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Poirot Investigates  (Hercule Poirot, Bk 3)
Poirot Investigates - Hercule Poirot, Bk 3
Author: Agatha Christie
A short story collection involving greed, and jealousy and revenge. — The stories included in this collection are: — The Jewel Robbery at the Grand Metropolitan" - Locked-room theft. Hastings, having had a windfall, persuades Poirot to join him on holiday at the Grand Metropolitan in Brighton. When a fellow guest's pearls are stolen, nobo...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780061002878
ISBN-10: 0061002879
Publication Date: 1/1992
Pages: 246
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 11 ratings
Publisher: Harpercollins (Mm)
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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DsuzieC avatar reviewed Poirot Investigates (Hercule Poirot, Bk 3) on + 159 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
You can't go wrong with M. Poirot's little gray cells. Christie was a master of characterization and she outdoes herself with this one.
reviewed Poirot Investigates (Hercule Poirot, Bk 3) on + 254 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Ah Poirot. Modesty is not your strong suit.

This was a nice grouping of mysteries. Each was distinct, which is something I like about Christie. Especially the Prime Minister, which was much fun. I also enjoyed the heiress who proved the worth of her education. :)

My only problem with them is they were a bit too short. Many of them were quite sudden. Which is an effect of them being short stories, but if there had been one or two fewer stories and some of the others had a bit more breathing room I think it would have been better. (And I really wish Hastings wasn't the narrator. The few Poirot mysteries that don't have him are more pleasant.)

But the plots are all Christie--unique and interesting. The book overall is good, but not something I'm likely to read again. Was not as good as some Christies, though it certainly had a variety. Trade off with shorts--more intrigue, less detail.
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nccorthu avatar reviewed Poirot Investigates (Hercule Poirot, Bk 3) on + 569 more book reviews
A good book of short stories.
PhoenixFalls avatar reviewed Poirot Investigates (Hercule Poirot, Bk 3) on + 185 more book reviews
Ingenious short stories featuring Hercule Poirot; the last is my favorite -- a recounting of the Belgian detective's sole failure. Hastings even comes off well in it, because he isn't in the main story at all, then gets off an excellent one liner to end the collection.
reviewed Poirot Investigates (Hercule Poirot, Bk 3) on + 5 more book reviews
One of my favorite Agatha Christie books yet! I thought it was a novel but it turned out to be a collection of short storys, all featuring Hercule Poirot and his friend Captain Hastings. Definitely recommended!
reviewed Poirot Investigates (Hercule Poirot, Bk 3) on + 7 more book reviews
Poirot is one of my favorite detectives....
athompson362 avatar reviewed Poirot Investigates (Hercule Poirot, Bk 3) on + 45 more book reviews
Fun short stories featuring Hercule Poirot. I found some to be more satisfying than others, however. A good read for fans of who-dunits.
AimeeM avatar reviewed Poirot Investigates (Hercule Poirot, Bk 3) on + 124 more book reviews
You gotta love Hercule Poirot! His mysteries are thrilling, yet not without some humor.

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