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The Disappearance of Mr. Davenheim: A Short Story

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Mr. Davenheim, a wealthy financier, leaves his home to mail a letter, then fails to return. The story fills the newspapers and intrigues Hercule Poirot, who challenges Inspector Japp with the claim that he can solve the case before the police, and without leaving his flat.
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Richard Reviles Censorship Always in All Ways
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The Publisher Says: Mr. Davenheim, a wealthy financier, leaves his home to mail a letter, then fails to return. The story fills the newspapers and intrigues Hercule Poirot, who challenges Inspector Japp with the claim that he can solve the case before the police, and without leaving his flat.

My Review: Another season two episode of Agatha Christie's Poirot that's available as a 99¢ Kindle Single. And this one is a prime example of how very good Ma Christie was as a puzzle-mak
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Cheryl
Papers in the past three days have been full of the disappearance of Mr. Davenheim, banker and financier. Is it possible that anyone could disappear without a trace?

Poirot and Scotland Yard Detective Japp propose three categories of disappearances. First, there is voluntary disappearance, but Davenheim would be "up against civilization" with his picture posted in transport stations, and there is that reward! Someone would alert police for the sizeable sum...

Secondly, there is the much abused lo
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Heep
Agatha Christie is an absolute master of the craft, but is distinguished by her ability to create such vivid personalities on paper. This is a bright little mystery which depends mostly on the interaction of Poirot with Hudson and Inspector Japp. The two foils to the sleuth's genius are just likeable and sensible enough to keep them from being entirely vapid. It is easy to nderstand why these works endure. They are reliable entertainers.
Caroline
Short story previously published in Poirot Investigates.

Have read but don't really remember it. To be re-read.
Agata
Very interesting short story, really good read. The only thing is that short stories are easier to figure out and mysteries are not too complicated. But overall enjoyable.
Cat
Poirot solved this one without even leaving his flat. and yet again I followed the red herring.
Jan
I like the Hercule Poirot less than the Miss Marple. I'll see if they grow on me, as I read more of the short stories.
Sallie
It's been fun to read the short stories of these Hercule Poirot mysteries - since I've watched all of them on PBS Mystery over the years.
Tischelle
"I am ashamed. I who would not rob a child."
Absolutely riotous!
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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 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
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