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Poirot's Last Case

Book - 1975
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A wheelchair-bound Poirot returns to Styles, the venue of his first investigation, where he knows another murder is going to take place...

The house guests at Styles seemed perfectly pleasant to Captain Hastings; there was his own daughter Judith, an inoffensive ornithologist called Norton, dashing Mr Allerton, brittle Miss Cole, Doctor Franklin and his fragile wife Barbara , Nurse Craven, Colonel Luttrell and his charming wife, Daisy, and the charismatic Boyd-Carrington.

So Hastings was shocked to learn from Hercule Poirot's declaration that one of them was a five-times murderer. True, the ageing detective was crippled with arthritis, but had his deductive instincts finally deserted him'...

Publisher: London : Collins, 1975.
ISBN: 9780002316194
0002316196
Characteristics: 221 pages ;,22 cm.

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blue_dog_17792
Jun 01, 2019

Great mystery story.

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AndLib1
Mar 29, 2019

Christie at her best, she brings Hercule Poirot' life full circle, but the ending is not what I expected and its a bit uncomfortable. But I want to find the 2013 movie adatation.

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Bookafterbook
Nov 24, 2015

And so passes Hercule Poirot. So Sad. This was a lovely read and had all the suspense and surprises Agatha Christie is known for. I found the characters a particularly interesting mix of the many who have populated her books over the years.

theorbys Aug 11, 2013

Despite the sadness of this being the end of Poirot, the work is fine, fine vintage Christie that creates an interesting mystery tale, and deconstructs the genre. Poirot + the villain are the mystery writer and Hastings the mystery reader. Christie apparently came to really dislike Poirot but was always fair to her readers in writing Christie did not like Poirot, thought he was "an egotistical little creep" and she lets it all out in Poirot's final, rather nasty, missive to Hastings.

larrydu822 Nov 06, 2012

Great ending to the Poirot series. Definatey another Christie gem. Really deep and mind boggling. Quick read.

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unix2000z
Sep 03, 2011

A fantastic read, and a fantastic ending for M. Poirot in his last and most stunning case. Dame Christie really did save the best for last, and this one is a shocker.

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blue_dog_17792
May 28, 2019

blue_dog_17792 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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AndLib1
Mar 29, 2019

AndLib1 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 99

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aprilavy
Jun 29, 2016

Poirot is old now
Once again, he wanted to
'go hunting"
He called his old friend, Hastings.
They tried to find the murder - killer-X
Poirot killed that murderer
Poirot suicide

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