Dumb Witness

Dumb Witness

A Hercule Poirot Mystery

Book - 2011
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Detective and mystery stories. In this intricate mystery, Poirot receives a letter - two months after it was written - from rich spinster Emily Arundell about a possible attempt on her life. Poirot heads to her hometown of Market Basing and finds her already dead. Poirot must contend with a cold trail and the strange villagers to solve a murder that confounds even his superior skills.
Publisher: New York : Harper, 2011, c1937
Edition: 1st Harper paperback
Description: viii, 317 p. ; 21 cm
ISBN: 9780062073754
Branch Call Number: Chri
Additional Contributors: Christie, Agatha 1890-1976

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This book was a bit long, but it got quite intense near the end and the killer's identity blew my mind! It's not one of my favorite Agatha Christie novels, but I was VERY impressed by it.

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maspochni591
Feb 24, 2017

"Dumb Witness" is a fairly decent Agatha Christie novel with several humorous scenes. The plot is interesting, though the identity of the killer lacks the impact of other novels. The moments between Hastings and Bob are funny and it's a shame that Hastings wouldn't appear again until the final Poirot book, since he was such a great narrator. Overall,"Dumb Witness" is a good book, but definitely one of Christie's lesser novels.

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JuliaPitsiaeli
Aug 19, 2015

I love Agatha Christie. SHE IS AMAZING. Haven't read this book so don't give the ending away!!!

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newfieshawn
Dec 08, 2014

Very interesting book really gets you thinking right until the end enjoyed this book

EuSei Oct 27, 2014

I loved it, especially chapter 18! Very well constructed, difficult to figure who committed the crime. Highly recommend it.

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Aug 19, 2015

JuliaPitsiaeli thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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