Hallowe'en Party

Hallowe'en Party

A Hercule Poirot Mystery

Large Print - 2012
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When a young teen is found murdered at a Halloween party, Hercule Poirot is called in by Ariadne Oliver, a mystery writer. She is troubled by something that the girl, who was known for telling tall tales, had said during preparations for the party. The young victim claims to have seen a murder committed, and Poirot is quick to believe that she was dispatched in order for that murder to remain unknown.

Poirot soon sets himself to the task of interviewing a wide cast of the town's inhabitants, raising questions about not only present events, but those in the past that just might be connected to the tragedy. When another, seemingly connected, murder occurs, Poirot knows that he must convince the lawmen in charge that he has fitted the puzzle together correctly.

Publisher: Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Publishing, 2012
Edition: Center Point large print ed
Description: 319 p. (large print) ; 23 cm
ISBN: 9781611735147
Branch Call Number: LP Chri


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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.

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.

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.

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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