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Pembunuhan di Lorong (Hercule Poirot #18)

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What clues to murder are reflected in a shattered mirror? What link is there between stolen documents and ghostly apparitions? Who turned a love triangle into a violent act of passion? The answers are "not only unexpected...but unpredictable" (Times Literary Supplement).

Also published as Dead Man's Mirror

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Dead Man's Mirror
The Incredible Theft
Murder in the M
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Published August 2007 by Gramedia Pustaka Utama (first published March 15th 1937)
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Jason Koivu
Jan 06, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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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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Ahmad Sharabiani
Murder in the Mews (Hercule Poirot, #18), Agatha Christie
عنوان: جنایت در شب آتش بازی ؛ نویسنده: آگاتا کریستی؛ مترجم: حمید بلندسران؛ تهران، هرمس، 1390، در 244 ص؛ چاپ دوم 1393؛
Jasmine Darcy
Jun 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: mystery/AC/thriller lovers.
Recommended to Jasmine by: Brent Libraries
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 I am prett ...more
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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جوزيف الزيود
لا اعلم ما السر وراء الاسماء المعقدة في روايات اغاثا
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
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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Deepa Swaminathan
“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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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
Damaskcat
Feb 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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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
Grace
Jun 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 amazing, thrilling mysteries that keep you guessing until Agatha Christie works her magic and shocks you with unexpected twists !! Was amazing, did take my a while to read-not entirely page turning- but i really enjoyed them , deffo should read!
Rohit Kunal
Mixture of good stories and average ones. Being a collection of short stories, this is an okay read considering other of Poirot's that I've read.
Nesa Sivagnanam
Jul 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Murder in the Mews
Japp asks Poirot to join him at a house in Bardsley Garden Mews where a Mrs. Barbara Allen shot herself the previous evening – Guy Fawkes Night – the moment of death being disguised by the noise of fireworks. Once there they find that the doctor thinks there is something strange about the death of the woman, a young widow. Mrs. Allen was found by a housemate, Miss Jane Plenderleith, who had been away in the country the previous night. The victim was locked in her room and was s
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Sandip K B
Mar 05, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: scanned
A classic Poirot case and an enthralling end.
Laurel Young
Mar 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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
Kavita
This is an anthology of four short stories.

Murder in the Mews - A woman gets murdered in her home and the main suspect is her fiancé. I give this one five stars. I really enjoyed the atmospheric narrative and the final twist. A great little story.

The Incredible Theft - A number of guests meet at a house party and some important political documents get stolen. There is no murder and I have no interest in the recovery of some vague military plans. Who cares which side wins? One star.

Dead Man’s Mi
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Despair Speaking
What can I say? Agatha Christie's one of my favorite mystery authors, if not authors in general, and Hercule Poirot's one of my favorite characters of all time! He may be boisterous and annoying, but he's worth it! And he DOES care for his friends which is a plus for me!

Dead Man's Mirror focuses on this eccentric man considered to be one of the last baronets. He has been through a lot of adventures over the years and have accumulated a lot of wealth. He suddenly sends a letter to Poirot asking f
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Scott
Jun 30, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, cozy
Poirot is back in four short stories (one might be novella length).

Murder in the Mews - A woman gets murdered in her home and there are some nice plot twists - 4 stars.

The Incredible Theft - A house party where political documents get stolen. No murder in this one - 4 stars.

Dead Man’s Mirror - A house party where the host commits suicide. Or was he murdered? - 4 stars.

The Triangle at Rhodes - Poirot is on holiday when someone gets poisoned and it is up to him to pull apart the love triangles and
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Hope
Apr 25, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Several of Christie's best short stories, in my opinion, but I've always thought her love triangle in Triangle at Rhodes was particularly good and twisty (she used the love-triange plot again for Evil Under the Sun, another Christie favorite of mine) and the main character of Murder in the Mews, Miss Penderleith, is sharp and sympathetic in an interesting way.
Jennifer
Aug 23, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014
Agatha Christie really doesn't need a review…She is one of my go-to authors for a reading slump or a palate cleanser. This is a book of four short stories starring Hercule Poirot. Each of them put his little grey cells to the test but of course, no one is a match for Poirot!!
Edward Davies
Feb 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A murder that isn't a murder, a theft that isn't a theft, a locked room mystery, and a mystery that at first sight seems to be no mystery at all. Christie manages to create four short novellas that each have their own merits, and each is as good as the last.
Simona Bartolotta
Preferisco enormemente la Christie dei romanzi, delle storie lunghe e articolate, a quella dei racconti, che tuttavia sono assolutamente godibilissimi. In questa piccola raccolta, i migliori, a mio parere, sono Lo specchio del morto e, appena un po' più in giù, Triangolo a Rodi.
Andrea
A good, but not great, collection of murder mysteries to pass the time. I think Dead Man's Mirror was the best in the bunch and felt like a classic Poirot story.
Ruby
Nov 19, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
Entertaining, but much more small scale and simple than the longer mysteries. Christie is still an excellent, funny writer.
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