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The Resource The A.B.C. murders : a Hercule Poirot novel, Agatha Christie

The A.B.C. murders : a Hercule Poirot novel, Agatha Christie

Label
The A.B.C. murders : a Hercule Poirot novel
Title
The A.B.C. murders
Title remainder
a Hercule Poirot novel
Statement of responsibility
Agatha Christie
Title variation
  • A.B.C. murders : a Hercule Poirot novel
  • ABC murders
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A superb example of Christie drawing on real life events for her inspiration. Inspired by the horror of the true life serial killer Jack the Ripper, Christie sought to reduce the violence in The ABC Murders. She was more interested in mystery than horror. Was she wrong to do this? Would the book be better if the truly savage crimes of a serial killer were described in more detail? An ever changing society is depicted through the use of the railways. Most people were travelling by train and the golden age of steam was at its height. If Christie drew on contemporary society in this way, then why ignore the effects of the depression? Whilst the depression is hinted at with Hasting's return from Argentina, Christie does not explore its effects on England. Was her depiction of genteel tea rooms and girls in service out of date?
Cataloging source
VQT
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6005.H66
LC item number
A62 1991
Literary form
fiction
Label
The A.B.C. murders : a Hercule Poirot novel, Agatha Christie
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "A Hercule Poirot mystery"--Cover
  • Originally published: New York : Dodd, Mead, 1936
Contents
The letter -- Andover -- Mrs. Ascher -- Mary Drower -- The scene of the crime -- Mr. Partridge and Mr. Riddell -- The second letter -- The Bexhill-on-sea murder -- The Barnards -- Megan Barnard -- Donald Fraser -- A conference -- The third letter -- Sir Carmichael Clarke -- Marking time -- Poirot makes a speech -- By way of Sweden -- Lady Clarke -- Description of a murderer -- September 11th, Doncaster -- The Doncaster murder -- At Scotland yard -- Hercule Poirot asks questions -- And catch a fox -- Alexander Bonaparte Cust -- Poirot explains
Control code
4210828
Dimensions
18 cm.
Edition
Berkley ed.
Extent
228 p.
Isbn
9780425130247
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm45906724
  • (OCoLC)45906724
Label
The A.B.C. murders : a Hercule Poirot novel, Agatha Christie
Publication
Note
  • "A Hercule Poirot mystery"--Cover
  • Originally published: New York : Dodd, Mead, 1936
Contents
The letter -- Andover -- Mrs. Ascher -- Mary Drower -- The scene of the crime -- Mr. Partridge and Mr. Riddell -- The second letter -- The Bexhill-on-sea murder -- The Barnards -- Megan Barnard -- Donald Fraser -- A conference -- The third letter -- Sir Carmichael Clarke -- Marking time -- Poirot makes a speech -- By way of Sweden -- Lady Clarke -- Description of a murderer -- September 11th, Doncaster -- The Doncaster murder -- At Scotland yard -- Hercule Poirot asks questions -- And catch a fox -- Alexander Bonaparte Cust -- Poirot explains
Control code
4210828
Dimensions
18 cm.
Edition
Berkley ed.
Extent
228 p.
Isbn
9780425130247
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm45906724
  • (OCoLC)45906724

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