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The Mystery of the Spanish Chest (Short Story e-book) [Kindle Edition]

Agatha Christie
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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Book Description

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 man’s pockets reveal to the inscrutable eye of Hercule Poirot who the culprit is?



Product Details

  • File Size: 1121 KB
  • Print Length: 53 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (September 27, 2011)
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005JWU3RO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #270,199 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars July 7, 2014
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I love Mystery stories and really enjoyed this one.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Love, lust and deception. June 7, 2014
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All the things that make life worth living. A good example of life and all things good and the results of jealously.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another great read May 29, 2014
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Once again her books never disappoint. Great read,it's one of the better ones that I have read recently. She was a fantastic writer
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4.0 out of 5 stars I could not stop reading this one. May 16, 2014
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I just could not put this one down. Poirot has done it again. I am American-English and I love these British stories I live in the west and like to read them as historic events but the Agatha Christe with Poirot are pure fun and enjoyable.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Typical Christie jewel April 7, 2014
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Always a good read...Christie never fails....who done it with classic Peroit is tricky and absolving...good suspenseful for all readers...worth the time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hercule Does It Again! (Of Course) March 13, 2014
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Of the 82 detective novels written by Dame Agatha Christie, I have tracked down and read 79 of them. Each were unique and intriguing. Her short stories are just as wonderful. This one didn't disappoint and left me guessing until the end. I've read many of the great detective writers and in the case of about 50% of them, I've figured it out before the Big Reveal. Not so, with Dame Agatha! In fact, never could I guess. This one was no different.
Well worth reading!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing, kind of grisly mystery December 24, 2013
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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 completely perplexed by the mystery and couldn't figure out the killer before Poirot.

Poirot feels quite nostalgic in this mystery. He calls on his secretary to help him and seems to be missing "Hasting's ineptitude". It was a different side of Poirot that I haven't seen before and it made him more personable.

The Mystery of the Spanish Chest was another intriguing mystery from Agatha Christie, and has only reinforced in my mind that she's my favorite author. Another flawless, intriguing mystery.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Mystery of the Spanish Chest August 19, 2013
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If you like Agatha Christie you will enjoy this short story. It keeps you on the edge of your seat.
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