Detective and mystery stories, English

Agatha Christie's Poirot

The Life and Times of Hercule Poirot

Author: Anne Hart

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0006499570

Category: Detective and mystery stories, English

Page: 352

View: 9244

My Name Is Hercule Poirot And I Am Probably The Greatest Detective In The World.' The Dapper, Moustache-Twirling Little Belgian With The Egg-Shaped Head, Curious Mannerisms And Inordinate Respect For His Own 'Little Grey Cells' Has Solved Some Of The Most Puzzling Crimes Of The Century. Yet Despite Being Familiar To Millions, Poirot Himself Has Remained An Enigma Until Now. From His First Appearance In 1920 To His Last In 1975, From Country-House Drawing-Rooms To Opium Dens In Limehouse, From Mayfair To The Mediterranean, Anne Hart Stalks The Legendary Sleuth, Unveiling The Mysteries That Surround Him. Sifting Through 33 Novels And 56 Short Stories, She Examines His Origins, Tastes, Relationships And Peculiarities, Revealing A Character As Fascinating As The Books Themselves.
Fiction

Die Monogramm-Morde

Ein neuer Fall für Hercule Poirot

Author: Sophie Hannah

Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe

ISBN: 3455170269

Category: Fiction

Page: 344

View: 9627

Eine Sensation! Hercule Poirot ermittelt wieder. 1920 erschien der erste Kriminalroman von Agatha Christie. Seither haben sich ihre Bücher weltweit mehr als zwei Milliarden Mal verkauft. Jetzt haben die Erben von Agatha Christie erstmals der Veröffentlichung eines neuen Romans zugestimmt, der die beliebteste Figur der Schriftstellerin wieder zum Leben erweckt. Die Bestsellerautorin Sophie Hannah ist seit ihrem dreizehnten Lebensjahr ein großer Fan von Agatha Christie: »Es ist Hercule Poirot und Miss Marple zu verdanken, dass ich Krimiautorin geworden bin. Ich fühle mich unendlich geehrt, dass man mir dieses wunderbare Projekt anvertraut hat.«
Fiction

Der blaue Express

Ein Fall für Poirot

Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe

ISBN: 3455002250

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 7441

Hercule Poirot ermittelt nicht nur im Orientexpress ... Der Fahrplan stimmt, der Zeitplan auch. Poirot reist an die Riviera – natürlich mit dem Luxuszug von Calais über Paris nach Nizza. Auch die reiche amerikanische Erbin Ruth Kettering fährt mit dem »Blauen Express«, doch als der Schaffner in Nizza an ihr Abteil klopft, findet er eine Leiche. Ein perfekter Mord – so scheint es. Doch eine kleine Unstimmigkeit lässt Hercule Poirots kleine graue Zellen nicht mehr ruhen: Die Frage nämlich, warum das Gesicht der jungen Frau entstellt wurde.
Biography & Autobiography

Poirot and Me

Author: David Suchet

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0755364201

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 8023

Fans of Murder on the Orient Express and all things Agatha Christie won't want to miss this charming memoir from David Suchet... In the summer of 2013 David Suchet filmed his final scenes as Hercule Poirot. After 24 years in the role, he played the character in every story that Agatha Christie wrote about him (bar one, deemed unfilmable) and felt it time to bid adieu to a role and a character that changed his life. In Poirot and Me, David Suchet tells the story of how he secured the part, with the blessing of Agatha Christie's daughter, and set himself the task of presenting the most authentic Poirot that had ever been filmed. David Suchet is uniquely placed to write the ultimate companion to one of the world's longest running television series. Peppered with anecdotes about filming, including many tales of the guest stars who have appeared over the years, the book is essential reading for Poirot fans all over the world.
Literary Criticism

Agatha Christie

The Books, the Films and the Television Shows featuring Poirot, Miss Marple and More

Author: Mark Campbell

Publisher: Oldcastle Books

ISBN: 1843444240

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 160

View: 4793

Marking the 125th anniversary of Agatha Christie's birth, this new edition offers an informed introductin to the chief proponent of the English village murder mystery. Although she created two enormously popular characters - the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and the inquisitive elderly spinster and amateur sleuth Miss Jane Marple of St Mary Mead - it is not generally acknowledged that Agatha Christie wrote in many different genres: comic mysteries (Why Didn't They Ask Evans?), atmospheric whodunits (Murder On The Orient Express), espionage thrillers (N or M?), romances (under the pseudonym of Mary Westmacott), plays (The Mousetrap) and poetry. This guide examines all of Christie's novels and short stories and lists the various TV and film adaptations of her works.
Fiction

The Mysterious Affair at Styles

Hercule Poirot's First Case

Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1602067910

Category: Fiction

Page: 168

View: 3178

First published in 1920, The Mysterious Affair at Styles was Agatha Christie's first novel. It introduced the world to Hercule Poirot, Christie's Belgian detective, who would go on to be featured in 39 of her novels. The mystery begins with the death of Emily Inglethorp at Styles, a manor in the English countryside. Captain Hastings, a guest at the house, calls upon his friend Poirot to help investigate. The obvious suspect is Emily's husband, who stood to inherit a large fortune upon her death. But the timeline doesn't quite work out, and Poirot must delve further into the lives and motivations of the family living at Styles to uncover who could have poisoned Emily with strychnine and why. Fans of the genre will enjoy introducing themselves to or rediscovering Agatha Christie, considered one of the great mystery writers of all time, with this classic tale of whodunit from the golden age of mystery. British novelist DAME AGATHA CHRISTIE (1890-1976) wrote more than 80 books, and is most famous for mystery series featuring detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. She is the best-selling fiction writer of all time, with more than one billion copies of her books sold in the English language, and another billion in 103 other languages.
Biography & Autobiography

Agatha Christie: A Biography (Creator of Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple)

Author: Keely Bautista

Publisher: Hyperink Inc

ISBN: 1614645582

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 23

View: 3548

This book is part of Hyperink's best little books series. This best little book is 3,800+ words of fast, entertaining information on a highly demanded topic. Based on reader feedback (including yours!), we may expand this book in the future. If we do so, we'll send a free copy to all previous buyers. ABOUT THE BOOK Agatha Christie's own life was, in many ways, as mysterious as those of her characters. Assuredly it was her predilection for the cryptic that led her to create the fiery-yet-unfathomable Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot. Yet, while Poirot epitomizes the image of the enigmatic detective, his creator was just as inscrutable, making her own life a story worthy of a novel of its own. Agatha Christie's other great creation, Jane Marple, seems far more accessible, but she keeps her own counsel as well, a trait that Agatha Christie perfected in her own life. It came as no great surprise to her fans that, after her death, secrets from Christie's life suddenly tumbled out in the form of newly-discovered archived recordings she had made decades before. These recordings, completely unknown to the public, provide a new insight into her creations, and created a fascinating denouement that Agatha would have loved. Why have the writings of this exacting, rather reclusive author resonated with the public for so many generations? The secret is one that Agatha knew well: her stories are about people we can relate to in real life. As Hercule Poirot was fond of saying, everyone has the makings of a criminal in him; the key to success in life is in how we master those darker feelings. As we read an Agatha Christie novel, we realize that we ourselves could easily be one of the characters - and yes, even the murderer. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK Other than its inventive plot, a major reason for the success of this first novel was the quirky yet captivating character of Hercule Poirot, who was inspired by the Belgian refugees living in England whom Agatha had met during the First World War. She recalled that they had a hard time understanding the British way of doing things, and preferred to assimilate as little of British life as possible. Throughout the 1920s Agatha completed to write, and produced one of her greatest successes, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, in 1926. This novel was a sensation with the reading public because of its unexpected and even shocking ending, and was so popular that it was made into a movie in 1931, Alibi, which marked the first film appearance of Hercule Poirot. The 1930s, however, proved to be Agatha's most productive time as a writer. During this decade she wrote a total of 14 Poirot novels and two Miss Marple novels, as well as two books featuring the character Superintendent Battle, two story collections featuring the characters Harley Quin and Mr. Parker Pyne, four additional mystery books, two plays and a novel under her pseudonym, Mary Westmacott... Buy a copy to keep reading!
Literary Criticism

Queering Agatha Christie

Revisiting the Golden Age of Detective Fiction

Author: J.C Bernthal

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319335332

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

View: 3789

This book is the first fully theorized queer reading of a Golden Age British crime writer. Agatha Christie was the most commercially successful novelist of the twentieth century, and her fiction remains popular. She created such memorable characters as Hercule Poirot and Jane Marple, and has become synonymous with a nostalgic, conservative tradition of crime fiction. J.C. Bernthal reads Christie through the lens of queer theory, uncovering a playful, alert, and subversive social commentary. After considering Christie’s emergence in a commercial market hostile to her sex, in Queering Agatha Christie Bernthal explores homophobic stereotypes, gender performativity, queer children, and masquerade in key texts published between 1920 and 1952. Christie engaged with debates around human identity in a unique historical period affected by two world wars. The final chapter considers twenty-first century Poirot and Marple adaptations, with visible LGBT characters, and poses the question: might the books be queerer?
Fiction

Das Geheimnis von Greenshore Garden

Ein Fall für Hercule Poirot

Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe

ISBN: 3455170420

Category: Fiction

Page: 140

View: 5101

In Großbritannien 2013 erstmals veröffentlicht! Jetzt auch in deutscher Übersetzung. Für ihr Sommerfest haben sich die Bewohner von Greenshore House etwas Besonderes ausgedacht. In ihrem Garten soll eine inszenierte Mörderjagd für Unterhaltung sorgen. Ariadne Oliver, eine bekannte Krimiautorin, soll das Detektivspiel organisieren. Ohne nachzudenken, stimmt sie zu. Doch plötzlich ahnt sie, dass aus dem Spiel ganz schnell Ernst werden könnte, und ruft in letzter Minute ihren guten Freund Hercule Poirot zu Hilfe.
Biography & Autobiography

The Complete Christie

An Agatha Christie Encyclopedia

Author: Matthew Bunson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671028316

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 454

View: 2003

Offers biographical details about the mystery writer's life, A-to-Z plot summaries of her novels, character listings, and film and television listings.
Fiction

Mit offenen Karten

Roman (Fischer Klassik PLUS)

Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104021589

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 3752

Einmalige E-Book Aktion! Zwei Monate lang können Sie diesen Spitzentitel zum Preis von 2,99 € kaufen! Mit einem Werkbeitrag aus Kindlers Literatur Lexikon. Mit dem Autorenporträt aus dem Metzler Lexikon Weltliteratur. Mit Daten zu Leben und Werk, exklusiv verfasst von der Redaktion der Zeitschrift für Literatur TEXT + KRITIK. Hercule Poirot und Ariadne Oliver werden zu einem höchst exklusiven Dinner bei dem mysteriösen Mr Shaitana geladen: Mit ihnen speisen zwei weitere Kriminalexperten – Oberinspektor Battle und Colonel Race – sowie vier Personen, von denen Shaitana behauptet, sie hätten erfolgreich und ungeahndet gemordet. Selbstverständlich dreht sich die Konversation beim Essen um nichts anderes als Mord. Beim anschließenden Bridgespiel wird der Gastgeber tot aufgefunden – ermordet natürlich. Die vier versammelten Kriminalisten erforschen die Vergangenheit der Gäste, müssen aber auch das Bridgespiel rekonstruieren, um zu erkennen, welcher Mörder der wahre ist...
Fiction

The Big Four

A Hercule Poirot Mystery

Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006173909X

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 4744

Famed private eye Hercule Poirot tackles international intrigue and espionage in this classic Agatha Christie mystery. Framed in the doorway of Hercule Poirot's bedroom stands an uninvited guest, coated from head to foot in dust. The man stares for a moment, then he sways and falls. Who is he? Is he suffering from shock or just exhaustion? Above all, what is the significance of the figure 4, scribbled over and over again on a sheet of paper? Poirot finds himself plunged into a world of international intrigue, risking his life—and that of his "twin brother"—to uncover the truth.

Agatha Christie

Das faszinierende Leben der großen Kriminalschriftstellerin

Author: Laura Thompson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596180851

Category:

Page: 527

View: 6543

Fiction

The Monogram Murders

A Hercule Poirot Mystery

Author: Sophie Hannah,Agatha Christie

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062297236

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 4276

Since the publication of her first novel in 1920, more than two billion copies of Agatha Christie's books have been sold around the globe. Now, for the first time ever, the guardians of her legacy have approved a brand-new novel featuring Dame Agatha's most beloved creation, Hercule Poirot. Internationally bestselling author Sophie Hannah breathes new life into the incomparable detective. In this thrilling tale, Poirot plunges into a mystery set in 1920s London—a diabolically clever puzzle that will test his brilliant skills and baffle and delight longtime Christie fans and new generations of readers discovering him for the first time. Authorized by Christie's family, and featuring the most iconic detective of all time, this instant Christie classic is sure to be celebrated by mystery lovers the world over.
Fiction

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

A Hercule Poirot Mystery

Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061763403

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 7601

Voted by the British Crime Writers’ Association as the "Best Crime Novel of all Time" Hercule Poirot comes out of retirement in one of Agatha Christie’s ten favorite novels, The Murder of Rojer Ackroyd. Roger Ackroyd knew too much. He knew that the woman he loved had poisoned her brutal first husband. He suspected also that someone had been blackmailing her. Then, tragically, came the news that she had taken her own life with an apparent drug overdose. However the evening post brought Roger one last fatal scrap of information, but before he could finish reading the letter, he was stabbed to death. Luckily one of Roger’s friends and the newest resident to retire to this normally quiet village takes over—none other than Monsieur Hercule Poirot.
Fiction

The Mystery of Three Quarters: The New Hercule Poirot Mystery

Author: Sophie Hannah,Agatha Christie

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0008264473

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 978

The world’s most beloved detective, Hercule Poirot – the legendary star of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express and most recently The Monogram Murders and Closed Casket—returns in a stylish, diabolically clever mystery set in 1930’s London.
Fiction

Closed Casket: The New Hercule Poirot Mystery

Author: Sophie Hannah,Agatha Christie

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0008134111

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 2388

Hercule Poirot returns in another brilliant murder mystery that can only be solved by the eponymous Belgian detective and his ‘little grey cells’.
Literary Criticism

Agatha Christie

A Reader's Companion

Author: Vanessa Wagstaff

Publisher: Aurum Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

View: 3841

Other crime writers may come and go, but Agatha Christie maintains her enduring appeal, and for her millions of fans, this book is the next best thing to a new Christie novel. The authors have assembled a mouthwatering feast of period memorabilia—jackets and bindings of first editions from both sides of the Atlantic, stills from films and television series, photographs of the places and buildings that Christie used as settings for her stories, reviews and magazine features—all of which transports the reader back into the world inhabited by Christie and her characters. Each of her novels is discussed in the order of its publication, with a plot summary, background information on Christie’s own life at the time the book was written, an account of its critical reception, and details of subsequent films and TV series. The reader is thus able to trace Christie’s career as an author, and the way in which her detectives were introduced and developed, while following, in parallel, her own life and travels.