Welcome back, folks, as we review Peter Ustinov‘s final two performances as Hercule Poirot. After two big-budget, all-star, location-based extraordinaires, Ustinov had returned to play the character in two, much lesser TV films. But while only one of the four movies – Evil Under the Sun – was really good, Ustinov’s performance is unquestionably delightful, particularly as he was allowed free reign of the character on the small screen. Today, we’ll look at his last two outings: the first a TV movie, and the second his return to the silver screen.

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After two big-budget, all-star Poirot films, Peter Ustinov‘s series took an unexpected turn into that dreaded genre: the TV movie. And, as if that wasn’t enough, it also helpfully shifts the entire tone and chronology of the films, for good measure! Today, I’ll be looking at the next two films in Ustinov’s Poirot sextet:

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#9 - The ABC Murders9. The ABC Murders (1936)

Hercule Poirot #12

Poirot, Hastings and Japp hunt a sadistic serial killer.

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Welcome back, kind readers, as we start out look at the Top 20 Agatha Christie novels. The last five reviews can be found here, or you can find the complete list in the index.

Without further ado, let’s dive right in…

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Welcome back, readers: today we enter Dame Agatha’s Top 30, with five examples of vintage Christie – not quite classics, but books that shouldn’t disappoint any fans out there. The last five reviews are here, or you can see the complete list at the index. Now, on with the show…

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Welcome back to the Agatha Christie reviews! If you’re new, you might want to check out the index to get an idea of my thoughts, and what’s already come. Or you can just jump right in, as we investigate some intriguing stories (again, mostly Poirot, but he does take up about half Christie’s mystery canon!).

The last reviews can be found here, or keep reading…

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Pauline Moran as Miss Lemon

Pauline Moran as Miss Lemon

Greetings, kind readers. Today, I thought I’d offer further thoughts on ITV’s long-running series Agatha Christie’s Poirot. I discussed the first six series in an earlier post, so today I’m going to cover the four movies that comprise series seven and eight.

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