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Third Girl
Third Girl: A Hercule Poirot Mystery | Agatha Christie
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Three young women share a London flat. The first is a coolly efficient secretary. The second is an artist. The third interrupts Hercule Poirots breakfast confessing that she is a murdererand then promptly disappears. Slowly, Poirot learns of the rumors surrounding the mysterious third girl, her family, and her disappearance. Yet hard evidence is needed before the great detective can pronounce her guilty, innocent, or insane.
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AmyK1
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@wideeyedreader and I read this for our June mother daughter murder mystery book club. I liked it and actually figured out part of what was going on. 😂

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wideeyedreader
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While not my favorite Poirot, this was really unique and I was lost as to the solution for the entire book! Picked by @AmyK1 for our mother-daughter murder mystery book club this month!
Feat. Goblin, who really wanted to be in the picture. #catsoflitsy

Texreader ❤️🐈‍⬛ 1mo
peanutnine 😻 1mo
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Roary47
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Mehso-so

3✨ thought it was interesting that this girl comes up to Poirot saying she committed a murder. Then tells him he‘s too old. I wasn‘t as engaged as I would have liked to be, but I figured out what was happening and was surprised at who it was. I feel like only Poirot can figure out who the murderer is in his stories. This makes him all the more amazing.

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peanutnine
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Poirot is approached by a girl who admits she thinks she murdered someone, but disappears before he gets any more info. He must track her down without her name or any idea of who was killed. Ariadne Oliver comes along for the ride in this one which was fun. Although some circumstances seemed coincidental overall this was an interesting mystery to solve.
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TheSpineView Fantastic! 5mo
Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏 5mo
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Julsmarshall
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Loved this Christie. So funny to hear all the talk about the “dirty artists”, you could definitely tell it was from the 60s. she handled it in more of a funny, c/m charming way and wasn‘t ugly about it-Poirot was getting kinder in his old age. This one held up, really enjoyed it and great on #audio. #BookspinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 8mo
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kwmg40
Third Girl | Agatha Christie
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This Hercule Poirot story is a low pick for me. It's not among my favourite Agatha Christie works, but it does have some very surprising twists and it features Ariadne Oliver, a character that I always enjoy.

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DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 9mo
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TheSpineView Well done! 9mo
PuddleJumper 🧡🖤🧡 9mo
TheAromaofBooks I had similar feelings about this one. 9mo
AnnR 🌻🎃🍂 That's disappointing this ended up being a low pick. I'm on a Christie reading kick but I might skip this one. 9mo
Read4life 🍁👻🎃 9mo
kwmg40 @AnnR It's not terrible, but there are so many really good Poirots that you could go for one of the others and leave this for later. 9mo
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Yuki_Onna
Third Girl | Agatha Christie
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 😍 14mo
Eggs Gorgeous 👄💋 14mo
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Scochrane26
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I enjoyed this story a little more than the previous two, mainly because Poirot is in it from the beginning & Ariadne Oliver is always a great character. A slow book, this spends a lot time on the characters, no murder for most of the book. I also didn‘t guess the ending at all on this one.

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BookDragonNotWorm
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A young woman confesses that she thinks she may have committed a murder, then vanishes, leaving Christie's legendary sleuth Poirot desperate to find her and to figure out just exactly how one could not know whether they were a killer or not.

This was a little slower than some of Christie's other tales, but is good nonetheless. This slow burner presents a complex mystery where reality is subjective and not everything is as it seems.

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kwmg40
Third Girl | Agatha Christie
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Mehso-so

Not one of the better Poirot mysteries, IMO, but I did like the presence of Ariadne Oliver and Hugh Fraser's audiobook narration.

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@StayCurious @PatchShank @aperfectmjk @TheSpineView @TheAromaofBooks

TheSpineView Great job 🤩📖 3y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3y
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sahana.g2
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"Everyone must have heard about Hercule Poirot" - the little grey cells assert

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Centique
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My final book of 2019 was this Agatha Christie. A good mystery but not one of her best in my opinion. The wrap up of the loose ends took a couple of unnecessary steps that made me cringe a little.

Background for this photo is a swan plant in full bloom. My dad gets a ton of monarch butterflies on these plants every summer 🐛🐛🦋🦋🦋

Dolly Thanks for identifying the plant. I‘m always curious. 🤗 Cool fluffy bits. 5y
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Centique
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#weeklyforecast

I‘m reading by whim at the moment from my shelves - I‘ve already got my book pile ready for my holiday the following week, I‘m kind of ignoring my 2020 list of books until then!

Part way through an Agatha Christie novel and the Tudor Christmas book and then I think I‘ll dive into Olive Kitteridge and maybe start Pachinko. #bookseveryoneelsebutmehasread

Cathythoughts I loved Pachinko 👍🏻❤️ 5y
Cinfhen I still haven‘t read 5y
Rissreads @Cinfhen neither have I. It's sitting on my the shelf 📚 5y
Cinfhen I bought the audiobook this week @Rissreads it was an Audible deal 😊 5y
Rissreads @Cinfhen thanks, I will check it out. 👍 5y
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SusanLee
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Not a favourite of AC but doable. Quite confusing especially when Poirot was trying to decipher his thoughts to conclude the mystery. In the end, it‘s an unexpected outcome 😅

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jillrhudy
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Spotted this lovely little Christie at the library book sale and dropped everything to read it. Yass Queen! 👸🏼 (or should I say Dame?) That amazing twist at the end! #mystery #classicmystery #anglophilesoflitsy #poirot #agathachristie

BecomingBeing I mean they do call her the Queen of Crime. 🙂 6y
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Sophoclessweetheart
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@jenniferw88 the paperbacks here are the 125th anniversary editions with the photographic covers. The facsimile editions are these cute vintage looking hardbacks like Halloween Party. ☺️👌🏻#achristieswapisannounced

jenniferw88 Thank you! Do you mind second hand books? 6y
Sophoclessweetheart @jenniferw88 Not at all so long as they‘re in very good to like new condition. I once had a severe case of bookworm due to secondhand books and lost almost my whole library, I‘ve been paranoid ever since 🖤🖤👀 6y
jenniferw88 @Sorceryandswords not a problem - i totally understand - i am picky with second hand books so don't worry they will look as good as new! 😄 6y
Sophoclessweetheart @jenniferw88 Wonderful! Thank you xx 6y
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Julsmarshall
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Happened by the Portland library, found their Friends of the Library sale and a couple of gems. #bookhaul #Portland

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TheBookkeepersApprentice
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I got to go to one of the most amazing bookstores today in Venice, Libreria Acqua Alta! Because of previous flooding, the owner has the books in bathtubs and gondolas and stacked up to the ceiling. It‘s incredible! The perfect way to spend my last day in Italy.

Chelsea.Poole This is perfection! Jealous! 6y
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Lizpixie
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#OldCoolBooks #day14 #Whodunit The queen of the whodunit is definitely Dame Agatha.Her main characters Hercule Poirot & Miss Marple have been the inspiration for so many writers since.She‘s in Guinness World Records as the bestselling author of all time, over 2 Billion copies sold & her play The Mousetrap is the longest running play in history. These books are my editions of Christie Crime Collection from the 80s. I‘m still hunting for more🕵🏻‍♀️

BookNerd9906 Wow! Interesting. I didn‘t know that, but I love that best selling author of all time is a woman! 6y
Linsy Oooh, I‘m jealous! I would love to own some older Christie‘s! Have you tried any of her Tommy & Tuppence? They‘re my recent obsession. 💗 6y
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Sophoclessweetheart
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Gifts from a friend! I love this edition of Third Girl and that Poirot bookmark is so much gorgeous! I guess I‘d better share with the #JaneAustenSwap tag that I‘ve got this book too now, in my JA collection! 😅 #janeausten #Poirot #agathachristie #christieclub #agathachristieclub #janeite #austenite #maidensofmurder #bookhaul

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batsy
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Hercule Poirot and Ariadne Oliver. Technically not a "couple" couple, and I believe that Oliver only appears in a handful of books, but I really enjoy them as a team that I wish Christie had written a whole subseries of books about them ?️‍♂️?️‍♀️

#FavoriteCrimeFightingCouple #MarchMadness @josteele

Sophoclessweetheart Couldn‘t agree more with this xx 6y
JazzFeathers Cool! I have to read these! 6y
RohitSawant Oo, I wasn't aware of this team-up! 6y
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ChelseaM6010 I loooove them as a team! ♡♡♡ 6y
batsy @Wanderingwithwords @Chelsealpatt They're an ideal pair 😊💙 6y
batsy @JazzFeathers @rohit-sawant She's a really great character, a mystery writer, & I guess a stand-in for Christie herself 😉 6y
quietjenn Yes! I so enjoy them together. 6y
batsy @quietjenn Delightful pair 😁 6y
LeahBergen I love her character but have only seen the TV series. I DID buy a copy of Hallowe‘en Party recently though. 😄 6y
batsy @LeahBergen I reread it a year ago and was surprised by how much more I liked it now! And I think I prefer Ariadne in the books, but it's been awhile since I watched one of these, so I guess I know what my weekend plans are 😆 6y
Centique Right. I‘m getting the first one of this pairing from the library. Can‘t believe I haven‘t read these! 😍 6y
batsy @Centique I hope you enjoy! My only complaint is that there's not more of her. 6y
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Austen_Nerd
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1. Cheese 🎂 cake. 2. Heartland 🐴. 3. STEM Learning 📖. 4. About a month. 📆. #friyayintro

Jess7 Welcome to Litsy! 7y
Tanzy13 heartland is great, books and show 😊🐴 7y
Cinfhen Welcome....hope you‘re enjoying Litsy 6y
Godmotherx5 Welcome, Litten! 6y
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emtobiasz
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Today is a perfect day for eating bonbons and reading about murder. My Agatha Christie binge continues with this most 60s of stories, full of mods, drugs, beatniks and Beatles-- and Hercule Poirot, of course!

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KarenUK
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#day2 #backtoreading #followtheclues A little #shelfie dedicated to the Queen of following the clues.... Dame Agatha rocks! 💕

JoeStalksBeck ❤️❤️❤️❤️👏👏👏👏‼️ 7y
Sarah83 Definitely 😍😍😍 #agathachristieclub 7y
Jaimelire Nice! 7y
erzascarletbookgasm 💗💗💗 7y
ValerieAndBooks I really like this! I have a shelf full of Christies that I last read a loooong time again. I have to start reading them again 😊! 7y
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BookishMarginalia
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Coloring while spending time with Poirot!

kspenmoll Love the colors of this one!!! 7y
berkapot Love coloring while listening. Makes me feel like when I was a kid and my mom used to read to my bro and sis and I on cold winter nights. 7y
Chelseabillups30 You should try to find the books you're coloring from once you finish a page and post a photo! I have done that and it's a fun way to share finished works with the Litsy community! 7y
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monkeygirlsmama Oooh I really like this design. Great color scheme you've got going on too. 7y
bookslesstravelled It's beautiful! 7y
moranadatter Gorgeous! 💙💛 7y
Lesliereads Sounds like a good combo! 7y
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Jillian4
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Library Book Sale finds.

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catherine2
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"What can I hope?" Well, one could always hope. He could hope that those excellent brains of his, so much better than anybody else's, would come up sooner or later with an answer to a problem which he felt uneasily that he did not really understand.

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mabell
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No pirates, but there are #skullandcrossedbones !

#whatawaytolive

CrowCAH Wow, surprised you saw the little faded "Poison" symbol; great catch!!! ☠️ 7y
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Kat.Kao
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Enjoyable cozy mystery. Kind of fun to read a '60s Christie mystery.

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ScorpioBookDreams
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Here are a few of my books with #girlinthetitle. I found an article about why so many books have girl in the title and it explained that it potentially "hints at a vulnerability that raises the stakes" (www.motto.time.com/4551310/girl-book-titles/) #readjanuary

Mccall0113 What did you think about The girl with all the gifts ? 8y
MMFinck I agree with that! Side note - I just did an interview with a top literary agent this week and she said that she thinks "The Girl who/on/with" trend is ending or over. I wonder if she's right. (edited) 8y
ScorpioBookDreams @Mccall0113 it's still on my tbr pile at the moment! What about you? 8y
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ScorpioBookDreams @MMF I hope so. It's started putting me off as they all seem the same. 8y
Bette I really hope so, it's gotten monotonous. 8y
minkyb Thanks fir posting the article! 8y
Mccall0113 @ScorpioBookDreams I'm reading it a little at a time right now. 8y
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emmanoble
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By far my favorite find at my library's book sale today ! It's a first edition, too 😍 #agathachristie

Books_Wine_Repeat Beautiful cover! 😍 8y
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Lizpixie
Poirot - Third Girl | Agatha Christie
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TBT to my 2ndhand old crime collection Agatha Christie set. She was the first ever 'adult' crime writer I read when I was a child, I still break them out and reread on a regular basis. Her and Arthur Conan Doyle were my intro to a lifelong love of crime & mystery.🕵🏻🔪🔫

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