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Murder in the Mews

(Hercule Poirot #18)

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How did a woman holding a pistol in her right hand manage to shoot herself in the left temple? What was the link between a ghost sighting and the disappearance of top secert military plans? How did the bullet that killed Sir Gervase shatter a mirror in another part of the room? And who destroyed the `eternal triangle' of love involving renowned beauty, Valentine Chantry?


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Published October 21st 2002 by AudioGO (first published March 15th 1937)
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Murder in the Mews (Hercule Poirot, #18) = Dead Man's Mirror, Agatha Christie
Murder in the Mews and Other Stories is a short story collection written by Agatha Christie and first published in the UK by Collins Crime Club on 15 March 1937.
Murder in the Mews; The Incredible Theft; Dead Man's Mirror; Triangle at Rhodes.
عنوانها: جنایت در مجتمع مسکونی؛ جنایت در شب آتش بازی؛ آینه مردان مرده؛ نویسنده: آگاتا کریستی؛ تاریخ نخستین خوانش ماه سپتامبر سال 2011 میلادی
عنوان: جنایت در شب آتش بازی؛ نویسنده: آگ
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Jason Koivu
Jan 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
That odd, little foreigner with the strange mustache description Hercule Poirot is at it again!

In Murder in the Mews, a collection of shorts, Poirot's razor-sharp mind is pitted against such stumpers as a suicide/murder conundrum, a deadly love triangle, and a case of important papers gone missing.

Originally four short stories were published under this title, which was called Dead Man's Mirror here in the States. My version only included three stories: Murder in the Mews, Triangle at Rhodes, and The Incre
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Vikas Singh
Jun 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What makes this collection a good read are the two stories. The first Incredible theft is expanded version of Christie's original story- The Submarine plans. The second story Dead Man's mirror is expanded version of her earlier story- The second Gong. The other two stories in the collection include Murder in the Mews and Triangle at Rhodes. We also get to know that Poirot loves his Sirop de cassis !!!
David Schaafsma
Who am I kidding in writing this review? None (or one?) of my Goodreads friends is going to read this book. 440,000 reviewed And Then There Were None. More than 100K people or more have reviewed Christie’s each most popular Poirot works such as The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, Murder on the Orient Express or Death on the Nile. Murder on the Mews is one of the Little Engines that Could of Christie-lore, reviewed by as few as 8,000. It features four stories, three that might qualify as novellas, publi ...more
Sara Kamjou
مجموعهای از سه داستان معمایی به سرپرستی پوآرو. داستان اول واقعا خوب بود، داستان دوم متوسط و داستان سوم کلیشهای بود و من دوستش نداشتم.
شخصیتپردازیها نسبتا متوسط و خواننده چندان خودش رو درگیر داستان و درون احساس نمیکنه، چه برسه به همذاتپنداری کردن.
+ در کل مجموعه داستان جزء کتابهای موردعلاقهم نیست.
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Janete
Sep 16, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was the first Agatha Christie's short histories book I've read and I did not like it very much. It's interesting for passing the time, but I prefer the novels with Hercule Poirot than these short stories. I read in my native language and I consider that this book deserves 3.5 stars.
Andrei Bădică
Aug 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Patru povestiri polițiste numai bune de citit în aceste zile călduroase!


" - Chestia asta întotdeauna complică lucrurile, se lamentă Japp. Unii oameni își țin gura - câteodată din cele mai onorabile motive.".
" - Cum aș putea să mă exprim! zise el. Să refuz - da, acesta a fost primul meu impuls. Dar, nu știu, omul are, câteodată, un presentiment. Ceva poate să nu miroasă așa de bine...".
Bruce Beckham
Feb 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
Anticipating a cozy full-length novel, my first reaction was mild dismay – to discover that Murder in the Mews comprises four quick-fire short stories, the first of which provides the eponymous cover title.

However, my disappointment was short-lived – for potted Christie loses little in the telling – and in fact these are arguably novellas, ranging from 10,000 to 30,000 words:

- Murder in the Mews
- The Incredible Theft
- Dead Man’s Mirror
- Triangle at Rhodes


The first three are variations on the ‘cl
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Maria Dobos
Dec 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Misterul micului diplomat - ✮✮✮✮✮
Incredibilul jaf - ✮✮✮
Oglinda mortului - ✮✮✮✮
Triunghiul etern - ✮✮✮✮
Jasmine Darcy
Jun 27, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: mystery/AC/thriller lovers.
Recommended to Jasmine by: Brent Libraries
3.75 stars.
Agatha Christie yet again lives up to her title of'the Queen Of Crime'.Murder in the Mews is a collection of four mystifying and mind boggling cases taken up by professional sleuth and well-known Hercule Poirot. I honestly went into this one with a 100 percent guarantee of awesomeness. This being the tenth Agatha Christie novel and 8th Poirot I've read so far,you can imagine that by now I've completely given up on guessing who the culprit is,(sort of).As there are four different cases
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D.G.
It's taken me a while to get back to my Poirot series audio re-read but I'm finally back in business. However, this one is not a re-read per se, as I haven't read this particular set of short stories before. When you read a long series out of order like I did with Poirot, you miss a book now and then.

Murder in the Mews is actually the first of 4 short stories in this book. The narrator, Mr. Hawthorne was simply awful - his voice for Poirot was so affected. That fact may have colored my perceptio
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Leigh
A interesting selection of short stories that had Agatha Christie class and style showing. 3.75 Stars!
Rebecca (areadersrambles)
Mar 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
The audiobook I listened to only consisted of the first of the four shortstories (Murder in the Mews) which was really cleverly done!
جوزيف الزيود
لا اعلم ما السر وراء الاسماء المعقدة في روايات اغاثا
Deimantė Levickytė
Kai buvau paauglė, buvo laikotarpis, kai jos knygas skaičiau vieną po kitos ir atrodė, kad vis neužtenka. Buvau perskaičiusi visą kolekciją, kurią turėjome namuose. Vėliau praėjo susidomėjimas. Prieš kokius šešerius metus pamenu kuičiausi Didžiojoj knygų mugėj (Urmo bazėje buvo skaitytų knygų komisas ir išparduotuvė, dabar Knygų Fabrikas) ieškodama kažko, ko dar nebuvau skaičiusi. Tada pamenu namo parsinešiau porą suskaitytų knygų, kurias taip pat su malonumu suskaičiau. Vėliau ir vėl buvo etapa ...more
Adela Cacovean
Hercule Poirot și inspectorul-șef Japp discută despre noaptea de Guy Fawkes ca o noapte perfectă pentru o crimă datorită artificiilor, astfel încât nimeni nu ar auzi o împușcătură, de exemplu. A doua zi dimineața, Poirot primește un telefon de la Japp și află că o văduvă tânără s-a sinucis la Mews, numărul 14. Ajunși acolo, Poirot și Japp bănuiesc că e mai degrabă o crimă: decedata e împușcată în partea stângă a capului și ține pistolul în mâna dreaptă și nu a lăsat nicio scrisoare de adio.

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Litzy
Sep 23, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016, agatha-christie
leer Agatha Christie siempre es un placer
Burçak Kılıç Sultanoğlu
Benim okuduğum versiyonda 2 hikaye vardı. Birinci hikaye yani Ölünün aynası çok güzeldi ona 5 bile verebilirdim ama 2. hikaye yavan geldi beğenmedim hatta tahmin ettim yani olayları.. Seriye devam Poirot'lar bitecek :D
Deepa Swaminathan
Oct 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: murder-mystery
“If you are to be Hercule Poirot, you must think of everything.” says Agatha Christie
“If you are to read Agatha Christie, you must not miss anything.” say I.


True to the latter quote, each piece of each short story in this book fitted nicely in proper place like a jigsaw puzzle. Every clue carried importance and every character description enjoyed finesse.
‘Mews’ is a British term that refers to a row of houses. But only the first story deals with a murder at this location. Usually in a book of s
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Nora|KnyguDama

Perskaičius tiek Agathos Christie knygų kiek aš, rasti neskaitytą ir dar naują – tikras lobis. O knygyne pamačius „Žmogžudystę kotedže“ mano širdis visai apsalo:

1) Knyga storesnė nei kitos šios Christie serijos knygos;
2) Kaip ir minėjau – nesu jos skaičius, o ir pavadinimas žadėjo mažą aplinką, daug įtariamųjų ir tikėtina, netikėtą atomazgą;
3) Vos užmetus akį į anotaciją pamačiau žodį „Puaro“;

Su lig tuo momentu ir nusinešiau leidinį prie kasos. O tada grįžus namo ir labiau įsigilinus ką čia nusi
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Michael
Jan 04, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Christie fans, Mystery fans, bored drivers
Recommended to Michael by: serendipity
Does listening to a book while you drive to California count as "reading" it? It's actually the first time I've done that, but I think it worked better in terms of attentiveness than my usual slow reading rate. I've read a few other Agatha Christie books, and seen movies and BBC productions of dozens of them, and this was the first time I was able to figure out the mystery before the ending In fact, I knew pretty much from the moment they found the body what had happened, which is quite remarkab ...more
Vignesh Umapathy
Feb 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
A good plot.Brilliant red herrings.
Then comes short Belgian Hercule poirot to perform the magic.
Christie strikes!!!!
Engaging and also for me its the convincing climaxes.
Zoe
Oct 25, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Her short stories aren’t my favourite, but these were pretty good. Dead man’s mirror was the best.
Laurel Young
Mar 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I'm a little confused because my edition contained four novellas, not three: Murder in the Mews, Triangle at Rhodes, The Incredible Theft, and Dead Man's Mirror. At any rate, all four are top-notch, classic Poirot cases. The "novella" format always strikes me as a tad awkward, falling somewhere between a story and a novel--I thought that Mews and Theft could have been compressed into short stories, whereas Rhodes and Mirror could have been extended into novels. However, as Dame Agatha rarely wro ...more
Damaskcat
Feb 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a collection of four novellas featuring Hercule Poirot. In the title story - Murder in the Mews - a woman apparently shoots herself in the left temple with the gun in her right hand. Neither the police nor Poirot himself are satisfied with the idea of suicide and they need to try and find out what really happened especially as the young woman who shared the house with the victim seems to be telling less than the truth.

In the second story The Incredible Theft, top secret plans disappear w
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Mike Page
These are 4 longer short stories that are all very good. Getting into early 20th century English culture is always fun with Christie.

Since the stories are longer you get a slower development of characters which always helps. But they are still good for one sitting. These are much better than Poirot Investigates (which are shorter and lack the depth needed to really enjoy the unfolding mystery).

The other benefit is Poirot is better without his (imbecilic) sidekick Hastings. By not including him
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Richa
Aug 02, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good book. After reading so many books (62) of Agatha Christie, I really understand why she reacts as Mrs Oliver, in such a way so as to show embarrassment about her work. She seems to play around with a setting which comprises a handful of suspects, all lying and hiding and the most unlikely of them, at the moment, is to be the murderer. It is actually repetitive. She must be thinking of alternative scenarios while writing up for her book. These might be used later when she has to meet a publ ...more
Dana Burda
Feb 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Volumul de povestiri '' Triunghiul etern'' de Agatha Christie a apărut la editura RAO în anul 2015 în seria Hercule Poirot, Ediția colecționarului,22. A fost tradus în limba română de Ionela Chirilă fiind publicat pentru prima dată în 1937.
Volumul este o culegere de patru povestiri: Misterul micului diplomat, Incredibilul jaf, Oglinda mortului și Triunghiul etern care au în comun o crimă, prezența lui Hercule Poirot și schema de bază a poveștii, ternul triunghi amoros care este desfăcut brutal p
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Jurga Jurgita
Mar 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Po gerų ir rimtų romanų man visada norisi detektyvo. Kaip sakoma "trukt už vadžių, vėl iš pradžių" ir šį kartą vėl grįžau prie Agatos Kristi, su kuria draugystę pradėjau visai neseniai. Man šios autorės detektyvai kaip saulėgrąžos, kurias pradėjus valgyti net nepajunti kaip greitai suvalgai net neturint laiko kada kramtyti. Vos tik prieš kelias dienas pradėjau skaityti ir mėgautis, kai šiandien teko užversti paskutinius knygos puslapius, šelmiškai nusišypsoti bei mintyse sau pasakyti "tai buvo v ...more
Naomi
Apr 16, 2018 rated it liked it
Enjoyable short mysteries featuring Hercule Poirot. In this collection, I preferred two of the stories over the others (Murder in the Mews and Triangle at Rhodes). The stories range in topic from murders, love triangles, a couple of suicides (of course, nothing is as it ever seems), and a theft. It is a bit weird having a different narrator for each story, as it means the voice of Hercule Poirot changes multiple times. Obviously, not a deal breaker in terms of enjoying the audio book, but it was ...more
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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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