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Problem at Pollensa Bay (Hercule Poirot)

3.55  ·  Rating Details ·  2,067 Ratings  ·  80 Reviews
Problem at Pollensa Bay - Parker Pyne
The Second Gong - Poirot
Yellow Iris - Poirot
The Harlequin Tea Set - Harley Quin
The Regatta Mystery - Parker Pyne
The Love Detectives - Harley Quin
Next To A Dog - Romance
Magnolia Blossom - Romance
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Published August 1st 2011 by HarperCollins (first published November 1st 1991)
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Alexia
Apr 05, 2015 Alexia rated it liked it
Did anyone else notice the sexual tension between Mr Satterthwaite and Harley Quinn?
Mārcis
Feb 28, 2012 Mārcis rated it really liked it
Agatas Kristi detektīvromānos galvenais personāžs ir Herkuls Puaro. Tieši šajā viņas grāmatā ar nosaukumu „Problēma Polensas līcī” ir ne tikai stāstīts par šo problēmu, bet arī par vairākiem citiem notikumiem. Gandrīz visos stāstos Herkulu Puaro atrisināt visas mīklas pamudina viņa ziņkārība. Tā kā viņš dzīvo Francijā, tad arī visi notikumi risinās tur.
Kā jau minēju, šajā stāstu grāmatā ir dažādi stāsti ar dažādiem notikumiem, taču tiem ir kopīgas iezīmes. Piemēram, viena no tām ir tāda, ka H
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Farissa Nuri
Kumpulan cerita pendek Agatha Christie yang terdiri dari 8 cerita.

Problem at Pollensa Bay/Masalah di Teluk Pollensa: 3 stars
Parker Pyne menyelesaikan masalah cinta seorang pemuda dengan seorang gadis yang tidak direstui oleh ibu dari pemuda tersebut.

Second Gong/Gong Kedua: 3 stars
Hercule Poirot menyelesaikan kasus pembunuhan seorang lelaki eksentrik yang dianggap bunuh diri.

Yellow Iris/Bunga Iris Kuning: 4 stars
Hercule Poirot menggagalkan percobaan pembunuhan terhadap seorang gadis dalam sebua
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Problem at Pollensa Bay - Parker Pyne
The Second Gong - Poirot
Yellow Iris - Poirot
The Harlequin Tea Set - Harley Quin
The Regatta Mystery - Parker Pyne
The Love Detectives - Harley Quin
Next To A Dog - Romance
Magnolia Blossom - Romanc
Hanifah Mahdiyanti
Buku ini berisi cerita-cerita pendek. Cerita pertama yang berjudul Masalah di Teluk Pollensa dibuka oleh Mr. Parker Pyne, spesialis ketidak-bahagiaan. Ketika sedang berlibur di Teluk Pollensa, seorang ibu-ibu datang padanya dan meminta agar Mr. Parker Pyne menyelamatkan anaknya. Mr. Parker Pyne muncul lagi di cerita Misteri Regatta. Sebetulnya Mr. Parker Pyne bukan karakter favoritku, tapi cerita Misteri Regatta lumayan bagus. Mr. Parker Pyne juga sedang berlibur di cerita ini ketika didatangi s ...more
Damaskcat
Sep 22, 2013 Damaskcat rated it really liked it
This is a collection of short stories including some featuring Hercule Poirot, a Parker Pyne story and some Mr Satterthwaite and Harley Quinn stories as well as a couple which don’t feature any of the author’s regular detectives. I particularly enjoyed the Harley Quinn stories as they always have that extra dimension as well as being mysteries.

I particularly enjoyed the last story in the collection ‘Magnolia Blossom’ which caused me to reach for the tissues. It certainly shows human nature in t
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Summerita Rhayne
Aug 01, 2016 Summerita Rhayne rated it really liked it
A set of short but riveting reads from Agatha Christie. I had read this collection before but accidentally bought it because I wanted to have something to read during a train journey. Didn't matter because as it turned out I had forgotten the ending in most of the stories. Enjoyed all of them though the last two are way off AC's usual style and the Harley Quinn ones are also somewhat surprising. Solved my purpose. I had something gripping to read while the train click-clocked. Next on my pile is ...more
Deir Zahrani
May 21, 2016 Deir Zahrani rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
It's a collection of Agatha Christie's mini stories. It contained even love story, something I rarely seen on her work. But the love story was not that kind of love story where people got to live happily ever after. Like her other works, she emphasized in emotion and human darkest mind in her love story. I don't even think everyone will agree to categorize it as love story.

I enjoy reading this, but there was no moment of sudden gasp when the culprit was found, like what I felt whenever I read h
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fraulein
Dec 30, 2016 fraulein rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Suka kumpulan cerita ini *smooch*


Alasan utamanya karena seTUMBEN-TUMBENnya bisa nebak skenario Tuan Pyne di Pollensa dan bisa teriak di waktu yang hampir bersamaan dengan Tuan Satterthwaite untuk mencegah si anak yang mau diracun ibu tirinya. Yeah!

Dan tokoh wanita di dua cerita terakhir itu, terutama Next to a Dog, greget banget. Amat menimbulkan simpati. Girl power, Joyce!! mungkin dog power juga? Hahaha


Thanks to Kakak Guguk yang sampai melungsurkan kolprinya untukku <~ ini ngga bikin greg
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Leslie
Upgrading this rating to 2.5 stars after rereading it in 2015.

I found this collection of short stories to be a bit of a grab bag. On the whole, it was a pleasant way to spend some time however, I find several of these stories not really to my taste. In particular, I am not a fan of the hint of supernatural found in the Mr. Satterthwaite stories.

I did like the two Parker Pyne stories "The Problem at Pollensa Bay" and "The Regatta Mystery" and the non-mystery story "Next to a Dog" was very touchi
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February Four
Jan 02, 2013 February Four rated it liked it
Some of these stories are far ramblier than others (the one with Mr Satterwaite comes immediately to mind.) However, I did like Problem at Pollensa Bay and Yellow Iris. Some of the stories aren't actually mysteries, but I suppose coming to the end of the series (with Poirot in only one story, and even then a story I've already read before) I should get used to Mr. Parker Pyne and a whole lot of other people I've never met before. (Why on earth is this book in the Hercule Poirot series? For that ...more
La Mala ✌
Dec 02, 2014 La Mala ✌ rated it really liked it
El primer libro entero que leí en mi vida (a los diez años, y sin contar los cuentos para niños y los libros de la serie Escalofríos de R.L. STINE XD).

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Miren, intacto! (Pero, adentro, lleno de arena de playa de hace casi quince años)

Parker Pyne era mi detective favorito.

Dee
Feb 28, 2015 Dee rated it liked it
This was a bit of a mixed bag. There were eight short stories, some better than others. I was disappointed that they were not all Poirot, some of Christie's other detective characters just don't measure up to him.
Catherine Ryan
Rather a mish-mash of eight short stories which don't really have much to do with each other. Two Poirots, two "Harley Quin and Mr Satterthwaite", two Parker Pyne and two short stories with no main detective. I think I enjoyed "The Harlequin tea set" the most
Kirsty
Oct 20, 2007 Kirsty rated it it was ok
Shelves: short-stories
Agatha Christie's short fiction is very different to her novels. I'm not sure if she was just experimenting, but some of these stories are very weird. The book is worth a read because, as the stories span decades of her career, they provide an interesting overview of her changing style.
Michelle
My first meeting with Mr Satterwaite and Harley Quin. I must say it was quite a supernatural and weird meeting.
Lavender
Mar 20, 2017 Lavender rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A nice set of stories by Agatha Christie. A mix of some of her most interesting characters and stories. A few non-mysteries were in here as well and worth the read.
Bookworm007
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Meta Morfillah
Jun 22, 2016 Meta Morfillah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Judul: Problem at Pollensa Bay (Masalah di Teluk Pollensia)
Penulis: Agatha Christie
Penerbit: Gramedia Pustaka Utama
Dimensi: 296 hlm, 18 cm, cetakan kelima Juli 2011
ISBN: 978 979 22 7231 4

Agatha Christie identik dengan Hercule Poirotnya yang eksentrik. Tapi di buku ini, dibilang "Parker Pyne" Stories sedangkan pada kalimat pembuka kasusnya diterangkan ada tokoh Poirot di dalamnya. Ada yang membingungkan saya, apakah Poirot dan Pyne orang yang sama atau bukan? Juga pada tokoh Mr. Harley Quin yang
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Irissë Eärwen
Oct 05, 2015 Irissë Eärwen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Como dice la sinopsis, este libro es una colección de nueve relatos cortos en los que la autora quiere mostrarnos un poco de sus personajes en acción, extrañé al matrimonio Beresford, pero bueno, se dice que no se puede tener todo en la vida, ¿no? jaja, aunque hay que decirlo, ella se recargó a Poirot, su estrella.

El primero de los relatos es el que le da nombre al libro "Problema en Pollensa" y el protagonista es Parker Pyne, por lo poco que he leído de él, se dedica más a temas como los robos
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Ash Ryan
Jun 11, 2015 Ash Ryan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
While the Poirot and Parker Pyne stories are good, the highlights of this collection are a couple of stories that don't fit the mold of the typical murder mystery generally associated with Christie's name:[return][return]"The Harlequin Tea Set"--I can't say much about the plot without giving away the ending (which has an almost surreal quality to it), but this is a brilliant and beautifully crafted tale with a strong emphasis on visual description and color which both enables (almost forces!) th ...more
Meredith
This is a collection of short stories as follows:

Problem at Pollensa Bay (Parker Pyne)
The Second Gong (Hercule Poirot)
Yellow Iris (Hercule Poirot)
The Harlequin Tea Set (Mr Satterthwaite and Harley Quin)
The Regatta Mystery (Parker Pyne)
The Love Detectives (Mr Satterthwaite and Harley Quin)
Next to a Dog
Magnolia Blossom

Though I enjoyed it, a few of the stories were mere re-runs or formulas. The two Parker Pynes present nothing new or interesting. Yellow Iris is the same plot as Sparkling Cyanide, a
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Raz
Apr 17, 2015 Raz rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Complete review available: Problem at Pollensa Bay

This is one of those books it's probably better to stop half-way through. Problems at Pollensa Bay was a thoroughly mixed bag of short stories by Christie. The Harlequin Tea Set and The Love Detectives offered a display of her talent, but others fell far short of Christie's usual standard. The last two in the book were not crime stories, a fact at which many take offence, but act as satisfactory studies on character, and are certainly not the wor
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Estefânia Botelho
Mais um policial excelente da rainha do crime!
É um livro com diferentes contos, cada um com um determinado investigador. Temos assim: Hercule Poirot, Mr. Quin, Parker Pyne, entre outros. Ficou a faltar a inigualável Miss Marple!
É interessante ver como os diferentes detectives actuam para descortinar um determinado crime ou delito, as suas formas de pensar e agir.
Sempre com um toque de humor e também de realismo, Agatha Christie consegue, mais uma vez, despertar o interesse pelo crime como mais n
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Tali
Another short story collection from Christie, but this one includes a lot of stories that have been included in previous collections I've read. Of the five new stories in this collection I enjoyed the two Satterthwaite and Quin stories the best although I did find it interesting to read Yellow Iris, the short story that Christie later edited and expanded to become Sparkling Cyanide. The latter two stories in the collection were not mysteries so much as human stories and I have to confess that Ne ...more
Lbaker
May 13, 2011 Lbaker rated it really liked it
Eight Agatha Christie short stories, some old favourites, some new to me. The only thing missing was that neither Tommy and Tuppence nor Miss Marple were included. However, Mr Satterthwaite and his mysterious friend Mr. Harley Quin make two appearances, and Mr. Parker Pyne is featured in two, as is everyones beloved H. Poirot.

Stories that I had never seen before are Next to a Dog and Magnolia Blossom. These two stories are more about human nature and do not have a need for a person to come in an
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Amor
Feb 23, 2014 Amor rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lecturas-2014
Quizás no sea justa con la puntuación que le he dado, pero me sigo confirmando en que las antologías e historias cortas no son lo mío: me siento estafada, me parece que me falta chicha, ya que en su inmensa mayoría se precipita el desenlace.
En este caso nos encontramos con 9 historias protagonizadas por los personajes emblemáticos de la señora Christie, siendo los mejores relatos los protagonizados por Poirot, a la sazón el de los tres el que más me ha gustado siempre y los peores los de Parker
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owl
Aug 14, 2009 owl rated it liked it
Uhhh...
sejak buku-buku Miss Marple mendarat ditangankuh (dapet minjem dan lupa sejak kapan), buku ini yang pertama kali dibaca.

kesannya sih satu kata: menyebalkan!. sebagian kecil tebakanku salah (=D =D). "Kok bisa gitu sih?", Alurnya agak mudah ditebak tapi akhirnya-mun kata orang sunda mah- meuleug!.

Bukunya gak akan Kureview sih, ini baru awalan dari buku-buku Miss Marple yang sudah kubaca. Berikutnya, akan aku beberkan hasil analisis dari pembacaan buku-buku mbak Agatha Christie ini.
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Agatha Christie also wrote romance novels under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott, and was occasionally published under the name Agatha Christie Mallowan.

Agatha Christie is the best-selling author of all time. She wrote eighty crime novels and story collections, fourteen plays, and several other books. Her books have sold roughly four billion copies and have been translated into 45 languages. She is t
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