Thirteen at Dinner (Hercule Poirot #9)
You are Lord Edgeware, and Murder Has Come to Dinner.
On the menu:
o Nitro Poached Green Tea and Lime Mousse
RED CABBAGE GAZPACHO
o Pommery Grain Mustard Ice Cream
JELLY OF QUAIL, CRAYFISH CREAM
o Chicken Liver Parfait, Oak Moss and Truffle Toast
o Jabugo Ham, Shaved Fennel
ROAST FOIE GRAS
o Rhubarb, Braised Konbu and Crab Biscuit
MOCK TURTLE SOUP (c.1850)
o "Mad Hatter Tea"
"SOUND OF THE SEA"
SALMON POACHED IN A LIQUORICE GEL
(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.»
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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...more
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...more
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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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
Two things to note: first, the cover has NOTHING to do with this story. I like these new covers but they usually refer to something about the plot. In this case, none at all. Nobody was killed with a gun (and there are several dead bodies her...more
How could Jane Wilkinson, the former Lady Edgware, have killed ex-husband Lord Edgware when she was seen attending a dinner party by thirteen different people? How does the death of Carlotta Adams, the disappearance of the money in the safe, and the death of Donald Ross tie in to this case? Why is the religion of Ms.Wilkinson's fiance so important? This is a challenge for Poirot indeed!
Although there are blatant anti-Semitic undertones (Agatha Christie was not known to have high r...more
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Foi um livro que me causou muita curiosidade por ter lido que era considerado um fracasso para o famoso Poirot. Contudo não foi um livro que me agradasse muito. Com tantas reviravoltas, com tantas incertezas, não me encheu as medidas...
Wonder if Christie got the idea from this as one of the characters even remarks that he was the first to leave.
يا لهذا الحظ السيء
شككت بإمرأة لكنها قتلت فلم يبقى لدي غير الشك بالرجل الذي تعرفه وذلك بناءا على قصة قد قالها لبوارو وبالنهاية كانت القصة من محض خياله وقد ضللتني كثيرا في معرفة القاتل
وكانت هناك أيضا الرسالة التي تركتها المرأة التي قتلت لأختها كانت الرسالة مزدوجة لكن نصف الرسالة مزق ومزق معها الدليل الذي يثبت القاتل
رائعة كما العادة يا أغاثا كريستي أعجبتني الرواية جدا
I put it down for a few days but it popped into my head and I couldn't stop speculating on who had done it - very good.
Una propposta molta insolita quella che Poirot riceve dalla celebre diva Jane Wilkinson: cercare di convincere il marito di lei a concedere il divorzio. Poirot, incuriosito, accetta ma scopre che al cosa è ancor più strana di quanto si aspettava: il marito, il vizioso Edgware, infatti aveva già ampliamente acconsentito a divorziare. Quando poi, qualche giorno dopo, il nobiluomo viene assassinato, e l'ispettore Japp arresta la moglie, sospettata del delitto, Poirot può intervenire a ragion veduta...more
Originally titled, LORD EDGWARE DIES, the book was adapt...more
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Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller was born in Torquay, Devon, England, U.K., as the youngest of three. The Millers had two other children: Margaret Frary Miller (1879–1950), called Madge, who was eleven years Agatha's senior, and Louis Montant Miller (1880...more