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Author:
Agatha Christie
ISBN13:
978-0007121076
ISBN:
0007121075
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Harpercollins Pub Ltd; Masterpiece Ed edition (September 30, 2002)
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Mystery
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Dead Man's Folly is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie, first published in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company in October 1956 and in the UK by the Collins Crime Club on 5 November of the same year.

Dead Man's Folly is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie, first published in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company in October 1956 and in the UK by the Collins Crime Club on 5 November of the same year. It features Hercule Poirot and Ariadne Oliver.

Dead Man's Folly is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie and first published in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company in October 1956 and in the UK by the Collins Crime Club on November 5 of the same year. It features Hercule Poirot, her famous Belgian detective, and Ariadne Oliver. The house where the story is set was based on Christie's Devon home, Greenway House on the Greenway Estate.

A Hercule Poirot Mystery. It was Miss Lemon, Poirot’s efficient secretary, who took the telephone call. Laying aside her shorthand notebook, she raised the receiver and said without emphasis, Trafalgar 8137. To Peggy and Humphrey Trevelyan. Hercule Poirot leaned back in his upright chair and closed his eyes.

Dead Man's Folly, . 6. Part of Hercule Poirot series by Agatha Christie. Poirot remembered how the first time he had seen Mrs. Folliat she had been clipping with sécateurs at a shrub on the bank. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19. I will fetch another cup. Poirot raised a faintly protesting hand, but she pushed the protest aside. She had said then, he remembered, something about dead wood. He looked at her thoughtfully, appraising her character. An enigmatical woman, he thought, and a woman who, in spite of the gentleness and fragility of her appearance, had a side to her that could be ruthless.

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Poirot - Dead Man's Folly Paperback – 22 Apr 2014. by Agatha Christie (Author). Agatha Christie was born in Torquay in 1890 and became, quite simply, the best-selling novelist in history. Her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, written towards the end of the First World War, introduced us to Hercule Poirot, who was to become the most popular detective in crime fiction since Sherlock Holmes. She is known throughout the world as the Queen of Crime.

Title: Dead Man's Folly (30 Oct 2013). Knowing some scenes filmed were done at the former home of Dame Agatha Christie made casting that much more surreal as two of the most famous mystery writers are represented in this episode: Agatha Christie with Davud Suchet as "Poirot" (obvious) and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle because Sean Pertwee played "Gareth Lestrade" a few times in the television series "Elementary".

Dead Man's Folly was first published in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company in October 1956 and in the UK by the Collins Crime Club on 5 November of the same year

Dead Man's Folly was first published in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company in October 1956 and in the UK by the Collins Crime Club on 5 November of the same year. En route to Nasse House, Poirot gives a lift to two female hitch-hikers – one Dutch and one Italian – who are staying at the youth hostel adjoining the Nasse House grounds.

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A charity murder game at a Devon house turns into the real thing! Sir George and Lady Stubbs, the hosts of a village fete, hit upon the novel idea of staging a mock murder mystery. In good faith, Ariadne Oliver, the well known crime writer, agrees to organise their murder hunt. Despite weeks of meticulous planning, at the last minute Ariadne calls her friend Hercule Poirot for his expert assistance. Instinctively, she senses that something sinister is about to happen! Beware -- nobody is quite what they seem!
  • I'm a confirmed Miss Marple fan myself, but that doesn't mean I can't enjoy watching Hercule Poirot pull a rabbit out of a hat. Although no spring chicken, he does a fine job here, especially considering that he isn't even called into the case until Chapter 7.

    The back story is a bit complicated, involving the large family of a prosperous Victorian manufacturer. The Man-Who-Made-The-Money is long since gone and so are most of his children. Then the remaining ones start dying off - some suspiciously, some violently. Looks like one of the younger generation may be clearing the deck for a large inheritance. But which one? The stuffy old family lawyer tries some detective work on his own, with predictable results. Finally (in Chapter 7) he calls in the heavy artillery - his old friend the semi-retired M. Poirot.

    Poirot in turn calls on HIS semi-retired buddy - the wonderful Mr. Goby. Mr. Goby's business is to collect information and there's not much he can't find out. He has a great deal to say about the younger generation and the advantages and disadvantages of Big Brother governments. He speaks exclusively to various pieces of furniture and is one of my favorite Christie characters.

    The setting is post-WWII England and the older folks are grumbling about high taxes and labor unions and the lack of proper servants. The younger folks are choosing mates and pursuing careers and trying to get what they can out of their older relatives, while avoiding them like the plague. I especially enjoyed the two female cousins - two young women who seem as unlike as night and day and yet who have very similar attitudes toward their men.

    Poirot carefully, tirelessly shifts through the alibis and the motives and listens to all the people involved because he knows that eventually we ALL reveal ourselves in our conversation. In the end, it boils down to one thing. If no one is watching you, you can get away with murder.

  • One of my favorite Hercule Poirots. That's probably why I can read it so fast.

    When I was 12, my mother tried to get me in the habit of reading a book before I went to bed. I'm not sure why. I've been a bookworm since I could read, so I certainly didn't need any encouragement. I enjoyed TV mysteries and Nancy Drew, so someone - I don't know who - suggested Agatha Christie. I got three omnibus volumes of Christie - one Poirot, one Miss Marple, and one mixed (including the dreadful Tommy and Tuppence - yuck!). In the Poirot volume was "Dead Man's Folly." I have loved it ever since.

    Hercule Poirot receives a phone call from his friend, Ariadne Oliver, a mystery novelist. Something is up, but she can't or won't explain. He just has to come down to Nasse House in Nassecombe. Worried that something serious is wrong, Poirot heads for Nassecombe, a picturesque English village. Nasse House was formerly home of the Foliots, but the family has died out and the house is now the property of the nouveau riche Sir George Stubbs and his apparently dim-witted, though beautiful, wife, Hattie.

    There is to be a fete (a type of festival or fair) and Mrs Oliver is in charge of planning the Murder Hunt - which is the problem. Mrs Oliver has the sense that someone is manipulating her somehow, though she is not sure who exactly is responsible. Poirot trusts Mrs Oliver's intuition.

    “And I know what you always say— or look— about intuition.” [Mrs Oliver]

    “One calls things by different names,” said Poirot. “I am quite ready to believe that you have noticed something, or heard something, that has definitely aroused in you anxiety. I think it is possible that you yourself may not even know just what it is that you have seen or noticed or heard. You are aware only of the result. If I may so put it, you do not know what it is that you know. You may label that intuition if you like.”

    Poirot stays on, ostensibly to hand out prizes, but in actuality to do some detecting. How can he detect a crime that hasn't been committed? While the everything appears to be going well and people are enjoying themselves, there is a murder - of the girl playing the victim in the Murder Hunt. Her death is not the first and it will not be the last.

    I love it when Christie sets her mysteries in English villages. She does a lovely job of bringing the world to life, even while it was actually dying out. Another good portrayal of this is in "The Body in the Library," where murder strikes close to Miss Marple's home.

    If you've never read a Christie, this is a good one to start with. It's fun, easy to read, and makes you want to reread it so you can see what you missed the first time through. That's unusual - I've read quite a few mysteries where I had no intention of ever rereading them. This is not one of those.

    Highly recommended.

  • Ariadne Oliver is organizing a “murder hunt” (a treasure hunt of sorts in which clues are given with the object of solving a fictional murder) as part of a fete at a large manor house, but she feels an ominous sense that perhaps someone is planning a real murder at the same time and she has called in Poirot to see what he thinks. There are a lot of people involved in the planning of this “fete” (which is basically a village carnival), so there are many things going on all at the same time and a variety of relationships making themselves known between people, as Poirot makes his observations. The story has a bit of a house party feel, with all the people and visitors to the house. Poirot is assisted by Inspector Bland and Constable Hoskins, as he makes his inquiries . . . and Ms. Oliver helps as well in an unconscious kind of way. I will admit I was led completely astray on this one, and the reveal was quite unexpected. Entertaining murder mystery!

  • Plenty of twists & turns to keep the reader guessing, but sadly Poirot does not appear “center stage” as much as I would have liked. I did not guess the ending. I did not see it coming. I liked this story very much.