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Teaser Tuesday #7 ~ The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie

Hercule Poirot is one of the best private detectives one can find. Indeed, his fame seems to have outrun his luck when he receives a rather curious and disturbing letter in the mail. The letter is neatly typed, signed as ABC and challenges Poirot to a contest of wits. It mentions Andover and gives Poirot a date, claiming that a murder is going to take place. Colonel Arthur Hastings, Poirot’s close friend and confidante, brushes this off as the ravings of a madman but Poirot knows better. And surely enough, Alice Ascher is murdered in her shop at Andover. ABC moves methodically and then sends Poirot another letter. This time he lists Bexhill, and like clockwork, the body of Betty Barnard is found lifeless on the mentioned date. The third letter is what unnerves Poirot the most, for the hitherto meticulous murderer has made a mistake. He has misspelled Poirot’s name, and that is a clue in itself for Poirot’s grey cells. Can Poirot catch the ABC murderer in time before he kills right through the entire alphabet or has the little Belgian detective finally found his match?


1) “It's like all those quiet people, when they do lose their tempers they lose them with a vengeance.”

2) “Who are you? You don't belong to the police?'

'I am better than the police,' said Poirot. He said it without conscious arrogance. It was, to him, a simple statement of fact.”

3) “Our weapon is our knowledge. But remember, it may be a knowledge we may not know that we possess.”

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