The ABC Murders
Alice Ascher, a shopkeeper in Andover, is bludgeoned to death at her place of work. Next to die is Miss Bernard in Bexhill, then Mr. Clarke in Churston. More disturbing than the alphabetic sequence of the killings or the ABC Railway guide that the killer leaves at the scene of each crime are the... show more
Alice Ascher, a shopkeeper in Andover, is bludgeoned to death at her place of work. Next to die is Miss Bernard in Bexhill, then Mr. Clarke in Churston. More disturbing than the alphabetic sequence of the killings or the ABC Railway guide that the killer leaves at the scene of each crime are the taunting notes Hercule Poirot receives each time the killer is about to strike again. It is one of Poirot’s most challenging cases yet.
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Mystery Thriller
, Murder Mystery
My wife and I listened to this book from beginning to end on a long car journey across the UK. It kept us entertained the entire way. The quick, gentle humour in the book caught me by surprise. I loved the early interactions between Poirot, Hastings and Japp, where they discussed the small persona...
So this is Agatha Christie´s take on a serial killer story. And she manages to pull it of. Whether it is one of her classic who dunnits, this serial killer story or if its even one of her ridiculous spy stories, I never regret reading a book by her and I´m thoroughly entertained by them. The ABC M...
Te wszystkie kryminały Agaty Christie mają jedną zaletę, która jednocześnie jest wadą: są zwięzłe. Wszystko tu kręci się wokół zagadki kryminalnej. Nawet tło obyczajowe, niezbędne by wprowadzić w historię i zarysować charakter postaci, jest tu tylko – no właśnie, tłem. Gdy tylko zagadka zostaje rozw...
Series: Hercule Poirot #13 A murderer seems to be working his (or her) way through his (or her) victims using The ABC Railway Guide. Hastings makes an appearance and the mystery is quite entertaining although the investigation and resolution flounder a bit before we get to the ending and the vario...
Jan 1, 1981An entertaining book, but not the toughest mystery.Jul 14, 2016Wow, my memory of this was almost entirely wrong. Among other things, I remembered it as a Marple story, not Poirot. Just as wrongity wrong as I can be. It was better than I thought, too.Personal copy