Hallowe'en Party

Hallowe'en Party

Book - 1991
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Penguin Putnam
At a Hallowe'en party, Hercule Poirot aids mystery writer Ariadne Oliver in an investigation into the murder of a young girl-who may have witnessed a murder herself. But unmasking the killer proves more daunting than bobbing for apples.

Baker & Taylor
No one believes a little girl when she insists that she has witnessed a murder until she herself turns up drowned, and Hercule Poirot sets out to catch the killer

Baker
& Taylor

With the help of mystery author Ariadne Oliver, Hercule Poirot investigates the death of a little girl who shortly before her bizarre death at a Halloween party had claimed to have witnessed a murder being committed. Reissue.

Publisher: 1991
ISBN: 9780425129630
0425129632
9780007120680
0007120680
Characteristics: p. ; cm

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JLHCKY
Mar 25, 2018

I liked it but it wasn't as satisfying as some earlier Christie. I picked it up for two reasons: any A.C. is enjoyable, and my 1970 vintage paperback was disintegrating! Next stop, recycling. My first read was years ago - last chance for a second look. Hercule Poirot's favourite mystery writer, Ariadne Oliver, rushes to his London flat and excitedly reveals, "It started really with apples. Bobbing for apples ... at a Hallowe'en party." Murder. During preparations, Ariadne recounts that a pre-teen had boasted of seeing a murder and then, at the party, she came to a terrible and wet end. Our genius with the glorious moustache rushes to Woodleigh Common and consults with his old friend Superintendent Spence who was retired there. Everyone tells Poirot that Joyce always made things up. Yet someone must have believed her. Poirot ties together old murders, forged wills and disappearances to the amazement of police officials in London. You'll love the older style of games at children's parties. I just can't put Christie down.

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silvana_franco
Mar 09, 2018

It was good and it's always a pleasure with Poirot, but the ending wasn't the most exciting. Could have used more of a twist!

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missreadingrobyn
Nov 26, 2016

I'm a sucker for a seasonally themed mystery and Hallowe'en Party fit perfectly in my build up to October 31st festivities. The mystery was well constructed, the characters were interesting, and I loved the way the story featured some of the classic parlor games played around Halloween with the kids.

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newfieshawn
Feb 07, 2015

Good book but needed a few more twists to the story but over all good

larrydu822 Oct 11, 2012

This was definately the most predictable outcome of any Christie novel I have read to date. However, there were many twist that I did not foresee. It kept me reading just to see if I had predicted correctly. Overall, a good read.

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bs3
May 30, 2010

Easily guessable ending! So it takes away the interest from the book.

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SqueeGirl Oct 14, 2009

Detective Hercule Poirot is called to investigate a tragedy that occurs at a Halloween Party.

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