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Hercule Poirot: The Complete Short Stories: A Hercule Poirot Collection with Foreword by Charles Todd (Hercule Poirot Mysteries) Paperback – September 10, 2013
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Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Her books have sold more than a billion copies in English and another billion in a hundred foreign languages. She died in 1976.
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For One, they are presented in chronological order from the very first The Affair at the Victory Ball in 1923 to Four and Twenty Blackbirds in 1940. Those astute readers out there will see the progression that Agatha Christie imbued in her character. Poirot begins using the little gray cells in more society stories with a smattering of thefts of political documents to the more unusual stories from The Labours of Hercules, excellent in their own way. They begin with Hastings and brings in some of the other characters we've met in the novels once Hastings is out of the picture.
Two, the stories represent the astute mind of Christie herself in penning the mysteries designed to fool us and teaching us to look at the evidence and thinking outside the obvious. Yes, we were fooled before and determined not to be fooled again, if we can help it. Still, Dame Agatha holds the final word.
Three, These stories show Poirot from the beginning and watches as he ages and becomes a clever old man, many times in personal danger. He begins to become what Christie would call as "creepy." Read through the stories from the first to the last, no skipping, and you get a good sense of who is Hercule Poirot.
This book is essential for all Christie fans and highly suggested to keep in paperback for your own library for continued dippings. Get it and treasure it.
For instance, all stories in these separate volumes are included in this book:
Poirot's Early Cases
Murder in the Mews
The Labours of Hercules
The Under Dog and Other Stories
There is a helpful Foreward by Charles Todd and brief publication information is provided at the beginning of each of the 51 stories.
This Kindle edition is nicely done and this book also makes a nice companion to the recently released complete 70 episode Poirot series starring David Suchet. I had pre-ordered that Blu-ray set and read this book along with other Christie titles in preparation for that release. I was very happy with both; this book and the Blu-ray set are excellent. Quality varies for individual stories but Poirot fans and mystery lovers should find much to enjoy here.
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Great stories. Pictured Poirot as he was depicted in the movie series throughout the book.Published 25 days ago by G. Harvey
These are not heavy stories full of drama, but light, fun mysteries solved by a thoroughly obnoxious but brilliant detective. Great for bedtime or vacation reading.Published 26 days ago by Iron Horse
Wonderful collection of Hercule Poirot stories. The stories were published many years ago, but they stand the test of time and are still very good mysteries. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Legal Eagle
Always a pleasure to read Agatha Christie. Her writing is excellent and she always surprises with the outcome!Published 2 months ago by KC
One of several short story collections purchased for the RV home-away-from-home library. Christie is a terrific writer, I never get tired of reading her work.Published 2 months ago by DC