History Literature / CatAmongThePigeons

24th Oct '15 3:47:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* GenreSavvy: Julia Upjohn. When someone shows up claiming to be delivering a new tennis racket for Julia's friend Jennifer (and who insists on taking Jennifer's old racket while she's at it), Julia immediately realizes that something must be up with the tennis racket. And she has the sense to then go to Poirot for help, rather than trying to do something stupid by herself.
21st Jan '15 2:07:30 PM Angeldeb82
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* HeKnowsTooMuch: [[spoiler:Miss Blanche]].
* ImDyingPleaseTakeMyMacguffin: ''Twice.'' Prince Ali Yusuf, who fears an assassination attempt, hands the jewels off to Bob. Bob realizes that having the jewels makes ''him'' a target, and hides them in his sister's luggage.

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* HeKnowsTooMuch: [[spoiler:Miss Blanche]].
Blanche.]]
* ImDyingPleaseTakeMyMacguffin: ImDyingPleaseTakeMyMacGuffin: ''Twice.'' Prince Ali Yusuf, who fears an assassination attempt, hands the jewels off to Bob. Bob realizes that having the jewels makes ''him'' a target, and hides them in his sister's luggage.



* NeverOneMurder: [[spoiler:Three murders are committed by two people with entirely different motives.]]

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* NeverOneMurder: [[spoiler:Three murders are committed by two people with entirely different motives. In the ''Poirot'' adaptation, however, it was two murders; the murder of Miss Vansittart is replaced by the attempted murder of Miss Rich by Miss Chadwick.]]



* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:One of the murderers, Miss Chadwick,]] redeems herself by taking a bullet to stop her best friend being killed and thus atoning for her own crime.

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* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:One of the murderers, Miss Chadwick,]] redeems herself by taking a bullet TakingTheBullet to stop her best friend being killed and thus atoning for her own crime.
17th Aug '14 7:17:56 PM emmaliza
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* DeadPersonImpersonation: [[spoiler:Miss Blanche, who is actually impersonating her sister Angele who died, and who earned her teaching references.]] It's not as relevant to the plot as you might expect.



* MyGirlIsNotASlut: Eileen Rich, a respectable schoolteacher, has an illegitimate child and is among the most sympathetic characters in the novel. Honoria Bulstrode, her headmistress, does not hold this against her, provided it does not become public knowledge. [[spoiler:The novel ends with the implication that Bulstrode has chosen Rich as her eventual successor.]]

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* MyGirlIsNotASlut: Eileen Rich, a respectable schoolteacher, has [[spoiler:has an illegitimate child child]] and is among the most sympathetic characters in the novel. Honoria Bulstrode, her headmistress, does not hold this against her, provided it does not become public knowledge. [[spoiler:The novel ends with the implication that Bulstrode has chosen Rich as her eventual successor.]]



* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:One of the murderers, Miss Chadwick,]] redeems herself by taking a bullet to stop her best friend being killed and thus atoning for her own crime.

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* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:One of the murderers, Miss Chadwick,]] redeems herself by taking a bullet to stop her best friend being killed and thus atoning for her own crime. crime.
* SternTeacher: Miss Bulstrode.
15th Aug '14 6:22:12 AM yisfidri
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* AdaptationalVillainy: In the book Miss Springer is a comparatively innocuous character; in the ''Series/Poirot'' adaptation, she becomes a nasty sadist and an AssholeVictim.

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* AdaptationalVillainy: In the book Miss Springer is a comparatively innocuous character; in the ''Series/Poirot'' ''{{Series/Poirot}}'' adaptation, she becomes a nasty sadist and an AssholeVictim.
15th Aug '14 6:21:45 AM yisfidri
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* AdaptationalVillainy: In the book Miss Springer is a comparatively innocuous character; in the ''Series/Poirot'' adaptation, she becomes a nasty sadist and an AssholeVictim.
11th Jan '14 2:35:34 PM Zsuzsa
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''Cat Among the Pigeons'' contains examples of the following tropes:

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''Cat !!''Cat Among the Pigeons'' contains examples of the following tropes:


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* GenreSavvy: Julia Upjohn. When someone shows up claiming to be delivering a new tennis racket for Julia's friend Jennifer (and who insists on taking Jennifer's old racket while she's at it), Julia immediately realizes that something must be up with the tennis racket. And she has the sense to then go to Poirot for help, rather than trying to do something stupid by herself.
11th Sep '13 7:32:56 PM Nightsky
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* ImDyingPleaseTakeMyMacguffin: ''Twice.'' Prince Ali Yusuf, who fears an assassination attempt, hands the jewels off to Bob. Bob realizes that having the jewels makes ''him'' a target, and hides them in his sister's luggage.
22nd Jul '13 7:02:51 AM yisfidri
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* DawsonCasting: In-universe. It's said of some of the older girls that they could pass fot adults in their 20s. [[spoiler:In the case of "Princess Shaista", it turns out that this is because she ''is'' an adult of 25, having been switched with the real Princess.]]

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* DawsonCasting: In-universe. It's said of some of the older girls that they could pass fot for adults in their 20s. [[spoiler:In the case of "Princess Shaista", it turns out that this is because she ''is'' an adult of 25, having been switched with the real Princess.]]
19th Jun '13 9:45:36 PM Trueman001
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* CoolTeacher: Honoria Bulstrode, headmistress of Meadowbanks, is not overly strict, but she seems to have an almost telepathic knowledge of everything that goes on at her school. Eileen Rich, the English teacher, also qualifies.

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* CoolTeacher: Honoria Bulstrode, headmistress of Meadowbanks, is not overly strict, but she seems to have an almost telepathic knowledge of everything that goes on at her school. Eileen Rich, the English teacher, also qualifies. qualifies.
* DawsonCasting: In-universe. It's said of some of the older girls that they could pass fot adults in their 20s. [[spoiler:In the case of "Princess Shaista", it turns out that this is because she ''is'' an adult of 25, having been switched with the real Princess.]]
9th May '13 7:25:39 PM Vasha
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Cat Among the Pigeons is a 1959 mystery novel by Creator/AgathaChristie.

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Cat '''''Cat Among the Pigeons Pigeons''''' is a 1959 mystery novel by Creator/AgathaChristie.



Cat Among the Pigeons contains examples of the following tropes:

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Cat ''Cat Among the Pigeons Pigeons'' contains examples of the following tropes:



* MyGirlIsNotASlut: Eileen Rich, a respectable schoolteacher, has an illegitimate child and is among the most sympathetic characters in the novel. Honoria Bulstrode, her headmistress, does not hold this against her, provided it does not become public knowledge. [[spoiler:The novel ends with the implication Bulstrode has chosen Rich as her eventual successor.]]

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* MyGirlIsNotASlut: Eileen Rich, a respectable schoolteacher, has an illegitimate child and is among the most sympathetic characters in the novel. Honoria Bulstrode, her headmistress, does not hold this against her, provided it does not become public knowledge. [[spoiler:The novel ends with the implication that Bulstrode has chosen Rich as her eventual successor.]]
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