Kerstmis van Poirot #2020

Kerstmis van Poirot By Agatha Christie Kerstmis van Poirot De oude Simeon Lee nodigt al zijn nakomelingen uit om de kerstdagen op zijn landgoed te komen doorbrengen Hoewel iedereen gehoorzaam naar Gorston Hall komt wordt het niet bepaald een gezeliige famili
  • Title: Kerstmis van Poirot
  • Author: Agatha Christie
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  • Page: 391
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  • Kerstmis van Poirot By Agatha Christie De oude Simeon Lee nodigt al zijn nakomelingen uit om de kerstdagen op zijn landgoed te komen doorbrengen Hoewel iedereen gehoorzaam naar Gorston Hall komt, wordt het niet bepaald een gezeliige familiebijeenkomst En als Simeon Lee op kerstavond vermoord in zijn kamer wordt gevonden, zijn het dan ook de familieleden die het eerst van de moord worden verdacht Ook door HerDe oude Simeon Lee nodigt al zijn nakomelingen uit om de kerstdagen op zijn landgoed te komen doorbrengen Hoewel iedereen gehoorzaam naar Gorston Hall komt, wordt het niet bepaald een gezeliige familiebijeenkomst En als Simeon Lee op kerstavond vermoord in zijn kamer wordt gevonden, zijn het dan ook de familieleden die het eerst van de moord worden verdacht Ook door Hercule Poirot, die toevallig in de buurt van Gorston Hall logeert.
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    1. Agatha Christie

      Agatha Christie also wrote romance novels under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott, and was occasionally published under the name Agatha Christie Mallowan.Agatha Christie is the best selling author of all time She wrote eighty crime novels and story collections, fourteen plays, and several other books Her books have sold roughly four billion copies and have been translated into 45 languages She is the creator of the two most enduring figures in crime literature Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple and author of The Mousetrap, the longest running play in the history of modern theatre Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller was born in Torquay, Devon, England, U.K as the youngest of three The Millers had two other children Margaret Frary Miller 1879 1950 , called Madge, who was eleven years Agatha s senior, and Louis Montant Miller 1880 1929 , called Monty, ten years older than Agatha During the First World War, she worked at a hospital as a nurse later working at a hospital pharmacy, a job that influenced her work, as many of the murders in her books are carried out with poison.On Christmas Eve 1914 Agatha married Archibald Christie, an aviator in the Royal Flying Corps The couple had one daughter, Rosalind Hicks They divorced in 1928, two years after Christie discovered her husband was having an affair.Her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, came out in 1920 During this marriage, Agatha published six novels, a collection of short stories, and a number of short stories in magazines.In late 1926, Agatha s husband, Archie, revealed that he was in love with another woman, Nancy Neele, and wanted a divorce On 8 December 1926 the couple quarreled, and Archie Christie left their house Styles in Sunningdale, Berkshire, to spend the weekend with his mistress at Godalming, Surrey That same evening Agatha disappeared from her home, leaving behind a letter for her secretary saying that she was going to Yorkshire Her disappearance caused an outcry from the public, many of whom were admirers of her novels Despite a massive manhunt, she was not found for eleven days.In 1930, Christie married archaeologist Max Mallowan Sir Max from 1968 after joining him in an archaeological dig Their marriage was especially happy in the early years and remained so until Christie s death in 1976 In 1977, Mallowan married his longtime associate, Barbara Parker.Christie frequently used familiar settings for her stories Christie s travels with Mallowan contributed background to several of her novels set in the Middle East Other novels such as And Then There Were None were set in and around Torquay, where she was born Christie s 1934 novel Murder on the Orient Express was written in the Hotel Pera Palace in Istanbul, Turkey, the southern terminus of the railway The hotel maintains Christie s room as a memorial to the author The Greenway Estate in Devon, acquired by the couple as a summer residence in 1938, is now in the care of the National Trust.Christie often stayed at Abney Hall in Cheshire, which was owned by her brother in law, James Watts She based at least two of her stories on the hall the short story The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding, which is in the story collection of the same name, and the novel After the Funeral Abney became Agatha s greatest inspiration for country house life, with all the servants and grandeur which have been woven into her plots.During the Second World War, Christie worked in the pharmacy at University College Hospital of University College, London, where she acquired a knowledge of poisons that she put to good use in her post war crime novels To honour her many literary works, she was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 1956 New Year Honours The next year, she became the President of the Detection Club In the 1971 New Year Honours she was promoted Dame Commande

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    1. Hercule Poirot s Christmas is a detective novel, written in 1938 by the so called Queen of Crime , Agatha Christie It is the 20th book in the canon of 45 featuring the diminutive Belgian detective whom she invented If you tend to lose track as to which Poirot novels you have read, it may be helpful to note that Hercule Poirot s Christmas was published in the USA a year later, under the title Murder for Christmas , and again underwent a change of title in 1947 a paperback version then being entit [...]


    2. 4 StarsGuess Who s Coming For Christmas The family s all been invited to Gorston Hall for Christmas and the devilish and domineering old coot Simeon Lee has a trick up his sleeve plus two surprise guests to cause havoc and add to the fun until the big crash and thene scream from the souls of helld then Blood much bloodblood everywhereesh, wet, gleaming blood Oh, this is a good one Superintendent Sugden has his work cut out for him, but with the expertise of Hercule Poirot, they make quick work o [...]


    3. It s going to be a grand Christmas All my children around me Oh, you bet it will be, Simeon, you old rich curmudgeon Children, children, everywhere, and every one a suspect But the epigraph, even before we meet him, is telling Yet who would have thought the old man to have so much blood in him Lady Macbeth This book was written in part as a response to a letter to Christie from her brother in law James, who asked her for a real murder and no of these anemic killings A good violent murder with l [...]


    4. I read the 1939 edition of this book thanks, library which is titled Murder for Christmas I see why they changed that, as there are a million books of the same name I guess a lot of people fantasize about murdering their family members In Simeon Lee s case, it s easy to see why.This was fine, but not a favorite Christie It s a little too god everyone is horrible for me I preferred the short story that is also Poirot having an old fashioned English Christmas at a country estate, even it is even l [...]


    5. Invalid Simeon Lee was a wealthy man his lifetime accumulation of his wealth was well known but he wasn t a man who was liked, especially by his family His eldest son, Albert and his wife had cared for the old man in the old mausoleum they called home, always doing the old man s bidding But when Simeon decided to call his sons and their wives home for Christmas, no one could know what was about to occur.As the family gathered on Christmas Eve, the bickering and hatred flowed through the house Th [...]



    6. I wouldn t have expected less from the Queen of Crime Enjoyable holiday read from the formidable Agatha Christie A locked room murderThe millionaire of the Lee s family is found killed during the holidays All his family is over, along with a few unexpected last minute guests Or maybe the butler did it.



    7. There is at Christmas time a great deal of hypocrisy, honourable hypocrisy, hypocrisy undertaken pour le bon motif, c est entendu, but nevertheless hypocrisy The Lee family is spending Christmas together after years of not all being under the same roof The patriarch, Simeon Lee, has summoned all four of his sons Albert, George, David and Harry along with their respective spouses along with Pilar, his granddaughter from his now defunct daughter Jennifer Rather than have an amicable get together, [...]


    8. I read a lot of my mother s Agatha Christie novels when I was a teenager They re what got me into reading crime fiction However, my interest in Christie didn t survive into adulthood and it s been years since I ve picked up a Hercule Poirot or a Miss Marple novel This particular work, the December 2012 read for the English Mysteries Club group, was probably not the best novel for me to choose as a way of going back to Agatha Christie She must have written much, much better books I don t remember [...]


    9. What does one get M Poirot for Christmas A bloody good murder, that s what I love watching the skillful set up in Agatha Christie s books the details that she lovingly points out to us, designed to lead our thinking astray An excellent red herring meant I was looking the wrong direction when M Poirot did his big reveal I was so sure that I had spotted the killer that I didn t pay attention to anyone else Christie 7, Wanda 2 so far in my reading of her oeuvre.The murder victim is deliciously hate [...]


    10. First Sentence Stephen pulled up the collar of his coat as he walked briskly along the platform.Elderly, wealthy Simon Lee has gathered his family around him for a Christmas reunion Hardly a joyous celebration when the guests hear furniture being overturned, an inhuman scream and find Simon murdered in his locked room Visiting a friend in the area, Hercule Poirot offers to assist in solving this case where everyone had reason to wish the old man dead.Reading Christie is always a delight There is [...]


    11. I can t believe, after reading 40 books by Christie, how they re still able to engage, interest and entertain me this much Regardless of some oddities here and there, I loved the mystery and the characters, even though I was able to predict the culprit relatively early Comfort reading at its best


    12. There is at Christmas time a great deal of hypocrisy, honourable hypocrisy, hypocrisy undertaken pour le bon motif, c est entendu, but nevertheless hypocrisy Christie gives us quite the portrayal of a drama unfolding under the guise of a family gathering Old Simeon Lee invites all his relatives to stay with him in order to manipulate them for his own amusement, especially through his money, which he holds the strings However things don t go according to plan when the cripple is found dead Of cou [...]


    13. Despite the title, there was nothing very Christmassy about this book My Christmas spirit has dwindled since reaching adulthood long ago, and I was hoping this would impart just a slight whisper of Christmas as the weather these days looks nothing like it did during my childhood Christmasses when we had proper frost and snow Christmas is merely the occasion for some estranged family members, and a few non members thrown in to thicken the plot, to gather in an English country home and for one of [...]


    14. As always AC is a great storyteller This Christmas mystery was good but IMHO a bit chopped up, and the reveal was to abrupt.



    15. I was pondering, whilst reading Hercule Poirot s Christmas , which quality must exist to make Dame Agatha s books for all her weaknesses as an author so readable And I ve come to the conclusion that that quality is probably consistency In another writer s work say, for example, Raymond Chandler s a scant description, a thin characterisation or a stretch of dialogue which bears virtually no resemblance to any conversation ever had between human beings, would immediately strike a duff note He s su [...]


    16. It s Christmas time for Hercule Poirot that can only mean three thingsa mansion, a murder plenty of suspects There are times in this novel when interviewing the suspects becomes a little repetitive plodding When the way the murder was committed is explained it seems a bit over elaborate for my taste Yet despite these criticisms it s yet another entertaining read from Christie Happy Christmas, mon amie.



    17. Estoy flipando con esta mujer O todos sus libros son maravillosos o estoy teniendo mucho atino en las elecciones Nuevamente, he sido en incapaz de preveer o medio intiuir la soluci n Con Christie siempre ocurre igual Tienes 14 hip tesis diferentes y al llegar el final descubres que, una vez m s, ni cerca estabas Genia Jam s me cansar de su obra.


    18. Who would have thought the old man to have had so much blood in him A classic whodunit with the victim, a locked room, and a small group of suspects Patriarch Simeon Lee has gathered his family for the Christmas holiday There is no cheer or good will here Simeon Lee made his fortune but now he is an invalid and it seems that his only pleasure is in tormenting his children They are very dysfunctional family Look up the term in a dictionary and you just might find the Lee family On Christmas Eve S [...]


    19. I sort of semi guessed the murderer in the novel because I concentrated on the victim s character, as Dame Agatha constantly entreats Also, a chance statement by a character pointed the way.So I love this novel because I was partially able to match the thought processes of the great Hercule Poirot.



    20. Rating Clarification 2.5 StarsAlternate title Hercule Poirot s ChristmasEnglish Mysteries Club Group ReadNot as good as some of the other Christie s I ve read, but to the plus side it was a quick read and kept my interest I guessed whodunnit 3 4 of the way through which I rarely ever do It seemed as though Christie slapped me in the face to make it obvious who it was, so much so that I second guessed myself that it could be that person However, I didn t guess Howdunnit until the reveal What anno [...]


    21. It is Christmas Eve The Lee family get together is smashed when the oppressive Simeon Lee is discovered dead in a pool of blood, his throat sliced At the point when Hercule Poirot offers to help, he finds an environment not of grieving but rather of shared doubt It appears everybody had their own motivation to detest the old man.There were a lot of twists and turns which made this one an enjoyable read I was not bored for a minute, especially towards the end of the book I did think that the book [...]


    22. A classic Agatha Christie mystery tale Apart from the dates used it has very little to do with Christmas, however it was a very entertaining and enjoyable read If, like me everyone has seen David Suchet play Poirot then it is almost impossible not to hear him speak the dialogue, especially at the end The conclusion in the true typical Agatha Christie fashion, was intriguing I enjoyed this book though if I am honest I think I prefer the TV series


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