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An edition of Poirot's Early Cases (1974)

Poirot's early cases

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This edition was published in by Fontana in (London).

Written in English

253 pages

With his career still in its formative years, we learn many things about how Poirot came to exercise those famous "grey cells" so well. Fourteen of the eighteen stories collected herein are narrated by Captain Arthur Hastings—including what would appear to be the earliest Poirot short story, The Affair at the Victory Ball, which follows soon on the events of The Mysterious Affair at Styles. Two of the stories are narrated by Poirot himself, to Hastings. One, The Chocolate Box, concerns Poirot's early days on the Belgian police force, and the case that was his greatest failure: "My grey cells, they functioned not at all," Poirot admits. But otherwise, in this most fascinating collection, they function brilliantly, Poiro's grey cells, challenging the reader to keep pace at every twist and turn.

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1980, Fontana
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1980, Fontana
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1979, HarperCollins
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1979, HarperCollins
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Poirot's early cases
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1974, Book Club Associates
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Poirot's early cases
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Poirot's Early Cases

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With his career still in its formative years, we learn many things about how Poirot came to exercise those famous "grey cells" so well. Fourteen of the eighteen stories collected herein are narrated by Captain Arthur Hastings—including what would appear to be the earliest Poirot short story, The Affair at the Victory Ball, which follows soon on the events of The Mysterious Affair at Styles. Two of the stories are narrated by Poirot himself, to Hastings. One, The Chocolate Box, concerns Poirot's early days on the Belgian police force, and the case that was his greatest failure: "My grey cells, they functioned not at all," Poirot admits. But otherwise, in this most fascinating collection, they function brilliantly, Poiro's grey cells, challenging the reader to keep pace at every twist and turn.

Poirot's early cases

This edition was published in by Fontana in (London).


Edition Notes

Originally published, London , Collins, 1974.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
823/.912

The Physical Object

Pagination
253p. ;
Number of pages
253

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL18274523M
Internet Archive
poirotsearlycase0000chri
ISBN 10
0006167128
Library Thing
28696
Goodreads
1124615

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