, 2010 Dina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Sep 29, 2015 Sarah rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Three and a half stars.

Poirot receives a letter from a client which requires a sudden rush to France by boat, accompanied by Hastings. On arrival at the home of Monsieur and Madame Renauld they are confronted by the celebrated French detective, Monsieur Giraud. Their working relationship is not an easy one and both Poirot and Giraud feel a sense of superiority over their own reputations and very different methods. Giraud is deliberately insulting and in return, Poirot taunts Giraud.

The novel is
Ben Babcock
Hercule Poirot returns to once again solve a murder, this time of a wealthy Frenchman who seems to have foreseen his death. It’s not about Poirot being smarter than other detectives or about him noticing more details—it’s about his method, his organized way of approaching those details and fitting the theory to the facts rather than the other way around.

Contrary to what the title might imply, there is no golf in this book. (Thank God.) Rather, the body turns up in an open grave on the golf cours
Sep 09, 2015 Stephanie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Klinta (book owly)
Full review.
This time the crime was quite exciting, it had a great deal of mystery around it and a lot of characters to suspect and surprisingly little with a reason to actually perform the crime, but nevertheless Poirot was on the scene trying to find the murderer, but so was a concurrent of his and this race to find the killer and relationship between both detectives was something new and fresh.

I was rather taken by a surprise hence I did guess the murderer correctly, but I feel like the endin
Warning : Review contains spoilers

First of all, Papa Poirot was marvelous in this one! *_*

The second novel in Hercule Poirot series, the plot is a little complicated, if you ask me, but briefly, Poirot receives a letter from a Frenchman who says that his life is in danger. Poirot and Hastings start off for his house, but are a little late and find him dead when they reach. Now Poirot has to find the killer, and tolerate a nasty french detective who disagrees on everything Poirot says that he
Juwairia Sama
Wow ..
اخيراً صح تخميني للمجرم فـ العينين الخائفتين والجمال الساحر لابد وان يكون المجرم !!
استمتعتُ حقاً بهذه الرواية ... شكرًا لك "علي" على اقتراحك بقراءة هذه الرواية الشيقة .
Feb 17, 2012 J rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Re-read 2/16/12: I'm in the process of re-reading all of Agatha Christie - one of my favorite authors!

I'd take Agatha over most other books, but this isn't my favorite book of hers. It's the 3rd book she published and her second to involve Hercule Poirot. I think she stumbled a bit. She defines Poirot's character, but makes him appear a bit too harsh. She also makes Hastings appear like a love-sick buffoon, instead of just a lovable romance-prone gentleman. She won't write about the pair again
Jan 23, 2015 Gerry rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well into 'The Murder on the Links' Hercule Poirot says to Captain Hastings, the narrator of the story, 'If you would use your grey cells, and see the whole case clearly as I do, you too would perceive it, my friend.'

Obviously at this point Hastings was not cognisant of what was going on and I must confess I was in his camp too. Later Poirot states, again to Hastings, who has incongruously fallen in love with a young lady, 'Ah! Voila une femme.' So at least we begin to suspect that a young lady
It wasn't bad at all but this is not one of my favorites.
Tempo de Ler
Aug 11, 2015 Tempo de Ler rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Crime no Campo de Golfe representa mais um fantástico jogo de investigação, reunindo diversos suspeitos que ora deixam escapar informação intrigante ora exibem comportamentos estranhos, alguns realizando um esforço considerável para esconder os seus segredos , outros com motivos mais do que válidos para levar a cabo um homicídio.

… um jogo que Agatha Christie simplesmente não me deixa ganhar! Passei o livro todo a mudar os meus alvos de suspeita, a construir grandes teorias (apenas para as ver a
Feb 19, 2015 Gearóid rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really great fun to read!
Hercule Poirot is just such a great character with his little grey cells and his
funny way of outsmarting everyone.
I read a lot of Hercule Poirot books years ago so nice to read them again as
they are even better second time around.

Shruthi Natarajan
Apr 15, 2015 Shruthi Natarajan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
The queen of Mystery. Agatha Christie. No seriously. Every single time my reviews reflect the same surprise, the same amazement, the same confusion, and of course: the same feeling of stupidity that I hadn't guessed the murderer! HOW ON EARTH IS CHRSITIE SOOOO GOOOOD???? OH JEEZ GODS HEAVENS WHAT IS MY LIFE??? To think that one line could make all the difference- "The girl with the anxious eyes".

And oh my my!! Hastings, I missed you buddy!!! In all the seriousness of the book, he brings in the
BOTTOM LINE: Not at all her best novel, but an interesting read - quite annoying by about a third of the way through, but by the end becomes very satisfying in its twists and turns. “Fair Play!” from a de luxe detective, decent pacing, and a fair amount of romance as well.

Begged to “come immediately!”, when Poirot arrives in a small French resort town he is informed that his client is dead, under extremely suspicious circumstances. And Madame Renauld has been found bound and gagged; when releas
Oct 10, 2015 Bev rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

It seems hard to believe that Murder on the Links is only the second Hercule Poirot novel--and the one where Hastings meets his soon-to-be wife and disappears to the Argentine for a vast number of books. After leaving the books alone for a while and watching the lovely adaptions starring David Suchet, it has made me think that Hastings was always there--for every one of Poirot's cases. Alas, it was not so. But, on to the review...

In Murder on the Links, Poirot receives an urgernt message from fa
Jun 15, 2009 Hannah rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
Murder on the Links is definitely one for fans of Captain Hastings. He exhibits his usual grand imagination and gets everything completely wrong again, which is the one trait that makes him so endearing. Here, he finally finds the romance that he's been seeking, but unfortunately, this is one of the times when Christie does not deliver her best. The actual mystery is honestly rather dull, and the girl, supposedly a spirited good sport, came across as rather two-dimensional. The "romance" was bar ...more
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Poirot's 2nd mystery, where he and Hastings are summoned by a wealthy businessman ,only to find the man already dead under mysterious circumstances. The usual red herrings are there. His wife, supposed mistress, her daughter, his son and his sweethearts, the chauffeur, the maids -all contribute to the melee of suspects. To confound further is his colorful previous life and a couple or so attempted blackmails. Poirot sets in to untangle the knot of mystery, aided by Hastings whose rolling eyes ar ...more
Nov 13, 2013 Lee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hercule-poirot
My second Hercule Poirot mystery, and it's a treat to "watch" (like an 'ol B&W movie) the little Belgium figure out who the killer was. This series may be an oldie , but, it's still a goodie!
Mohamed Ateaa
Jan 23, 2014 Mohamed Ateaa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
بوارو و مهمة جديدة
الثري الغني يقتل
ويدعو بوارو قبل القتل للاستفادة من خدماته
وتتوالي الاحداث و تتكشف في النهاية لغز الجريمة في ملعب الجولف

م ع
يناير 2014
"Chercher la femme" acquires new and complicated meanings in this one! :)))))
Deepu George
Feb 14, 2014 Deepu George rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mon ami ....... it was really good very much Poirot
Book Concierge
Audio book performed by Hugh Fraser

Captain Arthur Hastings narrates this second book in the mystery series featuring Hercule Poirot. It all begins when Hastings meets a young woman on a train. In short order Poirot receives a letter from a South American millionaire living in France stating that his life is in danger and pleading with Poirot to come at once. Hastings and Poirot immediately go to France, only to find that their “client” has been murdered. There is no shortage of suspects – wife,
Vicky (Books, Biscuits, and Tea)
Original review:

The Murder on the Links is Christie’s third novel and the second Hercule Poirot mystery. I had some vague memory of watching the film adaptation on telly a few years ago but funnily enough, the story was completely new to me and apart from the fact that it’s set somewhere in France and there’s a golf course involved, I didn’t remember a thing. And how grateful I am for that! Had I remembered anything else, I’m quite sure I wouldn’t have en
Nov 10, 2015 James rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In this second Hercule Poirot story, Poirot is moaning that crime isn't what it used to be, criminals are no longer worthy of this investigative prowess. Luckily, that very same day a letter arrives requesting his help in France. Paul Renauld is in fear of his life and wishes to engage Poirot. It's not entirely clear how this short note somehow signifies a matter worthy of Poirot's grey cells when only five minutes before he'd moaning like an old woman, but then maybe I just don't have Poirot's ...more
For some reason this didn't quite work for me. I'm going to put this down to being one of Christie's early novels (only her third) and that she's yet to find her own style. She is very much working in a Conan Doyle style and I don't think that her own characteristics as an author were fully developed by this point.

Surprisingly for a book in which Hastings plays such an important role, there's very little humour. He's not a character who was fully utilised in this novel, which is a pity because t
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Hercule Poirot (1 - 10 of 43 books)
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  • Poirot Investigates (Hercule Poirot, #3)
  • The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Hercule Poirot, #4)
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