Poirot Investigates (Hercule Poirot, #3) by Agatha Christie

Poirot Investigates (Hercule Poirot, #3)

The very first collection of superb short stories featuring Hercule Poirot and Captain Hastings…First there was the mystery of the film star and the diamond… then came the ‘suicide’ that was murder… the mystery of the absurdly cheap flat… a suspicious death in a locked gun-room… a million dollar bond robbery… the curse of a pharaoh’s tomb… a jewel robbery by the sea… the abduction of a Prime Minister… the disappearance of ...


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TitlePoirot Investigates (Hercule Poirot, #3)
ISBN9780007120703
Author
Release DateDec 15th, 2018
PublisherHarper
LanguageEnglish
GenreMystery, Fiction, Crime, Short Stories, Classics, Detective
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Reviews Poirot Investigates (Hercule Poirot, #3)

  • Ysh
    2015-06-13
    A summary of every Poirot book where Hastings is the sidekick:
  • Issa Deerbany
    2017-12-11
    تم قرائتها تحت عنوان:ذات القناع الأسود
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    2009-11-20
    Poirot Investigates (Hercules Poirot, #3), Agatha Christie تاریخ نخستین خوانش: سال 1997 میلادیمجموعه هشت داستان از ماجراهای هرکول پوارو است، داستانها عبارتند از:؛ماجرای ستاره غرب (The Adventure of "The Western Star")ماجرای آپارتمان ارزان قيمت (Adventure of the Cheap Flat)ماجرای مقبره مصری (The Adventure of the Egyp...
  • Adrian
    2018-05-14
    Well, I had to wait for this book to arrive, as I unexpectedly found that I didn't have it, what ??? So I am a little, oh ok 2 months, behind everyone else who is doing the Poirot unofficial challenge, but as you can tell from my 4 star marking, i am really enjoying this challenge. If i'm honest I didn't realise how many Poirot's I had not read.So this was a book of short stories published in"The Sketch" through 1923 and although they are not all...
  • Vikas Singh
    2018-04-15
    A collection of eleven short stories featuring Hercule Poirot. because of the short story format there are too many coincidences, loose ends and often a boring end. None of the stories hold your attention for long. Avoidable read
  • Susan
    2018-03-02
    This is an interesting collection of Poirot stories; first published in 1924 and all of which feature Hastings as narrator. Hastings often comments on how conceited Poirot is, although this is justified, as Poirot uses his ‘little grey cells,’ to solve many mysteries and even wins a bet with Japp, during this book. The stories involve missing jewels, blackmail, mysterious insurance claims, the even more intriguing case of a ‘very cheap flat...
  • Ana Tijanić
    2018-10-19
    Ne mislim da je ova zbirka kriminalističkih priča o Herkulu Poarou loša, ali su romani daleko bolji.
  • Jason Koivu
    2013-05-22
    Mon ami, ce sont des histoires agréables!Lovely stuff this! Poirot Investigates is a nice, compact selection of stories about cases quickly and concisely solved. No, not every story is a mind-boggler, though one or two went clear over my head, but for the most part I could follow these. Occasionally I even solved the crime well in advance of Poirot. I'm no heavy reader of mysteries, so I attribute this to the age of the stories and the modern-da...
  • Obsidian
    2017-05-30
    I really thought this stories as a whole were way too short to get that engrossed in. I found most of them to be merely okay. There was only one that I thought was good. I did have to give it 3 stars though since we have Hastings as our narrator for all of the stories. I do miss Hastings when he is not present in Poirot books. Poirot solo is beyond aggravating. He needs Hastings there to blunder along to be superior to to show off his gray cells....
  • Lianne - Literary Diversions
    2014-02-16
    This was the tightest-written, most well-plotted little collection of short stories. Only one out of 11 felt the tiniest bit flat. I cared about the characters, I cared about the solutions and I will definitely read this again.
  • Emma
    2018-01-23
    I’m quite new to reading Agatha Christie but the few full novels I have read have been thoroughly enjoyable. This volume...not so much. Something about this collection of short stories just got on my nerves. I guess in the novels, Poirot is more diluted, his vanity and disregard for Hastings’ brain power is less in-your-face..what saved it from 2 stars was that David Suchet narrated. Even that was double edged as his female voice was terrible...
  • Daniel
    2018-01-31
    Ova kolekcija mi je bolje legla nego prethodna pošto je većina pričica duža pa ima mesta da se Agata raspiše i ipak malo bolje zakuva. Na par mesta bilo mi je suviše naivno ali sobzirom od kada je knjiga neću joj uzeti to za zlo.Sve u svemu odlična kolekcija.
  • Cyndi
    2017-11-18
    A collection of short stories. Although each story is complete I still wished for more. (I’m greedy that way 🤷🏼♀) But they are good little mysteries. And, the best part is that I finally figured one out before Poirot revealed the answer! Yay me! Granted, Poirot said it was so easy he was surprised Col. Hastings didn’t figure it out by himself. But I’m still going to count it. 🧐 A collection of short stories. Although each story...
  • Sammy
    2010-10-02
    Someone once said that if you only read Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s novels, and only read Christie’s short stories, you’d think they were both bad writers. Well, it’s emphatically true of Conan Doyle, and I think it’s at least partly true for Dame Agatha as well.Christie’s first collection of short stories united eleven Poirot and Hastings tales first published in The Sketch magazine in 1923. This is the first incarnation of Poirot: a re...
  • Eva
    2018-02-04
    Agatha Christie is comfortfood for my booksoul. I love her mysteries: they are very well written, filled with intriguing characters and most of the time contain a very good plot. It is rare for me to guess who did it. I enjoy reading about Poirot or Miss Marple. This book contains 11 short stories. Some good, some mediocre and some great.- The adventure of the westerns star -5- The tragedy at Marsdon Manor - 3- The adventure of the cheap flat - 2...
  • Paula
    2016-06-05
    3.5 stars. This is definitely the best (and the funniest) of the three Christie short story collections I've read so far, but I still can't quite bring myself to give it full four stars, I just don't love her short stories as much as her novels.
  • Alaina
    2017-12-03
    Update: I'm going to write a better review on this book.Poirot Investigates is a short story collection written by Agatha Christie. Within these eleven marvelous stories, Hercules Poirot solves a variety of mysteries involving greed, jealousy, and revenge. Now who's ready for some spoilers on these novellas? It better be you.Fair warning, I'm not going to to over all eleven novellas - just a few.The Adventure of the Western Star:(view spoiler)[In...
  • Carolyn F.
    2018-02-13
    Audiobook - average rating is 3.77 stars1. The Adventure of The Western Star. I'm almost positive this was a Poirot Presents on PBS because I knew the story as soon as it started. Great story. 4 stars. 2. The Tragedy at Marsdon Manor. A really sad story about how a man was used and then murdered. 4 stars3. The Adventure of The Cheap Flat. This one was a little confusing to me. Why mention the cheap flat with all the furniture? 3 stars.4. The Myst...
  • Noha Basiouny
    2012-06-12
    مجموعة قصص بوليسية بطلها المحقق بوارو ، تشبه في تكوينها كثيرا شيرلوك هولمز. محقق عبقري يسكن في إحدي البيوت بلندن ولديه ال "سنيد" أو صديق المحقق الذي يساعده في كثير من القضايا ، بينما صاحبة المنزل تعني بهم من آن لآخر وتخبره بقدوم أحدهم ليستشيره في جر...
  • Moonlight Reader
    2018-06-20
    So, I'm rereading Christie in publication order. I'm not sure I will read all of the short story collections, but I saw this one at Powell's for cheap when I was there with OB, so I grabbed it.Overall, this is a satisfying collection of short stories starring Poirot, and narrated by Hastings. The compilation was published in 1924, after Murder on the Links. The Man in the Brown Suit was also published in 1924.This was a first read for me, althoug...
  • David Schaafsma
    2016-05-20
    The third volume in the collection of Christie's Poirot series, a collection of short stories, better than most mystery collections, I would have to assume, having been written by the best selling author of all time. Still, I had a hard time getting into them, in part because they are stories, and sort of for me pale in comparison to the novels from her I have read. My biggest problem is the clueless sidekick Hastings she devised in part out of h...
  • Catie
    2016-04-20
    One or two exceptional short stories, most of the others are okay. Enjoyable and quick read, but I definitely enjoy the full length Poirot novels better than this short story collection.
  • Shauna
    2018-06-15
    A mixed bag of short stories featuring Poirot and Captain Hastings. These were written early on in Christie's career and although entertaining, they became a little repetitive. I much prefer the full-length novels.
  • Roberto
    2018-03-30
    No me gustan los libros que son un conjunto de cuentos o historias pero por tratarse de Agatha Christie y Hercules Poirot lo tenia que leer!! Una de las cosas que me gusta de esta escritora es que en todos sus libros te presenta un escenario, un misterio y los posibles culpables y conforme va avanzando la historia el lector va sacando sus conclusiones de quien es el culpable pero en este libro los relatos son tan cortos y los detalles tan limitad...
  • Ady Weasley
    2018-01-21
    Le doy cuatro estrellas porque no me atrapo como esperaba este libro.Consta de 11 historias todas son un misterio a resolver por Hércules Poirot, quizás por el hecho de que fueron casos pequeños y que fueron resueltos rápidamente es lo que no me termino de convencer.Las que más me gustan fueron: La aventura del "Estrella de Occidente", La aventura de la tumba egipcia, Robo de joyas en el Grand Metropolitan, La desaparición de mister Davenhe...
  • Good Books Good Friends
    2018-09-09
    Je suis un peu déçue, je crois que les formats courts sur des enquêtes d'Hercule Poirot ne me conviennent pas... Quelques affaires m'ont quand même plu mais pas la majorité.
  • James
    2012-09-27
    My first anthology of the year, and my first Christie or Poirot anthology. It also marks the start of a run of four anthologies in my reading list. Anthologies are a difficult thing to get right. Apart from the need to manage the theme of the anthology, there's nearly always a couple of weaker stories in the mix. Somehow a weaker story in an anthology is that much more noticeable than a weaker chapter in a novel. This collection, Poirot Investig...
  • Farhana
    2018-06-20
    As usually happens with short story collections, only a few of them are worth enjoying among the whole package. Just a couple of stories (for me: The Mystery of Hunter's Lodge, The Kidnapped Prime Minister, The Disappearance of Mr. Davenheim, Chocolate Box) left their marks, the rest being kind of messy, and less graceful. Obviously, Cristie was taking her time to build the character of Monsier Poirot. Poirot is, unarguably, more egoist (boasts o...
  • Erth
    2014-10-11
    First time reader of this author and now i am hooked. This was such a great, easy and creative series. i was hooked after the first page. The characters were easy to fall in love with and follow, along with the story. the author made the mental visions so easy and vivid of the surroundings and the characters actions felt so real.i would highly recommend this author and this series.