The Big Four: A Hercule Poirot Mystery

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Harper Collins, Jan 6, 2004 - Fiction - 224 pages

Famed private eye Hercule Poirot tackles international intrigue and espionage in this classic Agatha Christie mystery.

Framed in the doorway of Hercule Poirot's bedroom stands an uninvited guest, coated from head to foot in dust. The man stares for a moment, then he sways and falls. Who is he? Is he suffering from shock or just exhaustion? Above all, what is the significance of the figure 4, scribbled over and over again on a sheet of paper?

Poirot finds himself plunged into a world of international intrigue, risking his life—and that of his "twin brother"—to uncover the truth.


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User Review  - haloedrain - LibraryThing

Really more of a spy novel than a mystery, though there were some smaller murder mysteries in there (another reviewer says these started out as independent short stories that were stiched together ... Read full review

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User Review  - nx74defiant - LibraryThing

Quite different from the TV version with David Suchet. I made it a point not to look at information about the differences prior to reading the book. I really enjoyed it. Poor Hastings gets put through the ringer. Read full review


One The Unexpected Guest
Two The Man from the Asylum
Four The Importance of a Leg of Mutton
Five Disappearance of a Scientist
Six The Woman on the Stairs
Seven The Radium Thieves
Eight In the House of the Enemy
Nine The Yellow Jasmine Mystery
Twelve The Baited Trap
Thirteen The Mouse Walks
Fourteen The Peroxide Blonde
Fifteen The Terrible Catastrophe
Sixteen The Dying Chinaman
Seventeen Number Four Wins a Trick
Eighteen In The Felsenlabyrinth
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Ten We Investigate at Croftlands
Eleven A Chess Problem

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Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Her books have sold more than a billion copies in English and another billion in a hundred foreign languages. She died in 1976.

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