The ABC Murders

The ABC Murders

Agatha Christie / Jun 20, 2019

The ABC Murders Agatha Christie s beloved classic novel sets Hercule Poirot on the trail of a serial killer now a limited streaming series starring John Malkovich Rupert Grint and Tara Fitzgerald Let us see Mr Cle

  • Title: The ABC Murders
  • Author: Agatha Christie
  • ISBN: The ABC Murders
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  • Page: 361
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  • Agatha Christie s beloved classic novel sets Hercule Poirot on the trail of a serial killer now a limited streaming series starring John Malkovich, Rupert Grint, and Tara Fitzgerald Let us see, Mr Clever Poirot, just how clever you can be There s a serial killer on the loose, working his way through the alphabet and the whole country is in a state of panic.A is for Mrs Agatha Christie s beloved classic novel sets Hercule Poirot on the trail of a serial killer now a limited streaming series starring John Malkovich, Rupert Grint, and Tara Fitzgerald Let us see, Mr Clever Poirot, just how clever you can be There s a serial killer on the loose, working his way through the alphabet and the whole country is in a state of panic.A is for Mrs Ascher in Andover, B is for Betty Barnard in Bexhill, C is for Sir Carmichael Clarke in Churston With each murder, the killer is getting confident but leaving a trail of deliberate clues to taunt the proud Hercule Poirot might just prove to be the first, and fatal, mistake Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Paperback, TV Tie in, 272 pages Published January 8th 2019 by William Morrow Paperbacks first published January 6th 1936 More Details Original Title The ABC Murders ISBN 0062930486 ISBN13 9780062930484 Edition Language English Series Hercule Poirot 13 Characters Inspector Japp, Arthur Hastings, Hercule Poirot setting England Other Editions 303 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Win a Copy of This Book The ABC Murders Hercule Poirot by Agatha Christie Release date Jan 08, 2019 Agatha Christie s beloved classic novel sets Hercule Poirot on the trail of a serial killer now a limited streaming series starring John Malkovich, Ru Agatha Christie s beloved classic novel sets Hercule Poirot on the trail of a serial killer now a limited streaming series starring John Malkovich, Rupert Grint, and Tara Fitzgerald THE ABC MURDERS premieres on Prime on February 1st.Read it before you stream it Enter for a chance to win one of 100 copies of THE ABC MURDERS, now with exclusive artwork from the series Enter Giveaway Format Print book

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never fear, Her Agatha Christie is such a crafty devil that midway through a novel she might have you believing that YOU are the murderer Indeed, The ABC Murders uses slight of hand most deftly Again, I was thrown off the scent of the real killer and was ready to blame others I feel a bit foolish when she dangles bait in front of me, and although I guess it for what it is, I take it anyway And yet, if ever it felt good to be played the fool, it s while reading a cracking good mystery Ah, but never fear, Hercule Poirot is here Christie may make him out to be the retired old sleuth past his prime, but she s used that line on us before and we know the little man with the peculiar accent and fantastic mustaches won t let us down In this story, he is put on his guard by the personal nature of the murderer s actions He is not quite as flippant as he can be, in fact, he seems downright disconcerted at times It makes for a nice change in the character After sampling a few shorter Poirot stories, it felt liberating to read something that stretched and breathed a bit While the shorts feel like wham bam thank you ma am, this makes you feel like you ve been wined and dined Christie even gets all psychological on this one Not only in how she delves into the minds of the suspects, but the 1st person 3rd person narration switches made The ABC Murders seem that much cerebral Seriously, she may not go down as the most clever author of all time, but I like that she tried these sorts of techniques Rating A 4 star book that gets an extra star for captivating me almost from start to finish flag 107 likesLike see review View all 21 comments Oct 19, 2017 Adina rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves mystery, british, courses_secrets of great mysteries Back when I had an Audible subscription I acquired 2 literature courses and one of them is called The Secrets of Great Mystery and Suspense Fiction It is a history of the genre and its many ramifications There are quite a few books mentioned and I am planning to read most of them as they appear in the lectures Since Agatha Christie is one of the most important personalities in the history of Crime fiction among Poe, Doyle, Hammett and Chandler her works are extensively present in these lect Back when I had an Audible subscription I acquired 2 literature courses and one of them is called The Secrets of Great Mystery and Suspense Fiction It is a history of the genre and its many ramifications There are quite a few books mentioned and I am planning to read most of them as they appear in the lectures Since Agatha Christie is one of the most important personalities in the history of Crime fiction among Poe, Doyle, Hammett and Chandler her works are extensively present in these lectures The first novel I encountered by her is the ABC murders and this is why I decided to read it as my 2nd Christie I doubt anyone contests her talent to write amazing, clever, twisting crime novels Time passed well over the pages of her works and I feel that they will continue to be enjoyed many years from now She managed to surprise me this time as well and I enjoyed the reveal at the end although I had intuited who the murderer was This time, Hercule Poirot faces a direct challenge from a serial killer He is sent letters from the perpetrator announcing in advance where the murders will take place As the title suggest, the killer chooses his her victims and crime location in alphabetic order I enjoyed reading this little book and my only regret was that I had no time to absorb it in one go and had to settle for a few pages day My next Christie will probably be The murder of Roger Akcroyd flag 106 likesLike see review View all 25 comments Jan 05, 2013 Ahmad Sharabiani rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves 20th century, crime mystery, british, literature The A.B.C Murders, Agatha ChristieThe A.B.C Murders is a work of detective fiction by British writer Agatha Christie, featuring her characters Hercule Poirot, Arthur Hastings and Chief Inspector Japp, as they contend with a series of killings by a mysterious murderer known only as A.B.C The book was first published in the UK by the Collins Crime Club on 6 January 1936 The form of the novel is unusual, combining first person narrative and third person narrative This approach was famously The A.B.C Murders, Agatha ChristieThe A.B.C Murders is a work of detective fiction by British writer Agatha Christie, featuring her characters Hercule Poirot, Arthur Hastings and Chief Inspector Japp, as they contend with a series of killings by a mysterious murderer known only as A.B.C The book was first published in the UK by the Collins Crime Club on 6 January 1936 The form of the novel is unusual, combining first person narrative and third person narrative This approach was famously pioneered by Charles Dickens in Bleak House, and was tried by Agatha Christie in The Man in the Brown Suit What is unusual in The A.B.C Murders is that the third person narrative is supposedly reconstructed by the first person narrator of the story, Arthur Hastings This approach shows Christie s commitment to experimenting with point of view, exemplified by The Murder of Roger Ackroyd 2014 1392 278 flag 81 likesLike see review Dec 21, 2008 Valerie rated it it was amazing review of another edition Recommends it for Geometry Students Recommended to Valerie by Grandma Shelves math I try to get my math students to read mysteries, because the logical skills of finding a pattern and using inductive and deductive reasoning are often skillfully laid out If you ve read this book, you know why its one that I use to illustrate that point in my class Sadly, the point is underappreciated by my high school students flag 70 likesLike see review View all 9 comments Anoushka C I am ur math student and i appreciate it Jan 26, 2019 08 34PM Anoushka C I never guessed that Franklin Clarke was the murderer Jan 26, 2019 08 36PM Dec 05, 2017 Ginger rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves 2017 The book starts off with a methodical, serial killer sending Hercule Poirot a letter of a future murder Did a person just die and how do they find the victim Enter the mind of the great Agatha Christie.I loved that Agatha Christie went in a completely new direction with this plot She usually does a singular murder, not a manhunt on stopping a serial killer.The last part of the book made this a 4 star book for me It was lagging in the middle for me I didn t think the serial killer was who we w The book starts off with a methodical, serial killer sending Hercule Poirot a letter of a future murder Did a person just die and how do they find the victim Enter the mind of the great Agatha Christie.I loved that Agatha Christie went in a completely new direction with this plot She usually does a singular murder, not a manhunt on stopping a serial killer.The last part of the book made this a 4 star book for me It was lagging in the middle for me I didn t think the serial killer was who we were expecting it to be and I m glad I stuck it out The mystery of the killer was not so obvious I had a feeling that AC would try to fool me because of the past books that I ve read She s clever like that.I had my suspicions of who it was at about 85% in the book and when Poirot started stating all the facts at the end, I did a fist bump I love how AC can take a murder mystery and put all the facts and assumptions together seamlessly.Her brain is brilliant and she s the GOAT of mysteries Hahaha flag 54 likesLike see review View all 10 comments Aug 11, 2018 Vikas Singh rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves review of the year One of the most engrossing Poirot stories It has a great beginning and as the plot progresses you stay glued trying to make a sense of it all Tantalizingly, clues are scattered loosely to off track you And then finally with a flourish Poirot reveals the murderer you are left gaping at the cleverness of author in steering such a plot I loved Poirot s quote at the end but for myself I consider your crime not an English crime at all not above board not sporting flag 47 likesLike see review May 28, 2018 Richard Derus rated it really liked it review of another edition My review of the actual story is over here Murder Go Round Thirteen at Dinner, The A.B.C Murders, Funerals are FatalSO DON T ANYONE SNARK AT ME ABOUT THIS POST I LL DELETE YOUR POST IMMEDIATELY.There s yet another unnecessary, unwanted remake of this book into a 3 part miniseries being made John Malkovich will appear as Poirot, which is as ludicrous as that Brannagh dude and his mustachios appearing in the unnecessary, unwanted remake of Murder on the Orient Express that carbuncled itself o My review of the actual story is over here Murder Go Round Thirteen at Dinner, The A.B.C Murders, Funerals are FatalSO DON T ANYONE SNARK AT ME ABOUT THIS POST I LL DELETE YOUR POST IMMEDIATELY.There s yet another unnecessary, unwanted remake of this book into a 3 part miniseries being made John Malkovich will appear as Poirot, which is as ludicrous as that Brannagh dude and his mustachios appearing in the unnecessary, unwanted remake of Murder on the Orient Express that carbuncled itself onto screens last year.Rupert Grint, of Harry Potter fame, will also appear Prime will stream in the US, though I m not sure about international markets End of this year Why they can t leave it with David Suchet, who filmed all the Poirot stories in 25 years as the little Belgian, I cannot fathom He was Poirot annoyed sigh flag 36 likesLike see review View all 15 comments May 28, 2016 Shobhit Sharad rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves agatha christie, classics, detective Agatha Christie is a WITCH I don t know how but she manages to confound me EVERY TIME I read one of her books Specially, with this one You re going with the story, reading with a flow, building up to the climax, and then suddenly whatever you were thinking is snatched away from you, and you begin to look at the things in a way that you never thought of until now.And to do her justice, not only was this story and any of her others thrilling, but it had an element of reality better than most Agatha Christie is a WITCH I don t know how but she manages to confound me EVERY TIME I read one of her books Specially, with this one You re going with the story, reading with a flow, building up to the climax, and then suddenly whatever you were thinking is snatched away from you, and you begin to look at the things in a way that you never thought of until now.And to do her justice, not only was this story and any of her others thrilling, but it had an element of reality better than most of her counterparts no comparisons And here s an example, in the words of Poirot And it is very true when a young girl is dead, that is the kind of thing that is said She was bright She was happy She was sweet tempered She had not a care in the world She had no undesirable acquaintances There is a great charity always to the dead Do you know what I should like this minute I should like to find someone who knew Elizabeth Barnard and who does not know she is dead Then, perhaps, I should hear what is useful to me the truth Skip this paragraph to avoid spoilers At one point of time in the book, I felt I was going to be disappointed, because up to the last the crimes were attributed to mental illness, and what fun is in that I had my doubts deep within, but they were too deep to have any effect on what I was reading.But when we came to the typical Christie climax scene, a room full of people, and Poirot giving his dramatic explanation, that is when the cloud from in front of my eyes cleared and I praised one of the best writers of detective stories ever flag 35 likesLike see review View all 9 comments Jul 15, 2018 zahra haji rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves flag 34 likesLike see review View all 8 comments Nov 09, 2016 Aditi rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves mystery, my reviews, london england, harper collins, friends, family, classic Our weapon is our knowledge But remember, it may be a knowledge we may not know that we possess Agatha ChristieAgatha Christie, the Queen of Mystery, has spun and extremely intriguing crime fiction and the thirteenth tale from her Hercule Poirot series called, The A.B.C Murders that revolves around the anonymous letters stating as well as challenging Poirot that a murder will take place in the alphabetical order in a random town, and that intrigues the clever Poirot to come out of his Our weapon is our knowledge But remember, it may be a knowledge we may not know that we possess Agatha ChristieAgatha Christie, the Queen of Mystery, has spun and extremely intriguing crime fiction and the thirteenth tale from her Hercule Poirot series called, The A.B.C Murders that revolves around the anonymous letters stating as well as challenging Poirot that a murder will take place in the alphabetical order in a random town, and that intrigues the clever Poirot to come out of his early retirement to catch the mad serial killer striking random people in the alphabetical manner.Synopsis There s a serial killer on the loose, bent on working his way through the alphabet And as a macabre calling card he leaves beside each victim s corpse the ABC Railway Guide open at the name of the town where the murder has taken place Having begun with Andover, Bexhill and then Churston, there seems little chance of the murderer being caught until he makes the crucial and vain mistake of challenging Hercule Poirot to frustrate his plans Poirot is tempted by the anonymous letter addressed to him stating about a murder that is going to take place is a particular town on a particular date and signed as ABC And within no time, the letter s each word comes true as the murder of an old lady takes place on the letter s said date and place, and it seems the killer has left an ABC railway guide book beside the dead body And pretty soon one after another murder takes place that Poirot could not stop those from happening So four murders later, Poirot finally manages to lure the serial killer onto his trap Although this time, Poirot uses his gray matters and logic than the clues to come to a conclusion about this baffling serial killing case.One of my absolute favorite Agatha Christie books that, no matter, how many times I read it, always leave me awestruck with the intensity of the thrill and with Poirot s unmatched wits that comes out strikingly only in few of the books from the Hercule Poirot series Although the book opens bit slow, still somewhere in the middle of the story, the complexity of the plot will drown its readers and leave them anticipating till the very last page.The writing style is eloquent and is laced with so many layers that makes this plot challenging and interesting that will keep the readers glued to the pages of this book The narrative is equally engaging with that light French flair mixed heavily with the English undertone thereby making the story line real and enthralling for the readers The pacing is quite fast as the author unravels her plot through so many twists and turns that will leave the readers guessing till the very end The mystery part is extremely well concocted by the author, in fact, I ve never ever came across such a mystery book where the plot is so thick and keeps getting thicker until it deludes the readers into its unknown depth and finally in the climax, the plot gradually begins to unravel through the author s smart and clever perspective that is highly absorbing and justifiable The mystery is one hell of a roller coaster ride filled with some highly anticipating scenes, adrenaline rushing moments and some challenging events.The characters are, no doubt, very much well crafted through their flaws, psychological challenges, and their thorough mindset, so while reading, it will feel like taking a trip inside the head of the secondary characters apart from Poirot and his friend, Hastings The author depicts her characters with a clear insight into the minds of those characters, thereby making her readers contemplate with the characters demeanor easily Poirot s charm, his French exclamations and his wit simply steals the show Oui In a nutshell, this book is one of the few showstopper crime fiction books that is not only riveting but also enlightening enough for the readers to look beyond the characters demeanor and the fictional plot s development and right into the mind of such an excellent and flawless writer of all times.Verdict Poirot and Christie at their best flag 33 likesLike see review View all 18 comments Jan 25, 2018 Brenda rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves classics, mystery, crime, 5000 books, own read, read on kindle Was the killer working his way through the alphabet That s what M Hercule Poirot wanted to know And his offsider Captain Hastings was of the same mind.Andover and the elderly Mrs Ascher Bexhill and a young Miss Betty Barnard and Churston and a gentleman by the name of Sir Carmichael Clarke had all met untimely deaths at the hands of a maniac who would leave the ABC Railway guide near to or on the body, showing each destination as proof he was once again bettering the police, but especially M Was the killer working his way through the alphabet That s what M Hercule Poirot wanted to know And his offsider Captain Hastings was of the same mind.Andover and the elderly Mrs Ascher Bexhill and a young Miss Betty Barnard and Churston and a gentleman by the name of Sir Carmichael Clarke had all met untimely deaths at the hands of a maniac who would leave the ABC Railway guide near to or on the body, showing each destination as proof he was once again bettering the police, but especially M Poirot With Scotland Yard involved, plus Poirot and Hastings surely they would get to the bottom of the dastardly murders before D arrived The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie is 13 in the Hercule Poirot series and another excellent crime novel I always enjoy M Poirot s deductions the way his little grey cells get a work out Highly entertaining, and once again, highly recommended flag 27 likesLike see review View 2 comments Nov 13, 2018 Jay Schutt rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves owned What genius Agatha Christie is To lead us all around, this way and that, just to tie a murder mystery up in a neat little bow Excellent flag 28 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jan 03, 2019 Katie Lumsden rated it really liked it review of another edition I really enjoyed this one another engaging Christie mystery flag 25 likesLike see review Jan 25, 2019 Menia rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves own, crime series, 2019, brace19 3.5Brace 2019 , flag 24 likesLike see review Jan 07, 2017 Miriam rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves mystery These alphabetical serial murders are a bit different from the usual Christie crimes or ARE they For once I solved the murder before the end My little gray cells must be working harderor I ve simply read enough of these stories to be a better guesser flag 24 likesLike see review View all 5 comments Jul 29, 2018 Beata rated it it was amazing review of another edition One of the best HP cases flag 24 likesLike see review View 1 comment Mar 09, 2015 Amy shoutame rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves classics Agatha Christie is quickly becoming one of my favourite authors and definitely a go to author for when I fancy a quick pick me up This novel is the 13th book in the Hercule Poirot series, I am reading them out of order as I m just grabbing them from my library s e book collection when they become available although I don t think it matters too much if you read them slightly out of order This novel follows Poirot as he endeavours to solve a series of mysterious murders After receiving an ano Agatha Christie is quickly becoming one of my favourite authors and definitely a go to author for when I fancy a quick pick me up This novel is the 13th book in the Hercule Poirot series, I am reading them out of order as I m just grabbing them from my library s e book collection when they become available although I don t think it matters too much if you read them slightly out of order This novel follows Poirot as he endeavours to solve a series of mysterious murders After receiving an anonymous later hinting that death may be coming Poirot is left a little befuddled Soon after it is reported that a woman has been murdered and left beside her body was an ABC Railway Guide This leads to a series of murders all following a similar pattern the murderer is going through the alphabet, murdering people with names beginning with the specified letter, working his way from A Z Not only does the name of the person play a part but also the place that they live in as the news becomes publicized everyone is trying to guess where the next murder will take place and which unfortunate person will be chosen Poirot and his trusty friend Hastings get on the casehow far into the alphabet will the murderer get As always with Christie novels I got such a feeling of nostalgia whilst reading it s such a bizarre sense of happiness I just love it Poirot was on top form and did his usual slow release of information I still didn t manage to work out who the murderer was I really enjoyed the fact that there was than one murder it seemed to give the novel a lot excitement and places where the murderer could be caught out In saying that though it did mean there were a lot of characters involved so some of them we didn t get know as well as in some of the other Poirot stories I ve read I would highly recommend to any lover of Christie or to anyone looking for a good brain teaser 4 out of 5 stars and I can t wait to read my next one flag 23 likesLike see review View 2 comments Mar 01, 2015 Poonam rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves classics, mystery thriller suspense 3.5 starsEven though this book belongs to the Poirot series it is very different to the other Poirot books Most of the books in this series belong to the cozy mystery genre and the only other time I have read Christie attempt something different in the Poirot series was in The Big Four That was not something I enjoyed but relieved to say I actually enjoyed this attempt.In this the murderer sends letters to Poirot himself issuing a challenge Reminded me of the infamous Zodiac Killer.The whole 3.5 starsEven though this book belongs to the Poirot series it is very different to the other Poirot books Most of the books in this series belong to the cozy mystery genre and the only other time I have read Christie attempt something different in the Poirot series was in The Big Four That was not something I enjoyed but relieved to say I actually enjoyed this attempt.In this the murderer sends letters to Poirot himself issuing a challenge Reminded me of the infamous Zodiac Killer.The whole city is in uproar over the string of murders and there is an added pressure to nab the culprit in time before another murder is committed Here goes the typical cozy mystery feel out of the window I did enjoy this for a change.There are chapters from the killers perspective which is unexpected and again a new in Christie s novel from the one s I have read Loved the chase, the turn of events and the overall excitement But at the end do remember it s Poirot and his grey cells that always win flag 23 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Jun 28, 2018 Tim rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves 1930s, classic, favorites, reviewed, mystery crime This is without a doubt one of the most enjoyable of the Poirot novels Christie takes the usual formula and puts a bit of a different spin on it, creating one of her most compelling stories as well as one of the most unique Prior to this novel, all of Poirot s cases have been of a intimate nature Poirot s own words They ve all been classic locked room mysteries where we had all our suspects lined in a row It was all a mater of finding motive and opportunity Here Poirot is dealing w This is without a doubt one of the most enjoyable of the Poirot novels Christie takes the usual formula and puts a bit of a different spin on it, creating one of her most compelling stories as well as one of the most unique Prior to this novel, all of Poirot s cases have been of a intimate nature Poirot s own words They ve all been classic locked room mysteries where we had all our suspects lined in a row It was all a mater of finding motive and opportunity Here Poirot is dealing with a serial killer sending him taunting letters and killing unconnected people in alphabetical order This time the killer could be anyone, and Poirot s only method it to approach the psychology of the killer Find out the reason why Why send the letters to Poirot Is it for fame To cause chaos Did Poirot one time foil him intentionally or unintentionally and it is a matter of revenge These become the questions rather than solving alibis This approach is refreshingly different for the Poirot series While the serial killer is a common antagonist for mysteries, they are typically police procedurals rather than private detective stories yet, this new approach fits Poirot and his love of psychology It is different, but not a jarring change.The letters Poirot receives are well done, with both a taunting air and a bit of childishness in their insults They create a tension that many books in this series do not have Poirot fits into the classic cozy mystery, there may be a few murders, but tensions do not typically run this high in the series The solution is rather brilliant as well, and ranks up with The Murder of Roger Ackroyd in terms of clever solutions.In fact, now that I ve mentioned The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, I ll go ahead and make the bold statement that this is my second favorite Poirot novel only after the Ackroyd case The ABC Murders receives a full 5 stars and my highest recommendation to all mystery fans flag 22 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jul 09, 2017 Erin Proud Book Hoarder rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves mystery, a own book form, part of series, 3 star, mystery read and solved, read in 2017, reviewed, serial killer There is nothing so terrible as to live in an atmosphere of suspicion to see eyes watching you and the love in them changing to fear nothing so terrible as to suspect those near and dear to you It is poisonous a miasma Hercule Poirot gets a few surprises his old friend Hastings has come for an extended stay and visit, and a serial killer has decided to target him with teasing notes before he strikes.As always, clever The point of this one was the journey and not the destination cu There is nothing so terrible as to live in an atmosphere of suspicion to see eyes watching you and the love in them changing to fear nothing so terrible as to suspect those near and dear to you It is poisonous a miasma Hercule Poirot gets a few surprises his old friend Hastings has come for an extended stay and visit, and a serial killer has decided to target him with teasing notes before he strikes.As always, clever The point of this one was the journey and not the destination culprit I didn t guess the killer exactly, it s complicated with this one, but there was a surprising twist that made a diabolical sense Christie shows the viewpoint of the supposed culprit from the start Poirot wasn t trying to figure out who the killer was so much as he was trying to figure out a possible motive other than a madman is doing it because he s mad It was a treat to see Poirot and Hastings meet up again when both are older and still friends poor Hastings is apparently losing his hair, which makes one of several amusing moments Their comical exchanges bring spice to the page even if Hastings isn t the most fascinating character, their friendship is a joy in these books He s definitely grown to enjoy the sleuthing business than he used to.We don t get into the head of the great detective this time, and Christie uses a multiple viewpoint between two people, but it works well The ABC Murders would make a clever movie adaptation have they done it already although the mystery itself isn t the strongest of her works Poirot being there solving the puzzle makes it all the better he s definitely my favorite detective He will live on flag 22 likesLike see review View 2 comments Dec 09, 2017 Noha Badawi rated it it was amazing review of another edition I get it now why people call her, the queen of crime flag 21 likesLike see review View all 7 comments Dec 20, 2018 Lata rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves auth f, mystery, classic, x2018 read 4.5 stars I have a soft spot for this particular Christie This is the first story I read by this grande dame when I was a kid and had exhausted ALL the Nancy Drews and other mysteries aimed at kids in the library The librarian recommended Agatha Christie to me, and this was where I started with Christie s large catalogue.I found the plot riveting then and still so now, so many years and books later This story of a serial killer with Poirot, and an eager Hastings, on his trail moved along wel 4.5 stars I have a soft spot for this particular Christie This is the first story I read by this grande dame when I was a kid and had exhausted ALL the Nancy Drews and other mysteries aimed at kids in the library The librarian recommended Agatha Christie to me, and this was where I started with Christie s large catalogue.I found the plot riveting then and still so now, so many years and books later This story of a serial killer with Poirot, and an eager Hastings, on his trail moved along well With this reread, I was able to see the clues and watch the murderer, and how Poirot deduced who it was, which was fun I was concerned this story wouldn t hold up, but silly me, Agatha Christie didn t let me down flag 18 likesLike see review Apr 06, 2018 Renata rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves favorite authors, mysteries Between loving the recent movie Murder in the Orient Express and reading Anthony Horowitz s Magpie Murders, I am once again enthralled by Agatha Christie s mysteries I m still smiling and feeling as smugly satisfied as Hercule himself at the way she thoroughly captivated me on so many levels in The A.B.C Murders A plot that felt comfortably yet intriguingly straight forward was anything but and I found myself muttering aloud several times until I exploded in laughter at her pulling the rug ou Between loving the recent movie Murder in the Orient Express and reading Anthony Horowitz s Magpie Murders, I am once again enthralled by Agatha Christie s mysteries I m still smiling and feeling as smugly satisfied as Hercule himself at the way she thoroughly captivated me on so many levels in The A.B.C Murders A plot that felt comfortably yet intriguingly straight forward was anything but and I found myself muttering aloud several times until I exploded in laughter at her pulling the rug out from under my feet Poirot received a series of typed letters challenging him to uncover crimes about to be committed crimes with an alphabetic pattern, Railroad time tables as a calling card and the dire threat of serial killings For once he is rather at a loss of what to make of this Is this personal about him What is the madness behind this method Along the way are a cast of interesting characters from different walks of life, Dame Agatha s thoughts on beautiful women, and always her deep reflections on the human condition.I like her interplay of humor, irony, and yet deeply relevant dialogues on the nature of crime Throughout the story there are multiple references to the unremarkable appearance of a criminal, to the nature of madness and obsessions that tilt people over the edge She may have written this in 1936, but the reflections in this police procedural are all relevant today from greater crimes to the wild insanity of the shooting recently at YouTube Poirot was perhaps the first psychological profiler she mentions the police hiring an alienist and it made me think of a couple of TV series And then there is Poirot The I read him, the I like him He is above all a man of reason it is not enough to solve the crime, he must also understand the reasoning behind the crime He is both man of steel will and a sensitivity to the hearts of others He sees people clearly because he seeks to understand By turns compassionate and stern, and a man you can entrust yourself to And in this mystery quite joyful at the conclusion so Hastings we went hunting once , did we not Vive le sport A favorite quote from Poirot there is nothing so dangerous for anyone who has something to hide as conversation Speech,so a wise old Frenchman said to me once, is an invention of man s to prevent him from thinking It is also an infallible means of discovering that which he wishes to hide A human being, Hastings, cannot resist the opportunity to reveal himself and express his personality which conversation gives him flag 18 likesLike see review View 2 comments Sep 26, 2011 Mitch rated it it was ok review of another edition Before I begin my review, let me start off my saying I am a HUGE fan of Agatha Christie Throughout the years I have always used her novels as go to books if I am in a literary dry spell and yearn to read something I am guarentee to enjoy My girl Aggie usually hits the spot However, sadly, I must say that The A.B.C Murders is thus far my least favourite of all her books The following may contain spoilers Poirot, everyone s favourite detective, receives a mysterious letter warning him of Before I begin my review, let me start off my saying I am a HUGE fan of Agatha Christie Throughout the years I have always used her novels as go to books if I am in a literary dry spell and yearn to read something I am guarentee to enjoy My girl Aggie usually hits the spot However, sadly, I must say that The A.B.C Murders is thus far my least favourite of all her books The following may contain spoilers Poirot, everyone s favourite detective, receives a mysterious letter warning him of a crime to hit Adover and Hercule correctly predicts murder Soon a string of murders spread out among different cities and a variety of victims begins to occur The only thing in common is that the murderer sends a letter prior to the tragedies, each victim s name corresponds to the next letter of the alphabet, and an A.B.C train book is always at the scene of every crime Now Poirot teams up with the friends and family of the victims to try to prevent the killer from moving his way up the alphabet Now, the premise and general story are quite interesting However, I just felt like this book was different from many of the other that I love Call me old fashioned, but I like the Oh no, there is a murder I will gather clues, interview each person one by one, and then gather them together and spring the answer on everyone with the killer present And although this book also sort of follows that formula, it just isn t ashmmm effective I guess as other books like Murder on the Orient Express or Appointment with Death I don t knowsomething just seemed missing and I didn t feel invested with any of the characters So, Aggie my girl, I love ya, but this one was just so so for me flag 18 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Nov 13, 2018 Piyangie rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves brit lit, mystery classic In The ABC Murders Poirot is challenged by a serial killer, or it seems to be the case The murderer is so bold that he even informs Poirot in advance where the murder is to take place Moreover, the murderer chooses the place and the victim in alphabetical order Written as a first person and third person narrative by Arthur Hastings, the story marks a different writing approach by Agatha Christie From the outset, the story presents us with a possible killer There is no evidence but only su In The ABC Murders Poirot is challenged by a serial killer, or it seems to be the case The murderer is so bold that he even informs Poirot in advance where the murder is to take place Moreover, the murderer chooses the place and the victim in alphabetical order Written as a first person and third person narrative by Arthur Hastings, the story marks a different writing approach by Agatha Christie From the outset, the story presents us with a possible killer There is no evidence but only suggestive inferences to intrigue the reader But at the same time, this person is hidden from the Poirot and the Police, and they carry their own investigations on the murders that so painstakingly have taken place The baffled police conclude that they are the action of homicidal lunatic But Poirot has reservations In the absence of a clear motive, he feels that the Police are in error And of course, he is right as always The ABC murders has a complex plot More than in any other Poirot reads, here we see the great detective a little rattled He cannot comprehend the motive behind the unnatural killings Poirot s temperament due to this incomprehension, Hastings constant nagging for action and reproaches for inaction produces humourous dialogues that entertain the reader pretty much And Poirot s brilliance is once again displayed when he cleverly summarizes the evidence which coupled with his power of deduction enlightens all as to the real murderer and the motive behind the murders There is no doubt that the plot is ingenious There is also no doubt as to my enjoyment of the story But somehow I felt a little cheated with the final revelation It was an unexpected surprise Throughout the read I cannot recall any possible clue that pointed toward the real murderer It seemed that Agatha Christie has deliberately kept some vital clues away from the readers And I felt that that was not fair play My detective mind was sadly plagued flag 20 likesLike see review Jun 18, 2018 Taylor rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves mystery thriller horror, 2018 books Even though The ABC Murders was entertaining, I was slightly underwhelmed.It s strange, since Murder on the Orient Express impressed me so much I had a blast reading it last year, and I knew immediately after finishing that I wasn t done with Hercule Poirot s mysteries.Sadly, this book was only just alright to me The mystery was intriguing, but I found the overall reveal to be slightly underwhelming It wassort of predictable Poirot s charm was one of the aspects of this book that really k Even though The ABC Murders was entertaining, I was slightly underwhelmed.It s strange, since Murder on the Orient Express impressed me so much I had a blast reading it last year, and I knew immediately after finishing that I wasn t done with Hercule Poirot s mysteries.Sadly, this book was only just alright to me The mystery was intriguing, but I found the overall reveal to be slightly underwhelming It wassort of predictable Poirot s charm was one of the aspects of this book that really kept me reading.For one, I wasn t a huge fan of the main perspective of the story The reader was no longer in Hercule Poirot s mind instead, we re following one of his associates I didn t really care for him He s alright, but the absence of Poirot was definitely disappointing.I had fun reading this, but other than that, it wasn t really the mind blowing mystery I was looking for flag 14 likesLike see review Oct 02, 2015 B rated it really liked it review of another edition Tr c khi 2 ch ng cu i c ng m ra, c m gi c c a m nh l ho n to n kh ng th a m n 3T nh t i th i i m th m nh th y 1 s may m n ng p tr n d nh cho nh ng ng i thu c team ph n M nh mong ch vi c ng Poirot s d ng 1 ch t ch t x m nh th ng l , c ng v i 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nh th ng qu , ch ng gi t g n gay c n g 3 m nh ng v i ki n v m nh th ch n ph i nh th v kh ng nh th sao c n l Agatha Christie, v ng i ta g i b y l n ho ng trinh th m C I N c m K t lu n r t ra nhi u khi kh ng n n ng nh ng review tr n tiki v m nh th y tr n y c nhi u b n review r t vui t nh Nh c 1 b n n , c m th y th t v ng v truy n v ch truy n v b n y th ng c th i quen o n hung th v y m l n n y ai d o n tr t l t l k Cu c i kh ng c o di n c n y r y nh ng c l a th k n a l m y cu n s ch c o di n ch p b t t A t i Z Kh ng n n th t v ng l m g , cho d k c khi quay v o m t l t, m h y th c hi n ph ng ch m t i 10h i ng , s ng s m ch y m y v ng, v nh t m n c l nh, th i ngh i u vi n v ng, th nh tho ng ra b s ng, cho ngu i l ng m nh l i, cu c i ai s u m i, cau m y m l m chi flag 14 likesLike see review Jan 30, 2017 imts rated it it was amazing review of another edition Recommends it for everyone with a penchant for mystery Shelves 2017, crime, faves, heroes i adore, mystery Words, madmoiselle, are only the outer clothing of ideas Agatha Christie isn t called the Queen of Crime for nothing, you know, and this book was a prime example of her proficiency Generally, her books have an array of suspects, and we readers have to guess who the culprit is before the ending arrives, but this book was quite different How, might you ask You see, this time Christie handed us the murderer view spoiler or so we thought hide spoiler on a silver platter Most of the myster Words, madmoiselle, are only the outer clothing of ideas Agatha Christie isn t called the Queen of Crime for nothing, you know, and this book was a prime example of her proficiency Generally, her books have an array of suspects, and we readers have to guess who the culprit is before the ending arrives, but this book was quite different How, might you ask You see, this time Christie handed us the murderer view spoiler or so we thought hide spoiler on a silver platter Most of the mystery was about how Poirot would arrive at the correct solution Arrive at it he did, of course, as every reader who knows him in the slightest expected, and gave us a most satisfactory ending I ve got Agatha Christies sitting in my cupboard, just waiting to be read, and I eagerly anticipate beginning them flag 13 likesLike see review View 2 comments Aug 14, 2010 Dina rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves mystery thrillers, ebook, to blog, series hercule poirot This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Reference NotesSeries Hercule Poirot 14 1936 Narrator HastingsRecurring Character Scotland Yard s Chief Inspector James JappVictims Mrs Alice Ascher COD heavy blow on the back of the head Ms Elizabeth Betty Barnard COD strangulation Sir Carmichael Clarke COD heavy blow on the back of the head Mr George Earlsfield COD stabbing Suspects Mr Alexander Bonaparte CustMs Mary Drower Mrs Ascher s niece Ms Megan Barnard Betty s sister Mr Donald Fraser Betty s boyfriend Mr Frank Reference NotesSeries Hercule Poirot 14 1936 Narrator HastingsRecurring Character Scotland Yard s Chief Inspector James JappVictims Mrs Alice Ascher COD heavy blow on the back of the head Ms Elizabeth Betty Barnard COD strangulation Sir Carmichael Clarke COD heavy blow on the back of the head Mr George Earlsfield COD stabbing Suspects Mr Alexander Bonaparte CustMs Mary Drower Mrs Ascher s niece Ms Megan Barnard Betty s sister Mr Donald Fraser Betty s boyfriend Mr Franklin Clarke Sir Carmichael s brother Ms Thora Grey Sir Carmichael s secretary Fun Fact In this book, Scotland Yard s Inspector Japp is addressed as Chief Inspector and not as Detective Inspector like in the previous books I guess he was promoted Congrats to him flag 13 likesLike see review View all 5 comments Jan 28, 2019 Natalie Richards rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves owned book Another enjoyable read from the master storyteller, that kept me guessing to the very end flag 12 likesLike see review previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next new topicDiscuss This Book topics posts views last activity Could You Guess Who Done it Was it one of Christies best or not 5 38 Jan 04, 2019 08 24AM Crime, Mysteries The A.B.C Murders by Agatha Christie 9 23 Oct 29, 2018 07 45AM 2019 Reading Chal The ABC Murders 31 211 Aug 30, 2018 03 25AM Printable Calendar 1 7 Jun 22, 2018 10 06PM History History Discussion 3 1 1 Mar 29, 2018 10 21PM More topics Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Readers Also Enjoyed 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.Her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, came out in 1920 During her first 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.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, and the novel After the Funeral Abney Hall 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 entry for Agatha Christie Other books in the series Hercule Poirot 1 10 of 40 books Books by Agatha Christie More Trivia About The A.B.C Murder 23 trivia questions 2 quizzes More quizzes trivia Quotes from The ABC Murders Words, madmoiselle, are only the outer clothing of ideas 182 likes It s like all those quiet people, when they do lose their tempers they lose them with a vengeance 135 likes More quotes renderRatingGraph 22491, 30271, 17439, 2209, 332 if rating_details rating_detailssert top rating_graph Company About us Careers Terms Privacy Help Work with us Authors Advertise Authors ads blog API Connect 2019 , Inc Mobile version

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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 t 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 two of the 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.Her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, came out in 1920 During her first 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.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, and the novel After the Funeral Abney Hall 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 entry for Agatha Christie


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    1. Agatha Christie is such a crafty devil that midway through a novel she might have you believing that YOU are the murderer Indeed, The ABC Murders uses slight of hand most deftly Again, I was thrown off the scent of the real killer and was ready to blame others I feel a bit foolish when she dangles bait in front of me, and although I guess it for what it is, I take it anyway And yet, if ever it felt good to be played the fool, it s while reading a cracking good mystery Ah, but never fear, [...]


    2. Back when I had an Audible subscription I acquired 2 literature courses and one of them is called The Secrets of Great Mystery and Suspense Fiction It is a history of the genre and its many ramifications There are quite a few books mentioned and I am planning to read most of them as they appear in the lectures Since Agatha Christie is one of the most important personalities in the history of Crime fiction among Poe, Doyle, Hammett and Chandler her works are extensively present in these lect Back [...]


    3. The A.B.C Murders, Agatha ChristieThe A.B.C Murders is a work of detective fiction by British writer Agatha Christie, featuring her characters Hercule Poirot, Arthur Hastings and Chief Inspector Japp, as they contend with a series of killings by a mysterious murderer known only as A.B.C The book was first published in the UK by the Collins Crime Club on 6 January 1936 The form of the novel is unusual, combining first person narrative and third person narrative This approach was famously The A.B. [...]


    4. I try to get my math students to read mysteries, because the logical skills of finding a pattern and using inductive and deductive reasoning are often skillfully laid out If you ve read this book, you know why its one that I use to illustrate that point in my class Sadly, the point is underappreciated by my high school students.


    5. The book starts off with a methodical, serial killer sending Hercule Poirot a letter of a future murder Did a person just die and how do they find the victim Enter the mind of the great Agatha Christie.I loved that Agatha Christie went in a completely new direction with this plot She usually does a singular murder, not a manhunt on stopping a serial killer.The last part of the book made this a 4 star book for me It was lagging in the middle for me I didn t think the serial killer was who we w Th [...]


    6. One of the most engrossing Poirot stories It has a great beginning and as the plot progresses you stay glued trying to make a sense of it all Tantalizingly, clues are scattered loosely to off track you And then finally with a flourish Poirot reveals the murderer you are left gaping at the cleverness of author in steering such a plot I loved Poirot s quote at the end but for myself I consider your crime not an English crime at all not above board not sporting


    7. My review of the actual story is over here Murder Go Round Thirteen at Dinner, The A.B.C Murders, Funerals are FatalSO DON T ANYONE SNARK AT ME ABOUT THIS POST I LL DELETE YOUR POST IMMEDIATELY.There s yet another unnecessary, unwanted remake of this book into a 3 part miniseries being made John Malkovich will appear as Poirot, which is as ludicrous as that Brannagh dude and his mustachios appearing in the unnecessary, unwanted remake of Murder on the Orient Express that carbuncled itself o My r [...]


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