Poirot's Early Cases

Poirot's Early Cases

eBook - 2004
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With his career still in its formative years, we learn many things about how Poirot came to exercise those famous 'grey cells' so well. Fourteen of the eighteen stories collected herein are narrated by Captain Arthur Hastings—including what would appear to be the earliest Poirot short story, 'The Affair at the Victory Ball,' which follows soon on the events of The Mysterious Affair at Styles.Two of the stories are narrated by Poirot himself, to Hastings. One, 'The Chocolate Box,' concerns Poirot's early days on the Belgian police force, and the case that was his greatest failure: 'My grey cells, they functioned not at all,' Poirot admits. But otherwise, in this most fascinating collection, they function brilliantly, Poirot's grey cells, challenging the reader to keep pace at every twist and turn.

Publisher: New York : PerfectBound, 2004
ISBN: 0060790253 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader)
Branch Call Number: eBOOK M CHRISTIE
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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May 12, 2015

I’m pretty sure that in my attempt to read every short story that Agatha Christie wrote I’m getting books that have the same stories. Between the authors own predilection for turning her short stories into novels and the wonderful TV shows I’m starting to lose track of just which stories I’ve read and which ones I haven’t. I’m pretty sure that I hadn’t read all of these yet but every one of them seemed familiar.

bookfanatic1979 Oct 09, 2013

I’d read a couple of Poirot books years ago, and finally decided to read them straight through. I enjoy classic amateur detective stories, and this was one of the finest. Poirot and his sidekick Hastings make a terrific read alike for Holmes and Watson. I can’t help but wonder what the four would have thought of each other.


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