The A.B.C. Murders

The A.B.C. Murders

Book - 1983
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A is for Ascher, cudgeled in Andover. B is for Barnard, strangled in Bexhill. C is for Clarke, struck down in Churston. Beside each body is an A.B.C. Railway guide; before each murder Hercule Poirot is notified. In one of Christie's most twisted tales, the meticulous Belgian sleuth must navigate the eerie maze of a serial killer's mind. D is for Doncaster, where the next victim dies ... E is for evidence, ingeniously analyzed.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 1983
ISBN: 9780062073587
0062073583
9780553350029
0553350021
Characteristics: 207 p. ; 23 cm
Alternative Title: ABC murders

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dragontransformer
May 06, 2016

Poirot at his best. Agatha Christie does it again!

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Potterhead10
Nov 15, 2015

Agatha Christie has done it again. This celebrated author has blown the minds of her readers with her exceptional book The A.B.C. Murders. Known for her genre of murder mystery novels, Christie has added this book into “The Hercules Poirot Series”, revolving around the well-known detective and his colleague Captain Hastings.
Hercules Poirot and Hastings receive a letter, saying that there will be a murder one day in a certain town. While they don’t take it as a serious threat, the murder does indeed take place. In a town called Andover, a woman named Alice Ascher was killed. The only clue left behind was an alphabet guide. Unsettled, Poirot later finds that a woman named Betty Barnard was murdered, followed by a man named Carmichael Clarke. These killings continue, gaining predictable patterns and losing them at random. It quickly becomes obvious that there is a serial killer around; someone who sure knows his ABC’s well. Poirot and Hastings work together to discover the identity of this mysterious murderer in Christie’s unique novel A.B.C. Murders.
Agatha Christie never fails to keep readers guessing with this novel. While first published in 1936, The A.B.C. Murders is still a modern enough read today, with its language and fast moving pace. This book truly showcases Christie’s skills as a murder mystery writer and has become a classic of hers. To enjoy a creative plot and engage in captivating suspense, The A.B.C. Murders is a great choice for your next read.

T3arr Apr 05, 2014

A good read for suspense admirers.

larrydu822 Nov 23, 2012

Another great Christie mystery. Let me simply say, what seems obvious is not always correct.

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KarenW
Oct 06, 2005

Poirot is at it again! And this time he must overcome obstacles within and without. Although Hastings is as oblique as ever, and the conundrum of the alphabetical order of the murders is contrasted with the ABC railway line schedules that are left with each body, how will they stop before they reach Z? And there is no use in looking at the chapter headings, Dame Christie was far too clever to let that be a clue! Just try and figure this one out before the end!

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