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By Agatha Christie

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Poirot's Early Cases
By Agatha Christie
Ulverscroft Large Print, 1990
ISBN: 0-7089-2326-7
Genre: Mystery - Short Stories

Reviewed by Auggie Moore - August 29, 2005

Poirot's Early Cases is an outstanding collection of short stories by Agatha Christie that all feature her indomitable Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot. This book has also been published under the tile: Hercule Poirot's Early Cases.

All the 'cases' in this collection focus on Poirot when he was first beginning his career as a famous crime solving detective. Included in this collection is The Affair at the Victory Ball which has been declared, by Christie and others, as the very first story in the Poirot saga. Here you'll find all the traits that made Poirot such an outstanding detective, as well as his friend and sidekick Captain Arthur Hastings, who is the principal narrator of these stories. In addition to having the opportunity to read a selection of entertaining short mysteries, this book also gives you the opportunity to explore Christie's outstanding writing talents as these stories run the gamut from murder mysteries and straight whodunits to stories of kidnaping and theft. And, if you are not already a Christie fan, these stories will amply illustrate why she is a perennial favorite for mystery fans, you'll also discover that she was a genius at crafting intricate and tightly crafted puzzles that baffle both Poirot and the reader until all the clues have been uncovered. If you are already a Christie fan, there isn't much to say other than this is a fantastic collection of her Poirot short stories and that they will entertain you for hours.

In all, there are eighteen stories in this collection, including:
Poirot's Early Cases can be purchased directly from Ulverscroft.


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