Hercule Poirot's Christmas, Paperback

Hercule Poirot's Christmas Paperback

Part of the Poirot series

3.5 out of 5 (4 ratings)


Agatha Christie's seasonal mystery thriller, reissued with a striking new cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers.

It is Christmas Eve. The Lee family reunion is shattered by a deafening crash of furniture, followed by a high-pitched wailing scream.

Upstairs, the tyrannical Simeon Lee lies dead in a pool of blood, his throat slashed.

But when Hercule Poirot, who is staying in the village with a friend for Christmas, offers to assist, he finds an atmosphere not of mourning but of mutual suspicion.

It seems everyone had their own reason to hate the old man...


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780007120697



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A humdinger of a Mystery! Keeps you guessing until the end and I really didn't guess who the murderer was at all. Highly Recommended.

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I tend to read Agatha's books a bit more carefully than I read most mysteries. The smallest clues are the most revealing, and every detail is important.When I reached the end of [Hercule Poirot's Christmas], once again I was surprised (this is as close to a spoiler as you will get from me). And yet, it made perfect sense. As I thought back, I could see there had been plenty of clues and telling details.While murder and holidays do not ideally go together, this is a "must read" for all mystery lovers.

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There were well-duh moments in the revelations, but still, I'm such an idiot not to have guessed the real murderer. As usual, Agatha Christie is as entertaining as ever.

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I was thinking as I read this that I would rate it fairly low -- it kind of felt like Christie was going through the motions, oh look, another locked room mystery in a country house. But Poirot won me over with his summing up and Dame Agatha with her clever solution. Four stars, though three and a half would be more accurate.

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