History Literature / HerculePoirot

21st Feb '18 12:08:15 AM saltin
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* TheWatson: Deconstructed in certain books. Poirot's more episodic sidekicks start out eager to see justice done, but are usually ill-prepared for just how diabolical or tragic the perpetrators of the crimes they are helping to solve are.
8th Nov '17 8:13:57 PM Kalmbach
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* AnimalMotifs: Poirot's fastidious nature, his clever scheming, love of personal comfort, perception of fine details, and green eyes have all led him to be compared to a cat, often by Hastings.



%%* BusmansHoliday: Multiple times, sometimes lampshaded.

to:

%%* * BusmansHoliday: Multiple times, sometimes lampshaded.lampshaded. For instance, ''Murder on the Orient Express'', when he finds himself involved in a murder mystery while traveling home from solving another.
3rd Jul '17 8:36:04 PM FranksGirl
Is there an issue? Send a Message
1st Apr '17 12:09:52 PM GGCrono
Is there an issue? Send a Message


->'''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."' ''

to:

->'''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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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).

to:

* CreatorBacklash: CreatorBacklash:
**
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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Mrs. [=McGinty=]'s Dead'' (1952)

to:

* ''Mrs. [=McGinty=]'s Dead'' ''Literature/MrsMcGintysDead'' (1952)
8th Mar '17 8:57:26 AM LondonKdS
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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.

to:

* 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''The Monogram Murders'' (2016), (an officially licensed novel by Creator/SophieHannah)

to:

* ''The Monogram Murders'' (2016), (2014), (an officially licensed novel by Creator/SophieHannah)Creator/SophieHannah)
* ''Closed Casket'' (2016), (the second officially licensed novel by Hannah)
This list shows the last 10 events of 111. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Literature.HerculePoirot