Peril at End House

Peril at End House

Book - 1932
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Workman Press.
Hercule Poirot is vacationing on the Cornish coast when he meets Nick Buckly. Nick is the young and reckless mistress of End House, an imposing structure perched on the rocky cliffs of St. Loo.


Poirot has taken a particular interest in the young woman who has recently narrowly escaped a series of life-threatening accidents. Something tells the Belgian sleuth that these so-called accidents are more than just mere coincidences or a spate of bad luck. It seems all too clear to him that someone is trying to do away with poor Nick, but who? And, what is the motive? In his quest for answers, Poirot must delve into the dark history of End House. The deeper he gets into his investigation, the more certain he is that the killer will soon strike again. And, this time, Nick may not escape with her life.



Baker & Taylor
aMiss Buckley's three near-fatal accidents spur ace detective Hercule Poirot to conduct a search for motives among her friends and neighbors.

Publisher: New York : Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers : Distributed by Workman Pub. Co., c1932 (2007 printing)
ISBN: 9781579127374
1579127371
Characteristics: 249 p. ; 22 cm

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TAFFLAW
Nov 17, 2017

I have only read the first chapter, but it is eerily like the introduction to most any of the Sherlock Holmes stories. He is obviously her inspiration.

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maspochni591
Feb 24, 2017

"Peril At End House was surprisingly a great reading experience for me and it is now one of my favourite Agatha Christie novels. The plot and characters are interesting and as usual, Poirot and Hastings continue their typical banter during the investigation. I think Christie's use of fireworks to conceal the noise of gunshots was pretty ingenious. I actually guessed the identity of the killer half way through the book, but it was still surprising when the identity and motive was revealed. "Peril At End House" is a great book and I strongly recommend this for both newcomers and Christie fans.

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newfieshawn
Dec 16, 2014

Very interesting book

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kimh454
Mar 29, 2014

an excellent novel. I loved it.

theorbys Jul 11, 2013

I like Christie's writing and Poirot is one of entertainment's great character creations. I haven't read much Christie for decades, but I read this because I like the tv series with David Suchet very, very much. I prefer the tv series in fact, but the books are well worth reading, especially for Poirot fans, they add, to the interest of the now substantial mythos.

Indigo_Cobra_8 Apr 15, 2013

I'm a huge fan of Agatha Christie and the Hercule Poirot series, and this one was fairly satisfying. As usual, Agatha Christie works wonders and the ending was shocking, but I feel like the plot was kind of overdone and had a few loopholes. In this one, Hercules Poirot is duped more than once and seems to be a bit below his usual omniscient self, but still, this was an enjoyable read.

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timbo
Sep 19, 2010

i guessed the ending

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bs3
Jun 25, 2010

A good book! But one could easily guess the ending.

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Sep 28, 2016

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