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Curtain: Poirot's Last Case: A Hercule Poirot Mystery | [Agatha Christie]

Curtain: Poirot's Last Case: A Hercule Poirot Mystery

The house guests at Styles seemed perfectly harmless 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 when Poirot declared that one of them was a five-times murderer. True, the detective was ageing, but had his deductive instincts finally deserted him?
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The house guests at Styles seemed perfectly harmless 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 when Poirot declared 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?

©1975 Agatha Christie Limited (P)2003 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Mari Erskineville, Australia 11-10-13
    Mari Erskineville, Australia 11-10-13
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    "A Wonderful Finale."
    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Poirot of course.


    What about Hugh Fraser’s performance did you like?

    As always excellent.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes it was, but I didn't!


    Any additional comments?

    Whilst many of the later books in this series were disappointing this was an excellent ending to an overall wonderful series. It was fantastic to have the pairing of Poirot and the gentle Hastings for the last mystery. If you have enjoyed Poirot you will not be disappointed.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    bharblin 04-30-15
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    "Hercule is Hercule"

    An end as is appropriate.
    Hasting wonderful, but I admit to wanting more of these two!
    So I am going to re-read/listen to all again.

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    Michele Harmon Floral, Arkansas USA 04-18-15
    Michele Harmon Floral, Arkansas USA 04-18-15 Member Since 2013

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    "Wonderful Poirot!!"

    have always liked Agatha Christie, but especially have I loved her Belgian detective. This story takes us full circle with Poirot and Hastings, back to Styles the scene of their first adventure together. I won't go into more detail as I don't want to give any spoilers. This is a worthy addition to your Christie library, and I highly recommend this book. Good hunting!

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