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Curtain: Poirot's Last Case
by Agatha Christie | Mystery & Thrillers
Registered by LittleWhiteBird of Pasadena, California USA on 6/14/2010
Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Carolinev237): permanent collection

2 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by LittleWhiteBird from Pasadena, California USA on Monday, June 14, 2010

9 out of 10

A wheelchair-bound Poirot returns to Styles, the venue of his first investigation, where he knows another murder is going to take place...The house guests at Styles seemed perfectly pleasant to Captain Hastings; there was his own daughter Judith, an inoffensive ornithologist called Norton, dashing Mr Allerton, brittle Miss Cole, Doctor Franklin and his fragile wife Barbara , Nurse Craven, Colonel Luttrell and his charming wife, Daisy, and the charismatic Boyd-Carrington. So Hastings was shocked to learn from Hercule Poirot's declaration that one of them was a five-times murderer. True, the aging detective was crippled with arthritis, but had his deductive instincts finally deserted him?!

This books was published in 1975, after Agatha Christie's death, even though she'd already written it in the 1940s. 

Journal Entry 2 by LittleWhiteBird at Pasadena, California USA on Tuesday, June 15, 2010

9 out of 10

Released 8 yrs ago (6/14/2010 UTC) at Pasadena, California USA


Hm, somehow the release notes I made, disappeared.

After reading on my partner's profile that she likes Agatha Christie, I found three of those books on my shelf and chose this one. Since I hadn't read it, I had to read it first, which I did in the last four days or so.

I hadn't read any Agatha Christie books for a long time. This one was very interesting. I'm not sure whether I've read any Hercules Poirot before, I know him mostly from the TV series.

I don't want to write any spoilers, so I'll only mention this: This book was written from Hastings' perspective. I don't know whether other Poirot books are as well. But it allowed for a perspective that made the telling of the story more natural. Some details that Poirot himself would have known, could be left out naturally.

Sending this to Carolinev237 for the June swap on Swap-bot. 

Journal Entry 3 by Carolinev237 at Tamworth, Staffordshire United Kingdom on Monday, June 21, 2010

This book has not been rated.

I got this book as part of a Swapbot controlled release. I am an avid fan of Agatha's books and am a collector of them, with over 100 in total. This book written from Hasting's perspective chronicles the last case Poirot is involved in. I think that it is common knowledge that once created Agatha didn't much care for Hercule Poirot, which is why this book is written. What more can I say, I love Agatha Christie x 

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