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Thirteen at Dinner (Hercule Poirot #9)

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A thriller and a short story collection by the master of mystery -- and the most popular author of all time, with over 2 billion books sold in 45 languages
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Published April 7th 2003 by AudioGO (first published 1933)
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Araz Goran
رواية من روايات أجاثا المحيرة، والمربكة جداً تدور بك في دوائر مغلقة كلما تمسك بخيط يقود إلى إكتشاف الجريمة يرجع بك الامر إلى نقطة الصفر ..

شخصيات كثيرة في الرواية وثلاث جرائم معقدة وغامضة ..رواية عبقرية مترابطة ومتماسكة جداً ولا أظن أن القارئ سيصل إلى القاتل سوى في الصفحة قبل الأخيرة .. إلا إذا كان من طراز هركيول بوارو..
Jan 25, 2016 maii rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sacré! It took me only 2 days to literally devour this book. I most certainly didn't saw that coming, I never could guessed who was the murderer, Agatha did good job!
May 19, 2013 Geoffrey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is probably my second favorite Agatha Christie novel, right behind "The Murder of Roger Ackroyd." It also has a special place in my heart because it was the first Agatha Christie novel that I actually read. This book made me want to actually read more Christie novels instead of merely watching the film and/or television adaptations. Generally speaking, I love "Lord Edgeware Dies" because I immensely enjoy all of the elements of the book. First, I found the story itself very engaging. Specif ...more
Laurel Young
Feb 24, 2010 Laurel Young rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely classic Christie--this is the sort of novel that makes her reputation as Queen of Crime so richly deserved. I'd read it before and STILL got tangled in the red herrings and double, no triple, twists to the point that I questioned whether I had mis-remembered the solution. Poirot is at his best, and so is Hastings--we have to remember that Hastings, without meaning to be, is not a reliable narrator. He puts his own pedestrian spin on things: a suspect says something crucial, and Hastin ...more
mark monday
Choose Your Own Adventure!

You are Lord Edgeware, and Murder Has Come to Dinner.

On the menu:

o Nitro Poached Green Tea and Lime Mousse

o Pommery Grain Mustard Ice Cream

o Chicken Liver Parfait, Oak Moss and Truffle Toast

o Jabugo Ham, Shaved Fennel

o Rhubarb, Braised Konbu and Crab Biscuit

o "Mad Hatter Tea"


o Articho
Oct 14, 2010 Dina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Oct 26, 2011 Faa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I think Lord Edgware Dies has its own uniqueness.
It might not be different from AC other books, but the setting was so straight forward that you can really guess firsthand who was the murderer.
It just that, when you read further you will ask yourself questions like why this character did this, was these two people connected, was there any affair between them, was she there when this and that, and many other questions. All this questions will make you re consider your list of suspects. You might
Sep 05, 2012 Cata rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: biblioteca, 2012
Mais uma vez Agatha Christie apresenta-nos um crime intrincado e brilhantemente construído.

Jane Wilkinson disse para quem quis ouvir que queria o marido morto. Disse que se meteria num táxi e o mataria ela mesma. Pouco tempo depois Lord Edgware estava morto e havia testemunhas que afirmavam que Jane Wilkinson o tinha ido visitar nessa noite e que tinha sido a últimaa pessoa a o ver com vida. Mas existe um outro grupo de pessoas que afirma que nessa fatídica noite, Jane Wilkinson estava num janta
Dame Agatha likes to use disguise and/or bogus identity as a key plot device. Seeing a GR review, I took out my copy for a reread as I was reminded of a Sketchbook prank inspired by this whodunit. I'm not fond of big cocktailers, but sometimes one "has" to go. There I stood, bored to hell, not knowing anyone other than the hostess, and drinking too much champagne.

Oh, there's someone I know, the artist Neil Smithson (not real name). We fell into lite chatter. Soon we were interrupted by a young w
Simona Bartolotta
Feb 24, 2012 Simona Bartolotta rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime
(Poirot parlando all'amico, il capitano Hastings:)
«Avete davvero molta fiducia nelle mie qualità di psicologo, Hastings. Mi adulate. Sapete, amico mio, che ognuno di noi è un mistero, un groviglio di passioni conflittuali, di desideri, di aspirazioni e qualità? Mais oui, c'est vrai: ognuno di noi cerca di farsi un'opinione sul suo prossimo, ma nove volte su dieci sbaglia.»

Durante la lettura si ha la sensazione di assistere ad un concerto di dilettanti: questi musicanti da due soldi iniziano a s
Sep 20, 2015 Andrea rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A very enjoyable mystery to flex your brain to. I had a correct suspicion of the true murderer, and I thought the identity wasn't veiled as cleverly as in some other Christie's novels, but I could not figure out how the crime was committed and how the evidence fit together. The book ended in one of those confession notes that Christie utilized on several occasions throughout her literary career, which I don't particularly love, but Poirot's red herrings in the final reveal were brilliant and hil ...more
Heena  Rathore P.
This is the first Hercule Poirot book I’ve read and I’ll tell you what, it wasn’t a total disappointment. I loved the mystery and the way the suspense unfolded but not so much the lead characters. For me, Hercule Poirot = (Miss Marple X 10) + even worse! Tolerating his irritating grandma behaviour really became a challenge. I really hated him and most probably will not read more than a book or two from this series (that too only the recommended ones). Believe it or not, he irritated me to the po ...more
Khaoula  Dahia
مع أنّي لست مولعة بالأدب البوليسي، لكن بُغية الاطلاع على هذا النوع الأدبي أقرأ لأجاثا و حقيقة لا أفكر في القراءة لغيرها..
المهم، الرواية جميلة جدا و مُنهِكة. لكنها، برأيي، دون جمال '' ثم لم يبق منهم أحد '' - و هذا سبب النجمة الناقصة - ..
بوارو هذا الذكي الحاذق الذي يحاول الوصول إلى حل هذه الجرائم الثلاث منطلقًا مما يراه على وجوه الأشخاص المرتبطين بالجريمة. تحليله جميل. ينم عن قدرة أجاثا العميقة في دراسة الشخصيات و خلقها.
تستحق القراءة خاصة إن كنت مصابًا بضجر مزمن.
Đorđe Bajić
Feb 12, 2015 Đorđe Bajić rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, crime, classics
Čitao sam ovaj roman pre jedno dvadesetak godina. Dok sam ga reprizirao, setio sam se gotovo svih najvažnih delova zapleta i raspleta (uključujući i ko je ubica i kako u deli sproveo svoj zločin), ali sam uživao u detaljima i Agatinom stilu. Roman je, iz današnje perspektive, osvežavajuće politički nekorektan. Poaro zaključuje da je mlada dama za stolom pored njegovog Jevreka tako što je na njoj uočio "jedva primetne tragove njenih semitskih predaka", a zatim konstatuje da "takvu ženu ljubav pre ...more
Jul 01, 2015 paola rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Trama intricata accompagnata dal solito splendido stile della Christie
Mar 07, 2015 Alayne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviews
Agatha Christie tiene un no sé qué que me encanta.

Después de las decepciones que terminaron siendo Peligro Inminente y Poirot Infrige la Ley (que ni pude terminarlo), da bastante gusto cruzarse con un buen libro de la autora que merecidamente puede compararse con Asesinato en el Campo de Golf o Los Cuatro Grandes.

Como siempre, en un principio pensé que era muy sencillo y ya tenía en mente quién podía ser el asesino, pero nuevamente, a mitad del libro ya estaba igual de confundida y perdid
Ahmad Sharabiani
Lord Edgware Dies (Hercule Poirot, #9), Agatha Christie
عنوان: لرد اجور میمیرد؛ آگاتا کریستی؛ مترجم: محمد گذرآبادی؛ تهران، هرمس، کارآگاه، 1388؛ در 282 ص، 9789643636180؛
کتاب با عنوان زیر نخست بصورت پاورقی منتشر شده
13 at Dinner, Agatha Christie
عنوان: سیزده نفر سر میز شام؛ آگاتا کریستی؛ مترجم: بهرام افراسیابی؛ تهران، نشر سخن، 1372؛ در 289
Mar 14, 2015 Alondra rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
3.5 Stars

Another classic Hercule Poirot. I really had no idea that the story would end at the beginning, so-to-speak. Hercule was fooled, but only for a little while. Nice little mystery, with classic Agatha Christie twists and turns.

عمرو الجندى
May 30, 2012 عمرو الجندى rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crimes
من اجمل جرائم اجاثا :)
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Nigel Bird
Feb 22, 2012 Nigel Bird rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
You might find this difficult to believe, but until this weekend I'd never knowingly read an Agatha Christie novel.

I was in a youth hostel, had finished the books I'd taken and had to pick from their shelves.

Having chosen and then decided against several of the more likely options, I came across 'Lord Edgeware Dies'. On the inside of the cover, it reminded me that 'Agatha Christie' is known throughout the world as the Queen Of Crime'. That was the clincher. It also seemed thin enough for me to g
Dec 15, 2009 Joshua rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Ana Regalado
Jan 21, 2016 Ana Regalado rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Libro al estilo de Sherlock Holmes, la forma en que la escritoria hace que pienses que todos son sospechosos de asesinato y al final descubrir que quien menos pensabas fue el autor del crimen. El desarollo de la trama es interesante y causa en el lector ese interes de descubrir como en realidad sucedieron las cosas.
Martin Smrz
Feb 04, 2016 Martin Smrz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One of the best books of Agatha Christie. Poirot is shining throughout the book and the plot is very puzzling. Good relaxation book. Highly recommended.
From BBC Radio 4 Extra:
The Belgian sleuth gets embroiled in some mysterious upper class marital problems. Agatha Christie whodunnit with John Moffatt.
Aug 19, 2015 Ruby rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not as easy to get into because the mystery concerns not the household and members of an estate but a whole host of people who all do different things. You feel as if you're always missing something because there could be a random stranger involved. Some not really important questions get answered too late and distract you from the real mystery for too long. Also the mystery is almost impossible to guess, and the characters aren't that great. The victim in this mystery is also not that interesti ...more
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Thirteen At Dinner is another name for this mystery leisurely created by Agatha Christie.
Brilliant is the word used to characterize our acclaimed Poirot and his superb detective skills. Mais Oui, he may be the best our world has to offer in this slow moving book.

As you can tell from the title, Lord Edgware does indeed die, killed by an American actress, his wife, though only in name. Eye witnesses asseverate she attended a dinner party during the time of the Lord's d
Mary Ronan Drew
Oct 08, 2011 Mary Ronan Drew rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library-book
Thursday it rained all day, an unusual thing here in semi-arid Spokane, and it has turned colder here finally, with highs in the 50s. So the other day was perfect for the combination of hot tea, cats, a warm radiator, my gold chair, and an Agatha Christie mystery.

The mystery was Thirteen at Dinner and it is one of the best Christie's I've read. As with many of the Hercule Poirot books, it is a slice of London life in the 1930s. If you were a gentleman or a lady, others of your kind would take yo
Jul 06, 2010 Jerry rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Classic whodunit from Master -- fun short mystery read!

Also entitled "Thirteen at Dinner", this mystery novel from the early 1930's (!) is a Christie classic in her Hercule Poirot series. The plot engages the reader quickly when Lord Edgware is bumped off. All clues certainly point to actress Jane Wilkinson (Lady Edgware), who has been overheard at dinner (for 13) wishing death for her husband, from whom she wants a not forthcoming divorce. However, an airtight alibi rules out Wilkinson, and so
Sep 10, 2013 Maninee rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
I have had it. I am fed up. I have finally had the last straw. Every time I pick up a Poirot book, I promise my self, that it is worth it. That the amazing, mind blowing, completely nuts explanation at the end of the book that leaves my head spinning is worth the aggravation of having to bear with Poirot for 200+ pages.

But it has finally got to me. Poirot and his frustrating exclamations, his strange emotional upheavals, his cryptic remarks and his absolute refusal to share anything at all with
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