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Poirot, Hercule (Fictitious character)

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Works: 1,421 works in 5,791 publications in 15 languages and 201,050 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Detective and mystery television programs  Detective and mystery fiction  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Detective and mystery films  Made-for-TV movies  Television series  Television programs 
Classifications: PR6005.H66, 823.912
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Publications about Hercule (Fictitious character) Poirot
Most widely held works about Hercule (Fictitious character) Poirot
    The murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie( Book )
    100 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 5,429 libraries worldwide
    A widow's sudden suicide sparks rumors that she murdered her first husband, was being blackmailed, and was carrying on a secrey affair with the wealthy Roger Ackroyd. The following evening, Ackroyd is murdered in his locked study, but not before receiving a letter identifying the widow's blackmailer. Kings Abbot is crawling with suspects and it's up to famous detective, Hercule Poirot, to solve the case
    The ABC murders by Agatha Christie( visu )
    213 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 4,631 libraries worldwide
    Three episodes of the impeccably turned-out diminutive Belgian sleuth. With the his razor sharp mind and the aid of the affabel Captain Hastings, Poirot unravels the thorniest cases without mussing a hair of his famously sculpted mustache. Set in the elegance 1930's England, the series also includes Chief Inspector Japp and Miss Lemon
    Curtain by Agatha Christie( Book )
    62 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 4,584 libraries worldwide
    Styles Court, the Essex manor house, scene of master detective Hercule Poirot's first triumph. An air of evil still touches the gracious grounds--and the fierce little Belgian pits his brilliant mind against the vanity of killers
    Elephants can remember by Agatha Christie( Book )
    47 editions published between 1972 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 4,495 libraries worldwide
    Hercule Poirot agrees to help a friend investigate the twelve-year-old double suicide deaths of Lord and Lady Ravenscroft
    The mysterious affair at Styles : a Hercule Poirot mystery by Agatha Christie( Book )
    150 editions published between 1920 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 3,960 libraries worldwide
    Agatha Christie's first novel, introduces the characters of Hercule Poirot, Chief Inspector Japp and Captain Arthur Hastings. In the midst of World War I, the residents of Styles wake one morning to find Emily Inglethorpe has been fatally poisoned. Captain Hastings, staying with the family, enlists the help of his old friend, Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. With the evidence mounting against one member of the family, Poirot uses his technique to prove who really killed Emily
    Murder in Mesopotamia by Agatha Christie( visu )
    135 editions published between 1005 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,894 libraries worldwide
    An archeologist's beautiful but unpopular wife is murdered while the couple is in Iraq excavating an historical site. At the request of local authorities a vacationing Hercule Poirot takes on the case
    The A.B.C. murders by Agatha Christie( Book )
    43 editions published between 1935 and 2013 in English and held by 3,677 libraries worldwide
    A is for Ascher, cudgeled in Andover. B is for Barnard, strangled in Bexhill. C is for Clarke, struck down in Churston. Beside each body is an A.B.C. Railway guide; before each murder Hercule Poirot is notified. In one of Christie's most twisted tales, the meticulous Belgian sleuth must navigate the eerie maze of a serial killer's mind. D is for Doncaster, where the next victim dies ... E is for evidence, ingeniously analyzed
    Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie( Book )
    73 editions published between 1937 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 3,669 libraries worldwide
    Linnet Doyle is young, beautiful, and rich. She's the girl who has everything, including the man her best friend loves. Linnet and her new husband take a cruise on the Nile and something is dangerously amiss. A murder on the ship baffles everyone except Hercule Poirot
    Hallowe'en party by Agatha Christie( Book )
    42 editions published between 1969 and 2015 in English and Turkish and held by 3,657 libraries worldwide
    A child boasted of having witnessed a murder. Only a few hours later, that child was dead. And Hercule Poirot was faced with one of the most challenging cases of his long and brilliant career. Joyce was thirteen, a tiresome girl given to extravagant statements. The group of adults and children who were getting the games ready for the Hallowe'en party just laughed unbelievingly when she insisted she had once seen a murder committed. Yet that night someone shoved her head down into the bucket of water and held it there until she drowned. After the party was over, she was found, kneeling as if she were bobbing for apples. One of the very respectable guests at the party given in the quiet respectable town of Woodleigh Common must have committed a murder and had got away with it, someone who had recieved a nasty shock from Joyce's revelation and had struck back as soon as possible
    Poirot by Agatha Christie( visu )
    110 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,654 libraries worldwide
    Agatha Christie's brilliant Belgian detective is on the case in the third series of the hit PBS mystery. Fan favorite David Suchet stars as the dapper sleuth who solves the thorniest of cases with his formidable intellect. Set in glittering 1930s Europe, these remastered adaptations capture every splendid detail of the Art Deco era
    Peril at End House by Agatha Christie( Book )
    73 editions published between 1931 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 3,176 libraries worldwide
    Hercule Poirot is vacationing on the Cornish coast when he meets Nick Buckly. Nick is the young and reckless mistress of End House, an imposing structure perched on the rocky cliffs of St. Loo. Poirot has taken a particular interest in the young woman who has recently narrowly escaped a series of life-threatening accidents. Something tells the Belgian sleuth that these so-called accidents are more than just mere coincidences or a spate of bad luck. It seems all too clear to him that someone is trying to do away with poor Nick, but who?
    Evil under the sun : a Hercule Poirot mystery by Agatha Christie( Book )
    58 editions published between 1940 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,976 libraries worldwide
    When a shrewish stage star is found strangled at a posh island resort, detective Hercule Poirot is called in to investigate
    The mystery of the blue train by Agatha Christie( Book )
    71 editions published between 1928 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 2,959 libraries worldwide
    Bound for the Riviera, detective Hercule Poirot has boarded Le Train Bleu, an elegant, leisurely means of travel, free of intrigue. Then he meets Ruth Kettering. The American heiress -- bailing out of a doomed marriage -- is en route to reconcile with her former lover. But by morning, her private affairs are made public when she is found murdered in her luxury compartment. The rumour of a strange man loitering in the victim's shadow is all Poirot has to go on. Until Mrs. Kettering's secret life begins to unfold. --publisher description
    Murder on the links by Agatha Christie( Book )
    67 editions published between 1923 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 2,873 libraries worldwide
    "For God's sake, come!" Unfortunately, by the time Hercule Poirot received Monsieur Renauld's urgent plea, the millionaire was already dead-stabbed in the back, lying in a freshly dug grave on the golf course of his adjoining Merlinville estate. There's no lack of suspects: his wife, whose dagger served as the weapon; his embittered son, who would have killed for independence; and his mistress, who refused to be ignored-and each felt deserving of the dead man's fortune. The police think they've found the culprit. Poirot has his doubts. A second murder proves him right.--P. [4] of cover
    Appointment with death : a Hercule Poirot mystery by Agatha Christie( Book )
    65 editions published between 1938 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 2,815 libraries worldwide
    When a holiday tour of the Holy Land ends in murder, Hercule Poirot must find out who was desperate enough to kill a tyrannical mother of four
    Cards on the table by Agatha Christie( Book )
    68 editions published between 1936 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 2,772 libraries worldwide
    An unusual invitation to dinner and an evening of bridge turns into a murder investigation for Hercule Poirot
    The clocks by Agatha Christie( Book )
    41 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,768 libraries worldwide
    The whole thing was fantastic! A dead man whom no one could identify found in a blind woman's sitting room. Four strange clocks all set to the same time -- thirteen minutes past four! Who had brought them there? What did they mean? And who was the dead man? - Jacket flap
    Cat among the pigeons by Agatha Christie( Book )
    54 editions published between 1949 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,719 libraries worldwide
    The smuggled jewels of a Middle East sheik, revolution in Ramat, and murder at an exclusive English girls' school hold a curious connection for detective Hercule Poirot
    Black coffee : a Hercule Poirot novel by Charles Osborne( Book )
    43 editions published between 1961 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,674 libraries worldwide
    An urgent call from physicist Sir Claud Amory sends famed detective Hercule Poirot rushing from London to a sprawling country estate. Sir Claud fears a member of his own household wants to steal a secret formula destined for the Ministry of Defense. But Poirot arrives too late. The formula is missing. Worse, Sir Claud has been poisoned by his after-dinner coffee. Poirot soon identifies a potent brew of despair, treachery, and deception amid the mansion's occupants. Now he must find the formula and the killer ... while letting no poison slip 'twix his own lips
    Sad cypress by Agatha Christie( Book )
    56 editions published between 1933 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,540 libraries worldwide
    Beautiful, young Elinor Carlisle stands serenely in the dock accused of the murder of Mary Gerrard, her rival in love. The evidence is damning: only Elinor had the motive, the opportunity and the means to administer the fatal poison. Yet, inside the hostile courtroom, one man still presumes Elinor is innocent until proven guilty; Hercule Poirot is all that stands between Elinor and the gallows
 
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