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Halloween Party (Hercule Poirot #39) A Teenage Murder Witness Is Drowned In A Tub Of Apples At A Hallowe En Party, Joyce A Hostile Thirteen Year Old Boasts That She Once Witnessed A Murder When No One Believes Her, She Storms Off Home But Within Hours Her Body Is Found, Still In The House, Drowned In An Apple Bobbing Tub That Night, Hercule Poirot Is Called In To Find The Evil Presence But First He Must Establish Whether He Is Looking For A Murderer Or A Double Murderer


About the Author: Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie also wrote romance novels under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott, and was occasionally published under the name Agatha Christie Mallowan.Agatha Christie is the best selling author of all time She wrote eighty crime novels and story collections, fourteen plays, and several other books Her books have sold roughly four billion copies and have been translated into 45 languages She is t Agatha Christie also wrote romance novels under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott, and was occasionally published under the name Agatha Christie Mallowan.Agatha Christie is the best selling author of all time She wrote eighty crime novels and story collections, fourteen plays, and several other books Her books have sold roughly four billion copies and have been translated into 45 languages She is the creator of the two most enduring figures in crime literature Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple and author of The Mousetrap, the longest running play in the history of modern theatre Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller was born in Torquay, Devon, England, U.K., as the youngest of three The Millers had two other children Margaret Frary Miller 1879 1950 , called Madge, who was eleven years Agatha s senior, and Louis Montant Miller 1880 1929 , called Monty, ten years older than Agatha During the First World War, she worked at a hospital as a nurse later working at a hospital pharmacy, a job that influenced her work, as many of the murders in her books are carried out with poison.On Christmas Eve 1914 Agatha married Archibald Christie, an aviator in the Royal Flying Corps The couple had one daughter, Rosalind Hicks They divorced in 1928, two years after Christie discovered her husband was having an affair.Her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, came out in 1920 During this marriage, Agatha published six novels, a collection of short stories, and a number of short stories in magazines.In late 1926, Agatha s husband, Archie, revealed that he was in love with another woman, Nancy Neele, and wanted a divorce On 8 December 1926 the couple quarreled, and Archie Christie left their house Styles in Sunningdale, Berkshire, to spend the weekend with his mistress at Godalming, Surrey That same evening Agatha disappeared from her home, leaving behind a letter for her secretary saying that she was going to Yorkshire Her disappearance caused an outcry from the public, many of whom were admirers of her novels Despite a massive manhunt, she was not found for eleven days.In 1930, Christie married archaeologist Max Mallowan Sir Max from 1968 after joining him in an archaeological dig Their marriage was especially happy in the early years and remained so until Christie s death in 1976 In 1977, Mallowan married his longtime associate, Barbara Parker.Christie frequently used familiar settings for her stories Christie s travels with Mallowan contributed background to several of her novels set in the Middle East Other novels such as And Then There Were None were set in and around Torquay, where she was born Christie s 1934 novel Murder on the Orient Express was written in the Hotel Pera Palace in Istanbul, Turkey, the southern terminus of the railway The hotel maintains Christie s room as a memorial to the author The Greenway Estate in Devon, acquired by the couple as a summer residence in 1938, is now in the care of the National Trust.Christie often stayed at Abney Hall in Cheshire, which was owned by her brother in law, James Watts She based at least two of her stories on the hall the short story The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding, which is in the story collection of the same name, and the novel After the Funeral Abney became Agatha s greatest inspiration for country house life, with all the servants and grandeur which have been woven into her plots.During the Second World War, Christie worked in the pharmacy at University College Hospital of University College, London, where she acquired a knowledge of poisons that she put to good use in her post war crime novels To honour her many literary works, she was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 1956 New Year Honours The next year, she became the President of the Detection Club In the 1971 New Year Honours she was promoted Dame Commande


10 thoughts on “Halloween Party (Hercule Poirot #39)

  1. says:

    The past is the father of the present The crime writers who write like Christie are few The ones who try to write mysteries similar to her own are non existent I may sound harsh, but those who struggle to imitate her should take a step back and reconsider And why is that Because she understood, embraced and elevated to a whole new level the implications of the past when facing the present As horrible as a present situation may be, the roots of all evil lie in the deeds of the pastThe past is the father of the present The crime writers who write like Christie are few The ones who try to write mysteries similar to her own are non existent I may sound harsh, but those who struggle to imi...

  2. says:

    I am a big fan of Agatha Christie I love her writing and have read piles and piles of her books.So I feel a bit queasy when my first review of one of her books is panning it.But I can t recommend this book to anyone especially not to anyone who hasn t read Agatha Christie before You might get the impression that she is a hack, formulaic writer with cardboard characters who all spout the same dialog You might read this book and think that Agatha Christie writes mysteries with predictable plot I am a big fan of Agatha Christie I love her writing and have read piles and piles of her books.So I feel a bit queasy when my first review of one of her books is panning it.But I can t recommend this book to anyone especially not to anyone who hasn t read Agatha Christie before You might get the impression that she is a hack, formulaic writer with cardboard characters who all spout the same dialog You might read this book and think that Agatha Christie writes mysteries with predictable plots and too large of a social agenda.You would be right if you based your judgement solely on this novel In fact, there is a part of me that desperately wants to believe that this book is a forgery Perhaps Chr...

  3. says:

    While some of Agatha Christie s mysteries remain immensely satisfying, there are a few that just don t work, whether from cultural shift or aexperimental approach I was worried when I picked up Hallowe en Party I had been operating with a suspicion that her best work was earlier in her extensive career However, it wasn t long before my concern was dismissed as I settled into an engrossing tale of Hercule Poirot investigating a ...

  4. says:

    Read for my IRL book club Based on the publisher s blurb that Dame Agatha s sales are exceeded only by Shakespeare s and the Bible, my failure to appreciate what the entire reading world cherishes no doubt speaks to some dark blot on my soul.

  5. says:

    3.5 stars I had my hunches and finally figured out most of the mystery, with a 1 4 of the book left.It can happen friends but is very rare with AC books It s so rare, it s kind of like seeing a yeti for the first time This was a...

  6. says:

    Choose Your Own Adventure You are a truly annoying little girl A busybody, a liar Who can trust you For the good of the community, a bobbin for apples you must go like permanently But death is not the end From on high you witness the actions of a strange mustached man and his flighty authoress sidekick Together they vow to avenge your murder and lay your lovely bones to rest They believe in your tale of dastardly deeds and murder, the tale that brought you to such an untimely end thei Choose Your Own A...

  7. says:

    While helping to decorate for an upcoming HALLOWE EN PARTY a contentious thirteen year old comments that she once witnessed a murder, but when no one believes her, she high tails it for home, and only a few hours later, after the party, she is found drowned in the apple bobbing tub..hence another murder mystery to solve for ole Hercule Poirot with his manicured to perfection mustache, too tight patent leather shoes and never ending search for the truth. Really enjoyed...

  8. says:

    This is very much a later Christie novel written in 1969 and virtually one of the last Poirot novels she wrote Poirot is very much, like the author I suspect, feeling his age We meet him bemoaning the fact that a friend is probably cancelling a visit and contemplating another dull evening, when he gets a call from his old friend, Mrs Ariadne Oliver Mrs Oliver, a crime author, had been visiting a friend and helping with the organisation for a joint Halloween 11 party for some children Duri This is very much a later Christie novel written in 1969 and virtually one of the last Poirot novels she wrote Poirot is very much, like the author I suspect, feeling his age We meet him bemoaning the fact that a friend is probably cancelling a visit and contemplating another dull evening, when he gets a call from his old friend, ...

  9. says:

    Joyce is a 13 year old girl helping set up for a Halloween party Amid the preparations, she brags about having witnessed a murder once Most that hear her simply suppose that she is trying to impress Adriadne Oliver, a noted murder mystery author that is in attendance, so they pay litte mind to her Joyce storms off only to be found dead in the library, by the bobbing for apples game later that evening Its Mrs Oliver that contacts Hercule Poirot Poirot is ever as eager to pursue the case and Joyce is a 13 year old girl helping set up for a Halloween party Amid the preparations, she brags about having witnessed a murder once Most that hear her simply suppose that she is trying to impress Adriadne Oliver, a noted murder mystery author that is in attendance, so they pay litte mind to her Joyce storms off only to be found dead in the library, by the bobbing for a...

  10. says:

    It is Autumn, this week there have been storm clouds in the sky and wind pulling leaves off branches I am preparing for Halloween and hopefully a horde of trick or treaters who will be knocking on doors in the near future In my preparation, I was also listening to Christie s Hallowe en Party It is a book I have not read by an author I consider an old friend even if I never met her Agatha Christie and her beloved Belgian Hercule Poirot are special to me I watched the series with Hugh Fra It is Autumn, this week there have been storm clouds in the sky and wind pulling leaves off branches I am preparing for Halloween and hopefully a horde of trick or treaters who will be knocking on doors in the near future In my preparation, I was also listening to Christie s Hallowe en Party It is a book I have not read by an author I consider an old friend even if I never met her Agatha Christie and her beloved Belgian Hercule Poirot are special to me I watched the series with Hugh Fraser as Hastings and David Suchet as Poirot with my family as a child Recently, I watched several with my father and they withstood the test of time It was with joy I found out the narration was done by Hugh Fraser heightening a sense of nostalgia for me and I burrowed down into blankets and dogs to enjoy this mystery.Hercule Poirot is older now, at the end of his career, but he still seeks justice with a well groomed mustache and patent leather shoes At the request...

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