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Hercule Poirot and the Greenshore Folly (Hercule Poirot, #45.7) (edició 2013)

de Agatha Christie

Sèrie: Hercule Poirot (novella)

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As a favour to an old friend, Hercule Poirot finds himself at a summer fete in Devon, taking part not in a Treasure Hunt, but a Murder Hunt, in this never-before-published novella version of Dead Man's Folly. Now released for the first time in print in this illustrated collector's edition. Sir George and Lady Stubbs, the hosts of a village fête, hit upon the novel idea of staging a mock murder mystery. In good faith, Ariadne Oliver, the well known crime writer, agrees to organise their murder hunt. But at the last minute Ariadne calls her friend Hercule Poirot for his expert assistance. Instinctively, she senses that something sinister is about to happen... In 1954, Agatha Christie wrote this novella with the intention of donating the proceeds to a fund set up to buy stained glass windows for her local church at Churston Ferrers, and she filled the story with references to local places, including her own home of Greenway. But having completed it, she decided instead to expand the story into a full-length novel, Dead Man's Folly, which was published two years later, and donated a Miss Marple story (Greenshaw's Folly) to the church fund instead. Unseen for sixty years, Hercule Poirot and the Greenshore Folly is finally published in this collector's hardback edition. The book includes a jacket painting, illustrations and exclusive introduction by Tom Adams, Agatha Christie's most famous cover artist, who is back illustrating Agatha Christie for the first time in more than 30 years.… (més)
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Títol:Hercule Poirot and the Greenshore Folly (Hercule Poirot, #45.7)
Autors:Agatha Christie
Informació:HarperCollins, Kindle Edition, 161 pages
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This edition was made all the more fascinating by the foreword from Tom Adams who illustrated the covers of so many Agatha Christie novels, a preface by her grandson Matthew Prichard, and an afterword by Christie apologist John Curran. These extras allow the reader to have an insight into the creation of this novella.

At the village fete Lady Hattie Stubbs, the hostess, disappears when she should have been doing something official. At the same time Ariadne Oliver's worst fears are realised when the victim of her mock murder mystery at the fete is found strangled. Later the gardener's father, who'd dropped a few cryptic lines into Hercule Poirot's ear, also dies. Lady Stubbs is never found and it is finally Hercule Poirot who works out what has happened to her, and just who Sir George Stubbs is.

This is longer than a short story, and about half the size of a full length novel. ( )
  smik | May 29, 2020 |
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Hercule Poirot and the Greenshore Folly - Christie
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Sometimes even a famous author has publishing difficulties. Also, the best laid plans ….. Christie wrote this one as a charitable effort, but given it’s awkward length was unable to find a publisher… until it was issued as an inexpensive e-book. It’s still a good story and long enough for a typical Christie plot twist that I could almost, but not quite, see coming.

The best thing about this story is the wonderful pair up of Poirot and the wacky, mystery novelist Ariadne Oliver. Why have a fake murder at your fundraising fete? A real one is so much better.

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  msjudy | May 30, 2016 |
The original story by this name, which Christie was unable to sell at the time because of its novella length, puts us in familiar Christie territory. You can pretty much see the disaster coming, but the denoument is still delicious, as is Poirot. ( )
  ffortsa | Jun 7, 2014 |
Hercule Poirot is summoned to Greenshore Folly to assist with a Murder Fete which could turn into a real murder.

A humor laced colorfully detailed narrative winds a devious multi-leveled mystery.

Characters are authentic, varied, and entertaining.

Overall, an enjoyable read. ( )
  catya77 | Apr 20, 2014 |
What a fun read. The setting is actually Agatha Christie's summer Devon home. Hercule's friend, novelist Ariadne Oliver, has been asked to write a mystery murder game and senses something isn't quite right and phones Hercule to come to Greenshore in Devon under the pretense of handing out the award to the winner who solves the game. Hercule takes the train arrives and meets the guests and the Lady of the house vanishes and the selected "victim" in the game is found murdered. Having visited Greenway I loved this novella. ( )
  Kathy89 | Apr 16, 2014 |
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In 1954, Agatha Christie wrote this novella with the intention of donating the proceeds to a fund set up to buy stained glass windows for her local church at Churston Ferrers, and she filled the story with references to local places, including her own home of Greenway. But having completed it, she found it impossible to sell as it was too long for a short story and too short for a novel. She decided instead to expand this into a full-length novel, Dead Man’s Folly, which was published two years later, and donated a Miss Marple story ("Greenshaw’s Folly") to the church fund instead. PLEASE DO NOT COMBINE!

Since the characters are generally the same and have the same names, I have combined information from the book and novella. Miss Bewis, for example, has no first name in the novella, but is named Amanda in the novel. Alec Legge's wife is Peggy in the novella and Sally in the novel.
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As a favour to an old friend, Hercule Poirot finds himself at a summer fete in Devon, taking part not in a Treasure Hunt, but a Murder Hunt, in this never-before-published novella version of Dead Man's Folly. Now released for the first time in print in this illustrated collector's edition. Sir George and Lady Stubbs, the hosts of a village fête, hit upon the novel idea of staging a mock murder mystery. In good faith, Ariadne Oliver, the well known crime writer, agrees to organise their murder hunt. But at the last minute Ariadne calls her friend Hercule Poirot for his expert assistance. Instinctively, she senses that something sinister is about to happen... In 1954, Agatha Christie wrote this novella with the intention of donating the proceeds to a fund set up to buy stained glass windows for her local church at Churston Ferrers, and she filled the story with references to local places, including her own home of Greenway. But having completed it, she decided instead to expand the story into a full-length novel, Dead Man's Folly, which was published two years later, and donated a Miss Marple story (Greenshaw's Folly) to the church fund instead. Unseen for sixty years, Hercule Poirot and the Greenshore Folly is finally published in this collector's hardback edition. The book includes a jacket painting, illustrations and exclusive introduction by Tom Adams, Agatha Christie's most famous cover artist, who is back illustrating Agatha Christie for the first time in more than 30 years.

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