Hercule Poirot's Christmas

By Dorothy Baker,2014-11-04 16:55
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Review'You yearned for a "good violent murder with lots of blood". So this is your special story -- written for you.' Agatha Christie Product `desc`riptionAgatha Christie's seasonal mystery thriller, reissued with a striking new cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers. It is Christmas Eve. The Lee family reunion is shattered by a deafening crash of furniture, followed by a high-pitched wailing scream. Upstairs, the tyrannical Simeon Lee lies dead in a pool of blood, his throat slashed. But when Hercule Poirot, who is staying in the village with a friend for Christmas, 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! Published by HarperCollins on 2001/09/01

    Hercule Poirot's Christmas

    Book Jacket

    SUMMARY:Christie, Poirot—and murder—are never out of season. A family get-together for theholidays begins with a game, and ends in cold-blooded murder. Who better to solve it thanPoirot, who "has solved some puzzling mysteries in his time but never has his mighty brainfunctioned more brilliantly than in Hercule Poirot's Christmas" (New York Times).

My dear James

    You have always been one of the most faithful and kindly of my readers, and I was therefore

    seriously perturbed when I received from you a word of criticism.

    You complained that my murders were getting too refined—anaemic, in fact. You yearned for a

    ‘good violent murder with lots of blood’. A murder where there was no doubt about its being


    So this is your special story—written for you. I hope it may please.

    Your affectionate sister-in-law


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