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Poirot, Hercule (Fictitious character)

Works: 1,655 works in 4,976 publications in 5 languages and 192,240 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Detective and mystery comic books, strips, etc  Detective and mystery stories, English  History  Comic books, strips, etc  Drama  Domestic fiction 
Classifications: PR6005.H66, 823.912
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Publications about Hercule (Fictitious character) Poirot
Most widely held works about Hercule (Fictitious character) Poirot
    Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie( Book )
    70 editions published between 1933 and 2013 in English and held by 6,209 libraries worldwide
    Hercule Poirot sets out to solve the murder of an American businessman stabbed to death aboard the luxury train, the Orient Express, snowbound in the middle of Europe
    The murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie( Book )
    72 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in English and held by 5,383 libraries worldwide
    A widow's sudden suicide sparks rumors that she murdered her first husband, was being blackmailed, and was carrying on a secret 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
    Elephants can remember by Agatha Christie( Book )
    32 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in English and held by 4,518 libraries worldwide
    Hercule Poirot agrees to help a friend investigate the twelve-year-old double suicide deaths of Lord and Lady Ravenscroft
    Third girl by Agatha Christie( Book )
    39 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,909 libraries worldwide
    Two friends would advertise for a third girl to help with the rent. And it is the "third girl," Norma Restarick, who is the subject of the baffling mystery that here engages Hercule Poirot. What is wrong with Norma? She walks in on Poirot at the breakfast table and announces that she "may have committed a murder" and then walks out again, leaving Poirot to battle his way to the truth
    The A.B.C. murders by Agatha Christie( Book )
    37 editions published between 1935 and 2011 in English and held by 3,733 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
    Hallowe'en party by Agatha Christie( Book )
    35 editions published between 1969 and 2012 in English and held by 3,732 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
    Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie( Book )
    53 editions published between 1937 and 2011 in English and held by 3,691 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, where they meet the brilliant detective Hercule Poirot. It should be an idyllic trip, yet Poirot has a vague, uneasy feeling that something is dangerously amiss
    The mysterious affair at Styles by Agatha Christie( Book )
    69 editions published between 1920 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,614 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
    Curtain by Agatha Christie( Book )
    20 editions published between 1975 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,589 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
    Peril at End House by Agatha Christie( Book )
    56 editions published between 1931 and 2012 in English and held by 2,992 libraries worldwide
    Pit Poirot against peril and you get perfection. Someone is stalking the lady of End House. She claims her only friend is a ghost. Hercule Poirot has his more earthbound theories of what's happening
    The murder on the links by Agatha Christie( Book )
    48 editions published between 1923 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,959 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
    Cat among the pigeons by Agatha Christie( Book )
    41 editions published between 1949 and 2013 in English and held by 2,956 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 )
    36 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 2,947 libraries worldwide
    A novel based on a 1930s play in which detective Hercule Poirot investigates the murder of a British scientist and the theft of his formula for an atomic explosive. Suspects range from his son, heavily in debt, to an Italian lady spy--Novelist
    Appointment with death by Agatha Christie( Book )
    47 editions published between 1938 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,900 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 )
    41 editions published between 1936 and 2013 in English and held by 2,876 libraries worldwide
    Four sleuths invited to play bridge with four specially invited guests, each of whom had gotten away with murder
    The clocks by Agatha Christie( Book )
    33 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and held by 2,826 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
    The mystery of the blue train by Agatha Christie( Book )
    49 editions published between 1928 and 2011 in English and held by 2,814 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 in Mesopotamia by Agatha Christie( Book )
    43 editions published between 1936 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,635 libraries worldwide
    Hercule Poirot is summoned to solve a case involving the murder of a seductive woman accompanying a scientific party investigating the secrets of ancient Babylon
    Evil under the sun : a Hercule Poirot mystery by Agatha Christie( Book )
    28 editions published between 1940 and 2013 in English and held by 2,578 libraries worldwide
    Poirot vacations at the picturesque Jolly Roger Hotel, situated on an island, and finds that at least one of the guests is a cunning murderer
    The hollow by Agatha Christie( Book )
    41 editions published between 1946 and 2012 in English and held by 2,459 libraries worldwide
    When Lucy Angkatell hosts a weekend get-together at her country estate, she appears to overlook the obvious fact that all her guests loathe one another. Poirot enjoys a ringside seat for the bizarre goings-on, but he is thrust into an active role when the proceedings suddenly turn deadly
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