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Sono un'assassina? (Hercule Poirot #35)

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เมือสาวนอยคนทีสาม... ทีเขามาอยูในแฟลตชันทีสอง คือเงือนงำแหงปริศนา! ปัวโรตจึงตองเขาสืบสวนเพือคลีคลายปัญหา แตเรืองไมงายอยางทีคิด! ...more
Paperback, 182 pages
Published January 1st 2003 by Mondadori (first published 1966)
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Tina I loved it. Set in the 60's was a change for Christie. Some reviews I read didn't like the angle of writing but I think the disapproval of the younger…moreI loved it. Set in the 60's was a change for Christie. Some reviews I read didn't like the angle of writing but I think the disapproval of the younger style of dress was correct as it was from an older point of view. It left me wanting to pick up more of her books.(less)
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mark monday
Choose Your Own Adventure!

You are an apartment in London. It is the Swingin’ 60s, man, and everything is new and shiny and groovy and covered with flowers. Psychiatry: what a mind trip, it’s crazy! Drugs: they’re everywhere – and sometimes not so groovy! You have room for three girls, you spacious bohemian pad you... but three girls in swingin’ London can sometimes equal trouble: Murder Trouble! Whatever is a hepcat apartment to do? Time to bring in an old-school private detective and his square
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Branwen *Blaidd Drwg*
"Where there is murder, anything can happen."

Can you believe I have gone my whole life without reading an Agatha Christie novel?!?

I know, right?! Me either! ;)

So I picked this one up, along with a few others, at my local used bookstore on a whim and decided to give her a shot. I am really glad that I did, because this book was very enjoyable!

Hercule Poirot is a Belgium detective who is approached by a young girl who thinks she has committed a murder. Shortly after she disappears and Poirot must
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Sam
Aug 22, 2007 Sam rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Agatha Christie fans
Shelves: fiction
Well, as my first Agatha Christie book in about 20 years, i'm told this was a bad choice. Christie wrote it later in her life, and in a bid to maintain some relevance with the younger people, wrote in a lot of jargon about drugs and young people and their strange ways. The jargon and stereotypes didn't bother me so much - they were quaint and at times humorous, but forgivable in most circumstances. What was bothersome about the book was that it had some difficulty in getting started, and when it ...more
Nishat
'I may have committed a murder!’

Hercule Poirot is old, lazy & inactive in the ‘60s. He hardly runs after information and murderers nowadays. The fact that he is no longer well known as a detective to the young people, makes him sad! He’s bored, recently had read Magnum Opus, an analysis of detective fiction writers, and spoken bitterly of Edgar Allen Poe because of the lack of order and method! He does have nothing literally to do next. So when an unattractive girl comes to him for help on a
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Ririn
For the first time ever, I got close enough to guess the mystery. Yeay!!

But it was a bit odd to see Poirot lost his confidence. It was his arrogance that was the main attraction for all this time.
Nancy Oakes
Hercule Poirot is now in his 35th adventure; after this one, he has only three more contemporary appearances -- in Hallow'een Party, Elephants Can Remember, and Curtain.

Third Girl is set smack in the mid-sixties. It's a time when men are wearing such clothes as "elaborate velvet waistcoat[s:], skin-tight pants," and wearing their hair long in "rich curls of chestnut," while women were wearing

"the clothes of their generation: black high leather boots, white open-work stockings of doubtful cleanl
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Debbie Robson
I generally don't read that many murder mysteries but as my life is chaotic at the moment I thought an Agatha Christie would be fun and it was. I also chose it becase I wanted to see how Christie "managed" the sixties. And not too badly considering her age at the time of writing and I actually thought the "Peacock" worked. Gosh men did have a different aura about them from around the mid sixties till the mid/to late 70s! I caught the tail end of that era and it was interesting to say the least.
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Clara
3.5
Me gustó, como la gran mayoría de los libros de Agatha, pero no fue nada sobresaliente como otros de sus libros. Me gustaron los personajes, y me dio mucha pena Norma; la resolución es bastante complicada. Es decir, hay que tener mucha imaginación para resolverlo uno mismo.

Pero hubo un detalle que me gustó mucho, y que pasé muy por encima porque di por sentado que era verdad, como los otros personajes. En casi todos los libros pasa algo como esto, y por eso me gustan tanto.

No se lee tan rápi
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Kim Lauwers
I really like the Poirot stories, these stories are timeless and they just keep suprising you. It is also so much fun that you can just read in whatever order you like because there are so many books in this series that it should be quite annoying to always check the internet which book to read next in the correct order, instead o fjust picking a random book in the series and start reading it.

This book was a bit slower than the previous Poirot books I've read. I was actually agreeing with Mrs Ol
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Kavita
It's not that Agatha Christie has never written a bad book in her career. Though I love most of her books, I do not like some of her more political novels. So while I am not shocked that I disliked this book, never has Christie written something so meandering and pointless.

Till the last chapter, the book seems to have no plot at all. There is no murder committed, there is nothing happening. There are not even any interesting interactions between the various characters like in The Hollow before
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Laura
She was obviously in great distress, this young lady. She was confused, and desperate, too. But all she said to Poirot when she was ushered into his presence by George was “You’re too old.”

Morbleu! The very suggestion, it is preposterous. As if he, Poirot, could have outgrown his usefulness! But the young lady did confide something to George before she came in. She said that she thought she might have committed a murder.

Not a very definite clue, that. Shouldn’t a girl know if she has murdered so
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jennifer
It's the mid-sixties and girls have become so independent these days. Young Norma has a flashy boyfriend her father and stepmother don't approve of, but as Norma is rarely under their roof, there isn't a lot they can do about it. Norma has moved into a London flat with two other girls, oh, and she has bouts of forgetfulness where she ends up in possession of a weapon of some kind or other and can't recall what has occurred. Must be all those drugs.

Christie has created a complex mystery here for
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katie
I am reading too many books at once. And none of them have taken hold of me, but I'm not ready to give up on any of them. The answer to this conundrum is Agatha Christie. I have a whole shelf of her, and the only problem is that I can never seem to remember which ones I've already read. This one was a lucky guess, a Hercule Poirot (those are my favorites), and it scratched the itch all right.
April Helms
"Third Girl" has a different feel from the other Agatha Christie novels I've read. For starters, this is set in the 1960s. This mystery is easily the funniest I've read. Hercule Poirot gets a visit from a young lady who says she think's she's murdered someone, but can't remember who, when or where. She departs abruptly, leaving Poirot to figure out the puzzle. Ariadne Oliver, a mystery novel author, joins him in tracking down the girl and her identity. Those two are a pair and the ending left me ...more
Tami (synchro from BL)
Solid crime story with Hercule Poirot.

It was a well-thought out story, I was just missing some of the humor of some of the other Hercule Poirot books.

It was a quick and entertaining read and I simply enjoy the quality of writing, translation and editing of another era :-)))
Lorraine
Hercule Poirot is searching for a girl. She had visited his flat, saying that she thought she had murdered someone, but after looking at him declared that he was too old, and left. With the help of his friend, novelist Mrs. Oliver, Poirot learns the girl's name, visits her family home and meets her step-mother and boyfriend. But where is the girl? (She's called a Third Girl, as she's the third tenant in the apartment.)

The book was written in 1966, and Agatha Christie tries to make it relevant wi
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Hikari
Agatha Christie ist die von mir am meisten gelesene Autorin, da ich mehr als 50 ihrer Werke kenne =) Am liebsten mag ich Hercule Poirot und dieses Buch klang einfach spannend. Eine Mörderin, die ihre Tat vergessen hat bzw. sich nicht sicher ist? Na das kann ja was werden!

Ein Pluspunkt dieser Geschichte ist meine liebste Nebenrolle Ariadne Oliver. Ich finde sie und Poirot sind immer wieder großartig zusammen und es macht einfach Spaß zu lesen.

Die Unvorhersehbarkeit des Buches hat mir gut gefallen
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Katie
I've loved seeing David Suchet's Poirot on tv & he definitely captured the essence of Christie's writing. Or perhaps it was simply my inability to see anyone else in my mind. The shows have stayed very true to her works as I believe I had seen this episode before reading the book....but it was long enough ago that the details were lost to me & I couldn't remember the ending. I also envisioned a much younger Miss Lemon than what they chose for the tv series. But all of that is superficial ...more
Neena
Boring and dull book by Christie, it was hard to get into the story for about first 100 pages. It got interesting after that but again there was so much confusion and chaos, I lost track of what was what! I wish Christie had kept it simple and straight just like her earlier work. She added drugs, booze, weird fashion and stuff to keep up with 60s and that was most confusing and irritating. It stole the charm of real mystery. I think I should just stop reading Christie's later work.
Belinda
Spectacular. I think this might be one of my favorite Agatha Christie books ever (well, so far :). The plot was so interesting and so convoluted (in a good way) I found myself thinking of the book every night when I was going to sleep. This is a later Hercule story and it begins with an "unattractive Ophelia" showing up at Poirot's door and unceremoniously telling him he was "too old" to help her. Of course this offended the hell out of our dear sleuth and made him more determined to help the gi ...more
✿ Deni
I think I've read one too many Christie's... but in order to finish the challenge this year I have to keep going at a rate of at least two a month. I'm still hoping I will find one that surprises me the way And Then There Were None or The Murder of Roger Ackroyd did, as they are two of my favourite books. However, this book was actually the opposite: it is extremely boring, nothing happens for pages on end and, at times, it feels more like a psychological treaty than a light cozy mystery such as ...more
Andy
I really rate this as a Poirot book - the plot is intriguing and tonally different to most of the others with a central mystery which may not have even occurred. It's all irksome to our favourite egg-headed detective who makes his presence felt strongly throughout. Plus, Ariadne is always a pleasure.

I think the 'period details' put a lot of people off (they are rather in your face) but Poirot in the bohemian swinging sixties is a sight to behold and the drugs, artists, clothes and more are in fo
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Christa
Christie plunges into the 60's, bringing Hercule Poirot in tow, and you can feel how uncomfortable both of them are with the way society is heading. Although the mystery is pretty good, you can definitely feel how out of place Christie was feeling. As usual, you can see her "outsider" view of current 60's society in the comments made by Poirot, Mrs. Oliver, and other older characters, and in her somewhat awkward handling of societal issues (drug use, counter-culture, modern art, etc.).

It's also
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Nivedita
I borrowed it and after a couple of pages, realized a) I had read it before and b) I remembered the plot quite clearly, except for who the murderer at the end was. So that's when I thought I'd be more systematic about updating my book list here, so that atleast I get to choose the books I want to re-read.

It follows Hercule Poirot and Mrs Ariadne Oliver (complete with her false curls of hair which come off now and then) playing the not very efficient bloodhound on the trail of Norma Restarick, a
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Christina Zable
An aging, dithering Christie, writing about an aging, dithering Poirot. She's trying to throw in all sorts of "modern" stuff -- psychiatry and drugs -- and she's out of her depth. He's stitting around and missing connections. I didn't enjoy this one much.
Hannah
Not as captivating as some other Christies, although the issue of Norma's supposed "mental problems" was interesting, as was the way Poirot eventually found the truth and slowly revealed it. Still worth the read, though.
Lisa Rathbun
I found this one rather boring. I prefer the stories set in an earlier time period as well, not the 60s. I didn't figure out the murderer though, so the story was a success in that aspect.
Dawn
Poirot and Ariadne are involved in solving a convoluted mystery with a dash of Africa, disgraced siblings, poison and even some psychology.
Dion Yulianto
Untuk kasus ini, sepertinya Poirot (eh tante Agatha) terlalu banyak berputar-putar dan temponya pun lambat.
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