Cards on the Table

Cards on the Table

Large Print - 1969
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A BBC Radio full-cast dramatization starring John Moffatt as Hercule Poirot, with Stephanie Cole and Donald Sinden. Hercule Poirot, along with three other luminaries from the world of crime detection, is invited to dinner by the renowned London socialite Dr. Shaitana. Also on the guest list are four members of what Shaitana calls his Black Museum--a collection of murderers who have each succeeded in "getting away with it." After midnight, when the guests prepare to leave, they make a terrible discovery. Their host is dead in his armchair, stabbed in the chest. The four sleuths are thus faced with one murder and a quartet of likely suspects. Working both together and independently, they investigate the past of the Black Museum's finest in order to determine the most likely killer. Poirot finds that many distractions are thrown in his way, as he attempts to read the meaning of the cards which each suspect has placed on the table.
Publisher: Anstey, [England] : Thorpe, 1969
Edition: Large print ed. --
ISBN: 9780708911518
070891151X
Characteristics: 342 p. ; 22 cm. --

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QuickKendra
Jul 22, 2017

I love Agatha Christie's books. Like my comment if u agree

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Nymeria23
Jul 20, 2016

Agatha Christie never fails to blow my mind. With not one, but two major plot twists occurring in this novel, I was left in a whirlwind as the person I was convinced was the murder got debunked and debunked and further debunked. It was insane, and left me with a feeling of awe as to how it seemingly was easy to string me along and mess with my head. A great murder mystery, with some simple yet complex characters, and our favorite private detective Hercule Poirot leading the charge on solving such an impossible puzzle that begins with no clues whatsoever to go on.
Christie truly is the queen of murder.

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janwishart
Jul 08, 2015

Great short story.

Blue_Spider_13 Jun 15, 2015

It was amazing, she made us think the murderer was one person but it turned out to be the complete opposite. I would totally recommend this book.

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htliang
Aug 21, 2014

The unpleasant and Mephistophelian Mr. Shaitana has invited Hercule Poirot to a dinner for the purpose of showing off his "collection" of four murderers who have committed the perfect crime - they have all gotten away with murder. When Hercule arrives at the dinner party, he finds that Scotland Yard's Superintendent Battle, mystery novelist Ariadne Oliver, and Secret Service agent Colonel Race have also been invited.

During an after dinner game of bridge, Mr. Shaitana is murdered. There are only four others who could have performed the crime. Hercule Poirot uses his wits to discover the murderer - with the help of the bridge score.

This is a typical Agatha Christie. Easy to read, entertaining, and a nice way to fill in some hours.

Indigo_Cobra_8 Jan 03, 2014

I just simply adore the Hercule Poirot series!

theorbys Dec 13, 2013

Another solid, enjoyable Poirot, but the TV Poirot's are more enjoyable.

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darrylhahn
Aug 22, 2012

This is the first Agatha Crhistie novel that I have read that involves a game of bridge and Hercule P. going up against a gorup of suspects - a very good read, took the time to read and totally enjoy the book and the mystery, and yes i did guess the ending and the one who did the murder !

windbmw8 Apr 23, 2012

Hercule Poirot Series, Book 13

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