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Curtain: Poirot's Last Case
Curtain: Poirot's Last Case: Hercule Poirot Investigates | Agatha Christie
The house guests at Styles seemed perfectly to Captain Hastings: there was his own daughter Judith, an inoffensive ornithologist called Norton, dashing Mr Allerton, brittle Miss Cole, Doctor Franklin and his fragile wife Barbara, Nurse Craven, Colonel Luttrell and his charming wife Daisy, and the charismatic Boyd-Carrington. So Hastings was shocked when Poirot declared that one of them was a five-times murderer. True, the ageing detective was crippled with arthritis, but had his deductive instincts finally deserted him?...
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peanutnine
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Um... Okay... 🤯🤯
Poirot certainly knows how to leave the world with flair. He summons Hastings back to Styles for one last case where it all began. Everything was very psychological and poor clueless Hastings is left in the dark as usual.
The ending was just 👩🏻‍🍳😘
#SeriesLove2024 @Andrew65 @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Fantastic!👍🤩📖 1mo
Blerdgal_Fenix This looks so good!!! 1mo
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DGRachel
Curtain | Agatha Christie
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Mehso-so

It's no secret I detest both Poirot and Hastings. However, I really enjoy the twisty, clever plots that Christie writes and I almost never figure out the solution. Sadly, that was not the case here. Did I figure out all of the details? No. Did I figure out the whodunnit long before the reveal. Sadly, yes, which is very disappointing. Hugh Fraser's excellent narration is almost enough to make this a pick. I highly recommend the audiobook.

peanutnine I love Hugh Fraser's narrations 2y
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Scochrane26
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I‘m a little emotional after this one. The last Poirot book, this one had some nostalgia, the return of Hastings, & a convoluted mystery. A perfect end to the series. Maybe Christie was able to write a great one after the last few mediocre ones because she wanted to give readers good memories of Poirot. #bookspin for October

Ruthiella I couldn‘t read this one a second time. It was too sad. 2y
Scochrane26 @Ruthiella I was hoping it would end more like the Miss Marple series. I was sadder than I expected to be. 2y
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umbrellagirl
Curtain | Agatha Christie
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Almost done with #myyearwithagatha Agatha Christie challenge. Saying goodbye to M. Poirot. Just a few standalone books left that I can‘t get online from the library.

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MommyWantsToReadHerBook
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Quite a few of the Agatha Christies on my Kindle are corrupted, if that's the word - words missing and garbled, making them unreadable. While I impatiently wait for my Overdrive holds to become available, I can finally read those titles, so yay! Ah the wonder of memory that made this book almost completely new to me despite having read it at least twice before 😂 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ A sad ending, of course, but so good.

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SusanLee
Curtain | Agatha Christie
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I just can‘t comprehend that ending! Such an intriguing read but ended on a sad note. Of course all good things must come to an end. An honourable one at that.

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MoonWitch94
Curtain | Agatha Christie
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#MysteryMessageSwap sign-ups begin today!!! This is going to be so much fun. Thanks @TheReadingMermaid for organizing this. Visit her page to get the original post and all the details 👀🧜🏻‍♀️🌠💡💣❓

BeansPage You are most welcome and thank you for sharing sweetheart 😘😘 5y
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Anagnostis
Curtain | Agatha Christie
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"Everyone is a potential murderer-in everyone there arises from time to time the wish to kill-though not the will to kill."

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Heideschrampf
Curtain | Agatha Christie
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His last case and also one of my favorites. What a brilliant ending to such an epic series. Dame Agathas love for her hero visible in every line, this is the only send-off worthy of our ever so dignified detective. It had me in tears, witty and kind until the end. What a gentleman. What an authoress. ❤️😢💔I will be havinng a hard time letting go, just as mon ami Hasting, old fool that I am....

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Jess_Read_This
Curtain | Agatha Christie
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🔍😭It was a bittersweet day for me. We drove an hour and half for other reasons, but had to stop. This gem is closing this year and I had to pay it my homages. I picked up a few mystery treasures, soberly signed my credit card receipt, and took a photo. My heart just hurts over the loss of this indie bookstore.

#supportindiebookstores #sadday #afewtearswereshed #verklempt #mysterylover #whodunit #annarbor #mittenlittens #michigan

LiteraryinLawrence Sounds like it was a wonderful place. ☹️ 6y
Julsmarshall I‘m so sorry. So sad when we lose our beautiful indies. 😘 6y
mrp27 So sad! Looks like a great store. 6y
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wanderlustforwords So cool! But sad! 6y
JazzFeathers So many indie bookshop are crossing in my part of the world (ltaly). The one where l work is at risk too 6y
Suzze I‘ve been friends with Robin and Jamie for almost 20 years. I‘ll sure miss their store! 6y
Jess_Read_This @Suzze I‘m really going to miss it. I live north of Detroit but would make the drive for their author events. They really brought so many terrific mystery authors to our area. I‘m just so sad over this. 6y
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emtobiasz
Curtain | Agatha Christie
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Well, I did it. I've read all of Poirot.

Outside of sentimentality, this one is rough for the first half, and I had trouble getting invested in the actual mystery. But the solution was wonderful, just enough that I'd guessed and enough that I hadn't, so Dame Agatha won me over again.

It's bittersweet to be done, but I'm ready to discover something new. Or, at least, to give myself a couple months before I tackle the Miss Marples.

EvieBee What an accomplishment!! 🎉🎉🤗 6y
CaitlinR You rock! 6y
brennahawleycraig I‘ve been saving this....still not ready! 6y
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MrBook
Curtain | Agatha Christie
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The next two stacks! Anything stand out to you here? 😁 #NiceStack #BookHaul

Kitty_Rochsmith This is completely random @MrBook but I've been scrambling trying to remember the name of a mystery I read years ago (around 1989). The murder mystery was solved by deciphering a note written by the victim, maybe it was a kidnap. But the victim was directed to type a letter and made several strike through letters throughout the letter when combined spelled a message or the criminal's name. I can not remember the book title!!Help me! Ever heard it? 7y
MrBook @Kitty_Rochsmith Yes!!!! I have! Because I've read it 😆👏🏻🙌🏻! ....But I can't remember it 😱. What the heck?! If I sleep on it, it may come back to me. When you've read somewhere close to 1,500 books over the years, it all kind of blurs together, but you've given enough detail so that I do indeed have a little spark of memory. Give me some time, and my subconscious might bring it to the fore. 😎👍🏻 7y
Kitty_Rochsmith @MrBook eeerrrrrrrmmmmaaaggggaaaawwwwdddd that would be amazing. It is slowly making me CRAZY!!! 🙇‍♀️ 7y
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Dragon @Kitty_Rochsmith was it an early James Patterson -Alex Cross ? Maybe 7y
Kitty_Rochsmith @Dragon I feel like the book was set in an earlier time. I got it from my junior high library. 7y
Kitty_Rochsmith @Dragon and those were published too late (2000 and 2003) I read it around '87-'89 sometime 7y
Kitty_Rochsmith @Dragon keep thinking on it too! I must know!!!! 7y
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Rachbb3
Curtain | Agatha Christie
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Well June is done. I won't finish anymore. I felt like I was reading all the time but yet only finished 9 books.

What I didn't put on here was 4 parts of Gone With the Wind. 😂 I'll have to add that to July.

DGRachel Four parts of GWTW is practically three average length novels, so I'd say you've read 12 books this month. 😂 (edited) 7y
Rachbb3 @DGRachel Good thinking! 😄 7y
Ms_T Well done 👍🏻 7y
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Rachbb3
Curtain | Agatha Christie
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Poirot and Hastings meet up at the house Styles for their last case together. Invalid Poirot tells Hastings to be his eyes and ears because there is a murderer there and Poirot knows who it is. They must stop murders before they happen. But the unexpected happens.

This was a wonderful and difficult book to read, especially for Poirot fans.

mabell Difficult definitely 7y
Dragon I couldn't read it as a teenager and had to wait to read it as an adult. 😢 7y
bobregina It's hard to realize it's over! Good that I don't read all of them 7y
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Rachbb3
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A knife to my heart... 😢

Dragon I bawled 😭even though I knew it was coming, even though I waited years to read it. I'm tearing up just reading the quote 😞 7y
rabbitprincess The part that always kills me is the beginning of the next chapter, where Hastings says a good part of him died with Poirot 😭 7y
Rachbb3 @Dragon @rabbitprincess I know it's painful. 7y
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Rachbb3
Curtain | Agatha Christie
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My husband made an Amazon order and I slipped a couple books in. Ha!! 😎

#aprilbookshowers #bookmail

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jenniferw88
Curtain | Agatha Christie
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I was lucky enough to attend a talk with David Suchet a few years back at Cheltenham Literature Festival, where he was about to start filming the last of the episodes of Poirot. Not pictured in the picture is his book, 'Poirot and Me', as that's on my Kindle.

Rachbb3 Jealous!! I ❤David Suchet. 😊 7y
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Sophieneechan

Oddly enough - this was the first Hercule Poirot book I ever read. And while it's brilliant, you really shouldn't start with this one. (For obvious reasons.)

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NeverendingTBR
Curtain | Agatha Christie
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In an #AgathaChristie binge at the moment so trying to get the rest of the books in this cover type

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MissHel
Curtain | Agatha Christie
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This was the last book of my 2016 challenge. So it fell under "a book that intimidates." Curtain has intimidated me because it's the last Poirot book. The last one. I've been reading and rereading Poirot books since I was in high school. I really didn't want anything final to happen to him. I've been cheating myself. This was, by far, the best of Christie's mysteries.

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BeththeBookDragon
Curtain | Agatha Christie
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One of my favorite #classiccharacter, the one and only man with the little gray cells, Hercule Poirot

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Gabypen
Curtain | Agatha Christie
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I think it's quite obvious who's my favorite lady author. 🙈 No shame in loving the queen. ❤️🕵🏻‍♀️📚 #septphotochallenge #somethingforsept #day17 #agathachristie

MrBook @BookBabe and I are hoping to make 2017 our "Year of Agatha" ?, starting with her first book and going the whole way through. 8y
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rabbitprincess
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"I don't want to write about it at all. I want, you see, to think about it as little as possible. Hercule Poirot was dead -- and with him died a good part of Arthur Hastings."

I can't see the iPad keyboard properly right now because that quote makes me cry EVERY SINGLE TIME. A great bookish friendship for #augustofpages.

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KendallMorganHall
Curtain | Agatha Christie
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This is the 39th Hercule Poirot book and the last one written by Agatha Christie (thank you, Sophie Hannah, for bringing him back because I missed him!) In this book Poirot and Hastings are back at Styles under very different circumstances.

NadyneN I love Poirot also and miss HIM too. I still have not read the Hannah though. Actualy, I am a bit scared to do so. 8y
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SiriGuruDevSingh
Curtain | Agatha Christie
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Agatha Christie is a Mystery Writing Goddess!!

Varshitha Nice collection.. ☺️ 8y
SiriGuruDevSingh Thanks! That's just a few that happened to be handy😂 8y
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