Book Reviews of The ABC Murders (Hercule Poirot, Bk 12) (aka The Alphabet Murders)

The ABC Murders (Hercule Poirot, Bk 12) (aka The Alphabet Murders)
The ABC Murders - Hercule Poirot, Bk 12 - aka The Alphabet Murders
Author: Agatha Christie
ISBN-13: 9780671805210
ISBN-10: 0671805215
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 180
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: Pocket Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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reviewed The ABC Murders (Hercule Poirot, Bk 12) (aka The Alphabet Murders) on + 242 more book reviews
As usual, Christie presents a fascinating puzzle, where the obvious answer isn't, but the obvious clue which tells you it isn't isn't recognized as such. I don't like the narrator--I prefer Poirot stories without his dear friend and chronicler partially because I prefer 3rd person and partially because I am not fond of this narrator's side comments. The narrator wasn't too intrusive in this book, though, and the mystery was quite enjoyable overall.
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This is the first Agatha Christie I have read . . . I am a murder mystery fan but have never picked her books up before. This one was out of the H Poirot series; the first mystery since he has retired. I enjoyed it and even though I was tuned into looking for the who-dun-it I was surprised at the revelation of the murder. So newbees to murder mysteries -- this is a good book and I suspect I will enjoy other Agatha Christie novels now that I have 'tested the waters'
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All Christie books are "cozy reads" and never fail to please.
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The ABC Murders proves to be the Belgian sleuth's most challenging case with Poirot trying to decipher each cryptic message and getting one step ahead of this clever and ruthless killer. I have always enjoy Agatha Christie's novels and this one is not excluded. I found it to be highly interesting with a lot of sleight of hand and subterfuge involve. I would recommend it for anyone interested in reading a story from the Queen of Crime..Agatha Christie.
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Entertaining. One of the best old style mysteries by Agatha Christie!
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a poirot mystery that presents a challenge to the little detective
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As always, Christie is a joy and Poirot is a riot!
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Classic! I love Agatha Christie.
This is a GREAT Hercule Poirot
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This is Christie at her best; many critics have put the ABC Murders in the top 10 of her books. Entertaining characters with the typical twists and turns of an Agatha Christie novel.
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Classic Christie..read many many years ago in jr. high so cannot recall the details but good mystery...
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I liked it I wish I had figured out for sure who the murderer really was. I had my suspicions but wasn't defininate about them. Different murder mystery for Poriot to solve but of course he did.
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A was for Ascher. B was for Barnard. Hercule Poirot was forewarned. But it didn't seem to matter. The letters of warning were signed "A.B.C." And Poirot's homicidal pen pal seemed well on his way to completing the alphabet with 24 more murders. The very best Agatha Christie has done.
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Fans of Hercule Pirot will not be disapointed
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A was for Ascher. B for Barnard. Hercule Poirot was forewarned. But if didn't seem to matter. The letters of warming were signed "ABC" And Poirot's homicidal pen pal seemed well on his way to completeing the alphabet with 24 more murders..
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Great read by a great author. Loved the explanation of how Poirot's thoughts helped him to discover who the murderer was.
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enjoyed this one
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Alice Ascher from Andover is the first victim. Next to her corpse is a spellbinding clue. It seems that a killer is knocking off his victims one-by-one, A through Z. Alphabetically speaking, Hercule Poirot fears that it's a matter of one down, twenty-five to go.
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I thought I'd figured it out but, by golly, I hadn't. This was my first Agatha Christie book. There will be more.
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Classic Christie...one of my favorite Poirot books.
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One of Christie's most well-known Poirot mysteries, and deservedly so. It features a very clever solution and a surprisingly large number of clues make it a more than fair challenge for the reader. Unfortunately, it is such a clever solution that numerous television shows have used it since its publication, giving the reader a somewhat unfair advantage over Ms. Christie. Still, I didn't guess the first time through, and it was a fun ride even on re-reading. A deserved classic.
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A is for Mrs. Ascher - fatally attacked in Andover. B is for Betty Barnard - strangled on the beach in Bexhill. C is for Sir Carmichael Clarke - now a corpse in Churston... If nothing else, the murderer knew his ABC's. But the alphabetical assassin would need to know more than that to outwit the world's cleverest detective - Hercule Poirot!
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Classic mystery from one of the best of mystery writers, Agatha Christie. Hercule Poirot accepts the challenge of an anonymous letter and is immediately plunged into a murder only his little gray cells can solve.
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The little Belgian detective exercises his "little grey cells" against a mysterious correspondent who writes to him predicting the murders of several people. Poirot is forewarned when the first two murder victims' names begin with an A and a B, now he must solve the case before the killer strikes again in an attempt to complete the alphabet. I must say that I enjoyed this book very much. I had first read this years ago but had forgotten who the murderer was and why he actually committed the murders. I give it an A!