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  • Hardcover
  • 232 pages
  • The A.B.C. Murders
  • Agatha Christie
  • English
  • 12 May 2018
  • 1579126243

10 thoughts on “The A.B.C. Murders

  1. Jason Koivu Jason Koivu says:

    Agatha Christie is such a crafty devil that midway through a novel she might have you believing that YOU are the murderer Indeed, The ABC Murders uses slight of hand most deftly Again, I was thrown off the scent of the real killer and was ready to blame others I feel a bit foolish when she dangles bait in front of me, and although I guess it for what it is, I take it anyway And yet, if ever it felt good to be played the fool, it s while reading a cracking good mystery Ah, but never fear, Her Agatha Christie is such a crafty devil that midway through a novel she might have you believing that YOU are the murderer Indeed, The ABC Murders uses slight of hand most deftly Again, I was thrown off the scent of the real killer and was ready to blame others I feel a bit foolish when she dangles bait in front of me, and although I guess it for what it is, I take it anyway And yet, if ever it felt good to be played the fool, it s while reading a cracking good mystery Ah, but never fear, Hercule Poirot is here Christie may make him out to be the retired old sleuth past his prime, but she s used that line on us before and we know the little man with the peculiar accent and fantastic mustaches won t let us down In this story, he is put on his guard by the personal nature of the murderer s actions He is not quite as flippant as he can be, in fact, he seems downright disconcerted at times It makes for a nice change in the character After sampling a few shorter Poirot stories, it felt liberating to read something that stretched and breathed a bitWhile the shorts feel like wham bam thank you ma am, this makes you feel like you ve been wined and dined Christie even gets all psychological on this one Not only in how she delves into the minds of the suspects, but the 1st person 3rd person narration switches made The ABC Murders seem that muchcerebral Seriously, she may not go down as the most clever author of all time, but I like that she tried these sorts of techniques Rating A 4 star book that gets an extra star for captivating me almost from start to finish


  2. Dita Dita says:

    Aggie, you wily old bird You got me again


  3. Ahmad Sharabiani Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    The A.B.C Murders, Agatha ChristieThe A.B.C Murders is a work of detective fiction by British writer Agatha Christie, featuring her characters Hercule Poirot, Arthur Hastings and Chief Inspector Japp, as they contend with a series of killings by a mysterious murderer known only as A.B.C The book was first published in the UK by the Collins Crime Club on 6 January 1936 The form of the novel is unusual, combining first person narrative and third person narrative This approach was famously The A.B.C Murders, Agatha ChristieThe A.B.C Murders is a work of detective fiction by British writer Agatha Christie, featuring her characters Hercule Poirot, Arthur Hastings and Chief Inspector Japp, as they contend with a series of killings by a mysterious murderer known only as A.B.C The book was first published in the UK by the Collins Crime Club on 6 January 1936 The form of the novel is unusual, combining first person narrative and third person narrative This approach was famously pioneered by Charles Dickens in Bleak House, and was tried by Agatha Christie in The Man in the Brown Suit What is unusual in The A.B.C Murders is that the third person narrative is supposedly reconstructed by the first person narrator of the story, Arthur Hastings This approach shows Christie s commitment to experimenting with point of view, exemplified by The Murder of Roger Ackroyd 2014 1392 278


  4. Adina Adina says:

    Back when I had an Audible subscription I acquired 2 literature courses and one of them is called The Secrets of Great Mystery and Suspense Fiction It is a history of the genre and its many ramifications There are quite a few books mentioned and I am planning to read most of them as they appear in the lectures Since Agatha Christie is one of the most important personalities in the history of Crime fiction among Poe, Doyle, Hammett and Chandler her works are extensively present in these lect Back when I had an Audible subscription I acquired 2 literature courses and one of them is called The Secrets of Great Mystery and Suspense Fiction It is a history of the genre and its many ramifications There are quite a few books mentioned and I am planning to read most of them as they appear in the lectures Since Agatha Christie is one of the most important personalities in the history of Crime fiction among Poe, Doyle, Hammett and Chandler her works are extensively present in these lectures The first novel I encountered by her is the ABC murders and this is why I decided to read it as my 2nd Christie I doubt anyone contests her talent to write amazing, clever, twisting crime novels Time passed well over the pages of her works and I feel that they will continue to be enjoyed many years from now She managed to surprise me this time as well and I enjoyed the reveal at the end although I had intuited who the murderer was This time, Hercule Poirot faces a direct challenge from a serial killer He is sent letters from the perpetrator announcing in advance where the murders will take place As the title suggest, the killer chooses his her victims and crime location in alphabetic order I enjoyed reading this little book and my only regret was that I had no time to absorb it in one go and had to settle for a few pages day My next Christie will probably be The murder of Roger Akcroyd


  5. Evgeny Evgeny says:

    Arthur Hastings came to Great Britain He visited Poirot and was just in time to see an anonymous letter the great detective received Somebody was boasting that he she could commit such a perfect crime that even Poirot himself cannot solve it Even the date and place of crime was given The person signed the letter as A.B.C On the designated day Alice Asher of Andover was killed There was a train schedule published by A.B.C company by he dead body.The next letter Poirot received was even mor Arthur Hastings came to Great Britain He visited Poirot and was just in time to see an anonymous letter the great detective received Somebody was boasting that he she could commit such a perfect crime that even Poirot himself cannot solve it Even the date and place of crime was given The person signed the letter as A.B.C On the designated day Alice Asher of Andover was killed There was a train schedule published by A.B.C company by he dead body.The next letter Poirot received was evenhumiliating The date came and Betty Bernard of Bexhill was killed She also had the train schedule on her body And so the hunt for a mad serial killer began Police mobilized its forces, Poirot exercised his grey cells really hard all to prevent a crime in Churston.Up to this moment most of Poirot cases dealt with limited number of suspects on a train stuck in the middle of nowhere, on an archeological expedition in the middle of nowhere, in a remote mansion in the middle of nowhere, etc Here the suspects constituted the whole Great Britain Thanks to the restless work by both police and Poirot himself the circle of suspects became narrower and narrower It was fascinating following the clues and seeing Poirot s wild guesses became confirmed This book feels and reads like a modern serial killer thriller The only big difference is that it is intelligent thriller It does not assume its readers to be retards and thus does not rely on cheap thrills Poirot is great as usual Hastings is hopelessly dumb as usual The policemen while not geniuses are at least competent and professional It would not be a great surprise if I say the rating is 4 stars Oh, and if you think in any Agatha Christie story the suspect is the most obvious person around, you really need to read


  6. Valerie Valerie says:

    I try to get my math students to read mysteries, because the logical skills of finding a pattern and using inductive and deductive reasoning are often skillfully laid out If you ve read this book, you know why its one that I use to illustrate that point in my class Sadly, the point is underappreciated by my high school students.


  7. Adrian Adrian says:

    My musings to follow later, but a great detective story.At Christmas 2018 I watched the latest televised version of this wonderful story starring John Malkovich as Hercule Poirot Now in my opinion if I hadn t known it was meant to be Poirot I wouldn t have guessed It was a good and enjoyable tv detective story but in my view it was way too dark and brooding to be a Poirot And having just finished this book for the first time, I think that my view of the TV show has been reinforced, it was enj My musings to follow later, but a great detective story.At Christmas 2018 I watched the latest televised version of this wonderful story starring John Malkovich as Hercule Poirot Now in my opinion if I hadn t known it was meant to be Poirot I wouldn t have guessed It was a good and enjoyable tv detective story but in my view it was way too dark and brooding to be a Poirot And having just finished this book for the first time, I think that my view of the TV show has been reinforced, it was enjoyable, but it was far too dark to be a Poirot and there were far too many changes versus the book for it to be a Poirot And lets be honest John Malkovich as Hercules Poirot, NO.Ok and on to the book, This was a really enjoyable Poirot mystery, with him involved right from the start as the recipient of a poison letter foretelling murder He and Hastings back home briefly from his ranch are intrinsic to the investigation Japp appears occasionally but the police presence is many filled through the book by a young superior Police Inspector from Scotland Yard.As anyone who knows the story will know, it dashes around England, with Poirot doing the minimum of travelling but mostly using his little grey cells in London It is wonderfully crafted with just the right amount of mystery and intrigue, in short it a fabulous example of a murder mystery, and a solid 4.5 stars rounded down to 4 well at the moment it is, I might round it up if I feel so moved


  8. Brina Brina says:

    I have mentioned many times in my goodreads reviews that I enjoy reading mysteries as palette cleansers in between tougher books In the midst of African American history month, I absolutely needed to settle down with a quick whodunit I noticed that one of my goodreads groups was reading an Agatha Christie case I hadn t read yet, so I decided to join them in their read of the ABC Murders As usual, Hercule Poirot saves the day The ABC Murders is Christie s thirteenth case featuring Poirot She I have mentioned many times in my goodreads reviews that I enjoy reading mysteries as palette cleansers in between tougher books In the midst of African American history month, I absolutely needed to settle down with a quick whodunit I noticed that one of my goodreads groups was reading an Agatha Christie case I hadn t read yet, so I decided to join them in their read of the ABC Murders As usual, Hercule Poirot saves the day The ABC Murders is Christie s thirteenth case featuring Poirot She had already written Murder on the Orient Express, which cemented her position as one of the top mystery writers in the world By this point in her career, Christie had found a formula that worked for Poirot He was retired and enjoying life either traveling or at an estate in London In this installment, Colonel Hastings happens to be visiting Poirot, and, as usual, murder happens to find him This time the murder is in the form of a letter addressed to him, and, unlike in previous cases, the murderer is notifying Poirot of when the crime will taken place and daring the Belgian sleuth to stop him He signs his letters Mr ABC With the bumbling assistance of Hastings and Inspectors Japp and Crome of Scotland Yard, Poirot is on the case immediately So much for a happy retirement The first murder is Mrs Alice Ascher of Andover Next to her body is an ABC Railways guide and Poirot correctly surmises that the train schedule is a link to the murders that ABC is plotting He then receives a second letter, announcing a murder in Bexhill Sure enough, the victim is one Betty Barnard with an ABC schedule next to her body The public is horrified with reporters urging people whose names start with C to be on high alert Like clock work, the next victim is one Carmichael Clarke of Churston Could Mr ABC get through the entire alphabet before Poirot catches him One would think not Of course, Poirot uses his gray cells to outsmart the other police on the case As usual, Christie withholds one key clue until the end of the book to keep readers on their toes This frustrates some would be sleuths at home who would like to be able to solve the case before the Belgian mustachioed detective, but the leaving out a piece of information is what has me reading until the end Christie has readers think that one Alexander Bonaparte Cust, Mr ABC, is a serial killer, but it isn t so simple, and Poirot knows it He also knows that the killer s luck will change, like a roulette table changes from black to red He knows that the killer could not possibly get through an entire alphabet of victims Agatha Christie held my attention for the half day it took me to get through this case With this formula I knew just what to expect as she develops a plot around Hercule Poirot Dame Christie always makes for fun reading and that is what makes her the queen of crime My palette is now cleansed and I can use my little grey cells to engage in tougher reads until the next time that I read a case featuring my favorite Belgian sleuth 4 stars


  9. Ginger Ginger says:

    The book starts off with a methodical, serial killer sending Hercule Poirot a letter of a future murder Did a person just die and how do they find the victim Enter the mind of the great Agatha Christie.I loved that Agatha Christie went in a completely new direction with this plot She usually does a singular murder, not a manhunt on stopping a serial killer.The last part of the book made this a 4 star book for me It was lagging in the middle for me I didn t think the serial killer was who we w The book starts off with a methodical, serial killer sending Hercule Poirot a letter of a future murder Did a person just die and how do they find the victim Enter the mind of the great Agatha Christie.I loved that Agatha Christie went in a completely new direction with this plot She usually does a singular murder, not a manhunt on stopping a serial killer.The last part of the book made this a 4 star book for me It was lagging in the middle for me I didn t think the serial killer was who we were expecting it to be and I m glad I stuck it out The mystery of the killer was not so obvious I had a feeling that AC would try to fool me because of the past books that I ve read She s clever like that.I had my suspicions of who it was at about 85% in the book and when Poirot started stating all the facts at the end, I did a fist bump I love how AC can take a murder mystery and put all the facts and assumptions together seamlessly.Her brain is brilliant and she s the GOAT of mysteries Hahaha


  10. Heidi Heidi says:

    I love that this Poirot mystery wasn t the usual drawing room style until the end of course plot line usually delivered by my favorite mustachioed Belgian detective And an extra star for a really original and nearly modern plot line.


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The A.B.C. Murders[KINDLE] ❄ The A.B.C. Murders By Agatha Christie – Buyprobolan50.co.uk When Alice Asher is murdered in Andover, Hercule Poirot is already on to the clues Alphabetically speaking, it s one down, twenty five to goThere s a serial killer on the loose His macabre calling car When Alice Asher is murdered in Andover, Hercule Poirot is already on to the clues Alphabetically speaking, it s one down, twenty five to goThere s a serial killer on the loose His macabre calling card is to leave the ABC Railway guide beside each victim s body But if A is for Alice Asher, bludgeoned to death in Andover and B is for Betty Bernard, strangled with her belt on the beach at Bexhill then who will Victim C be.


About the Author: Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie also wrote romance novels under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott, and was occasionally published under the name Agatha Christie MallowanAgatha Christie is the best selling author of all time She wrote crime novels and story collections, fourteen plays, and six novels under a pseudonym in Romance Her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language and a billion in translation According to Index Translationum, she remains the most translated individual author, having been translated into at least languages She is the creator of two of the most enduring The A.B.C. Epub / figures in crime literature Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple and author of The Mousetrap, the longest running play in the history of modern theatre Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller was born in Torquay, Devon, England, UK as the youngest of three The Millers had two other children Margaret Frary Miller , called Madge, who was eleven years Agatha s senior, and Louis Montant Miller , called Monty, ten years older than Agatha Before marrying and starting a family in London, she had served in a Devon hospital during the First World War, tending to troops coming back from the trenches During the First World War, she worked at a hospital as a nurse later working at a hospital pharmacy, a job that influenced her work, as many of the murders in her books are carried out with poison During the Second World War, she worked as a pharmacy assistant at University College Hospital, London, acquiring a good knowledge of poisons which feature in many of her novelsHer first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, came out in During her first marriage, Agatha published six novels, a collection of short stories, and a number of short stories in magazinesIn late , Agatha s husband, Archie, revealed that he was in love with another woman, Nancy Neele, and wanted a divorce On December the couple quarreled, and Archie Christie left their house, Styles, in Sunningdale, Berkshire, to spend the weekend with his mistress at Godalming, Surrey That same evening Agatha disappeared from her home, leaving behind a letter for her secretary saying that she was going to Yorkshire Her disappearance caused an outcry from the public, many of whom were admirers of her novels Despite a massive manhunt, she was not found for eleven daysIn , Christie married archaeologist Max Mallowan Sir Max from after joining him in an archaeological dig Their marriage was especially happy in the early years and remained so until Christie s death in Christie frequently used familiar settings for her stories Christie s travels with Mallowan contributed background to several of her novels set in the Middle East Other novels such as And Then There Were None were set in and around Torquay, where she was born Christie s novel Murder on the Orient Express was written in the Hotel Pera Palace in Istanbul, Turkey, the southern terminus of the railway The hotel maintains Christie s room as a memorial to the author The Greenway Estate in Devon, acquired by the couple as a summer residence in , is now in the care of the National TrustChristie often stayed at Abney Hall in Cheshire, which was owned by her brother in law, James Watts She based at least two of her stories on the hall the short story The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding, and the novel After the Funeral Abney Hall became Agatha s greatest inspiration for country house life, with all the servants and grandeur which have been woven into her plotsTo honour her many literary works, she was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the New Year Honours The next year, she became the President of the Detection Club Wikipedia entry for Agatha Christie.