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Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Labours of Hercules  Season 13, Ep 4

Poirot's pursuit of an infamous art thief leads him to a snowbound hotel in the Swiss Alps, where he is met with a plethora of mysteries and the reappearance of a familiar face from the past. [more inside]
posted by Carillon on Nov 16, 2022 - 4 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: Dead Man's Folly  Season 13, Ep 3

Hired to provide the centrepiece amusement of a Devonshire summer fête, a twisty-turny `murder hunt', novelist Ariadne Oliver becomes convinced that she is being manipulated, that her plans are providing the cover for a very grave crime indeed. Unable to navigate the web of deceit and treachery spun by the locals, she calls to her side the only man in the world who can discern the truth of the matter: Hercule Poirot.
posted by Carillon on Nov 9, 2022 - 2 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Big Four  Season 13, Ep 2

With the world on the brink of the Second World War, there is more political turmoil when it appears that the famous Peace Party is in fact a cover for the war-mongering organisation Big Four. This complex investigation reunites Poirot with his old friend Japp, as they investigate a case marked by deception, disappearances and death.
posted by Carillon on Nov 2, 2022 - 3 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: Elephants Can Remember  Season 13, Ep 1

After the murder of an elderly psychiatrist, Poirot finds himself crossing cases with his old friend, the crime writer Ariadne Oliver. They both delve into the past to uncover the truth behind two mysterious deaths years ago which are inspiring the vengeful present-day killer whom Poirot is hunting.
posted by Carillon on Oct 26, 2022 - 3 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Clocks  Season 12, Ep 4

Poirot arrives in Dover to help Lieutenant Colin Race determine if Sheila Webb is responsible for the murder of a middle-aged man found stabbed at 19 Wilbraham Crescent. Could there be a connection with the recent discovery of a German mole within the Navy?
posted by Carillon on Oct 19, 2022 - 2 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: Murder on the Orient Express  Season 12, Ep 3

Poirot tries to discover who killed a suspicious American businessman on the Orient Express, after the train becomes stranded due to a blizzard in the mountains of Serbia.
posted by Carillon on Oct 12, 2022 - 1 comment

Agatha Christie's Poirot: Hallowe'en Party  Season 12, Ep 2

Novelist Ariadne Oliver attends a Hallowe'en party in Woodleigh Common and hears young Joyce Reynolds boast of having witnessed a murder years before. When the girl is discovered drowned in an apple-bobbing bucket later that evening, Ariadne calls on her old friend Hercule Poirot to investigate. The Belgian sleuth soon uncovers a series of mysterious deaths in the village - any of which Joyce could have seen.
posted by Carillon on Oct 5, 2022 - 2 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: Three Act Tragedy  Season 12, Ep 1

Poirot is attending his friend Sir Charles Cartwright's dinner party when one of the guests chokes to death on a cocktail, this leads Poirot to promptly investigate this natural-looking, yet strange death.
posted by Carillon on Sep 28, 2022 - 1 comment

Agatha Christie's Poirot: Appointment with Death  Season 11, Ep 4

The wealthy wife of an eccentric British aristocrat is found murdered while with her family on an archaeological hunt in Syria. A holidaying Poirot is soon drawn into the mystery, and discovers that there is no shortage of suspects, from the dead woman's family to an unusual party of travellers which includes a witty psychiatrist, a beautiful doctor and an unconventional travel writer.
posted by Carillon on Sep 14, 2022 - 4 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: Third Girl  Season 11, Ep 3

Poirot is approached by a young heiress who tells him that she may have killed someone, and when her childhood nanny is found dead, it seems as though she is telling the truth. However, Poirot uncovers a conspiracy rooted in a tragic family history.
posted by Carillon on Sep 7, 2022 - 3 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: Cat Among the Pigeons  Season 11, Ep 2

After revolution overthrows Prince Ali Yusuf, his friend hides priceless jewels in the tennis racquet belonging to English schoolgirl Jennifer Sutcliffe. By rights, the jewels should belong to the prince's cousin, Princess Shaista, a pupil at Meadowbank School. However, no one knows where they are. Poirot finds out that things and people are not quite as they seem.
posted by Carillon on Aug 31, 2022 - 3 comments

Movie: Evil Under the Sun

"Trying to find how a millionaire wound up with a phony diamond brings Hercule Poirot to an exclusive island resort frequented by the rich and famous. When a murder is committed, everyone has an alibi." Also: everyone is gay, the sunhats are amazing, now I want to go swimming. [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on Aug 28, 2022 - 5 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: Mrs McGinty's Dead  Season 11, Ep 1

Mrs McGinty is found dead in her home and her lodger James Bentley is arrested and convicted for her murder. It looks like an open and shut case, but Superintendent Spence is not convinced. He turns to Poirot for help, and together with Ariadne Oliver they set out to find the real killer.
posted by Carillon on Aug 24, 2022 - 2 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: Taken at the Flood  Season 10, Ep 4

When a stranger is found murdered at Warmsley Vale, the Cloade family ask for Poirot's help to find out if the dead man was Rosaleen Cloade's first husband. The Cloades have been suffering financially since Rosaleen married their uncle Gordon, and if they could prove the marriage was bigamous then they could inherit Gordon's fortune.
posted by Carillon on Aug 10, 2022 - 3 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: After the Funeral  Season 10, Ep 3

At Richard Abernethie's funeral his niece, Cora, suggests he was probably murdered. The next day Cora is murdered herself, so Poirot interrogates the family to find her killer.
posted by Carillon on Aug 3, 2022 - 2 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: Cards on the Table  Season 10, Ep 2

At a bridge party the host is murdered. Poirot soon discovers that four of the guests have murdered before as he uses psychology, and the bridge scores, to find the killer.
posted by Carillon on Jul 27, 2022 - 4 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Mystery of the Blue Train  Season 10, Ep 1

Poirot investigates the brutal murder of an American heiress and the theft of a fabulous ruby on the Blue Train between Calais and Nice.
posted by Carillon on Jul 13, 2022 - 2 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Hollow  Season 9, Ep 4

Socialite Lady Lucy Angkatell worries about her family guests arriving for the weekend - they all loathe each other. Inviting Hercule Poirot as a distraction, the weekend is interrupted when philanderer John Christow is found dying by the swimming pool with his wife holding a gun, but who shot him?
posted by Carillon on Jun 29, 2022 - 2 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: Death on the Nile  Season 9, Ep 3

While on a holiday cruise in Egypt, the Belgian sleuth (David Suchet) investigates the murder of a rich heiress who had many enemies.
posted by Carillon on Jun 22, 2022 - 2 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: Sad Cypress  Season 9, Ep 2

Young Elinor Carlisle is tried in court for first murdering her aunt for money and then also doing away with Mary Gerrard, her aunt's protégée who stole the heart of Elinor's fiancé. In a race against time before she is hanged, Poirot, who suspects foul play, reopens the investigation.
posted by Carillon on Jun 15, 2022 - 2 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: Five Little Pigs  Season 9, Ep 1

Poirot is called in 14 years after the fact to re-examine the murder of renowned painter Amyas Crale - whose wife Caroline was hanged for the crime - when their grown-up daughter Lucy presents him with a letter written to her by her mother, declaring her innocence.
posted by Carillon on Jun 8, 2022 - 2 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: Murder in Mesopotamia  Season 8, Ep 2

Poirot and his old friend Captain Hastings arrive at the headquarters of an archaeological dig in Mesopotamia where an Arab worker has recently been found strangled. Soon, a renowned archaeologist's wife is also found murdered and all those working on the dig are under suspicion.
posted by Carillon on Jun 1, 2022 - 5 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: Evil Under the Sun  Season 8, Ep 1

Poirot takes a holiday at a stylish Devon hotel, only to find himself in the middle of another mystery when a guest is found murdered. Suspicion falls on the victim's husband and several other guests, and Poirot is forced to use all his powers of observation and human insight in order to solve the complex case.
posted by Carillon on May 18, 2022 - 5 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: Lord Edgware Dies  Season 7, Ep 2

The dapper detective investigates the death of Lord Edgware, husband of a famous actress who was seeking a divorce. The actress and the lord's butler, who disappears with a large sum of money, are only two of the suspects uncovered by Poirot, all with motives but seemingly watertight alibis.
posted by Carillon on May 11, 2022 - 2 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd  Season 7, Ep 1

Hercule Poirot's retirement is interrupted when one of his neighbours in the picturesque village of Kings Abbott is found murdered in his study. Teaming up again with Chief Inspector Japp, Poirot scrutinises everyone in the household of wealthy industrialist Roger Ackroyd - from his grasping sister-in-law to his personal secretary.
posted by Carillon on May 4, 2022 - 3 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: Dumb Witness  Season 6, Ep 4

An elderly woman confides to Poirot that she fears one of her relatives is trying to kill her for her money. He persuades her to disinherit her heirs, but she is murdered anyway.
posted by Carillon on Apr 27, 2022 - 2 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: Murder on the Links  Season 6, Ep 3

Poirot investigates the death of a man found with a love letter in his pocket, but the plot is complicated by the theft of the murder weapon and a smug French detective who bets he can catch the killer before Poirot.
posted by Carillon on Apr 20, 2022 - 3 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: Hickory Dickory Dock  Season 6, Ep 2

A spate of petty thefts is followed by a series of brutal murders at a student hostel in London. Even Poirot has trouble comprehending the significance of the evidence.
posted by Carillon on Apr 13, 2022 - 6 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: Hercule Poirot's Christmas  Season 6, Ep 1

The tyrannical patriarch of a dysfunctional but wealthy family summons his adult children for a Christmas reunion, but prior to the holiday his throat is slashed apparently by one of them.
posted by Carillon on Apr 6, 2022 - 2 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: Jewel Robbery at the Grand Metropolitan  Season 5, Ep 8

Poirot's holiday on the south coast of England coincides with the opening of a play entitled `Pearls Before Swine'. When the leading lady's priceless gems go missing, her husband begs the Belgian sleuth to solve the mystery.
posted by Carillon on Mar 30, 2022 - 2 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: Dead Man's Mirror  Season 5, Ep 7

When Poirot investigates the mysterious death of a despised art dealer, he finds that he has more than enough suspects from which to choose.
posted by Carillon on Mar 23, 2022 - 2 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Chocolate Box  Season 5, Ep 6

Poirot returns to his homeland for the first time since the war, but his former colleagues in Brussels have long memories and an old murder case that still needs solving.
posted by Carillon on Mar 16, 2022 - 1 comment

Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Adventure of the Italian Nobleman  Season 5, Ep 5

Poirot is drawn into the dark underworld of London's Little Italy when Captain Hastings looks for a new car, but instead finds murder.
posted by Carillon on Mar 9, 2022 - 2 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Case of the Missing Will  Season 5, Ep 4

Poirot investigates the murder of Cambridge don Andrew Marsh, a notorious misogynist who was mysteriously killed just before he could change his will.
posted by Carillon on Mar 3, 2022 - 2 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Yellow Iris  Season 5, Ep 3

When the Belgian detective receives a yellow iris through the post, he recalls a murder he witnessed two years earlier in Buenos Aires. Subsequent events suggest that a similar crime could happen again.
posted by Carillon on Feb 23, 2022 - 3 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Underdog  Season 5, Ep 2

Poirot investigates when the cruel CEO of a chemical company is bludgeoned to death in his home after the company's formula for a revolutionary new synthetic rubber is targeted by a thief.
posted by Carillon on Feb 16, 2022 - 2 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb  Season 5, Ep 1

It's 1935, and a team of international archaeologists in Egypt have broken the seal of the tomb of King Men-Her-Ra for the first time in 3000 years. Moments later, the leader of the group, Sir John Willard, drops down dead of a heart attack. Poirot is called upon to consider whether he is the victim of the tomb's legendary curse or whether there is a more mortal explanation for his death.
posted by Carillon on Feb 9, 2022 - 3 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: One, Two, Buckle My Shoe  Season 4, Ep 3

Hercule Poirot dislikes his dentist, but one of his patients likes Mr Morley even less - and shoots him minutes after Poirot leaves his surgery. Was it the unpleasant Greek, the wild young American who looked like a murderer, or the former actress with the buckle on her shoe?
posted by Carillon on Feb 2, 2022 - 4 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: Death in the Clouds  Season 4, Ep 2

While Poirot sleeps on an airplane flight from Paris to London, a notorious French moneylender is murdered with a poisoned dart.
posted by Carillon on Jan 26, 2022 - 3 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: The ABC Murders  Season 4, Ep 1

Poirot receives taunting letters from a serial killer who appears to choose his victims and crime scenes alphabetically.
posted by Carillon on Jan 19, 2022 - 6 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Mystery of Hunter's Lodge  Season 3, Ep 11

Poirot is taken ill during a weekend shooting party, which ends when the unpopular host is found murdered in his study.
posted by Carillon on Jan 12, 2022 - 3 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Affair at the Victory Ball  Season 3, Ep 10

Poirot is invited to a masquerade ball and is advised to come as someone famous - so he decides to go as himself. While he is there, he is called on to solve the murder of Lord Cronshaw, who was killed at the crowded party without anyone seeing. A fragment of a costume helps him to unmask the killer.
posted by Carillon on Jan 5, 2022 - 3 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Theft of the Royal Ruby  Season 3, Ep 9

Poirot prepares to spend a quiet Christmas on his own with a box of chocolates, but he has to give up his plans when the British government asks for his urgent help. Prince Farouk, a young member of the Egyptian royal family visiting London, has lost a famous ruby, and this is deemed to be a matter of national security.
posted by Carillon on Dec 29, 2021 - 2 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Mystery of the Spanish Chest  Season 3, Ep 8

Poirot is asked to protect a woman from her violent husband, but events take a turn when the husband soon becomes the victim of a gruesome murder.
posted by Carillon on Dec 22, 2021 - 4 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Double Clue  Season 3, Ep 7

Chief Inspector Japp seeks Poirot's help with a series of unsolved jewel thefts, and during the investigation Poirot falls in love and finds a criminal intellect which stretches his own little grey cells to the limit. Poirot spends all of his time with the beautiful and clever Countess Rossakoff, leaving Hastings and Miss Lemon to do all the detective work for once.
posted by Carillon on Dec 15, 2021 - 2 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Tragedy at Marsdon Manor  Season 3, Ep 6

A would-be thriller writer hopes Poirot will solve a fictional murder, but when a real killing takes place at the local manor house, Poirot finds himself drawn into the world of the supernatural.
posted by Carillon on Dec 8, 2021 - 4 comments

Book: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

Roger Ackroyd knew too much. He knew that the woman he loved had poisoned her brutal first husband. He suspected also that someone had been blackmailing her. Then, tragically, came the news that she had taken her own life with a drug overdose. But the evening post brought Roger one last fatal scrap of information. Unfortunately, before he could finish reading the letter, he was stabbed to death. Over ninety years after its initial publication, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd still stumps readers as a methodical, detailed, and suspenseful whodunit. When King’s Abbot resident Roger Ackroyd is found murdered in his study, the famous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot is called in to help solve the mystery. As the clues and suspects add up, Christie masterfully weaves several possible scenarios, only to surprise readers at the end. Voted by the British Crime Writers’ Association as the best crime novel ever written — and said to be Christie’s favorite of her novels — it is the third book following detective Hercule Poirot. SPOILERS [more inside]
posted by bq on Dec 6, 2021 - 18 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: Wasps' Nest  Season 3, Ep 5

When Poirot suspects that the son of an old friend and his fashion-model girlfriend are in danger, his investigation is helped by Hastings' new hobby of photography.
posted by Carillon on Dec 1, 2021 - 2 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: Poirot The Million Dollar Bond Robbery  Season 3, Ep 3

Poirot is entrusted with transferring $1 million in Liberty Bonds to America on the Queen Mary, but the bonds are cleverly stolen anyway.
posted by Carillon on Nov 17, 2021 - 2 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: How Does Your Garden Grow?  Season 3, Ep 2

At a flower show, an older woman in a wheelchair approaches Poirot, gives him an empty seed packet, and asks him to visit her the next day. When Poirot arrives the next day, the woman is dead, murdered with poison.
posted by Carillon on Nov 10, 2021 - 2 comments

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