History Creator / AgathaChristie

12th Nov '17 6:21:41 PM omega05
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** This becomes noticeable while watching ''Poirot'' since the show adapted those earlier novels first.
12th Nov '17 6:18:39 PM omega05
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** This becomes noticeable while watching ''Series/Poirot'' since the show adapted those earlier novels first.

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** This becomes noticeable while watching ''Series/Poirot'' ''Poirot'' since the show adapted those earlier novels first.
12th Nov '17 6:17:44 PM omega05
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** This becomes noticeable while watching ''Series/Poirot'' since the show adapted those earlier novels first.
3rd Nov '17 8:29:54 PM wrpen99
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** The play ''The Unexpected Guest'' also includes this with the titular guest trying to shift blame in the murder of Richard Warwick to the father of a little boy that Warwick ran over two years before. It's never truly revealed how it happened, only that Warwick is completely unrepetant about the matter, his caretaker did a damn good job keeping him out of jail over it, and that the father was found to be dead not long after the event.
12th Oct '17 6:57:33 PM Sylderon
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* the murder was a suicide, arranged to look like a murder and condemn an enemy of the victim.

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* ** the murder was a suicide, arranged to look like a murder and condemn an enemy of the victim.
12th Oct '17 6:50:15 PM Sylderon
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* the murder was a suicide, arranged to look like a murder and condemn an enemy of the victim.
10th Sep '17 9:09:20 AM NotThisThing
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** The Boyntons from ''An Appointment with Death'' is a tight-knit family dominated by the sadistic and tyrannical [[EvilMatriarch Mrs. Boynton]]. Mrs. Boynton keeps her step-children, plus her biological daughter, in a tight leash and prevents them from having much contact with the outside world, leaving them entirely dependent on her. The TV adaptation takes this even further by having Mrs. Boynton beat and physically torture the children in addition to the emotional abuse they put them through.

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** The Boyntons from ''An Appointment ''Appointment with Death'' is a tight-knit family dominated by the sadistic and tyrannical [[EvilMatriarch Mrs. Boynton]]. Mrs. Boynton keeps her step-children, plus her biological daughter, in a tight leash and prevents them from having much contact with the outside world, leaving them entirely dependent on her. The TV adaptation takes this even further by having Mrs. Boynton beat and physically torture the children in addition to the emotional abuse they put them through.



* GreedyJew: Christie often relied on the pre-War stereotypes of Jews as somehow "other" in her stories and novels, though she rarely goes into truly offensive territory. After WW II Christie went back and edited the most offensive language out of her earlier books; she did, however, sometimes leave in a character's anti-Semitism as a hint that we're not supposed to like him.

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* GreedyJew: Christie often relied on the pre-War stereotypes of Jews as somehow "other" in her stories and novels, though she rarely goes into truly offensive territory. After WW World War II Christie went back and edited the most offensive language out of her earlier books; she did, however, sometimes leave in a character's anti-Semitism as a hint that we're not supposed to like him.



** ''Murder in the Clouds'' is a more subtle example. Jane Grey and Norman Gale met at the casino and is immediately attracted to one another, though they spend more time afterwards getting to know each other.

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** ''Murder ''Death in the Clouds'' is a more subtle example. Jane Grey and Norman Gale met at the casino and is immediately attracted to one another, though they spend more time afterwards getting to know each other.


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* PairTheSpares: When Poirot or Miss Marple aren't actively playing matchmaker, there's still a good chance of a romantic pairing in the background.
** Special attention goes to ''Appointment with Death''. During the main story, of the four Boynton children, Lennox is married to Nadine (who is deciding whether or not to leave him for Jefferson Cope), Raymond is in love with Sarah King, and neither Carol nor Ginevra has a romantic plot. In the epilogue, [[spoiler:all four are married: Nadine chooses to stay with Lennox, Raymond marries Sarah, Carol marries Jefferson Cope, and Ginevra marries Dr. Gerard.]]
27th Jun '17 1:20:50 AM rufusluciusivan
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* BlackmailBackfire: One of Agatha Christie's unspoken rules is that any person trying to blackmail a murderer will be dead before the story ends.
26th May '17 11:32:29 AM john_e
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** In ''The Man In Brown Suit'', Anne rescues a young man and becomes so infatuated with him that she's willing to "walk across Africa" for his sake.

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** In ''The Man In in the Brown Suit'', Anne rescues a young man and becomes so infatuated with him that she's willing to "walk across Africa" for his sake.


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* PluckyGirl: Anne Beddingfield, the heroine of ''The Man in the Brown Suit'', who decides on the spur of the moment to throw herself into an adventure involving murders, stolen diamonds, lost heirs and a criminal mastermind.
20th Apr '17 5:42:39 PM danlansdowne
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** Averted in ''Literature/MurderOnTheOrientExpress'', which makes a one-line reference to a Wagon-Lits waiter named Pietro.
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