By Agatha Christie
At final, a unmarried quantity that gathers jointly all the brief tales that includes Agatha Christie's most famed construction: Hercule Poirot. The dapper, mustache-twirling little Belgian with the egg-shaped head and curious mannerisms has solved probably the most difficult crimes of the century—and, in his personal humble opinion, is "probably the best detective within the world."
In this entire choice of tales, starting from brief stories to novellas, Poirot faces violent murders, poisonings, kidnappings, and thefts—all solved along with his attribute panache. simply Agatha Christie can have devised circumstances precious of Hercule Poirot's ability and "little grey cells."
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I approximately made an imbecile of myself, notwithstanding. ” “Do you suggest to claim it truly is over, that you simply understand every thing? ” “Yes. ” A remembrance smote me. “No,” I cried. “There is something you don't know! ” “And that? ” “You don't know the place the lacking king of golf equipment is! ” “Eh? Oh, that's droll! that's very droll, my good friend. ” “Why? ” “Because it really is in my pocket! ” He drew it forth with a flourish. “Oh! ” I acknowledged, quite crestfallen. “Where did you discover it? the following? ” “There used to be not anything sensational approximately it. It had easily now not been taken out with the opposite playing cards. It used to be within the field. ” “H’m! all of the similar, it gave you a concept, didn’t it? ” “Yes, my pal. I current my respects to His Majesty. ” “And to Madame Zara! ” “Ah, yes—to the woman additionally. ” “Well, what are we going to do now? ” “We are going to come to city. yet i have to have a couple of phrases with a definite woman at Daisymead first. ” a similar little maid opened the door to us. “They’re all at lunch now, sir—unless it’s omit Saintclair you need to see, and she’s resting. ” “It will do if i will be able to see Mrs. Oglander for a couple of minutes. Will you inform her? ” We have been led into the drawing room to attend. I had a glimpse of the relations within the eating room as we handed, now strengthened by way of the presence of 2 heavy, solid-looking males, one with a moustache, the opposite with a beard additionally. In a couple of minutes Mrs. Oglander got here into the room, taking a look inquiringly at Poirot, who bowed. “Madame, we, in our state, have an outstanding tenderness, a superb admire for the mum. The mère de famille, she is every thing! ” Mrs. Oglander appeared relatively astonished at this starting. “It is for this reason that i've got come—to allay a mother’s anxiousness. The assassin of Mr. Reedburn aren't came across. don't have any worry. I, Hercule Poirot, let you know so. i'm correct, am I now not? Or is it a spouse that i have to reassure? ” there has been a moment’s pause. Mrs. Oglander appeared looking Poirot along with her eyes. eventually she stated quietly: “I don’t know the way you know—but definite, you're correct. ” Poirot nodded gravely. “That is all, madame. yet don't be uneasy. Your English policemen haven't the eyes of Hercule Poirot. ” He tapped the relatives portrait at the wall along with his fingernail. “You had one other daughter as soon as. She is lifeless, madame? ” back there has been a pause, as she searched him along with her eyes. Then she responded: “Yes, she is lifeless. ” “Ah! ” acknowledged Poirot swiftly. “Well, we needs to go back to city. you leave that I go back the king of golf equipment to the pack? It was once your basically slip. you recognize, to have performed bridge for an hour or so, with purely fifty-one cards—well, nobody who is aware something of the sport may credits it for a minute! Bonjour! ” “And now, my friend,” acknowledged Poirot as we stepped in the direction of the station, “you see all of it! ” “I see not anything! Who killed Reedburn? ” “John Oglander, Junior. i used to be no longer really yes if it was once the daddy or the son, yet I fastened at the son as being the improved and more youthful of the 2. It needed to be certainly one of them, end result of the window. ” “Why? ” “There have been 4 exits from the library—two doorways, home windows; yet obviously just one may do.