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  1. Jason Koivu Jason Koivu says:

    Agatha Christie is such a crafty devil that midway through a novel she might have you believing that YOU are the murdererIndeed The ABC Murders uses slight of hand most deftly Again I was thrown off the scent of the real killer and was ready to blame others I feel a bit foolish when she dangles bait in front of me and although I guess it for what it is I take it anyway And yet if ever it felt good to be played the fool it's while reading a cracking good mystery Ah but never fear Hercule Poirot is here Christie may make him out to be the retired old sleuth past his prime but she's used that line on us before and we know the little man with the peculiar accent and fantastic mustaches won't let us down In this story he is put on his guard by the personal nature of the murderer's actions He is not uite as flippant as he can be in fact he seems downright disconcerted at times It makes for a nice change in the character After sampling a few shorter Poirot stories it felt liberating to read something that stretched and breathed a bit While the shorts feel like wham bam thank you ma'am this makes you feel like you've been wined and dined Christie even gets all psychological on this one Not only in how she delves into the minds of the suspects but the 1st person3rd person narration switches made The ABC Murders seem that much cerebral Seriously she may not go down as the most clever author of all time but I like that she tried these sorts of techniues Rating A 4 star book that gets an extra star for captivating me almost from start to finish


  2. Dita Dita says:

    Aggie you wily old bird You got me again


  3. Ahmad Sharabiani Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    The ABC Murders Agatha ChristieThe ABC Murders is a work of detective fiction by British writer Agatha Christie featuring her characters Hercule Poirot Arthur Hastings and Chief Inspector Japp as they contend with a series of killings by a mysterious murderer known only as ABC The book was first published in the UK by the Collins Crime Club on 6 January 1936 The form of the novel is unusual combining first person narrative and third person narrative This approach was famously pioneered by Charles Dickens in Bleak House and was tried by Agatha Christie in The Man in the Brown Suit What is unusual in The ABC Murders is that the third person narrative is supposedly reconstructed by the first person narrator of the story Arthur Hastings This approach shows Christie's commitment to experimenting with point of view exemplified by The Murder of Roger Ackroydتاریخ نخستین خوانش بیست و هفتم ماه اکتبر سال 2014 میلادیعنوان قتلهای الفبایی؛ نویسنده آگاتا کریستی؛ مترجم محمدعلی ایزدی؛ تهران، هرمس، کارآگاه، 1392، در 278 ص؛در این داستان هرکول پوآرو، آرتور هستینگز، و سربازرس جپ، هستند سبک نگارش داستان اول شخص و در مواقعی سوم شخص است این روش را نخستین بار، چارلز دیکنز نویسنده ی مشهور انگلیسی، در کتاب «خانه ی غمزده»، به کار گرفته بودند و بانو آگاتا کریستی نیز، این روش را در «مردی با لباس قهوه‌ ای» آزمودند دیوید سوشی، هنرپیشه ی معروف نقش «هرکول پوآرو»، قتلهای الفبایی را، یکی از بهترین رمانهای بانو کریستی میدانند اما چکیده ی داستان قاتلی سریالی، سه نفر را در سه شهر به قتل میرساند آلیس اشر، در شهر آندور، همپشایر، بتی برنارد از شهربکسیل ان هیل، و سومین نفر «سر کارمیل کلارک» از شهر چرچستون این قاتل پیش از هر قتل، به پوآرو نامه می‌نویسد و فردی هم که گمان می‌رود روانی است، دستگیر می‌شود، ولی پوآرو باور دارد، که وی قاتل نبوده، و در پایان قاتل را دستگیر می‌کند ا شربیانی


  4. Adina Adina says:

    Back when I had an Audible subscription I acuired 2 literature courses and one of them is called The Secrets of Great Mystery and Suspense Fiction It is a history of the genre and its many ramifications There are uite a few books mentioned and I am planning to read most of them as they appear in the lectures Since Agatha Christie is one of the most important personalities in the history of Crime fiction among Poe Doyle Hammett and Chandler her works are extensively present in these lectures The first novel I encountered by her is the ABC murders and this is why I decided to read it as my 2nd Christie I doubt anyone contests her talent to write amazing clever twisting crime novels Time passed well over the pages of her works and I feel that they will continue to be enjoyed many years from now She managed to surprise me this time as well and I enjoyed the reveal at the end although I had intuited who the murderer was This time Hercule Poirot faces a direct challenge from a serial killer He is sent letters from the perpetrator announcing in advance where the murders will take place As the title suggest the killer chooses hisher victims and crime location in alphabetic order I enjoyed reading this little book and my only regret was that I had no time to absorb it in one go and had to settle for a few pagesday My next Christie will probably be The murder of Roger Akcroyd


  5. Evgeny Evgeny says:

    Arthur Hastings came to Great Britain He visited Poirot and was just in time to see an anonymous letter the great detective received Somebody was boasting that heshe could commit such a perfect crime that even Poirot himself cannot solve it Even the date and place of crime was given The person signed the letter as ABC On the designated day Alice Asher of Andover was killed There was a train schedule published by ABC company by he dead bodyThe next letter Poirot received was even humiliating The date came and Betty Bernard of Bexhill was killed She also had the train schedule on her body And so the hunt for a mad serial killer began Police mobilized its forces Poirot exercised his grey cells really hard all to prevent a crime in ChurstonUp to this moment most of Poirot cases dealt with limited number of suspects on a train stuck in the middle of nowhere on an archeological expedition in the middle of nowhere in a remote mansion in the middle of nowhere etc Here the suspects constituted the whole Great Britain Thanks to the restless work by both police and Poirot himself the circle of suspects became narrower and narrower It was fascinating following the clues and seeing Poirot's wild guesses became confirmed This book feels and reads like a modern serial killer thriller The only big difference is that it is intelligent thriller It does not assume its readers to be retards and thus does not rely on cheap thrills Poirot is great as usual Hastings is hopelessly dumb as usual The policemen while not geniuses are at least competent and professional It would not be a great surprise if I say the rating is 4 stars Oh and if you think in any Agatha Christie story the suspect is the most obvious person around you really need to read


  6. Valerie Valerie says:

    I try to get my math students to read mysteries because the logical skills of finding a pattern and using inductive and deductive reasoning are often skillfully laid out If you've read this book you know why its one that I use to illustrate that point in my class Sadly the point is underappreciated by my high school students


  7. Adrian Adrian says:

    My musings to follow later but a great detective storyAt Christmas 2018 I watched the latest televised version of this wonderful story starring John Malkovich as Hercule Poirot Now in my opinion if I hadn't known it was meant to be Poirot I wouldn't have guessed It was a good and enjoyable tv detective story but in my view it was way too dark and brooding to be a Poirot And having just finished this book for the first time I think that my view of the TV show has been reinforced it was enjoyable but it was far too dark to be a Poirot and there were far too many changes versus the book for it to be a Poirot And lets be honest John Malkovich as Hercules Poirot NOOk and on to the book This was a really enjoyable Poirot mystery with him involved right from the start as the recipient of a poison letter foretelling murder He and Hastings back home briefly from his ranch are intrinsic to the investigation Japp appears occasionally but the police presence is many filled through the book by a young superior Police Inspector from Scotland YardAs anyone who knows the story will know it dashes around England with Poirot doing the minimum of travelling but mostly using his little grey cells in London It is wonderfully crafted with just the right amount of mystery and intrigue in short it a fabulous example of a murder mystery and a solid 45 stars rounded down to 4 well at the moment it is I might round it up if I feel so moved


  8. Brina Brina says:

    I have mentioned many times in my goodreads reviews that I enjoy reading mysteries as palette cleansers in between tougher books In the midst of African American history month I absolutely needed to settle down with a uick whodunit I noticed that one of my goodreads groups was reading an Agatha Christie case I hadn’t read yet so I decided to join them in their read of the ABC Murders As usual Hercule Poirot saves the day The ABC Murders is Christie’s thirteenth case featuring Poirot She had already written Murder on the Orient Express which cemented her position as one of the top mystery writers in the world By this point in her career Christie had found a formula that worked for Poirot He was retired and enjoying life either traveling or at an estate in London In this installment Colonel Hastings happens to be visiting Poirot and as usual murder happens to find him This time the murder is in the form of a letter addressed to him and unlike in previous cases the murderer is notifying Poirot of when the crime will taken place and daring the Belgian sleuth to stop him He signs his letters Mr ABC With the bumbling assistance of Hastings and Inspectors Japp and Crome of Scotland Yard Poirot is on the case immediately So much for a happy retirement The first murder is Mrs Alice Ascher of Andover Next to her body is an ABC Railways guide and Poirot correctly surmises that the train schedule is a link to the murders that ABC is plotting He then receives a second letter announcing a murder in Bexhill Sure enough the victim is one Betty Barnard with an ABC schedule next to her body The public is horrified with reporters urging people whose names start with C to be on high alert Like clock work the next victim is one Carmichael Clarke of Churston Could Mr ABC get through the entire alphabet before Poirot catches him? One would think not Of course Poirot uses his gray cells to outsmart the other police on the case As usual Christie withholds one key clue until the end of the book to keep readers on their toes This frustrates some would be sleuths at home who would like to be able to solve the case before the Belgian mustachioed detective but the leaving out a piece of information is what has me reading until the end Christie has readers think that one Alexander Bonaparte Cust Mr ABC is a serial killer but it isn’t so simple and Poirot knows it He also knows that the killer’s luck will change like a roulette table changes from black to red He knows that the killer could not possibly get through an entire alphabet of victims Agatha Christie held my attention for the half day it took me to get through this case With this formula I knew just what to expect as she develops a plot around Hercule Poirot Dame Christie always makes for fun reading and that is what makes her the ueen of crime My palette is now cleansed and I can use my little grey cells to engage in tougher reads until the next time that I read a case featuring my favorite Belgian sleuth 4 stars


  9. Bionic Jean Bionic Jean says:

    The ABC Murders is an ingenious novel from 1936 by Agatha Christie The thirteenth book to feature Hercule Poirot her retired Belgian detective it is well up there with her best We have the banter between Poirot and Captain Hastings plus the introduction of a new policeman to be the stooge who ultimately is to learn the genius of Poirot Further Agatha Christie explores a type of theme which she had never yet attempted the serial killer Never fear the Dame is not one to shock and it is dealt with in a tasteful way in keeping with the cosy mystery whodunnits at which she excels Agatha Christie’s sense of humour is to the fore again as are her uirky references to nursery rhymes “—And catch a foxAnd put him in a boxAnd never let him go”and her love of lists and ordering We have familiar settings and English locations and best of all we have an unfathomable but ultimately satisfying plotIt is June 1935 and once Captain Hastings is in England for six months his wife having remained in South America to look after their ranch He seems to do this regularly with euanimity even though this time he says they have been having a hard time of it with the ranch Nevertheless we are pleased to see him present as the novels featuring both he and Poirot have an extra frisson just as those with Inspector Japp in do This joyfully has all three—as well as a brand new policeman the arrogant young Inspector Crome who has to be taught the lesson that we all know that Poirot reigns supreme As Captain Hastings explains “Inspector Crome was a very different type of officer from Japp A much younger man he was the silent superior type Well educated and well read he was for my taste several shades too pleased with himself He had lately gained kudos over a series of child murders having patiently tracked down the criminal who was now in BroadmoorHe was obviously a suitable person to undertake the present case but I thought that he was just a little too aware of the fact himself His manner to Poirot was patronising He deferred to him as a younger man to an older one—in a rather self conscious ‘public school’ way” “‘He’s a mountebank’ said Inspector Crome ‘Always posing Takes in some people It doesn’t take in me’”Ah but we know very well that the good Inspector Crome will eventually be made to metaphorically eat his wordsPerhaps the best hook to this novel is its title Just as her previous novel “Death in the Clouds” was based around the new form of air travel this time we are at the beginning of train travel; when it was in its infancy Sherlock Holmes had his indispensable “Bradshaw” guide which enabled him and Doctor Watson to dash off to the other end of the country at a moment’s notice The main competitor to this was “The ABC Railway Guide” which made its first appearance in 1853 appealing to potential passengers with its advertisements for all sort of necessary items when travelling—including a revolver for safety Oscar Wilde much admired the “The ABC Railway Guide” and even ueen Mary insisted on having a copy in her library in the 1920s “The ABC Railway Guide” features in this novel right from the beginning as do our favourite detective duo One of the first things Captain Hastings wants to do on his return from South America in June 1935 is to visit his old friend Hercule Poirot at his new flat in London The two immediately fall into their friendly badinage this time about the fact that Poirot is using a hair preparation “Revivit” which he vehemently denies is a dye and Hastings for his part is getting a bit thin on top Inspector Japp too when he enters the scene superciliously joins in the good joke at Poirot’s expense “uite an advertisement for a hair tonic face fungus sprouting finer than ever Coming out into the limelight too in his old age Mixed up in all the celebrated cases of the day Train mysteries air mysteries high society deaths—oh he’s here there and everywhere Never been so celebrated as since he’s retired”and by this reference Agatha Christie neatly reminds her readers of several mysteries she has already published about Hercule Poirot Yet however vain and pompous Poirot may seem to have become in the earlier novels this case is about to deflate his ego considerably as each detail confounds him Perhaps after all he is getting too big for his boots “Even the most sober of us is liable to have his head turned by success”Poirot shows his friend a mysterious letter he has received signed “ABC” Hastings brushes this aside thinking that it is the work of a crank but Poirot is hesitant He is inclined to believe that a crime will be committed very soon and that it will be a murderSure enough in chapter 3 a phone call reveals that Alice Ascher an elderly woman has been killed in her newspaper and tobacco shop in Andover An “ABC Railway Guide” had been left beside the victim As if this crime was not in itself enough to make their blood run cold the thought occurred of the horrific implications of such an alphabetic seuence It seemed highly unlikely that “Ascher” and “Andover” were coincidental and that this would be the only murderCaptain Hastings in common with his forerunner Dr Watson always narrated the books in which he appeared In the Foreword to this one Captain Hastings had remarked that there would be parts of the book which would not be penned by himself We therefore have two distinct voices with an omniscient narrator for short parts of the novel The first of these occurs between chapters one and three view spoilerwith a short one page paragraph about an Alexander Bonaparte Cust The initials of this name do not escape the notice of the reader hide spoiler


  10. Ginger Ginger says:

    The book starts off with a methodical serial killer sending Hercule Poirot a letter of a future murder Did a person just die and how do they find the victim?Enter the mind of the great Agatha ChristieI loved that Agatha Christie went in a completely new direction with this plot She usually does a singular murder not a manhunt on stopping a serial killerThe last part of the book made this a 4 star book for meIt was lagging in the middle for me I didn’t think the serial killer was who we were expecting it to be and I’m glad I stuck it out The mystery of the killer was not so obvious I had a feeling that AC would try to fool me because of the past books that I've read She's clever like thatI had my suspicions of who it was at about 85% in the book and when Poirot started stating all the facts at the end I did a fist bump I love how AC can take a murder mystery and put all the facts and assumptions together seamlesslyHer brain is brilliant and she's the GOAT of mysteries Hahaha


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About the Author: Agatha Christie

Mary Westmacott and was occasionally published under the name