Dumb Witness

Dumb Witness

Agatha Christie / Sep 15, 2019

Dumb Witness Everyone blamed Emily s accident on the stairs on her dog but she was convinced someone was trying to kill her She wrote to Poirot with her suspicions on April th but the letter did not arrive unt

  • Title: Dumb Witness
  • Author: Agatha Christie
  • ISBN: 9780008129569
  • Page: 294
  • Format: Paperback
  • Everyone blamed Emily s accident on the stairs on her dog, but she was convinced someone was trying to kill her She wrote to Poirot with her suspicions on April 17th, but the letter did not arrive until June 28th, by which time she was dead.

    Poirot Dumb Witness TV Episode Feb , An interesting set of characters, including some blustery men, some comedy old women, and a small white dog the witness of the title all set out the stall but when the murder comes it is a bit strange how it is handled that the most obviously odd aspect of it should be mostly put to one side. Dumb Witness Hercule Poirot, by Agatha Christie Dumb Witness is another clever and highly enjoyable Poirot mystery, narrated by the trusty Mr Hastings One of the set ups Christie seems especially good at or maybe it s just that I have a preference for it is the mystery contained in one household or family. Dumb Witness A Hercule Poirot Mystery I really enjoyed the different twists and turns in Dumb Witness It wasn t Christie s strongest book, but it was a fun read nonetheless I absolutely adore Hercule Poirot, and I love that I can never quite guess what he s thinking Dumb Witness Agatha Christie Wiki FANDOM powered by Wikia Dumb Witness was released by HarperCollins as a graphic novel adaptation on July , adapted and illustrated by Marek ISBN Publication history Edit , Collins Crime Club London , July , Hardcover, pp Dumb Witness a.k.a Poirot Loses a Client free PDF Dumb Witness a.k.a Poirot Loses a Client by Agatha Christie in CHM, DJVU, DOC download e book Welcome to our site, dear reader All content included on our site, such as text, images, digital downloads and other, is the property of it s content suppliers and protected by US and international copyright laws. Poirot Dumb Witness David Suchet, Hugh The only witness to that earlier attempt is a fox terrier named Bob What follows is another delightful PBS and A E Agatha Christie adaptation in which Hercule Poirot must solve another strange murder. Dumb Witness by Agatha Christie Agatha Christie Dumb Witness allowed Agatha Christie to indulge in her love of dogs She had always had a dog since a young age and was incredibly fond of them, and Bob is directly inspired by her own pet. Poirot Dumb Witness TV Episode Full Cast Crew Poirot Dumb Witness TV Episode cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and . Poirot SE Dumb Witness YouTube Mar , Poirot SE Dumb Witness Poirot SE Dumb Witness Skip navigation Sign in Search Loading Close This video is

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        Agatha Christie also wrote romance novels under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott, and was occasionally published under the name Agatha Christie Mallowan.Agatha Christie is the best selling author of all time She wrote eighty crime novels and story collections, fourteen plays, and several other books Her books have sold roughly four billion copies and have been translated into 45 languages She is the creator of the two most enduring figures in crime literature Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple and author of The Mousetrap, the longest running play in the history of modern theatre Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller was born in Torquay, Devon, England, U.K as the youngest of three The Millers had two other children Margaret Frary Miller 1879 1950 , called Madge, who was eleven years Agatha s senior, and Louis Montant Miller 1880 1929 , called Monty, ten years older than Agatha During the First World War, she worked at a hospital as a nurse later working at a hospital pharmacy, a job that influenced her work, as many of the murders in her books are carried out with poison.On Christmas Eve 1914 Agatha married Archibald Christie, an aviator in the Royal Flying Corps The couple had one daughter, Rosalind Hicks They divorced in 1928, two years after Christie discovered her husband was having an affair.Her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, came out in 1920 During this marriage, Agatha published six novels, a collection of short stories, and a number of short stories in magazines.In late 1926, Agatha s husband, Archie, revealed that he was in love with another woman, Nancy Neele, and wanted a divorce On 8 December 1926 the couple quarreled, and Archie Christie left their house Styles in Sunningdale, Berkshire, to spend the weekend with his mistress at Godalming, Surrey That same evening Agatha disappeared from her home, leaving behind a letter for her secretary saying that she was going to Yorkshire Her disappearance caused an outcry from the public, many of whom were admirers of her novels Despite a massive manhunt, she was not found for eleven days.In 1930, Christie married archaeologist Max Mallowan Sir Max from 1968 after joining him in an archaeological dig Their marriage was especially happy in the early years and remained so until Christie s death in 1976 In 1977, Mallowan married his longtime associate, Barbara Parker.Christie frequently used familiar settings for her stories Christie s travels with Mallowan contributed background to several of her novels set in the Middle East Other novels such as And Then There Were None were set in and around Torquay, where she was born Christie s 1934 novel Murder on the Orient Express was written in the Hotel Pera Palace in Istanbul, Turkey, the southern terminus of the railway The hotel maintains Christie s room as a memorial to the author The Greenway Estate in Devon, acquired by the couple as a summer residence in 1938, is now in the care of the National Trust.Christie often stayed at Abney Hall in Cheshire, which was owned by her brother in law, James Watts She based at least two of her stories on the hall the short story The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding, which is in the story collection of the same name, and the novel After the Funeral Abney became Agatha s greatest inspiration for country house life, with all the servants and grandeur which have been woven into her plots.During the Second World War, Christie worked in the pharmacy at University College Hospital of University College, London, where she acquired a knowledge of poisons that she put to good use in her post war crime novels To honour her many literary works, she was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 1956 New Year Honours The next year, she became the President of the Detection Club In the 1971 New Year Honours she was promoted Dame Commande


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    1. "The Hercule Poirots, my friend, need only to sit back in a chair and think."If I started listing all the reasons why I can't do without Agatha Christie and her Poirot in my life, you'd probably reach through the screen thumbing your nose at all known laws of physics because, well, I'm sure you could recite them all by heart by now (I am very aware I can be that obnoxious). So I won't. I'll indulge my dark side and simply tell you why I didn't enjoy Dumb Witness (also known with the far more app [...]


    2. Αυτό το βιβλίο μου άρεσε πολύ, όχι για την ιδιαίτερη πλοκή του ή για την εξωφρενική φαντασία της συγγραφέως του (όχι ότι δεν τα είχε).Το λάτρεψα διότι σε αυτό το βιβλίο, ο ήρωας του, Ηρακλής Πουαρώ, λύνει και δένει!!!Πραγματικά κλέβει την παράσταση, λέει ψέματα, παίζει θέατρο, τ [...]


    3. Seventy year old Miss Emily Arundell wasn’t looking forward to the Easter weekend when her family would descend on her. She knew they were all interested in a slice of her vast fortune; they had been told in no uncertain terms to wait until she died. But when she left her room in the dead of night unable to sleep, Emily tripped at the head of the stairs and tumbled to the bottom. After being checked over by her niece’s husband who was a doctor, it was found her only injuries were bruises and [...]


    4. This book is really important to me now. But not because of the story. So this review will be drastically biased, and I will explain why in a moment.If you follow my reviews, it's no surprise to you that I am a super Christie fan, and yes, I'll admit, in my experience reading her books she can do no wrong! Every book I've read has been fantastic or at least worth reading. I love her style, her characters, and her in general. I actually have a poster of her on my wall, no word of a lie.This book [...]


    5. “Hastings, a crime is a pot that boils and seethes and every now and then a significant fact comes to the surface and can be seen. There is something in the depths there—yes, there is something! I swear it by my faith in Hercule Poirot, I swear it!” --PoirotPoirot Loses a Client is the original title of this mystery, and he does, but Christie decided later to call it Dumb Witness (Hercule Poirot #16, rolling right along here!) in honor of a dog named Peter, her beloved dog, and another, fi [...]


    6. Agatha Christie, as usual, weaves a good tale. This one is unusual as a dog is one of the characters and even has a speaking part. For a dog lover, it's a great addition to the normal all-human mystery plot.I had early on in my rereading of Dumb Witness remembered who the murderer was, but I couldn't remember the exact reason. Oh, the obvious one was there; but the underlying motivation, the driving emotion, now that continued to elude me right until the end. Knowing who the murderer was, I look [...]


    7. How can I not love a book with a passage like this:There was a parking area in the middle of the big square, though there were only a few cars occupying it. I duly parked the Austin, Poirot divested himself of his superfluous garments, and assured himself that his moustaches were in their proper condition of symmetrical flamboyance, and we were then ready to proceed. (Page 42)Or a passage like this:“I don’t know why dogs always go for postmen, I’m sure,” continued our guide.“It’s a m [...]


    8. "How lightly and easily you put the matter aside! Let me tell you that no matter is finished with until Hercule Poirot ceases to concern himself with it!"The quite famous detective, Poirot, has just received a letter from a client who fears for her life. She is desperately afraid that someone in her family may attempt to harm her. The only problem is, by the time the letter reaches Poirote client is already dead. Now Poirot must work backwards and try to piece together all the conflicting inform [...]


    9. LOVED ITThis is a story of a Miss Arundell who had an accident but was convinced that somebody had tried to murder her. After a few days she actually dies but a few days before her death she'd written to a real known detective about how she was in danger but the letter wasn't sent when she was alive.I've never read any of Agatha Christie's book but have obviously known about her and now I know why her books are so frikin' famous cause this book was absolutely amazing and it literally keeps you h [...]


    10. جز معدود کتاب هایی از پوآرو بود که خیلی جذبم نکرد. صاحبخونه یه سگ داره به اسم باب و نویسنده خیلی جاها از زبون سگ مینویسه. اینجوری که مثلا میگه: باب انگار تو دلش داره میگه فلان چیز و همینجوری یه پاراگراف حرف میزنه. این یکم حوصله سر بر شده بود.


    11. I think it's absurd how people were blaming a dog on Emily Arundell's horrible accident. Bob is a god damn dog. Don't blame him. However, that's not the cherry on top of this dessert, nope - Emily believes that one of her relatives is trying to kill her.In the end, she writes to Detective Poirot for help but he receives the letter too late. Emily is already dead. Now Dumb Witness provides you a short list of suspects that are hungry for money or just ya know, hungry - because of Bob the dog. How [...]


    12. There would be many mystery writers but none of them come close to Agatha Christe, We have already read and reviewed ‘And then there were none’ , ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ & ‘The ABC Murders’. I wanted to grab this book for a long time as the title and blurb are really intriguing.Please read the full review on my blog Dumb Witness by Agatha Christie - Book reviewThis book is amazing; I love the suspense and plot. The Poirot’s way of detecting is something very interesting [...]



    13. This book was also published under the title Dumb Witness in 1937 which is when Agatha Christie was in her prime. The story is narrated by Captain Hastings who plays Watson to Poirot's Holmes excellently.Emily Arundell is an elderly lady living in the small English village of Market Basing with her companion, two servants, and several greedy heirs. The family comes to visit Aunt Emily during the Easter holiday and to try and get her to part with some of her money. During the visit Miss Emily ha [...]


    14. Diverting and enjoyable. This was probably the most straightforward of the Christie books I've read, and it worked very nicely for most of the way through. And the solution wasn't ridiculously stupid, like with Murder on the Orient Express, or And Then There Were None. Basically, the setup is that a woman has an accident where she falls down the stairs. She suspects the accident was more than an accident and does what anyone would do under the circumstances: she disinherits her whole family and [...]


    15. Reference NotesSeries: Hercule Poirot #18 (1937)Narrator: HastingsVictim: Ms. Emily ArundellCOD: Phosphorus poisoningSuspects:Ms. Wilhelmina Lawson (victim's lady companion)Ms. Theresa Arundell (victim's niece)Mr. Charles Arundell (victim's niece, Theresa's brother)Mrs. Bella Tanios (victim's niece, Theresa's and Charles' cousin)Dr. Jacob Tanios (Bella's husband)Dr. Rex Donaldson (Theresa's fiancé)Favorite quote:"And now," said Poirot as we reentered the car, "what do we do next?"Warned by expe [...]


    16. Poirot receives a rambling letter from a woman, which tells him absolutely nothing at all. But there is one curious feature to this letter. It was written two months ago. This arouses Poirot's curiosity and he pays the woman a visit, only to discover that she died a while after writing the letter, apparently of natural causes. Murder? No, says Hastings. Yes, says Poirot. And we know which of them we would believe! I really enjoyed this book, though the solution was obvious once Poirot begins his [...]


    17. نجمتان و نصف. مع أن المجرم كان خارج توقعاتي، بما أن أجاثا في سردها لم تركز عليه - و هذا ذكاء منها - لكن القصة بدت كأنشيء ما ينقصها. كأنها مبتورة، خاصة أن حادثة الكلب و الشاهد الأخرس ليست هي أهم ما في القصة عكس ما يوحي به العنوان. كانت الرواية أقل من باقي ما قرأته لها، إذ لم أقرأ في [...]




    18. What a delightful read! I'd forgotten how good Christie's books are. I've been reading too many modern detective stories. I'm planning to go back and read and reread Christie's titles once in a while, just to remember.This was a good read. The title could refer to Bob the dog, but as I finished the book I realized it could also refer to Poirot's client--a dead woman. Poirot receives a letter months after it is written and the writer has died in the meantime. Was it deliberately mailed late or me [...]


    19. A pretty dull Christie, even with Hastings. The plot is quite clever but takes awhile to start and none of the characters leap from the page as they do in the best Poirot's. There wasn't enough depth of human emotion for me.


    20. Dumb Witness is another clever and highly enjoyable Poirot mystery, narrated by the trusty Mr Hastings. One of the set-ups Christie seems especially good at (or maybe it’s just that I have a preference for it) is the mystery contained in one household or family. Each member of the family and the closest acquaintances of the family both having motives for killing someone off, and having secrets they try to keep hidden but which of course end up being discovered by Hercule Poirot in the end. The [...]


    21. Bob the dog is probably the best thing about this book. 😄 But really, this is probably one of my favorites of Christie's Poirot books.


    22. I found this to be a thoroughly enjoyable yet mind challenging read. The Queen of mystery did it again and yes maybe not as neat as in the evidence department but enough to keep you guessing! Another one I didn't get! 4.75 Stars!


    23. Bu yorumu Kitap Esintisi adresinde bulabilirsiniz. Kitabı bitirmeye yakın, yani Poirot insanları etrafına toplayıp neler olduğunu anlatırken "yuh, bunu nasıl düşünemedim" dedim. Aslında bütün herkesi tek tek katil olarak ele aldım ama asıl katilin yaptığı o büyük oyunu hiç anlayamadım. Her zaman Agatha kitaplarından sonra acaba ben mi dikkatsiz okudum, yoksa okurken bunun anlaşılması mümkün değil miydi diye düşünürüm. Sanki okurken o ipuçlarını yakalamam ger [...]


    24. Για να πω την αλήθεια ο βαθμός που θα έβαζα είναι ένα 3,5 Αν και μου αρέσαν πάρα πολύ όσα βιβλία της Α. Κρίστι έχω διαβάσει αυτό μπορώ να πω ότι δεν είναι το αγαπημένο μου. Για εμένα ήταν απλά ένα ανάλαφρο καλοκαιρινό βιβλίο που διαβάζεται πολύ εύκολα. Μην παρεξηγείσετε, θαυμάζ [...]


    25. É delicioso ler Agatha Christie e apesar de falarem que é um Sherlock Holmes sob a ótica feminina, acho que não é bem isso.Poirot, que seria o dito Sherlock Holmes, é um investigador mais pé no chão e sem super poderes, que não entende lá grandes coisas de vários campos do conhecimento mas tem uma percepção muito forte. Vive cheio de dúvidas e tira conclusões bem perto do final das histórias. Diria eu que ele está mais para um Scooby Doo com mais seriedade do que um Holmes escri [...]


    26. 3.5 stars “The dog hunts rabbits. Hercule Poirot hunts murderers.”Christie's style is something I enjoy a lot, but I think this book wasn't the right one to read after the exceptional 'And Then There Were None'. I stumbled upon this at the library and the order of the series was pretty vague (or absent on the cover, I think), so I figured out I'd just get this book and read it. Now, I think I should have started with the first book in the series or with another one that has a subject that is [...]


    27. Popsugar 2018 reading challenge: BÁSICO31. Un libro mencionado en otro libro - Mencionado en El séptimo círculo del infierno: Escritores malditos, escritoras olvidadas, de Santiago Posteguillo, en el capítulo dedicado a los perros dentro de la literatura. Monsieur Bob ❤️Un libro bastante entretenido, con un misterio bien planteado aunque algunos personajes dejen algo que desear. La mejor parte es el pequeño Bob y los diálogos que el querido Hastings le da.


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