Taken at the Flood, Paperback
3 out of 5 (3 ratings)


A man returns from the dead, and the body of a mysterious stranger is found in his room...A few weeks after marrying an attractive young widow, Gordon Cloade is tragically killed by a bomb blast in the London blitz.

Overnight, the former Mrs Underhay finds herself in sole possession of the Cloade family fortune.

Shortly afterwards, Hercule Poirot receives a visit from the dead man's sister-in-law who claims she has been warned by 'spirits' that Mrs Underhay's first husband is still alive.

Poirot has his suspicions when he is asked to find a missing person guided only by the spirit world.

Yet what mystifies Poirot most is the woman's true motive for approaching him...


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Classic crime
  • ISBN: 9780007121014



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An interesting story, which evokes a real feeling of the hardships of post war Britain. Again Christie proves herself the mistrss of misdirection as you assume first one character and then another has murdered the victim.

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"When you caught hold of me by the throat and said if I wasn't for you, no one should have me - well - I knew then that I was your woman!"<br/><br/>Be still my wife-beating heart.

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Very good. Chilling villain and rather bizarre end for one of the couples though but the penultimate scene with Poirot insisting on having coffee with three of the suspects is priceless.

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