Peril at End House

Peril at End House

Paperback - 2011
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In the Agatha Christie classic Peril at End House, a young woman who has recently survived a series of very close calls appears to be the target of a dedicated killer--and it's up to Hercule Poirot to save her life.

On holiday on the Cornish Riviera, Hercule Poirot is alarmed to hear pretty Nick Buckley describe her recent "accidental brushes with death." First, on a treacherous Cornish hillside, the brakes on her car failed. Then, on a coastal path, a falling boulder missed her by inches. Later, an oil painting fell and almost crushed her in bed.

So when Poirot finds a bullet hole in Nick's sun hat, he decides that this girl needs his help. Can he find the would-be killer before he hits his target?

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, 2011.
ISBN: 9780062074027
Branch Call Number: X
Characteristics: viii, 226 pages ; 21 cm.


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Feb 07, 2019

Pretty good read like most Agatha Christie books not my most favorite mystery but still pretty good.

Nov 17, 2017

I have only read the first chapter, but it is eerily like the introduction to most any of the Sherlock Holmes stories. He is obviously her inspiration.

Feb 24, 2017

"Peril At End House was surprisingly a great reading experience for me and it is now one of my favourite Agatha Christie novels. The plot and characters are interesting and as usual, Poirot and Hastings continue their typical banter during the investigation. I think Christie's use of fireworks to conceal the noise of gunshots was pretty ingenious. I actually guessed the identity of the killer half way through the book, but it was still surprising when the identity and motive was revealed. "Peril At End House" is a great book and I strongly recommend this for both newcomers and Christie fans.

Dec 16, 2014

Very interesting book

Mar 29, 2014

an excellent novel. I loved it.

theorbys Jul 11, 2013

I like Christie's writing and Poirot is one of entertainment's great character creations. I haven't read much Christie for decades, but I read this because I like the tv series with David Suchet very, very much. I prefer the tv series in fact, but the books are well worth reading, especially for Poirot fans, they add, to the interest of the now substantial mythos.

Indigo_Cobra_8 Apr 15, 2013

I'm a huge fan of Agatha Christie and the Hercule Poirot series, and this one was fairly satisfying. As usual, Agatha Christie works wonders and the ending was shocking, but I feel like the plot was kind of overdone and had a few loopholes. In this one, Hercules Poirot is duped more than once and seems to be a bit below his usual omniscient self, but still, this was an enjoyable read.

Sep 19, 2010

i guessed the ending

Jun 25, 2010

A good book! But one could easily guess the ending.


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