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eBook Curtain ePub
Author: Agatha Christie
Language: English
ISBN: 0553350269
ISBN13: 978-0553350265
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell; First Edition edition (January 1, 1984)
Category: Mystery
Subcategory: Thriller
Rating: 4.8
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The novel features Hercule Poirot and Arthur Hastings in their final appearances in Christie's works. It is a country house novel, with all the characters and the murder set in one house

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Essay by Charles Osborne.

Agatha Christie had always intended Curtain to be ‘Poirot’s Last Case’: Having written the novel during the Blitz .

Agatha Christie had always intended Curtain to be ‘Poirot’s Last Case’: Having written the novel during the Blitz, she stored it (heavily insured) in a bank vault till the time that she, herself, would retire. Agatha Christie died on 12 January 1976. Time: ‘First-rate Christie: fast, complicated, wryly funny. Charles Osborne on. Curtain: Poirot’s Last Case. With royalties from books, films and plays for the year ending 31 December 1974 totalling £366,000, Agatha Christie and her family may have had no need of a new ‘Christie for Christmas’ in 1975, but her publishers, understandably, felt differently.

Curtain: Poirot's Last Case is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie and first published in the UK by the Collins Crime Club in September 1975 and in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company later in the same year. The novel features Hercule Poirot and Arthur Hastings in their final appearances in Christie's works (see below).

Curtain (Hercule Poirot Agatha Christie Curtain (Hercule Poirot Written about 1940, published 1975, Agatha Christie (1891 – 1976) Characters: Hercule Poirot, John Franklin, Barbara Franklin, Judith Hastings, Stephen Norton. Abstract: The crime-fighting careers of Hercule Poirot and Captain Hastings have come full circle they are back once again in the rambling country house in which they solved their first murder together.

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His first book, Agatha Christie’s Secret Notebooks, which explores the contents of 73 hitherto unseen journals, has just been published. Her unique literary talents have crossed every boundary of age, race, class, geography and education. 10. Curtain: Poirot’s Last Case (1975, but written during the second world war) An old and frail Poirot returns to the scene of his first case, the country house Styles, now a guest-house. He summons his friend Hastings to help identify the killer he suspects is a fellow-guest.

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Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, Lady Mallowan, DBE (née Miller; 15 September 1890 – 12 January 1976) was an English writer. She is known for her 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections, particularly those revolving around her fictional detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. Christie also wrote the world's longest-running play, a murder mystery, The Mousetrap, and, under the pen name Mary Westmacott, six romances.

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Hercule Poirot returns to the scene of his first great case to solve another, which could be his last if he does not watch his step. Reprint.
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The circle is completed as Hastings and Poirot return to Styles in Essex for their final case. Poirot s first case was located in this evil locale in The Mysterious Affair at Styles published in 1920. While it is the last Poirot case it was not the last Poirot novel written by Christie. Dame Agatha wrote it during the London Blitz of 1940. She made sure Curtain and Sleeping Murder the last case of Miss Marple were placed in a London vault for safekeeping should she run short on ideas for stories. This novel did not see the light of day until it was published in 1975 a year before Christie s death.
The plot is narrated by Arthur Hasting. The former companion of Poirot he has returned to England following the death of his wife. He had been living for many years in Argentina. At Styles he discovers one of his daughters Judith Hasting is residing at Styles. Judith is assisting in research medicine with Dr. John Franklin. Franklin is wed to an invalid wife . Also staying at Styles (which has been converted from an estate to a paying guest house) are Colonel Toby Luttrell and his wife. They operate the facility. Also present are Nurse Craven, Stephen Norton and Sir William Boyd-Carrington. Two murders transpire during the course of the brief book of 224 pages. Poirot dies and his notes of the case which solve the crime are read by Hastings four months after the demise of the Belgian detective extraordinaire. Poirot suffered from heart disease but his little great cells continued to function until his mortal end. Every fan of Agatha Christie should read this important novel in the Christie canon.
Skillet
I have long been a DAME AGATHA CHRISTIE fan. Indeed I compare other mystery writers against the high standards I know Dame Agatha has earned.

Curtain and The Mysterious Affair at Styles...together in one book...brings us the beginning of Hercule Poirot's successful stint as the finest detective mind in all of the British Empire with The Mysterious Affair At Styles. to his finale with Curtain.

Both stories take place at the same estate...Styles...Hastings, destined to become Poriot's engaging right hand foil throughout many of his adventures arrives at Styles an injured soldier with a keen mind meant for his military intelligence position. Poirot appears as a refugee from his homeland Belguim, a cop without a land to protect...or so it seems.

Naturally murder is the bone and marrow of this adventure...murder with clues so cleverly inserted you will not recognize them as such until you have read the ending and then gone back to reread the story once more.

In Curtain, Hastings returns to Styles where Poirot, a mere shadow of his former self, enlists Hastings to be his eyes and ears because murder is afoot...and Poirot means to prevent it.

The surprise ending to Curtain will never leave a true Hercule Poirot fan, nor will it fail to amaze a NEW Hercule Poirot fan.

Agatha Christe's brilliant mind for writing mystery is timeless. Generations to come will be no less fans of Christie than those who met her first...back when Wars ruled the London landscape while mankind continued to be the good, the bad, the sneaky, the greedy, and the murderous...in other words...human and ripe fodder for the Dame to create around.
Direbringer
Well !? I was miffed to have missed the David Suchet television representation of Poirot's last ever mystery, so I decided that i HAD to read the book - based on the buzz that had been created by the media surrounding the storyline.

I shall not spoil the plot and reveal all - that would be so unsportsmanlike (other contributors should take note!) - so I shall just say that as an Agatha Christie fan I was kind of putting off reading this, almost like saving the best for last, but also knowing that it would be 'strange' to go back to other Poirot novels knowing what happens to him in this final story.

The story is narrated by Hastings, his ever-faithful friend and co-sort. It was written in a remarkably clever manner, still detailing the usual pithy Christie characterisations and observations of all the people present (the list of suspects). So it was almost like reading any other Agatha Christie - it was an enjoyable read. The only thing that was disappointing was the lack of the man himself 'starring' in this book, as it really would have been a spectacle to have Poirot weave his eccentricities throughout, creating tensions, asking questions, motivating the energy, bringing out sub-plots and then - as always - gathering the crowd of maybe-murderers together at the end to do the 'big reveal'. In this book we find Poirot a very elderly and immobile figure, confined to a wheelchair, bound by his physical ailments and - for the most part in this book - locked away in his room at the hotel only surfacing occasionally to steer Capt Hastings back on track with the investigations.

Needless to say, the mystery is solved - it is all justifiable and made sense in the end - and, yes!, Poirot does a type of final performance/reveal at the end which wraps it all up nicely. However, I cannot help but feel that this was written almost in a cold, calculated, way by AC as necessity out of having to detail the end of Poirot, to wrap him up and close that chapter for herself, the publishers and the readers. There did not feel any real act of love for Hercule, which I was quite saddened by.

Hastings does somehow manage to carry Curtain though,and is an affable, likeable, diligent character. It is through his emotions, from his perspective, that we view the demise of the Great Belgian Detective. It just would have been nice to have felt it for myself.
Wire
Love Agatha Christie and Hercule Poirot in particular. This final book was not true to Poirot's character. The man who walked away from Murder on the Orient Express would not have acted the way this Hercule Poirot did. Poirot is older and not well but he would never act in this manner. Hastings also would have been more attentive to what was being asked of him. I can't say too much because it would ruin the book. I always enjoy an Agatha Christie book and believe I have now read all of them but this one wasn't written when she was at the top of her game.
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