Lord Edgware Dies

Lord Edgware Dies

Large Print - 1970
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John Moffatt stars as the great Belgian detective in this BBC Radio full-cast dramatization. "Monsieur Poirot, somehow or other I've just got to get rid of my husband!" No sooner had she uttered the words than Lady Edgware's husband was dead, brutally stabbed in the neck. The evidence against her is overwhelming, the case cut and dried. But what was the truth behind it all? What enemies lurked in the background of the victim's life? Hercule Poirot is on the case, intrigued once more, ready to investigate murder in the library...
Publisher: Leicester : Ulverscroft, 1970
Edition: Large print ed. --
ISBN: 9780854564798
Characteristics: 379 p. --
Alternative Title: Thirteen at dinner


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Aug 27, 2018

Lord Edgware Dies was a very well-written novel. It combined skill and intellect from Hercule Poirot's side, possibly more than in any other Agatha Christie books. Lies are discovered where you'd least expect it, and alibis that only Hercule Poirot can differentiate real from made-up.
I definitely recommend this book to readers who enjoy very complicated murder mysteries, and to anyone who loves Agatha Christie and Hercule Poirot. As much as I loved this book, there were some times that Hercule Poirot seemed mean towards his faithful Hastings and was very cranky and blamed himself a lot. It seems to me that Poirot was a little dramatic at some times. Overall the book was very well-crafted and suspenseful.

May 04, 2017

Another excellent Agatha Christie, many twists and turns and you never guess who the real murderer is! That said, this is not one of my top Agatha Christie choices; I think the characters were not very compelling and Poirot seemed rather cranky for most of the book. I also did not realize before reading this book that he and Hastings lived together like Sherlock Holmes and Watson, but perhaps I had not read an early Poirot mystery before. I feel a bit sorry for Hastings; I know that he functions to ask the questions the reader would ask and to show off Poirot's intelligence but Poirot seems a bit mean to him at times.

Mar 28, 2017

"Lord Edgware Dies" is an entertaining novel with an interesting premise. However, most of the characters aren't that interesting and though the identity of the killer still surprises, it's kind of underwhelming. As always, Poirot and Hastings entertain and they often bring humor into what could have been a grim detective story.

Nov 29, 2016

Just brilliant! Queen Agatha always keeps you guessing!

EuSei May 27, 2015

A wonderful masterpiece by the Queen of Mystery. Poirot, as always, at his best. The movie rendition of it, although with the wonderful presence of David Suchet, does not capture the deep intricacies of Mrs. Christie’s perfectly-woven story. Another must read—and re-read!

Feb 13, 2015

excellent book keep me guessing the killer until the end

Indigo_Cobra_8 Apr 24, 2013

Your average Hercule Poirot mystery. However, there were fewer twists in this book and I found some of it a bit dull.

Jan 12, 2012

Exceptional. Just like all of her other novels.


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EuSei May 28, 2015

“You are beautifully and perfectly balanced. In you sanity is personified. […] When the criminal sets out to do a crime his first effort is to deceive. […] The imagine in his mind is that of the normal man. […] As in a mirror I see reflected in your mind exactly what the criminal wishes me to believe. That is terrifically helpful and suggestive.” (Poirot to Hastings)

EuSei May 28, 2015

Despite his good looks there was something vaguely effeminate that I disliked about the softness of his voice. (Hastings, narration)

EuSei May 28, 2015

“Anyway,” he said, “I’m not a damned nigger.” (Ronald Marsh)

EuSei May 28, 2015

“If we were a lot of Chinks we wouldn’t know each other apart.” (Ronald Marsh)

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