History Literature / HerculePoirot

1st Apr '17 12:09:52 PM GGCrono
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->'''There are moments when I have felt: Why-Why-Why did I ever invent this detestable, bombastic, tiresome little creature? ...Eternally straightening things, eternally boasting, eternally twirling his moustaches and tilting his egg-shaped head... I point out that by a few strokes of the pen... I could destroy him utterly. He replies, grandiloquently: "Impossible to get rid of Poirot like that! He is much too clever."' ''

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->'''There ->''There are moments when I have felt: Why-Why-Why did I ever invent this detestable, bombastic, tiresome little creature? ...Eternally straightening things, eternally boasting, eternally twirling his moustaches and tilting his egg-shaped head... I point out that by a few strokes of the pen... I could destroy him utterly. He replies, grandiloquently: "Impossible to get rid of Poirot like that! He is much too clever."' " ''
30th Mar '17 11:53:52 PM NightShade96
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* CreatorBacklash: As the quote at the top of this article suggests, Agatha Christie much preferred her other character, Literature/MissMarple.
** In universe, [[AuthorAvatar Adriane Olivier]] delivers nearly the same quote when talking about her own character, a {{F|unnyForeigner}}innish detective with a bizarre quirk (he grates his vegetables before eating them).

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As the quote at the top of this article suggests, Agatha Christie much preferred her other character, Literature/MissMarple.
** In universe, In-universe in ''Literature/MrsMcGintysDead'', [[AuthorAvatar Adriane Olivier]] Oliver]] delivers nearly the same quote when talking about her own character, a {{F|unnyForeigner}}innish detective with a bizarre quirk (he grates his vegetables before eating them).
30th Mar '17 10:05:14 PM NightShade96
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* ''Mrs. [=McGinty=]'s Dead'' (1952)

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* ''Mrs. [=McGinty=]'s Dead'' ''Literature/MrsMcGintysDead'' (1952)
8th Mar '17 8:57:26 AM LondonKdS
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* LateArrivalSpoiler: Christie's novels occasionally revealed the solutions of previous works, a habit which vexed her publishers. For instance, in ''Literature/CardsOnTheTable'', Poirot makes a reference to the solution to ''Murder on the Orient Express''. The reference is very subtle, but enough to spoil it for someone who has not yet read that novel. Even worse, in ''Dumb Witness'', Poirot casually mentions the names of the guilty parties from ''four'' previous novels.

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* LateArrivalSpoiler: Christie's novels occasionally revealed the solutions of previous works, a habit which vexed her publishers. For instance, in ''Literature/CardsOnTheTable'', Poirot makes a reference to the solution to ''Murder on the Orient Express''. The reference is very subtle, but enough to spoil it for someone who has not yet read that novel. Even worse, in ''Dumb Witness'', Poirot casually mentions the names of the guilty parties from ''four'' previous novels.novels in a single sentence.
20th Jan '17 9:58:35 PM AnotherGuy
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* UnderestimatingBadassery: Like Series/{{Columbo}}, Poirot counts on people underestimating him thanks to his carefully cultivated FunnyForeigner personality, no matter how famed he may be.
7th Jan '17 10:37:54 AM NotThisThing
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** Arguably not, as Christie's books tend to mention the key clues without giving any importance to them until the summation. For example, the key to the solution of ''The Clocks'' is a single five-word phrase said as part of a conversation early in the book, not brought up again until Poirot mentions it in the summation.
7th Jan '17 10:35:19 AM NotThisThing
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* ''The Monogram Murders'' (2016), (an officially licensed novel by Creator/SophieHannah)

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* ''The Monogram Murders'' (2016), (2014), (an officially licensed novel by Creator/SophieHannah)Creator/SophieHannah)
* ''Closed Casket'' (2016), (the second officially licensed novel by Hannah)
10th Dec '16 3:35:47 PM benda
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* VillainousBreakdown: The murderers in ''Sad Cypress'' and ''Mrs. [=McGinty=]'s Dead'' both experience rather dramatic ones.

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* VillainousBreakdown: The murderers in ''Sad Cypress'' ''Death in the Clouds'' and ''Mrs. [=McGinty=]'s Dead'' both experience rather dramatic ones.
23rd Nov '16 4:11:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* BluffingTheAuthorities: In the story ''The Stymphalian Birds'', an English diplomat accidentally kills a young woman's jealous husband while on vacation in Central Europe. The woman's mother knows how things happen around there and is certain that everything can be smoothed over with enough bribery, including a police officer who came by the hotel. However, it's all a scam (including the husband's "death", who was played by the mother): banking on the fact that the diplomat didn't speak the language, she had called the cop about missing jewelry.
11th Oct '16 3:18:48 AM Adept
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* DemotedToExtra: Many of Poirot's novels actually feature very little of the Belgian detective, where he would have minimal involvement in the plot and only serves to InfoDump the solution of the mystery during the denouement. Some examples include ''Cat Among the Pigeons'', where Poirot only show up in the last third of the books, and ''The Clocks'', where he barely exists outside the reveal.

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* DemotedToExtra: As Christie's dislike towards Poirot increases, his importance in the cases his solve begin to diminish as well. Many of Poirot's later novels actually feature very little of the Belgian detective, where he would have minimal involvement in the plot and only serves to InfoDump the solution of the mystery during the denouement. Some examples include ''Cat Among the Pigeons'', where Poirot only show up in the last third of the books, and ''The Clocks'', where he barely exists outside the reveal.
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