Peril at End House: A Hercule Poirot Mystery (Hercule Poirot Mysteries)
On holiday on the Cornish Riviera, Hercule Poirot is alarmed to hear pretty Nick Buckley describe her recent “accidental brushes with death.” First, on a treacherous Cornish hillside, the brakes on her car failed. Then, on a coastal path, a falling boulder missed her by inches. Later, an oil... show more
On holiday on the Cornish Riviera, Hercule Poirot is alarmed to hear pretty Nick Buckley describe her recent “accidental brushes with death.” First, on a treacherous Cornish hillside, the brakes on her car failed. Then, on a coastal path, a falling boulder missed her by inches. Later, an oil painting fell and almost crushed her in bed. So when Poirot finds a bullet hole in Nick’s sun hat, he decides that this girl needs his help. Can he find the would-be killer before he hits his target?
Publish date: October 25th 2011
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
Series: Hercule Poirot (#8)
This is such an outstanding example of when the Poirot books work, they really work. You do get some overly description deductions, but honestly I didn't mind. I recall being floored as anything when the final solution came since I honestly didn't see it coming. Re-reading this for the second time w...
I am so behind with writing reviews that I thought I'd catch up on all my recent Christie mysteries in one. I really enjoyed all three of these to the same extent: neither pretended to be anything than a straight forward murder mystery. There was hardly any social commentary - and none of which I ...
Respectively, these books are numbers 8 & 9, with Peril being published in 1932, followed close at hand by Lord Edgware, which was published in 1934. Also in 1934, she published one of her best known novels, The Murder on the Orient Express. I thoroughly enjoyed both books, and it is difficult t...
Leído para el 2015 Reading Challenge #16: Un libro que aun no hayas leído de un autor que ames.Mrs. Christie nunca decepciona.
M. Poirot is on vacation with his friend, Mr Hastings. On the terrace of their noble hotel they encounter the charming young Miss Buckley. Miss Buckley has been the victim of some unfortunate "accients" and lives in a old mansion with some creepy and mysterious servants, some suspicious tenants an...