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Agatha Christie (1890–1976) was an English crime novelist, short-story writer and playwright. Her reputation rests on 66 detective novels and 14 short-story collections that have sold over two billion copies-an amount surpassed only by the Bible and.

Agatha Christie (1890–1976) was an English crime novelist, short-story writer and playwright. Her reputation rests on 66 detective novels and 14 short-story collections that have sold over two billion copies-an amount surpassed only by the Bible and the works of William Shakespeare. Her works contain several regular characters with whom the public became familiar, including Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple, Tommy and Tuppence Beresford, Parker Pyne and Harley Quin.

Agatha Christie had already assigned the author’s rights in Curtain to her daughter Rosalind (and . The Agatha Christie Collection. Christie Crime Classics. The Mystery of the Blue Train. Black Coffee . Peril at End House.

Agatha Christie had already assigned the author’s rights in Curtain to her daughter Rosalind (and those in the Miss Marple novel, Sleeping Murder, to Max Mallowan). ‘I thought it a useful way of benefiting my relations,’ she explained to an interviewer. I gave one to my husband and one to my daughter – definitely made over to them, by deed of gift. The Man in the Brown. Suit The Secret of Chimneys. The Seven Dials Mystery. The Mysterious Mr Quin.

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In Agatha Christie’ Mystery Collection The Labors of Hercules, her greatest detective, Hercule Poirot, uses his .

In Agatha Christie’ Mystery Collection The Labors of Hercules, her greatest detective, Hercule Poirot, uses his little grey cells to solve 12 cases before he retires. Agatha Christie is the best-selling author of all time.

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  • The circle is completed as Hastings and Poirot return to Styles in Essex for their final case. Poirot s first case was located in this evil locale in The Mysterious Affair at Styles published in 1920. While it is the last Poirot case it was not the last Poirot novel written by Christie. Dame Agatha wrote it during the London Blitz of 1940. She made sure Curtain and Sleeping Murder the last case of Miss Marple were placed in a London vault for safekeeping should she run short on ideas for stories. This novel did not see the light of day until it was published in 1975 a year before Christie s death.
    The plot is narrated by Arthur Hasting. The former companion of Poirot he has returned to England following the death of his wife. He had been living for many years in Argentina. At Styles he discovers one of his daughters Judith Hasting is residing at Styles. Judith is assisting in research medicine with Dr. John Franklin. Franklin is wed to an invalid wife . Also staying at Styles (which has been converted from an estate to a paying guest house) are Colonel Toby Luttrell and his wife. They operate the facility. Also present are Nurse Craven, Stephen Norton and Sir William Boyd-Carrington. Two murders transpire during the course of the brief book of 224 pages. Poirot dies and his notes of the case which solve the crime are read by Hastings four months after the demise of the Belgian detective extraordinaire. Poirot suffered from heart disease but his little great cells continued to function until his mortal end. Every fan of Agatha Christie should read this important novel in the Christie canon.

  • I have long been a DAME AGATHA CHRISTIE fan. Indeed I compare other mystery writers against the high standards I know Dame Agatha has earned.

    Curtain and The Mysterious Affair at Styles...together in one book...brings us the beginning of Hercule Poirot's successful stint as the finest detective mind in all of the British Empire with The Mysterious Affair At Styles. to his finale with Curtain.

    Both stories take place at the same estate...Styles...Hastings, destined to become Poriot's engaging right hand foil throughout many of his adventures arrives at Styles an injured soldier with a keen mind meant for his military intelligence position. Poirot appears as a refugee from his homeland Belguim, a cop without a land to protect...or so it seems.

    Naturally murder is the bone and marrow of this adventure...murder with clues so cleverly inserted you will not recognize them as such until you have read the ending and then gone back to reread the story once more.

    In Curtain, Hastings returns to Styles where Poirot, a mere shadow of his former self, enlists Hastings to be his eyes and ears because murder is afoot...and Poirot means to prevent it.

    The surprise ending to Curtain will never leave a true Hercule Poirot fan, nor will it fail to amaze a NEW Hercule Poirot fan.

    Agatha Christe's brilliant mind for writing mystery is timeless. Generations to come will be no less fans of Christie than those who met her first...back when Wars ruled the London landscape while mankind continued to be the good, the bad, the sneaky, the greedy, and the other words...human and ripe fodder for the Dame to create around.

  • Well !? I was miffed to have missed the David Suchet television representation of Poirot's last ever mystery, so I decided that i HAD to read the book - based on the buzz that had been created by the media surrounding the storyline.

    I shall not spoil the plot and reveal all - that would be so unsportsmanlike (other contributors should take note!) - so I shall just say that as an Agatha Christie fan I was kind of putting off reading this, almost like saving the best for last, but also knowing that it would be 'strange' to go back to other Poirot novels knowing what happens to him in this final story.

    The story is narrated by Hastings, his ever-faithful friend and co-sort. It was written in a remarkably clever manner, still detailing the usual pithy Christie characterisations and observations of all the people present (the list of suspects). So it was almost like reading any other Agatha Christie - it was an enjoyable read. The only thing that was disappointing was the lack of the man himself 'starring' in this book, as it really would have been a spectacle to have Poirot weave his eccentricities throughout, creating tensions, asking questions, motivating the energy, bringing out sub-plots and then - as always - gathering the crowd of maybe-murderers together at the end to do the 'big reveal'. In this book we find Poirot a very elderly and immobile figure, confined to a wheelchair, bound by his physical ailments and - for the most part in this book - locked away in his room at the hotel only surfacing occasionally to steer Capt Hastings back on track with the investigations.

    Needless to say, the mystery is solved - it is all justifiable and made sense in the end - and, yes!, Poirot does a type of final performance/reveal at the end which wraps it all up nicely. However, I cannot help but feel that this was written almost in a cold, calculated, way by AC as necessity out of having to detail the end of Poirot, to wrap him up and close that chapter for herself, the publishers and the readers. There did not feel any real act of love for Hercule, which I was quite saddened by.

    Hastings does somehow manage to carry Curtain though,and is an affable, likeable, diligent character. It is through his emotions, from his perspective, that we view the demise of the Great Belgian Detective. It just would have been nice to have felt it for myself.

  • Love Agatha Christie and Hercule Poirot in particular. This final book was not true to Poirot's character. The man who walked away from Murder on the Orient Express would not have acted the way this Hercule Poirot did. Poirot is older and not well but he would never act in this manner. Hastings also would have been more attentive to what was being asked of him. I can't say too much because it would ruin the book. I always enjoy an Agatha Christie book and believe I have now read all of them but this one wasn't written when she was at the top of her game.