La sagra del delitto (Hercule Poirot #31)
★★★★☆ (This is a review of the audiobook.) What can I say about a talented actor such as David Suchet narrating a classic Agatha Christie mystery? The same actor who has not only won awards for his audiobook narrations, but actually played Dame Christie’s iconic fictional Belgian detective, Poirot? Only that he kicks this one up a notch - or a star, anyway.
If you haven’t listened to...more
Sharp characterizations and florid plotting make this fun even though it’s not one of her best - it’s ra...more
Christie fans will spot many of...more
It's a village fête with a twist: instead of a treasure hunt, noted mystery novelist Ariadne Oliver has been tasked with devising a "Murder Hunt". Sounds like a lot of fun! However, Mrs. Oliver is concerned. She has a strange feeling that things could go wrong. So she calls in Hercule Poirot, on the pretence of being the prize-giver for the Murder Hunt, but unfortunately he is too late to prevent a real murder…
This will be one of the final novels adapted for Agatha Christie's Poirot, and...more
I do like her self reference, though it is deeply superficial. The odd Mrs. Oliver again makes her appearance, trying to arrange a pageant of murder within a book that does the same thing. Once again we have her saying she doesn't know why people like her books and having di...more
In Dead Man’s Folly, Hercule Poirot is summoned to Devon by Ariadne Oliver – a character of Agatha Christie’s that is quite obviously a thinly disguised self-portrait. I’ve always really rather liked Ariadne Oliver...more
بقدر الشهقه التي أطلقتها في الممر اليوم عند إكتشافي للحقائق،
بقدر الإدمان الذي زاد عشقي لكتابات أجاثا ذلك الإدمان الذي جعلني لا أنام حتى أكملها،
ولا أركز بالمحاضرات حتى أتعرف لتسلسل الأحداث،
سيد بوارو يا مبهر يا فذ يا عبقرينا الصغير
سيدة ستبيس ومارلين والسيد صاحب الميناء العجوز
ضحايا أنتم لهذا العالم الشرير تماماً كما قالت
السيد فوليا " العالم مليئ بالشر والأشرار"
السيدة أوليفر تتحدثين بسرعة لا أحد يفهمك تشبهين احدهم كثيراً ذلك الذكاء وذاك الشعر المجعد، وسيل من...more
I dare anybody to solve this one without waiting for Poirot to explain everything in the end of the book; all the clues are there, none of them is hidden. The plot is so complicated you will have my greatest respect if you do. I was lost somewhere in the middle of the book, until this time I was able to follow Poirot.
5 stars t...more
Author: Agatha Christie
Year: 2014; originally published in 1956
Publisher: William Morrow (2014 reissue edition)
This was a fresh breath down memory lane for me. I had read this book many years ago and had completely forgotten the culprit and the idiosyncrasies of Hercule Poirot. Hercule makes use of his “little gray cells” to solve the mystery in classic Christie fashion albeit too late to prevent a few murders.
Hercule Poirot is summoned by his friend, mystery wri...more
The aspect of this book that intrigued me the most is the idea of just how susceptible we can be to other people and their motives. Ariadne (or Adriane, in the synopsis) admits that her own ideas for the original murder were different, in terms of where the murder would be committed and who the victim would be, but because several people "h...more
by the careful observations of our star detective. I just kept turning the pages to the end. Voila!
Another note, is this book's copyright is 1956. So it is interesting to me to read how Agatha Christie refle...more
ربما تكون بعض الشيء مملة بالبداية
خصوصا ان الأحداث المشوقة تبدأ بالفصل السابع
والكثير الكثير من التفاصيل الدقيقة التي لا تستطيع تفويت ايا منها
اجاثا كريستي هو اسم يلمع بين المؤلفين وعنوان للغموض والأثارة
اتذكر قراءتي لبعض القصص القصيرة الخاصة بها
والتي لم تعجبني ولم احببها بعد تلك القراءة
لكنني اندهشت بعد هذه الرواية
نهاية غير متوقعة مطلقا بل وتتمع بذكاء عالي ايضا
تحليل الجريمة كان ممتعا بشدة
Organizzare un delitto! Questo è quanto spetta alla signora Ariadne Oliver, scrittrice di gialli. Un finto delitto; una specie di caccia all'assassino per sostituire l'ormai classica e noiosa caccia al tesoro. Una sagra campestre con qualcosa di nuovo. Un finto cadavere, dei finti indizi e un famosissimo investigatore a consegnare il premio al vincitore: Hercule Poirot. La giornata di festa ha inizio nel migliore dei modi, moltissima gente disposta a pagare per partecipare ai giochi o solamente...more
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