The Murder on the Links: A Hercule Poirot Mystery:

The Murder on the Links: A Hercule Poirot Mystery:

by Agatha Christie

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Overview

From the best-selling novelist of all time comes this classic story of mystery and suspense. This great story is the second novel to feature detective Hercule Poirot, one of the most beloved literary characters of all time who would eventually be featured in over 30 novels by Agatha Christie. Enjoy it today!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781987019339
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Press
Publication date: 01/02/2019
Pages: 210
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.44(d)

About the Author

The name "Agatha Christie" is nearly synonymous with upper-class British mysteries, for good reason. Christie (1890-1976) set the standard for the genre in more than 60 novels and dozens of short stories, creating two iconic detectives along the way: the fastidious Belgian Hercule Poirot, and the English spinster Jane Marple in the Miss Marple series. No one could match her knack for weaving clues into her stories. Widely considered her masterpiece, And Then There Were None has been adapted into a number of films.

Date of Birth:

September 15, 1890

Date of Death:

January 12, 1976

Place of Birth:

Torquay, Devon, England

Education:

Home schooling

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The Murder on the Links: A Hercule Poirot Mystery 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
bolgai More than 1 year ago
A couple of years ago I got my hands on a volume of five of Christie's Miss Marple mysteries along with a book of short stories and for some reason while I enjoyed them I didn't love them. It all seemed very formulaic with superficial characters and without much feeling. Now that I've been reading more of her books I can't help but think that the timing wasn't right when I picked up that volume. I even remember saying in earlier Christie reviews that to me her novels are good riddles but usually don't have much depth. I officially take it back. This was Christie's second published novel and already we have a theme that will repeat in a number of her later books - heredity and its effects on a person's character. Poirot is a big believer in heredity and something tells me that Dame Agatha was as well. It was interesting to see how such considerations played a part in the characters' actions. We also have the matter of social classes and marriage outside of one's class. It seems like an archaic and snobbish subject in this day and age but in Christie's time it was very much relevant and I must admit, marriage is difficult enough without partnering up with someone who doesn't even have the benefit of a similar background. Like Poirot said, 99 times out of 100 it doesn't make for a happy union. But do not despair, my democratic friends, luckily for us Christie favors love and happiness much more than numbers and odds, and that's all I'm going to say about that. As far as the characters go this set was a lot of fun. Hastings always deems himself such a great detective and speaks of Poirot almost pityingly when the Belgian genius makes conclusions that don't coincide with his. Fortunately he remains such a good sport when he realizes that all his ideas were wrong that one can't hold it against him, which I don't think Poirot ever does. The French police are a different matter entirely and it was very amusing to watch them battle it out over the many plot twists - as the officer in charge of the investigation lamented this was not at all a simple case and you do have to get the little grey cells working to keep track of it all. Mme Renauld was definitely my favorite female character. She was a remarkable woman indeed and only at the very end of the book do we see the full extent of it. The rest weren't very straightforward either. We have devotion, self-sacrifice, strength, deceit and calculation all present and as carefully as I watched for clues I couldn't always tell who was looking out for whose interests. Hope you have better luck, both here and with the identity of the killer - I was off the mark yet again and A.C. is currently leading 15-0. That's ok, I have 51 more chances.
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Galloped up to zelda neighing.
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Oooooookaaaaaay.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the first Agata Christie I ever read. I was captivated from start to finish.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Trying to keep up with Agatha Christie is just outside my knowing. I thought I had the murderer figured out 5 times and never got close in the end. Great novel.
kpet More than 1 year ago
MURDER ON THE LINKS is one of Poirot's earlier cases, and a very entertaining read. Poirot and Hastings are on a golfing holiday when Poirot is faced with complex mystery, and Hastings finds romance. Lots of twists and turns in both plots, with a great solution. One of Agatha Christie's gems!
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