Hercule Poirot's Casebook

NY: Dodd, Mead, 1984. BCE/BOMC. Hardcover_buckram spine. 5.75"x8.5" 883 pgs. Blue boards. Navy buckram spine w/yellow letters. DJ #01365 design by Claire Counihan. Spine straight, binding tight, pages clean w/soft tone. Not x-library, unclipped (no price), moderate edge wear to DJ w/rubs. Mended tears to DJ. Soil spot on top and right edge. PON on ffep. Secure ship w/track #. VeryGood / VeryGood. Item #16530

For list of titles, see second photo of backside of DJ. Here, for the first time in one volume, is the complete collection of fifty stories about Hercule Poirot. The shrewd little detective with the egg-shaped head and the enormous black mustaches was created by one of the great storytellers of the world. Only she could have devised the cases worthy of his skill, the ingenious mysteries that challenge the reader as well as the detective. Poirot had a passion for order, for rational thought, and he had a justified confidence in his deductive genius. No matter what the provocation, he remained calm. Although his character does not change, there is a spectacular diversity in the plots and themes of the cases. But whether murders are committed by violence, by poison, or by more subtle means, Poirot finds the solution. Thefts of money or jewels are uncovered or thwarted. Here, too, are Poirot's famous adventures against modern monsters of evil from The Labors of Hercules. There is variety in the length of the cases, which range from "The Wasp's Nest," a very brief tale of a crime prevented, to "The Under Dog," a story of almost novella length about the trapping of a killer. These and all the other brilliant stories make Poirot's Casebook solid, satisfying entertainment.

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