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Cards on the Table

A Hercule Poirot Mystery
Christie, Agatha, 1890-1976 (Large Print - 2013 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Cards on the Table


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At an exhibition of snuff boxes, Hercule Poirot meets Mr. Shaitana, a mysterious foreign man. Shaitana jokes about Poirot's visit to the snuff box exhibition, and claims that he has a better "collection" that Poirot would enjoy -- people who have gotten away with murder. Though apprehensive, Poirot accepts an invitation to a dinner party where Shaitana will show off his collection.

Upon his arrival, Poirot is joined by mystery novelist Ariadne Oliver, Scotland Yard's Superintendent Battle, Colonel Rice of the Secret Service, and four more guests. Having brought them all to dinner, Shaitana manipulates the topic of conversation to possible motives for murder. He makes allusions to crimes being committed, yet their culprits getting away scot-free. During this conversation, several of the guests exhibit nervous reactions.

A post-dinner bridge game results in Shaitana's murder -- stabbed in the chest with a jeweled stiletto. There are only four suspects -- each of them with something to hide . . .



Authors: Christie, Agatha, 1890-1976
Statement of Responsibility: Agatha Christie
Title: Cards on the table
a Hercule Poirot mystery
Edition: Large print ed
Characteristics: 311 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
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Report This Jan 03, 2014
  • Indigo_Cobra_8 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I just simply adore the Hercule Poirot series!

Report This Dec 13, 2013
  • theorbys rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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

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