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Peril At End House: A Hercule Poirot Mystery (Hercule Poirot #8)

3.87  ·  Rating Details  ·  19,362 Ratings  ·  900 Reviews
Hercule Poirot is vacationing on the Cornish coast when he meets Nick Buckly. Nick is the young and reckless mistress of End House, an imposing structure perched on the rocky cliffs of St. Loo.

Poirot has taken a particular interest in the young woman who has recently narrowly escaped a series of life-threatening accidents. Something tells the Belgian sleuth that these so-c
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Published May 25th 2005 by AudioGO (first published February 1932)
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Sanjay Gautam
May 28, 2016 Sanjay Gautam rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I picked it up at random, and was wondering if I would get to read a decent mystery novel; I wasn't left disappointed. Agatha Christie can weave a mystery out of anything, I guess. She creates an atmosphere of certain mystery and unease that pulls all your attention and creates a craving to know more, thereby getting you hooked without letting you know .

This one got me hooked from the first chapter. Until I finished. The solution is ingenious, and unprecedented.


The best Agatha Christie novel I've read in a long time. Not simply because the mystery is so deliciously confusing and leaves Poirot 50 different shades of puzzled, not because we get to see a much more human and emotional Poirot, but very much because it has such a dazzling cast of characters, and reminded me more than anything of Paris in the 1920's.

I was reading this and I really wanted to see the adaption of it on the big screen, because I had these great images in my head. Especially our
Ali AlShewail
مذهلة و خارقة للعادة ، و كنت أظن أن "مقتل السيد روجر أكرويد" هي قمة إبداع السيدة أجاثا كريستى و لكن "خطر في البيت الأخير" أثبتت خطأ ظني و بشدة .

و لسا ياما في جرابك يا حاوي.

وكلما ظننتَ أنك ذكيًا
أتت أجاثا كريستي لتتلاعب بذكائك تلاعب القط بالفأر

وقت فى البداية في فخ الترجمة المعتاد إذ تحور العنوان من "خطر فى البيت الأخير" إلى
"بيت الرعب"

ثم إذا بالرواية على غير ما يوحي العنوان تمامًا

فإذا غضينا البصر عن صدمة العنوان الأولى
فقد استمتعت بالرواية كثيرًا، وإن أصابنى الملل فى البداية
فكل الأبطال بها يثرثرون ولا شىء سوى الثرثرة ثم مزيد منها

والنهاية لا داعى لترديد نفس الجملة فى كل روايات أجاثا، فهى دائمًا مبتكرة وعلى غير ما يتوقع القارئ تمامًا

ملحوظة: فيما يلي حرق لأحداث الرواية

Ahmad Sharabiani
Peril at End House (Hercule Poirot #8), Agatha Christie
عنوانها: خطر در خانه؛ خطر در خانه آخر؛ کمینگاه خطر
عنوان: کمینگاه خطر ؛ نویسنده: آگاتا کریستی؛ مترجم: فرزانه طاهری؛ تهران، طرح نو، 1372؛ در 247 ص؛ چاپ دوم 1387؛ شابک: 9789644890628؛ موضوع: داستانهای کارآگاهان از نویسندگان انگلیسی قرن 20 م
عنوان: خطر در خانه آخر؛ نویسنده: آگاتا کریستی؛ مترجم: مجتبی عبدالله نژاد؛ تهران، هرمس، کتابهای کارآگاه، چاپ اول 1390، چاپ دوم 1392؛ در 244 ص؛ شابک: 9789643637873؛ موضوع: داستانهای کارآگاهان از نویسندگان انگلی
May 16, 2016 عَـدن rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
ما ان أقرأ رواية لأجاثا وأقول انها أفضل ما كتبت على الاطلاق حتى تأتيني رواية أخرى لتصدمني وتبين لي أن عبقرية هذه الروائية تعدت عقول الكثير من المفكرين, ولا أبالغ أبدا في ما قلت :).

ستقول وأنت تقرأ رواياتها أن المجرم هو أبعد الأشخاص عن الجريمة, ذالك الذي لا توجد أي اشارة تدل على أنه هو القاتل, أو أن هناك دليلا صغيرا مخفياً, هكذا ستقول لأن الروايات البوليسية غالباً ما تكون هكذا, ولكنها أغاثا يا عزيزي, حتى لو حاولت أن تفكر خارج الصندوق, فستأتي هي وتبين لك أنك ما زلت تفكر فيه!!

تتحدث الرواية عن مادج,
David Schaafsma
“Evil never goes unpunished, Monsieur. But the punishment is sometimes secret.”
― Agatha Christie, Peril at End House

#8 of 39 completed!

While on holiday in Cornwall, the elderly Belgian detective who just can’t seem to retire, Hercule Poirot, meets flapper Nick Buckley, who has recently survived three near-fatal mishaps, including just narrowly being missed by a falling boulder, having her brakes fail, and having a heavy painting fall on her bed, and when they are discussing these occurrences,
Jun 12, 2016 BrokenTune rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
Peril at End House was a great mystery to follow. It did not pretended to be anything than a straight forward murder mystery. There was hardly any social commentary - and none of which I remember to be dubious (well, not as dubious as some of Dame Agatha's other ones), and I did not guess the murderer until the very end. It also had some of the delightful conversations where Poirot pokes fun at Hastings - either about his understanding of women or his admiration for the capabilities of English s ...more
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Huda Aweys
بوارو العجوز المسكين ، حين تستخدمه و تسّيره بنت (شيطانية) صغيرة ، لتحقيق هدفها الإجرامي
متى ؟ .. و كيف ؟ .. سينتبه بوارو إلى خدعتها ؟
كالعادة رواية مثيرة من روايات اجاثا كريستي ، و بطلها (بوارو) المحقق الخاص ، البلجيكي الأصل
Oct 24, 2012 Victoria rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime-fiction
I almost never rate a Christie book lower than 4 stars, because I just love her writing. I won't go as far as saying she's the best writer in the history of the world, but she's a master of her genre and I always enjoy her books. They're such wonderful comfort food, enjoyable and untaxing to read but still with interesting and compelling stories that make you want to find out whodunnit.

However I find Peril at End House is one of her less enjoyable books. I can't explain why. Maybe it's because I
Jul 21, 2015 Sarah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hercule Poirot and his friend, Captain Hastings, are relaxing peacefully on holiday in Cornwall. This soon changes when they meet a young lady at their hotel. She lives nearby and during a conversation she reveals some worrying information. Poirot's interest is sparked and he soon realises she is in great danger. Poirot decides he must protect her and begins investigations with Hastings help.

This was a very witty, engrossing book with plot twists, amusing dialogue and entertaining characters. A
Apr 25, 2016 Holly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
Another great mystery by the Queen of suspense! Of course, I didn't see the end coming, which is what I love most about Agatha Christie's books.
From BBC Radio 4 Extra:
Episode 1: Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot is on holiday in Cornwall when a bullet lands at his feet at the Majestic Hotel...

Episode 2: Hercule Poirot and Captain Hastings attend Maggie Buckley's dinner party and make a startling discovery.

Episode 3: Hercule Poirot discovers the identity of the body - and then turns his attention to some old letters.

Episode 4: Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot and Captain Hastings head to London to meet up with Chief Inspector Japp.

Episode 5: He
Amber Tucker
I caught only vague snatches of Poirot, televised versions, during my formative years. My parents, once in a while, pulled out their dusty videotapes with David Suchet; I knew the impressively-mustached face, was familiar with the smug French accent so naturally belonging to it. Until now, unfortunately, I'd never read any of Agatha Christie's Poirot. I was loyal to Sherlock Holmes, or so I thought. I had no idea what I was missing. Make no mistake, I still adore Holmes, but I also find I'm deli ...more
Feb 24, 2016 Kavita rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
This one was very enjoyable. Poirot is on holiday (poor chap - never took a holiday that didn't turn into work for him!) and he comes across a vivacious young girl who has several attempts made on her life. Poirot steps into the scene but someone gets murdered by mistake. Eventually, the truth comes to light but not before a number of red herrings. The investigation gets more confused because there is a forgery as well.

The plot was great and so were the characters. But what I really enjoyed was
Άλλο ένα πολύ καλό βιβλίο από την Αγκάθα Κρίστη.

Ο Πουαρό έχει συνταξιοδοτηθεί και κάνει διακοπές με το κολλητάρι του, τον Χάστινγκς. Εκεί συναντούν μια νεαρή κοπέλα, την Νικ, που τους διηγείται πως μέσα σε δυο μέρες είχε τρία ατυχήματα που παραλίγο να τής κοστίσουν την ζωή. Καθώς μιλούν η Νικ διαμαρτύρεται για μια σφήγκα που περνάει μπρος από το πρόσωπό της. Όταν φεύγει, ξεχνάει το καπέλο της πίσω κι όπως ο Πουαρό το κρατά στα χέρια του, με την σκέψη να τής το επιστρέψει, διαπιστώνει μια μικρή τ
Dr. Sulaiman
Oct 01, 2015 Dr. Sulaiman rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
الرواية جيدة جداً وتظهر فيها بوضوح إمكانيات الكاتبة أجاثا كريستي، وهذا من حيث تشابك خيوط الجريمة وأدلتها وظروفها، إذ أبدعت أجاثا كالعادة في جعل عدة دوافع تتداخل فيما بينها للاستفادة من نتيجة الجريمة المرجوة، ولكني أعتقد أن الترجمة العربية للرواية قد شابها بعض الأخطاء ،أو ورد فيها بعض النقص، وهذا للأسباب التالية:
-كما جاء في ملخص الرواية أنها حدثت في شاطىء الريفيرا، ولكن متن النص يبين أن الوقائع حدثت في شاطىء سانت لو في إنجلترا!
-في نهاية الرواية عبر مسرحية بوارو لم يتضح بشكل كافِ مصير المسدس الذي
❆ Crystal ❆
Review for audiobook ~ 5 stars story 5 stars narration.

The edition I read was part of a 8 full cast BBC Radio Dramatization... Poirot s Finest Cases Eight Full-Cast BBC Radio Dramatisations Poirot's Finest Cases Eight Full-Cast BBC Radio Dramatisations by Agatha Christie. I loved it and thought the story was very original with lots of twists and turns.
The narration was a full-cast and exceptional. I loved it as well.
Sep 23, 2015 Kirstie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone, obviously.
Peril at End House

My First Time!
This book, I know, will always hold a special place in my heart because this is the first Agatha Christie book I’ve ever read! Okay, I don’t know if that’s really as *gasp* worthy as my (melodramatic) imagination wants to believe, but it’s a big thing for me, guys, okay? Of course, I’ve know about Christie since forever (and being a Doctor Who fan have been interested in reading her since “The Unicorn and the Wasp” (fantastic episode, absolutely splendid). I’m so
Oct 05, 2015 Holmlock rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When a woman's life is threatened, Poirot and Hastings end up bodyguards. Nick Buckley has recently had several attempts made on her life. She refuses to believe the fallen painting, the dislodged boulder, the faulty brakes, and the near miss of a bullet were anything other than unfortunate accidents. Hercule believes otherwise. Poirot and Hastings, are stumped as to motive. Miss Buckley lives in a mortgaged house with little money left. If it isn't fortune the fiend is after then what is it? Po ...more
Shruthi Natarajan
May 01, 2015 Shruthi Natarajan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
AGATHA STOP IT!!!!!! I SWEAR I SUSPECTED EVERY SINGLE PERSON... except the murderer. gah. Amazing! Absolutely amazing! Aw poor Hastings though, you make me laugh so much!! :D ;D Look, I am not going to say any more. My reviews are now stereotypical when it comes to Christie's books, as Sneha pointed out :) But I really cannot help it. Now, i am going to read Curtain. Poirot's last case. Finally.

Jeez, Magdala Buckley- how you annoy me.
Bruce Beckham
Jan 12, 2016 Bruce Beckham rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If half the fun of reading Poirot is trying to solve the mystery, then the other has to be the hilarious relationship between the great detective and his wooden biographer, Captain Hastings.

I always wonder if Agatha Christie had someone in mind when she cast this classic character – and of course parallels have been drawn with Conan Doyle’s Dr Watson.

Peril at End House (1932) had me chortling at times; such as a moment shortly after Hastings offers sympathy for Poirot’s lack of progress by stati
Perry Whitford
Jan 07, 2016 Perry Whitford rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"To hunt down a murderer after a crime has been committed - c'est tout simple! Or at least it is simple to one of my ability. The murderer has, so to speak, signed his name by committing the crime ... To detect a crime before it has been committed - that is indeed of a rare difficulty."

It sure is. So much so, that when the crime actually is committed, even the little grey cells of the conceited Hercule Poirot can't help him prevent it. Nor is it the murder he was expecting. Even the loyal Hastin
Tami (synchro from BL)
Very clever and emotional crime story with Hercule Poirot. M. Poirot is on vacation with his friend, Mr Hastings.

On the terrace of their noble hotel they encounter the charming young Miss Buckley. Miss Buckley has been the victim of some unfortunate "accients" and lives in a old mansion with some creepy and mysterious servants, some suspicious tenants and has a group of friends in the vicinity for a visit.

The onset is different here as there has been no successful crime yet, when M. Poirot enter
Book Concierge
Hercule Poirot mystery # 8 has the “retired” detective on holiday with his friend Hastings at the Cornish seaside town of St. Loo. A mystery lands in their laps when a young heiress, the current owner of the once magnificent End House, admits that she’s had several near misses in the last few days. Nick Buckley can’t imagine why anyone would try to kill her, but Poirot insists she is in grave danger, and, indeed, there are several more attempts. Unfortunately her cousin is shot instead when she’ ...more
Sep 21, 2015 Maanasa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There are times when I am snuggled up in my bed, with a mug of hot coffee next to me, and I want nothing but a good Agatha Christie mystery to accompany me for the evening. Yesterday evening was one such evening and I found myself curled in bed with Peril at End House. I think I might have read this book before, but I have been reading Agatha Christies since I was about 11, so my memory is hazy. This Poirot fable opened its arms and welcomed me into the fold like an old friend might. Colonel Has ...more
Brooklyn Tayla
Pure and utter genius! I have yet another favourite Poirot book. Agatha Christie writes with her fabulous sass (as usual) and my gosh the twists in this one; I could've never guessed them! The perfect way to end my Poirot and Hastings reads, though I know it's not truly the end, because I'll re read them all! ;)
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Bu seferki muhteşemdi.. Bir Cinayet işlenmeden katili bulmaya çalışılıyordu.. Ama bu kadarla sınırlı değil.. poirot bile son ana kadar yanıldı.. Çok ters köşe yapan bir kitap :) BAYILDIM
Jan 17, 2013 Dinesh rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Never imagined there would be an other English detective in the likes of Sherlock Holmes. Hercule Poirot, the Belgian detective would certainly join the rank of Sherlock Holmes with regards to his meticulous observations and shrewd detections.

The story starts with Hercule Poirot deciding to put an end to his illustrious investigating career with his trusted friend, Captain Hastings. But when he realizes that his acquaintance from the End House, Miss Nick Buckley was being targeted for murder, h
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