#8 - Cards on the Table8. Cards on the Table (1936)

Hercule Poirot #14

In one room: Poirot and his friends play bridge. In the other: Mr. Shaitana and his exhibits play murder.

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Review: “Agatha Christie’s Poirot”  – series 9 (2003 – 2004)

with David Suchet (Hercule Poirot)

written by Kevan Elyot, David Pirie and Nick Dear

Series Seven and Eight of Agatha Christie’s Poirot had done their job of reuniting the core cast of the earlier years while also proving that the series – and adaptations of Christie’s works – could still be relevant in an era where less period drama was being made. In 2003, with his supporting cast no longer required, David Suchet – now associate producer – continued his long-running portrayal with these four movies. And I have to say, I think it’s an unqualified success.

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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 my Agatha Christie rankings and reviews: this week we cover five enjoyable if slight books (four of them Poirot!). Last week’s reviews can be found here. Read on…

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Welcome back, as we continue to sweep through the canon of Dame Agatha Christie. Today, we’ll be recalling three novels and two short-story collections, each with their own strengths, but none of them classics. The last five reviews can be read here. Shall we continue?

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