The A.B.C. murders: a Hercule Poirot novel

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Alice Ascher, a shopkeeper in Andover, is bludgeoned to death at her place of work. Next to die is Miss Bernard in Bexhill, then Mr. Clarke in Churston. More disturbing than the alphabetic sequence of the killings or the ABC Railway guide that the killer leaves at the scene of each crime are the taunting notes Hercule Poirot receives each time the killer is about to strike again. It is one of Poirot's most challenging cases yet.
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9781579126247
9780792752899
9780062232243
9781408481813
9780396086987
9780553350029
9781611731613
9780062930484
9780425130247
042513024
9780606121569
9780061739934
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Level 6.1, 9 Points
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740L
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display_description A superb example of Christie drawing on real life events for her inspiration. Inspired by the horror of the true life serial killer Jack the Ripper, Christie sought to reduce the violence in The ABC Murders. She was more interested in mystery than horror. Was she wrong to do this? Would the book be better if the truly savage crimes of a serial killer were described in more detail? An ever changing society is depicted through the use of the railways. Most people were travelling by train and the golden age of steam was at its height. If Christie drew on contemporary society in this way, then why ignore the effects of the depression? Whilst the depression is hinted at with Hasting's return from Argentina, Christie does not explore its effects on England. Was her depiction of genteel tea rooms and girls in service out of date?
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Belgians -- England -- Fiction, Detective and mystery stories, English, Large type books, Mystery fiction, Poirot, Hercule (Fictitious character) -- Fiction, Poirot, Hercule -- (Fictitious character) -- Fiction, Private investigators -- England -- Fiction
title_display The A.B.C. murders : a Hercule Poirot mystery
title_full The A.B.C. Murders / Agatha Christie, The A.B.C. murders : a Hercule Poirot mystery / Agatha Christie, The A.B.C. murders : a Hercule Poirot novel / Agatha Christie, The A.B.C. murders [sound recording] : a Hercule Poirot mystery / Agatha Christie, The A.B.C. murders [text (large print)] : a Hercule Poirot mystery / Agatha Christie, The ABC Murders, The ABC Murders Hercule Poirot Series, Book 12
title_short The A.B.C. murders :
title_sub a Hercule Poirot novel
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