Lord Edgware Dies: A Hercule Poirot Mystery Paperback – Aug 12 2011
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“Any mystery writer who wants to learn how to plot should spend a few days reading Agatha Christie. She’ll show you everything you want to know.” (Donna Leon, international bestselling author of the Commissario Guido Brunetti mysteries)
“The whole case is a triumph of Poirot’s special qualities.” (Times Literary Supplement (London))
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When Lord Edgware is found murdered thepolice are baffled. His estranged actress wife wasseen visiting him just before his death andHercule Poirot himself heard her brag of herplan 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? It’s a case that almost proves to be too much for the great Poirot.See all Product Description
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Poirot begins to ferret out the murderer and soon discovers that there were many who would like to see Lord Edgware dead. The detective is lead down many blind alleys until a chance remark leads him to the truth.
This was an immensely popular book when it was first published in 1933 and has held up quite well in the intervening 70 years. It is interesting to read this book and the one following, WHY DIDN'T THEY ASK EVANS? to see how Christie could take a simple phrase and turn it into two totally different stories.
Agatha puts you in the position of suspecting a few certain people. You become positive that you've at last unmasked the ending, but it just isn't so. In fact, Christie reverses the rule of the least-suspected person being the murderer. After all, if you immediately suspect the inconspicuous person, doesn't that then make them conspicuous? Enough. But anyway, Lord Edgware Dies is a good mystery and has a nice ending. It's all you can ask for in that department.
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One of the few books of hers that I hadn't read. Glad I was able to find it on Amazon.Published on Nov. 19 2013 by Al Morrow
This is a great book.You will enjoy the characters and plot.This is a classic Agatha Christie.The ending is ingenious.Buy this if you are a first time A/C reader.Published on July 28 2000 by Thomas Morassini
While not the strongest of the Poirot books, Lord Edgware Dies is still a classic of the mystery genre. Read morePublished on April 2 2000 by frumiousb