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At a Hallowe'en party, Joyce - a hostile thirteen-year-old - boasts that she once witnessed a murder. When no one believes her, she storms off home. But within hours her body is found, still in the house, drowned in an apple-bobbing tub.

That night, Hercule Poirot is called in to find the "evil presence". But first he must establish whether he is looking for a murderer or a double murderer.

©1969 Agatha Christie Limited (P)2002 HarperCollins Publishers

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  • Gudrun
  • Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories, Canada
  • 10-26-16

A great Mystery

This hit me just right in that it had lots of characters, lots of wrong turns and a good solid ending. It was a great Poirot. I enjoyed the descriptions, and the feel of this book. It is now one of my favourite Poirots.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Good but slow.

It was a good book don't get me wrong but it was very slow to develop. This may just be the Christie style, but at times I was bored. However, I was surprised by the end and did enjoy trying to follow the detectives thought pattern and predict the killer. Definitely a very in depth and complicated story which deserves props. And its Christie.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Love this story

One of my favorite Agatha Christie stories. It is fun, a good mystery and has atmosphere! Cuddle up with this around October and let Hugh Fraser take you away.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • lerone
  • ST-CATHARINES, ontario, Canada
  • 01-22-16

A party

The plot was interesting and flowed along at a good pace. The narrator kept your interest with different tones for the characters.

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  • George
  • Annapolis, Maryland, United States
  • 02-16-13

Plenty of Suspects!

What does Hugh Fraser bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Fraser is a master of conveying the action in appropriate tones.

Any additional comments?

I will purchase more Christie novels.

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  • clh
  • United States
  • 01-16-13

Just what you expect from Agatha Christie

If you could sum up Hallowe'en Party in three words, what would they be?

True Agatha Christie

What about Hugh Fraser’s performance did you like?

Very good orator

Any additional comments?

If you are an Agatha fan, this is one of her best, and I've read most of her works.