Poirot Investigates, Paperback
3 out of 5 (3 ratings)


The very first collection of superb short stories featuring Hercule Poirot and Captain Hastings...First there was the mystery of the film star and the diamond...then came the 'suicide' that was murder...the mystery of the absurdly chaep flat...a suspicious death in a locked gun-room...a million dollar bond robbery...the curse of a pharoah's tomb...a jewel robbery by the sea...the abduction of a Prime Minister...the disappearance of a banker...a phone call from a dying man...and, finally, the mystery of the missing willl.

What links these fascinating cases? Only the brilliant deductive powers of Hercule Poirot!


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780007120703



Free Home Delivery

on all orders

Pick up orders

from local bookshops


Showing 1 - 3 of 3 reviews.

Review by

Summary:11 stories about the cases of the famous detective Hercule Poirot told by his friend Captain Hastings. The crimes vary from robbery and kidnapping to murder and take mostly place in London (one story in Egypt, one partly in France) before, while or after the first World War.Opinion:While some cases are really interesting and surprising, others are really confusing or absurd (especially "The Adventure of the Eqyptian Tomb" and "The Kidnapped Prime Minister"). The most scenarios really remind me of the Sherlock Holmes stories, but Poirot is much more unappealing.The best story was "The Disappearance of Mr Davenheim", as I would have never thought of that conclusion!

Review by

Audiobook of short stories of Hercule Poirot. The stories moved so fast that it was kind of hard to keep up and follow what was going on most of the time. I probably should have read this instead, although I think my mind would have wondered too much still lol. The stories I was able to follow well were good though, very entertaining. And I loved the narrator's voice.

Review by

Being the third in the Poirot series of Agatha Christie, the fourth one for me to read, I was least impressed by `Poirot Investigates'. This book is a small series in itself with about ten short stories of Poirot investigating and solving distinct cases.<br/><br/>Sure, the murders, crimes and mysteries are all very well thought off, much distinct and unique, but there is hardly any room in the stories for plot lines other than the straightforward one of solving the case. Nor do the stories shed much extra light on the characters of Poirot or Hasting or do you see them evolve throug the book. The fact that all stories are so short and quickly solved also leaves little room for the reader to try and break his head over it himself.<br/><br/>Nevertheless, an enjoying read if one doesn't go through all the stories in one night, I suppose. :-)

Also by Agatha Christie   |  View all