O Natal de Poirot (Hercule Poirot #20)
No entanto, quando Hercule Poirot, que se encontra na zona para passar o Natal com um amigo, oferece a sua ajuda, encontra uma atmosfe ...more
I just finished reading Hercule Poirot's Christmas as a festive group buddy read. What a ride it was!! I love Agatha Christie , and this was my first time reading this work.
Think of a victim who wasn't a "nice" person, liked to control people, and had any number of people with reason to want him dead....
A family reunion with the victim gathering all of the guests (his family) for the first time in years to hear him discuss changing his will...
Mysterious (uncut) diamond ...more
Guess Who's Coming For Christmas?
The family's all been invited to Gorston Hall for Christmas and the devilish and domineering "old coot" Simeon Lee has a trick up his sleeve plus two surprise guests to cause havoc and add to the fun until the big crash and then......the scream from the souls of hell......and then......
"Blood......so much blood......blood everywhere......fresh, wet, gleaming blood"......
Oh, this is a good one. Superintendent Sugden has his work cut out for him, but with...more
I read a lot of my mother’s Agatha Christie novels when I was a teenager. They’re what got me into reading crime fiction. However, my interest in Christie didn’t survive into adulthood and it’s been years since I’ve picked up a Hercule Poirot or a Miss Marple novel.
This particular work, the December 2012 read for the English Mysteries Club group, was probably not the best novel for me to choose as a way of going back to Agatha Christie. She must have written much, much better books. I don’t rem ...more
Elderly, wealthy Simon Lee has gathered his family around him for a Christmas reunion. Hardly a joyous celebration when the guests hear furniture being overturned, an inhuman scream and find Simon murdered in his locked room. Visiting a friend in the area, Hercule Poirot offers to assist in solving this case where everyone had reason to wish the old man dead.
Reading Christie is always a delight. Ther ...more
Christmas is merely the occasion for some estranged family members, and a few non-members thrown in to thicken the plot, to gather in an English country home - and for o ...more
A monstrous life has been taken. And to sympathise for the departed, for the life lost, is nearly to ask too much of one. Yet justice would be of no actual value if not served equally. And perhaps the evil of the murderer surpasses only the evil of the victim.
This remains one of the most captivating stories that Agatha Christie has, in her career had to offer. The omnious begining and the unpredicta ...more
In another writer’s work – say, for example, Raymond Chandler’s – a scant description, a thin characterisation or a stretch of dialogue which bears virtually no resemblance to any conversation ever had between human beings, would immediately strike a duff ...more
Alternate title: Hercule Poirot's Christmas
English Mysteries Club Group Read
Not as good as some of the other Christie's I've read, but to the plus side it was a quick read and kept my interest. I guessed whodunnit 3/4 of the way through (which I rarely ever do). It seemed as though Christie slapped me in the face to make it obvious who it was, so much so that I second guessed myself that it could be that person. However, I didn't guess Howdunnit until the reveal.
What an absolute surprise though. A wonderful Christmas indeed!
تم بحمدالله اكتشاف المجرم بعد وقوع الجريمة بعدة صفحات، واكتشتف ٪ من كيفية حدوثها، واخيرا اكتشتف شيئين او لنقل سرين اخفي عن عائلة "لي" .. كم كنت سعيدة عندما انتهيت من الرواية وقد تحققت توقعاتي !
الرواية تتحدث عن رجل عجوز يطلب من اولاده الحضور لقضاء عيد الميلاد معه.. ولكن يُقتل هذا الجد و اصابع الإتهام تشير إلى الجميع، لأن كل منهم لديه سبب وحجة غياب كافي ...more
So I love this novel because I was partially able to match the thought processes of the great Hercule Poirot.
Navidades Trágicas nos cuenta una historia no muy larga, pero con unos personajes fascinantes y, justo lo que esperas de Agatha Christie, un misterio difícil de resolver, que probablemente te dejará con la boca abierta.
Es corto y se lee muy rápido, así que definitivamente lo recomiendo.
I enjoyed this book though if I am honest I think I prefer the TV series !
I dog-eared all the references to mustaches, because they were just wonderful. I laughed when two of ...more
Este libro mucho al juego Clue, donde en una casa se produjo un asesinato y hay múltiples sospechosos y hay que descubrir la verdad.
El detective Poirot es un personaje muy interesante, es una especie de Sherlock Holmes y a mi me encanta sHERLOCK. Desde que lo conocí me encanta la deducción, es maravilloso como ambos personajes deducen grandes cosas de pequeños detalles.
Al final teni ...more
When multimillionaire Simeon Lee decides to invite his family to celebrate Christmas at his home, suspicions are aroused because Simeon is not the doting family man. Harry, the black sheep of the family, and Pilar, his granddaughter, whom none of them have met are also invited, which only heightens the suspicions of the other family members. It seems that Simeon is playing a deadly, sadistic game with his family members. An unexpected guest arrives, Stephen Farr, who is the son of Simeon Lee's p ...more
Christie as usual has made my week a confusion, as now all I will be thinking about is that murder and how Simeon Lee got killed by the most unexpected person. I mean, how does she even do this? She is defi ...more
#2 in my 2014 Christmas mystery reading, prompted quite unexpectedly by my reading of The Man With a Load of Mischief.
Old, rich Simeon Lee has summoned the estranged members of his family to his home for a family Christmas but, as daughter-in-law Hilda points out, it's more in the spirit of making trouble than that of reconciliation. He makes sure, for instance, that his family members hear him telling his lawyer he's going to change his will, which is music to the ears to some and the knell of doom to others. So it's hardly surprising ...more
Hoy me desperté tipo once y, esperando a que me dieran ganas de estudiar matemática para el lunes, me puse a pensar en hacía cuánto no leía algo de Agatha Christie . Aburrida como estaba, teniendo este en el celular por ser el que sigue en orden de publicación al último que leí (que es la manera en que los leo), decidí empezarlo y ver qué tal. En un principio no era gran cosa ni parecía serlo. No pasaba tanto y era más la presentación de los personajes que otra cosa, pero estaba bastante embolad ...more
The story unravels in typical Christie fashion... A family gathering at a country house, a bunch of secrets, two strangers, a butler, and the inevitable murder - witnessed by all as a scream so loud that the whole house is shaken and tries to break down old Mr Lee's door. It is locked from the inside.
What ensu ...more
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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 ...more