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Hercule Poirot Mysteries
 
The Belgian detective Hercule Poirot was created in 1916, and went on to such acclaim and popularity that The New York Times honored him with a front-page obituary (the only fictional character ever to be thus honored). He appeared in 33 books and several short stories.

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Missy Sweesy - 05:57pm May 7, 2004 PST(#690 of 701)
Life has a way of finding you, no matter how artistic a sneak you are.---Keeper proverb---Thief: The Dark Project.

No idea Mark, I only have the American published books :-(


Andrew McLennan - 04:02pm May 9, 2004 PST(#691 of 701)

I think you're right Mark. It's been a while since I read Three Act Tragedy but if memory serves I have the same version as on your tape, ie the English version. I will still need to check on this but I don't recall your description for the American version.


Andrew McLennan - 04:23pm May 12, 2004 PST(#692 of 701)

Mark, I have checked and indeed the book I own has the same content as your tape and as described in your spoiler above. I have not heard of the alternate, for you the original, version. Strange!?!


Mark B - 05:54am May 13, 2004 PST(#693 of 701)

Yes, I was so surprised! I can't imagine why there would be a change. Its not as though one solution would be offensive to any particular country or anything like that. I wonder whether there are any other "changed" solutions in the Christie canon?


Andrew McLennan - 09:10pm May 13, 2004 PST(#694 of 701)

The hardcover series I am buying has been extended from 45 issues to 60. As a result I am now buying books that I already own in paperback. One of these, and the next to be released in the series (issue 48), is Three Act Tragedy. With each book there is a related magazine which includes a detailed and highly interesting background / inspiration section on the book. I am hoping that there will be something in this magazine relating to this confusing issue surrounding the motive difference in US/UK versions. I will also check the companion book by Charles Osborne to see if it mentions anything. I agree Mark - I see no reason whatsoever for it!


Bob Davis - 07:18am Aug 3, 2004 PST(#695 of 701)

I Love Death on the Nile it my favoutie book


DeeGee - 09:21am Aug 3, 2004 PST(#696 of 701)
A birth certificate shows you were born. A death certificate shows you have died. A photo album shows you have lived.

Andrew - I'm collecting the fortnightly edition of "The Agatha Christie Collection" released by The Planet Three Collection. (In the UK)

I'ce just bought the 68'th book"Passenger to Frankfurt" and the collection ends at 75.

And every one of them, I have in paper back, my bookshelf is now groaning! LOL!


Mark B - 10:16am Aug 4, 2004 PST(#697 of 701)

My Christie collection continues to take up more and more space in my bookshelf as I collect audio tapes and BBC production tapes. I certainly don't want it to stop, though!


Andrew McLennan - 05:39pm Aug 11, 2004 PST(#698 of 701)

DeeGee, I will be taking the same path as you...I have every one of the 55 issues that have been released here and will continue to get them as they come out...and I also have around 50 paperbacks, many duplicates of the above...but I will not stop; I will be happy to end up with a paperback version and hardback version of every book Christie wrote!


DeeGee - 11:57am Aug 12, 2004 PST(#699 of 701)
A birth certificate shows you were born. A death certificate shows you have died. A photo album shows you have lived.

Andrew - I'm not doing bad, nearly there. Mind you the book shelf is complaing.

I especially like the paper backs, I don't know theres something about them.

When your reading about a mystery set in the 1930's or 1940's it seems to feel better in a book marked one and six. LOL!

Dee.


shruti bhat - 06:15am Sep 24, 2004 PST(#700 of 701)

agatha christie is sooooo cool.i simply love Three Act Tragedy and Lord Edgeware Dies.especially the latter one waz soooo unputdownable.


Missy Sweesy - 12:13pm Sep 24, 2004 PST(#701 of 701)
Life has a way of finding you, no matter how artistic a sneak you are.---Keeper proverb---Thief: The Dark Project.

Welcome Shruti, nice to see a new fan :-)

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