Hercule Poirot : The Complete Short Stories Paperback
All 51 Hercule Poirot short stories presented in chonological order in a single volume - plus a bonus story not seen for more than 70 years. 'My name is Hercule Poirot and I am probably the greatest detective in the world.' The dapper, moustache-twirling little Belgian with the egg-shaped head, curious mannerisms and inordinate respect for his own 'little grey cells' has solved some of the most puzzling crimes of the century.
Appearing in Agatha Christie's very first novel in 1920 and her very last in 1975, Hercule Poirot became the most celebrated detective since Sherlock Holmes, appearing in 33 novels, a play, and these 51 short stories.
Arranged in their original publication order, these short stories provide a feast for hardened Agatha Christie addicts as well as those who have grown to love the detective through his many film and television appearances.
This new edition now also includes Poirot and the Regatta Mystery, an early version of an Agatha Christie story not published since 1936!
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 928 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 01/11/1999
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9780006513773
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Review by superphoenix
I have always been a fan of Sherlock Holmes and my interest in Hercules Poirot cases had been limited to the few television serials that i had seen as a child. After reading this book i must say that i am totally awed. I do confess that both the detectives have a different style of working and yes this book may not provide you an exhaustive or detailed account into Poirot's adventures , but it gives you a glimpse into the world of his Grey cells so to speak. Thoroughly enjoyable and engaging. Agatha Christie creates a whole new world through her writing and one tends to get so engulfed in it that time just passes by in a jiffy. I loved the excitement that builds up as you read the case develop and the anticipation would keep you awake all night. Its an easy read and great book (though little too big) to carry on a weekend by the beach or to read on a rainy day. You would love it.