Poirot Investigates

Poirot Investigates

The very first collection of superb short stories featuring Hercule Poirot and Captain Hastings…First there was the mystery of the film star and the diamond… then came the ‘suicide’ that was murder… the mystery of the absurdly cheap flat… a suspicious death in a locked gun-room… a million dollar bond robbery… the curse of a pharaoh’s tomb… a jewel robbery by the sea… the a...

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Title:Poirot Investigates
Author:Agatha Christie
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Edition Language:English

Poirot Investigates Reviews

  • Ysh

    A summary of every Poirot book where Hastings is the sidekick:

  • Adrian

    Well, I had to wait for this book to arrive, as I unexpectedly found that I didn't have it, what ??? So I am a little, oh ok 2 months, behind everyone else who is doing the Poirot unofficial challenge, but as you can tell from my 4 star marking, i am really enjoying this challenge. If i'm honest I didn't realise how many Poirot's I had not read.

    So this was a book of short stories published in"The Sketch" through 1923 and although they are not all excellent (some are better than others) they are

    Well, I had to wait for this book to arrive, as I unexpectedly found that I didn't have it, what ??? So I am a little, oh ok 2 months, behind everyone else who is doing the Poirot unofficial challenge, but as you can tell from my 4 star marking, i am really enjoying this challenge. If i'm honest I didn't realise how many Poirot's I had not read.

    So this was a book of short stories published in"The Sketch" through 1923 and although they are not all excellent (some are better than others) they are all good fun. They all showcase Poirot's prodigious talent in a variety of differing situations. Ably "assisted" as ever by the wonderful Captain Hastings who bumbles through every case wondering what on earth Poirot is up to.

    A great collection of short stories for every Poirot fan

  • Evgeny

    This is a collection of short stories featuring world's best detective #2 and his clueless sidekick. My edition has 14 stories total. In them Hercule Poirot get to investigate murders, kidnappings, thefts, and other related crimes.

    Even in the short form of her myst

    This is a collection of short stories featuring world's best detective #2 and his clueless sidekick. My edition has 14 stories total. In them Hercule Poirot get to investigate murders, kidnappings, thefts, and other related crimes.

    Even in the short form of her mysteries The Dame Agatha Christie manages to make them complicated enough to make the solution incomprehensible to the readers at first sight. As well as at second. And third. And so on. Until Poirot explains them that is. I managed to solve one of them - before Poirot. Yay for me! To be fair, I need to say that I clearly remembered another one from a previous read, so that one does not count. This makes the score 12:1. Poirot beat me.

    As far as characters go Captain Hastings is way too clueless to be any interesting. Although he does his only job marvelously: he provides great contrast between his mental abilities and Poirot's. Luckily this is one of the few books he appears in. Poirot however provides enough colorful character zest to more than make up for Hastings shortcomings.

    I have a confession to make. I have read every single book of The Queen of Mystery I could get my hands on, but this is not what the confession is about. I thought her books would not be as great on the second read. Thus I kept reading mediocre books, kinda bad books, and outright bad ones. Until one day I started on one of her books again. Again I was hooked. Why in the worlds was I waiting for such a long time? I can only assume I had a temporary lowering of IQ.

  • Jaline

    This is a collection of Hercule Poirot short stories – eleven of them altogether, and each case more deviously clever than the last.

    I am not a huge fan of short stories, in general, because I like longer, more involved stories where I can explore the surroundings and the characters in more depth. I am also a big fan of plots that include sub-plots, and short stories don’t have the space for most of those ‘extras’.

    However, I must add that Agatha Christie writes short stories very, very well. The

    This is a collection of Hercule Poirot short stories – eleven of them altogether, and each case more deviously clever than the last.

    I am not a huge fan of short stories, in general, because I like longer, more involved stories where I can explore the surroundings and the characters in more depth. I am also a big fan of plots that include sub-plots, and short stories don’t have the space for most of those ‘extras’.

    However, I must add that Agatha Christie writes short stories very, very well. The pace is fast, and even though there is only one main plot, it always has sufficient sides to it to keep Poirot and Captain Hastings on their toes.

    Well, having said that – Captain Hastings is always a step or two behind Poirot. Luckily, Monsieur Poirot is also a gentleman and he is adept at smoothing ruffled feathers – even Captain Hastings’.

    For me, the best part of these short stories is that they were all very good, very entertaining, and I wasn’t left wondering for very long how each crime was committed and what tiny inconsistencies led Hercule Poirot to the solution.

  • Vikas Singh

    A collection of eleven short stories featuring Hercule Poirot. because of the short story format there are too many coincidences, loose ends and often a boring end. None of the stories hold your attention for long. Avoidable read

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