The A.B.C. Murders: A Hercule Poirot Mystery

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Harper Collins, Feb 1, 2011 - Fiction - 272 pages
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Thereís a serial killer on the loose, working his way through the alphabet and the whole country is in a state of panic.

A is for Mrs. Ascher in Andover, B is for Betty Barnard in Bexhill, C is for Sir Carmichael Clarke in Churston. With each murder, the killer is getting more confidentóbut leaving a trail of deliberate clues to taunt the proud Hercule Poirot might just prove to be the first, and fatal, mistake.

  

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Review: The ABC Murders (Hercule Poirot Series #13)

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I love Agatha Christie but the ending is so easy to predict. Even knowing who the murderer was by the halfway mark did't stop me enjoying the book hence the 4 stars. Read full review

Review: The ABC Murders (Hercule Poirot Series #13)

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I'm an Agatha Christie fan, but I think a lot of her other books are better than this one. Read full review

Contents

The Letter
1
Not from Captain Hastings Personal Narrative
9
Andover
10
Mrs Ascher
17
Mary Drower
23
The Scene of the Crime
30
Mr Partridge and Mr Riddell
41
The Second Letter
47
By Way of Sweden
135
Lady Clarke
140
Description of a Murderer
151
Not from Captain Hastings Personal Narrative
158
September 11th Doncaster
165
Not from Captain Hastings Personal Narrative
174
Not from Captain Hastings Personal Narrative
177
Not from Captain Hastings Personal Narrative
180

The BexhillonSea Murder
56
The Barnards
66
Megan Barnard
73
Donald Fraser
79
A Conference
84
The Third Letter
92
Sir Carmichael Clarke
100
Not from Captain Hastings Personal Narrative
110
Marking Time
114
Poirot Makes a Speech
122
The Doncaster Murder
183
Not from Captain Hastings Personal Narrative
191
At Scotland Yard
201
Not from Captain Hastings Personal Narrative
205
Hercule Poirot Asks Questions
207
And Catch a Fox
215
Alexander Bonaparte Cust
222
Poirot Explains
230
Finale
249
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Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time and in any language, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Her books have sold over a billion copies in English and another billion in one hundred foreign countries. She is the author of eighty novels and short-story collections, nineteen plays, and six novels under the name Mary Westmacott. She died in 1976.

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