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The Mystery of the Spanish Chest: A Short Story (Hercule Poirot)

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Major Hastings and Hercule Poirot are not interested in the mystery of the Spanish Chest, which has been reported in the papers so often that it seems to be an entirely closed case. But, when Hastings persuades Poirot to attend a fabulous party given by Lady Chatterton, they discover someone sequestered upstairs who is desperate for their help. Will the contents of a dead ...more
ebook, 100 pages
Published September 27th 2011 by William Morrow Paperbacks (first published October 4th 2004)
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Bekah
How perfectly scandalous! I love the stories with a big cast of characters. Oh, what a tangled web... The allusions to Shakespeare were especially fun (The intended Othello, but also potentially unintended Hamlet). This one is longer than some of the others, which tend to run around 30 minutes, but still a wonderful listen.
Pato Myers
A quick and enjoyable read.
bella
Dec 30, 2013 bella rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hercule Poirot becomes interested in a case of a murdered man stuffed into a spanish chest. While it looks like a close case, Poirot investigates further as he believes the police have the wrong man in custody.

This short mystery seemed pretty grisly. Imagine a dead body stuffed in a chest, with blood staining the rug below. Considering how all of the previous short stories by Agatha Christie that I've read have been a mystery without a corpse, this was a interestingly different mystery. I was co
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Apr 21, 2016 Serena rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
the Harlequin Tea Set and Other Stories

My Rating System:
* couldn't finish, ** wouldn't recommend, *** would recommend, **** would read again, ***** have read again
patricia
Jul 06, 2013 patricia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Mystery of the Spanish Chest by Agatha Christie is a Hercule Pierot mystery. I do like the fussy little Belgian.
Amanda
Dec 02, 2011 Amanda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hercule Poirot rocks.
Selah (abibliophilesstyle)
This is the same story as the Baghdad Chest.
Carol
Dec 20, 2013 Carol rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Real twist at the end.
Lori Henrich
Good short story.
Amy
Nov 16, 2016 Amy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
A nice, short read.
Annie Bailey
Feb 16, 2013 Annie Bailey rated it really liked it
A great surprise ending.
Stephanie
Sort of saw it coming... but then BAM it wasn't what I thought at all. Oh Ms Christie you will always surprise me!
Ana Silva Rosa
Oct 18, 2014 Ana Silva Rosa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014
so short :(
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This was an okay short mystery; nothing extravagant but not real super boring either...
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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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