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message 1: by Jenny (last edited Dec 14, 2018 10:22PM) (new)

Jenny (diggensjenny) Hello fellow Crime, Mystery, and Thriller readers! This discussion is about Elephants Can Remember your hostess is Jenny.
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A classic Hercule Poirot investigation, Agatha Christie’s Elephants Can Remember has the expert detective delving into an unsolved crime from the past involving the strange death of a husband and wife.

Hercule Poirot stood on the clifftop. Here, many years earlier, there had been a fatal accident followed by the grisly discovery of two bodies—a husband and wife who had been shot dead.

But who had killed whom? Was it a suicide pact? A crime of passion? Or cold-blooded murder? Poirot delves into the past and discovers that “old sins leave long shadows.”


message 2: by Tonya (new)

Tonya Mathis | 73 comments I already have my book. I'll be reading it soon.


message 3: by Deacon Mike (new)

Deacon Mike (dcmmike) | 8 comments I am a latecomer to Agatha Christie although I have always loved a good mystery. My obsession when I was younger was Earl Stanley Gardner, particularly the Perry Mason Series. Recently though I have had the occasion to read two of the early Poirot Mysteries-The Mysterious Affair at Styles and the Murder of Roger Ackroyd-and now I am hooked. I Plan on reading three books this month and while I am already reading one I will make this my second selection. I look forward to reading the comments of the community and perhaps adding my own.


message 4: by Tonya (new)

Tonya Mathis | 73 comments Finished the book this morning. I'd read it before, so I remembered most of the plot as I was reading. What I had forgotten was how much of a scatterbrain Adriane Oliver was; and yet she was a mystery writer. It always made me wonder if the character was styled after the author?


message 5: by Deacon Mike (new)

Deacon Mike (dcmmike) | 8 comments I don't think I have ever heard this author ever referred to as scatterbrained but then again most of us perceive ourselves differently compared to that of others. Interesting thought, though.


message 6: by Tonya (new)

Tonya Mathis | 73 comments Maybe not so much scatterbrained, but eccentric. Anyway, I plan on viewing the DVD of the story to see how it compares.


message 7: by Donna (new)

Donna Schmidt | 141 comments It took a bit to get going but then a fun fast read. I always love how Poirot brings it all to a close.


message 8: by Deacon Mike (new)

Deacon Mike (dcmmike) | 8 comments Started reading it yesterday and am already halfway through. Won't have much time to read this weekend but I will probably finish it by Tuesday. Fun and fast read and I can't wait to get to Poirot's wrap up.


message 9: by Pam (last edited Jan 18, 2019 09:45AM) (new)

Pam (pammykn) | 31 comments Finished listening to the audible version. I read most to all of the Christie's many years ago and do like to pick them up again. I did really enjoy Elephants Can Remember. I will have to say there was a lot of repetition while listening -- especially re why would someone have 4 wigs -- that really did not leave a big mystery in mind of where the story was headed. I did need to continue with the story to have the full "why" revealed and did not feel some of the repetition deprived me from liking this book.


message 10: by Jenny (new)

Jenny (diggensjenny) I am not sure why Elephants Can Remember is not as well known as the other Agatha Christies books. Does anyone have any ideas?


message 11: by Tonya (new)

Tonya Mathis | 73 comments Maybe it was that the murder/ suicide angle wasn't as popular as the old fashion closed door styled murders; that many of her books are written.


message 12: by Jenny (new)

Jenny (diggensjenny) Tonya wrote: "Maybe it was that the murder/ suicide angle wasn't as popular as the old fashion closed door styled murders; that many of her books are written."

Tonya, I agree with your thoughts about murder/suicide angle it is differently different to anything else we have come across in other Agatha Christie's books. Also, Poirot does not do his usually summing up at the end.


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