The ABC Murders
There's a serial killer on the loose, bent on working his way though the alphabet. There seems little chance of the murderer being caught -- until he makes the crucial and vain mistake of challenging Hercule Poirot to frustrate his plans ......more
Indeed, The ABC Murders uses slight-of-hand most deftly. Again, I was thrown off the scent of the real killer and was ready to blame others. I feel a bit foolish when she dangles bait in front of me, and although I guess it for what it is, I take it anyway. And yet, if ever it felt good to be played the fool, it's while reading a cracking good mystery.
Ah, but never fear, Her ...more
The A.B.C. Murders is a work of detective fiction by British writer Agatha Christie, featuring her characters Hercule Poirot, Arthur Hastings and Chief Inspector Japp, as they contend with a series of killings by a mysterious murderer known only as "A.B.C.". The book was first published in the UK by the Collins Crime Club on 6 January 1936.
The form of the novel is unusual, combining first-person narrative and third-person narrative. This a ...more
Somebody was boasting that he/she could commit such a perfect crime that even Poirot himself cannot solve it. Even the date and place of crime was given. The person signed the letter as A.B.C. On the designated day Alice Asher of Andover was killed. There was a train schedule published by A.B.C. company by he dead body.
The next letter Poirot received was even mor ...more
At Christmas 2018 I watched the latest televised version of this wonderful story starring John Malkovich as Hercule Poirot. Now in my opinion if I hadn't known it was meant to be Poirot I wouldn't have guessed. It was a good and enjoyable tv detective story but in my view it was way too dark and brooding to be a Poirot. And having just finished this book for the first time, I think that my view of the TV show has been reinforced, it was enj ...more
The ABC Murders is Christie’s thirteenth case featuring Poirot. She ...more
Enter the mind of the great Agatha Christie.
I loved that Agatha Christie went in a completely new direction with this plot. She usually does a singular murder, not a manhunt on stopping a serial killer.
The last part of the book made this a 4-star book for me!
It was lagging in the middle for me. I didn’t think the serial killer was who we w ...more
SO DON'T ANYONE SNARK AT ME ABOUT THIS POST. I'LL DELETE YOUR POST IMMEDIATELY.
2019 UPDATE I watched the Amazon Prime 3-part adaptation. It wasn't at all bad. I still think of Suchet as Poirot, but wasn't distracted by Malkovich in the role as I worried I might be. His Poirot is very different from the canonical one. Not bad, please understand, just different; his moustaches are ...more
“I am better than the police,” said Poirot. He said it without conscious arrogance. It was, to him, a simple statement of fact.
Poirot #13 is one I had read many years ago, but am re-reading anyway, since I am now reading them all in order.
In this one Christie creates an idea followed by hundreds of others in different ways: Having a killer use the alphabet to associate with his killings--Mrs. Ascher in Andover, then Betty Barnhard in Bexhill, and so ...more
And to do her justice, not only was this story (and any of her others) thrilling, but it had an element of reality better than most ...more
DEC 2018- book 4
(I don't review her books, never could because honestly I will be bias because I love her. )
For all who don't know , I am in love with Agatha Christie ever since I started reading her books( 5 years ago) and I planned to read a book of her each month so that I don't run out of her books ! ...more
Written as a first person and third person narrative by Arthur Hastings, the story marks a different writing approach by Agatha Christie. From the outset, the story presents us with a possible killer. There is no evidence but only su ...more
Agatha Christie, the Queen of Mystery, has spun and extremely intriguing crime fiction and the thirteenth tale from her Hercule Poirot series called, The A.B.C. Murders that revolves around the anonymous letters stating as well as challenging Poirot that a murder will take place in the alphabetical order in a random town, and that intrigues the clever Poirot to come out of his ...more
وستنضم لتلك الجرائم التي لن انساها مهما مرت الأعوام ( جريمة في قطار الشرق
( ثم لم يبقى أحد ..مقتل روجر أكرويد
تدور الرواية حول القاتل "اي بي سي" والذي يختار ضحاياه تبعا لتسلسل أحرف الأبجدية
"وعلى غرار القاتل الشهير " جاك السفاح " الذي روع مدينة لندن ,يرسل "اي بي سي
قبل تنفيذ جريمته رسالة فيها مكان وتاريخ وقوع الجريمة للمحق الشهير بوارو
الرسائل المستفزة والمحيرة لبوارو تكون السبب بإيقاد خلاياه الرمادية أكثر وأكثر
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At this point in my life I’m not much of a reader of the classics (and certainly not many smarty classics that would have been assigned back when I rode my dinosaur to school every day), but I’m pretty sure you get your mystery lovers club membership revoked if you haven’t ever read a Hercule Poirot. That being said, this was only my second Poirot story (the other being the obvious selecti ...more
De această dată, criminalul este zgârcit cu indiciile lăsate în urmă, chiar dacă, aparent, le oferă din plin, chiar înainte de a se petrece crima. Iar exemplarul din mersul trenurilor, denumit popular ABC, este un indiciu demn de serialele moderne despre ...more
ژانر ادبیات جنایی و کاراگاهی,در نگاه اول شاید که تریویا و سرگرمی بنظر برسد,اما شاهکار های این ژانر بسیار فراتر از سرگرمی اند,در ادبیات جنایی موضوع مورد مطالعه انسان است,روان و اعمال انسان ها..و جزییات ریز که مثل ارواح کوچکی حقیقت ماجرا را فریاد می زنند و البته انسانی تیز بین که صدای این فریاد را می شنود..ادبیات جنایی گوشه ای از زندگی را نشان می دهد,با بیشترین جزییات ممکن..رخداد هایی پوشیده و وحشتناک..که ذره ذره روشن می شوند.. ...more
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Sources of Serotonin: Eggs, pineapples, Salmon and Hercule Poirot solving a murder mystery!
Andover and the elderly Mrs Ascher; Bexhill and a young Miss Betty Barnard and Churston and a gentleman by the name of Sir Carmichael Clarke had all met untimely deaths at the hands of a maniac who would leave the ABC Railway guide near to or on the body, showing each destination as proof he was once again bettering the police, but especially M ...more
Prior to this novel, all of Poirot’s cases have been of a more “intimate” nature (Poirot’s own words). They’ve all been classic locked room mysteries where we had all our suspects lined in a row. It was all a mater of finding motive and opportunity. Here Poirot is dealing w ...more
This is my second ‘Poirot’ novel, and I had forgotten how much I love the Belgian private investigator. He’s terribly vain, presumptions and cutting, often lamenting human nature and constantly criticising his best friend Hastings (the bald comments at the start of the novel here in particular made me laugh) for his lack of intelligence - but honestly, he is such a good character. One who can command a scene and take charge, moving the plot o ...more
For once I solved the murder before the end. My little gray cells must be working harder...or I've simply read enough of these stories to be a better guesser. ...more
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Agatha Christie is the best-selling author of all time. She wrote 66 crime novels and story collections, fourteen plays, and six novels under a pseudonym in Romance. Her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language and a billion in t ...more