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Best Hercule Poirot Books You Should Read

Until you’ve consumed all of the best Hercule Poirot books, can you even claim to be a true fan?

1. Hercule Poirot: The Complete Short Stories: A Hercule Poirot Collection with Foreword by Charles Todd (Hercule Poirot Mysteries) (2013)

Best Hercule Poirot Books You Should ReadAt last, a single volume that gathers together all of the short stories featuring Agatha Christie’s most famous creation, Hercule Poirot. The dapper, mustache-twirling little Belgian with the egg-shaped head and curious mannerisms has solved some of the most puzzling crimes of the century—and, in his own humble opinion, is “probably the greatest detective in the world.”In this complete collection of more than 50 stories, ranging from short tales to novellas, Poirot faces violent murders, poisonings, kidnappings, and thefts—all solved with his characteristic panache. Only Agatha Christie…
Author(s): Agatha Christie

2. Appointment with Death: A Hercule Poirot Mystery (Hercule Poirot Mysteries) (2011)

Best Hercule Poirot Books You Should ReadThe unstoppable Hercule Poirot finds himself in the Middle East with only one day to solve a murder in the classic Agatha Christie mystery, Appointment with Death Among the towering red cliffs of Petra, like some monstrous swollen Buddha, sits the corpse of Mrs. Boynton. A tiny puncture mark on her wrist is the only sign of the fatal injection that killed her. With only twenty-four hours available to solve the mystery, Hercule Poirot recalled a chance remark he’d overheard back in Jerusalem: “You see, don’t you, that she’s got to be killed?” Mrs….
Author(s): Agatha Christie

3. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd: A Hercule Poirot Mystery (Hercule Poirot Mysteries) (2011)

Best Hercule Poirot Books You Should ReadRoger 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 a drug overdose. But the evening post brought Roger one last fatal scrap of information. Unfortunately, before he could finish reading the letter, he was stabbed to death….
Author(s): Agatha Christie

4. Poirot Investigates: A Hercule Poirot Collection (Hercule Poirot Mysteries) (2011)

Best Hercule Poirot Books You Should ReadPoirot Investigates a host of murders most foul—as well as other dastardly crimes—in this intriguing collection of short stories from the one-and-only Agatha Christie.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 a banker . . . a phone call…
Author(s): Agatha Christie

5. The Labors of Hercules: A Hercule Poirot Collection (Hercule Poirot Mysteries) (2011)

Best Hercule Poirot Books You Should ReadLike The Labors of Hercules, the twelve cases Poirot must solve in this captivating collection of short crime fiction stories are dangerous, demanding, and positively ingenious.In appearance Hercule Poirot hardly resembled an ancient Greek hero. Yet—reasoned the detective—like Hercules he had been responsible for ridding society of some of its most unpleasant monsters.So, in the period leading up to his retirement, Poirot makes up his mind to accept just twelve more cases: his self-imposed “Labors.” Each would go down in the annals of…
Author(s): Agatha Christie

6. Hercule Poirot’s Early Cases (1986)

Best Hercule Poirot Books You Should ReadMass Market Paperback Publisher: Bantam Books (June 1, 1986) Language: English ISBN-10: 0553350455 ISBN-13: 978-0553350456 Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 94 customer reviews Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #20,160,113 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #46703 in Traditional Detective Mysteries (Books) #229314 in Suspense Thrillers Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?…
Author(s): Agatha Christie

7. Lord Edgware Dies: A Hercule Poirot Mystery (Hercule Poirot Mysteries) (2011)

Best Hercule Poirot Books You Should ReadWhen Lord Edgware Dies a most unnatural death, detective Hercule Poirot must solve a most confounding conundrum: if the obvious killer, the slain peer’s spiteful wife, didn’t do it, who did? A classic from the queen of mystery, Agatha Christie.When Lord Edgware is found murdered the police are baffled. His estranged actress wife was seen visiting him just before his death and Hercule Poirot himself heard her brag of her plan to “get rid” of him.But how could she have stabbed Lord Edgware in his library at exactly the same time she was seen dining with friends?…
Author(s): Agatha Christie

8. Hercule Poirot’s Christmas (Hercule Poirot Mystery) (2011)

Best Hercule Poirot Books You Should ReadIn Hercule Poirot’s Christmas, the holidays are anything but merry when a family reunion is marred by murder—and the notoriously fastidious investigator is quickly on the case.Christmas Eve, and the Lee family’s reunion is shattered by a deafening crash of furniture and a high-pitched wailing scream. Upstairs, the tyrannical Simeon Lee lies dead in a pool of blood, his throat slashed.When Hercule Poirot offers to assist, he finds an atmosphere not of mourning but of mutual suspicion. It seems everyone had their own reason to hate the old man. . . ….
Author(s): Agatha Christie

9. Sad Cypress: A Hercule Poirot Mystery (Hercule Poirot Mysteries) (2011)

Best Hercule Poirot Books You Should ReadIn Agatha Christie’s classic murder mystery Sad Cypress, a woman damned by overwhelming evidence stands accused of murdering her romantic rival, and only Hercule Poirot stands between her and the gallows.Beautiful young Elinor Carlisle stood serenely in the dock, accused of the murder of Mary Gerrard, her rival in love. The evidence was damning: only Elinor had the motive, the opportunity, and the means to administer the fatal poison.Yet, inside the hostile courtroom, only one man still presumed Elinor was innocent until proven guilty….
Author(s): Agatha Christie

10. Mrs. McGinty’s Dead: A Hercule Poirot Mystery (Hercule Poirot Mysteries) (2011)

Best Hercule Poirot Books You Should ReadIn Mrs. McGinty’s Dead, one of Agatha Christie’s most ingenious mysteries, the intrepid Hercule Poirot must look into the case of a brutally murdered landlady.Mrs. McGinty died from a brutal blow to the back of her head. Suspicion falls immediately on her shifty lodger, James Bentley, whose clothes reveal traces of the victim’s blood and hair. Yet something is amiss: Bentley just doesn’t seem like a murderer.Could the answer lie in an article clipped from a newspaper two days before the death? With a desperate killer still free, Hercule Poirot will have to stay alive…
Author(s): Agatha Christie

Best Hercule Poirot Books You Should Read

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The Big Four

Author(s): Agatha Christie
Publisher: HarperCollins, Year: 2011, Size: 2 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 817139

Clues to Christie: An Introductory Guide to Miss Marple, Hercule Poirot, Tommy & Tuppence and All of Agatha Christie's Mysteries

Author(s): Agatha Christie
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks, Year: 2011, Size: 3 Mb, Download: mobi
ID: 1045946

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

Author(s): Agatha Christie
Publisher: HarperCollins, Year: 2009, Size: 769 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 804115

The Mysterious Affair at Styles

Author(s): Agatha Christie
Publisher: HarperCollins, Year: 2008, Size: 702 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 802268

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