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Five Complete Hercule Poirot Novels: ABC Murders / Cards on the Table / Death on the Nile / Murder on the Orient Express / Thirteen at Dinner

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Novels included; Thirteen at Dinner/Murder on The Orient Express/The ABC Murders/Cards on the Table/ Death on the Nile.
Hardcover, 663 pages
Published August 19th 1987 by Avenel Books (first published January 1st 1980)
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James
May 23, 2010 James rated it it was amazing
Perfect collection for any Agatha Christie newbie! Avenel Books have put together the very best Hercule Poirot stories in one collection. The stories found here are "Death on the Nile", "Murder on the Orient Express", "The ABC Murders", "Cards on the Table", and "Thirteen at Dinner". The only title that doesn't deserve a 5-star rating is "Cards"--that gets only a 2 or a 3. "Thirteen at Dinner" (the US title) is more commonly known as "Lord Edgware Dies". This is a great example of the best writi ...more
Empress Reece (Hooked on Books)
Favorite Agatha Christie & Hercule Poirot Collection...

This is a collection of five Hercule Poirot mysteries by Agatha Christie. In 2013 I read all of her works and I enjoyed all of them. These five stories are some of my favorites of Poirot's. I normally don't re-read a lot of books but for my 2016 Summer Bingo Challenge I decided to read "Thirteen at Dinner" for my 'Favorite Re-Read' square. I'm so glad I did! It's made me realize I should re-read more often.

Thirteen at Dinner is a fun my
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Leslie
This is my first Agatha Christie book and I'm really enjoying it so far. There is good humor in it, so much that I've laughed out a few times. :)

Finished Thirteen at Dinner last night (Sept 5). It was really good - had me guessing the whole time who the perp was. I like mysteries like that. Great character descriptions.

Finished Murder on the Orient Express and again enjoyed it a lot. I don't plan on reading the other 3 books in this set of novels because I have to return it to the library that w
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Janet
Jan 26, 2011 Janet rated it liked it
Convalescing from pneumonia, I've been on an Agatha Christie marathon. My children now accuse me of archaic turns of phrase and melancholy leisure hours spent consuming hot teas and fiction. I'd not remembered how refreshingly dignified and cultured Agatha Christie's tales are. Yet, offering a glimpse into the ethnic stereotyping of yesterday's society, written in the 1930'3 many of them, I ponder the influences and repercussions of those sentiments upon the great historical pages of the world. ...more
Sarah
Jul 19, 2012 Sarah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I became unhealthily obsessed with this book while bedridden with a cold in March. When my sister accidentally took it home with her, I realized I had a problem. This led to getting the all-star 1974 movie adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express on Netflix, which was totally hilarious ("I believe, when you said no, you really meant yes!") and features Lauren Bacall's amazing Art Deco sequined jacket.
Alana
Jul 11, 2008 Alana rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone and everyone who wants a tome of Christie novels to dip into from time to time
7/11/08
Finished Cards on the Table... and thus have finished the whole compilation book! I must say, I rather liked this one, too. Perhaps even more than The ABC Murders but I think we shall call it a tie, because I wasn't entirely thrilled with the concept. A man who likes secrets brings four people he suspects to be murderers to his home and four "detectives"... and then when he's in a room with the four suspected murderers, he is killed without anyone noticing? Hm. Sounds too easy a set-up, e
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Shannon
Oct 26, 2014 Shannon rated it really liked it
I'm not an avid mystery reader but I really enjoyed these Hercule Poirot mysteries. I had seen one or two of the stories as BBC productions but it has been long enough that I didn't remember "who dun it". I really enjoyed reading these novels. They have a sense of humour and don't take themselves too seriously.

If you are looking for stark modern realism, csi-style forensic investigation, or moody atmospherics, then these novels are not for you. I enjoyed Poirot's genius for the psychological and
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Odile
Mar 29, 2015 Odile rated it liked it
Easy, fun read. Agatha lets us discover clues when she feels like it but keeps us guessing. She wants to make sure that Hercule remains the hero. Entertaining and fun way of describing the participating characters and the setting.
Dolly
Mar 21, 2011 Dolly rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Mystery fans
Through this book, I became an avid fan of Agatha Christie. It was given to me (likely a Christmas present) in my teen years and I have carried it with me for the last twenty plus years. I am now working my way methodically through Dame Agatha's body of work and once I reread these stories (I plan to reread the stories like these that I read so long ago that I have forgotten the plots), I will likely donate this book to my local library. Or perhaps, by then our girls will be old enough to begin ...more
Sally
Jun 20, 2010 Sally rated it really liked it
Agatha Christie's books always keep me interested from beginning to end.
My favorite was Orient Express, but Death on the Nile may have been my favorite if I had read it before Orient Express as they both contain the same plot. I thought the Orient Express to be extremely interesting, but also a little far fetched where the conclusions were concerned.

Thirteen at Dinner was enjoyable. Cards on the Table and the ABC Murders were my least favorite of the novels; however, I still enjoyed reading the
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Danis
Feb 04, 2016 Danis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
love it!
Bea Alden
Dec 22, 2008 Bea Alden rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery
This compendium includes Death on the Nile, Murder on the Orient Express, the ABC murders, Cards on the Table and Thirteen at Dinner. Each is classic Christie: the plots present ingenious puzzles that Hercule Poirot solves step by step. Clues are left along the way for the reader - but only Poirot can provide the classic denouement.

Jenifer
Jan 25, 2010 Jenifer rated it liked it
From an old journal entry of mine; "I bought this book myself having always wanted to read "Murder on the Orient Express". Contrary to my methodical nature, I read that story first, instead of starting at the front cover. No skipping ahead! Then I started at the beginning and read the other four stories. My favorites; 'Murder on the Orient Express', 'Cards on the Table', and 'Death on the Nile'. The other two ('ABC Murders' and 'Thirteen at Dinner')I didn't care for.
Paula
Oct 15, 2012 Paula rated it it was amazing
How do you not love Hercule Poirot? Between the mustache and his use of "the little grey cells," I have to list him in my top 5 favorite fictional characters of all time.
Fredrick Danysh
Jun 26, 2011 Fredrick Danysh rated it it was amazing
A collection of five different murder mysteries featuring Hercule Periot. Vintage Agatha Christie. Includes Death on the Nile and Murder on the Orient Express.
Amy
Nov 01, 2012 Amy rated it it was amazing
Loved this collection! I'm addicted to Agatha Christie novels, and Hercule Poirot is a definite favorite character. Highly recommend to mystery lovers.
Jennifer
Jan 01, 2015 Jennifer rated it really liked it
As always, a great offering of Christie mysteries.
Michele
Aug 15, 2012 Michele rated it really liked it
Shelves: classics
Agatha Christie is always a good bet on a rainy afternoon.
Michael
Sep 15, 2010 Michael rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An excellent book with 5 of Christies best novels.
Arlene
Nov 29, 2010 Arlene rated it really liked it
She is the greatest mystery storyteller.
Robin
Dec 16, 2015 Robin rated it liked it
I read two out of five.
Nicole Marino
Aug 15, 2007 Nicole Marino rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Can't beat Poirot.
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