Hercule Poirot

Hercule Poirot
Hercule Poirot is one of Agatha Christie's most famous and long-lived characters, appearing in 33 novels and 51 short stories published between 1920 and 1975 and set in the same era. Poirot's name was derived from two other fictional detectives of the time: Marie Belloc Lowndes' Hercule Popeau and Frank Howel Evans' Monsieur Poiret, a retired Belgian police officer living in London.

Here is how Captain Arthur Hastings first describes Poirot:
"He was hardly more than five feet four inches but carried himself with great dignity. His head was exactly the shape of an egg, and he always perched it a little on one side. His moustache was very stiff and military. Even if everything on his face was covered, the tips of moustache and the pink-tipped nose would be visible. "

Poirot has dark hair, which he dyes later in life, and green eyes that are repeatedly described as shining "like a cat's" when he is struck by a clever idea. Poirot is extremely punctual and carries a turnip pocket watch almost…more

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Murder on the Orient Expres...

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The Mysterious Affair at St...

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3.98 avg rating — 188,341 ratings — published 1920
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The Murder of Roger Ackroyd...

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4.22 avg rating — 105,586 ratings — published 1926
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Death on the Nile (Hercule ...

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4.08 avg rating — 88,469 ratings — published 1937
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The A.B.C. Murders (Hercule...

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3.99 avg rating — 69,691 ratings — published 1936
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Evil Under the Sun (Hercule...

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3.96 avg rating — 36,996 ratings — published 1941
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Poirot Investigates (Hercul...

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4.06 avg rating — 35,198 ratings — published 1924
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The Murder on the Links (He...

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3.81 avg rating — 30,460 ratings — published 1923
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Peril at End House (Hercule...

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3.92 avg rating — 28,640 ratings — published 1932
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Murder in Mesopotamia (Herc...

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3.88 avg rating — 28,752 ratings — published 1936
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