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Cat Among the Pigeons: A Hercule Poirot Mystery (Hercule Poirot Mysteries) Paperback – June 14, 2011
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“To read Agatha Christie at her best is to experience the rarefied pleasure of watching a faultless technician at work, and she is in top form in Cat Among the Pigeons.” (New York Times)
“Immensely enjoyable.” (Daily Express (London))
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Meanwhile, back in England it is the beginning of the summer term at Meadowlands, an exclusive girls' school. Students and staff from all over the world are there, including a princess from the mideast whose cousin/fiance has just been killed. The famous gems have also found there way there. Various unusual occurances begin to take place at the school, strange visitors, unusual behavior among the staff and then murder and kidnapping.
One of the students uncovers part of the secret and decides that she needs outside help so she contacts Hercule Poirot. Poirot, of course, resolves the mysteries both large and small that have been plaguing the school.
There are more characters introduced in this novel than is usual in Christie's work which makes this one of the more challenging of her work to figure out. There are several subplots woven into the action that things confusing as well. This is a departure from Christie's usual 'cozy' stories of village life or house parties. It is more of a thriller than her usual work, some of her most sympathetic characters are killed and Poirot only appears at the end of the novel. Even so it is a very enjoyable mystery and one of my personal favorites.
We are also treated to an update on the Summerhills, old friends from a previous book, MRS. McGINTY'S DEAD. Mrs. Summerhill is a friend of one of the students' parents. Poirot is delighted to hear that although Mrs. Summerhill's house is still disorganized and her cooking is generally deplorable she makes wonderful omelets, a skill that she learned from him.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A real Agatha, and the only of her detective books I didn't own.Published 12 days ago by Client d'Amazon
This mystery involves the students and mistresses of a young ladies school in London. The plot has political intrigue, murder, kidnapping, and blackmail. Read morePublished 2 months ago by S. Davidson
An entertaining whodunit. Vintage Agatha Christie. Poirot's startling "reveal" a the end. And you thought you knew who the murderer was! Dame Agatha fooled me. Read morePublished 3 months ago by AnnieP
When the sports teacher is murdered and jewels are found in a tennis racket only Hercule Poirot can find the killer.Published 7 months ago by Joan Dee Sizemore
I'm a fan of Agatha Christie's in general: I enjoy her sleek, direct writing style, her casual, yet engaging dialogue, and her often clever plots. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Ross Rosenfeld