An elderly spinster has been poisoned in her country home! Everyone blamed Emily's accident on a rubber ball left on the stairs by her frisky terrier. But the more she thought about her fall, the more convinced she became that one of her relatives was trying to kill her. On April 17th she wrote... show more
An elderly spinster has been poisoned in her country home! Everyone blamed Emily's accident on a rubber ball left on the stairs by her frisky terrier. But the more she thought about her fall, the more convinced she became that one of her relatives was trying to kill her. On April 17th she wrote her suspicions in a letter to Hercule Poirot. Mysteriously he didn't receive the letter until June 28th! by which time Emily was already dead!
Publish date: 2002
Pages no: 411
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Mystery Thriller
, Murder Mystery
Series: Hercule Poirot (#16)
Dumb Witness is actually a pretty good Christie novel, at least when it comes to the mystery part. I really enjoyed how Poirot explored the concept of the convenient lie and Hastings reaction to it. I didn´t like the ending very much, since [spoiler] I´m not a big fan of the "let the murderer comm...
My spouse started making me watch old videos featuring Agatha Christie's Belgian (not French!) detective, Hercule Poirot. Then she began re-reading the books on which the videos were based. Since she reads this stuff in French translation, for some weird reason, I had to hunt up a proper version fro...
Well I now have a Hercule Poirot book I liked less than The Big Four and Mystery of the Blue Train. The beginning of the book was actually very good. Agatha Christie sets the stage by allowing readers into the home of Emily Arundell. Miss Arundell has never married. She has three relations left in t...
To dispense with the mystery: it was fine. Hercule was in fine fettle, and Hastings was his usual dim sidekick. But the talking dog? Whaaaaat? Thank FSM that she never used this plot device again (please tell me she never used this plot device again). Because it did not work at all, and was weir...
The first english Agatha Christie book I read (I don't why this one was not published by RBA) and I enjoy greatly. I think that reading in portuguese are not as good as english. Or I am mistaken and this one is very good book and there's nothing with RBA translations. This book begins with a third ...