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In Agatha Christie’s novel," And Then There Were None," the island to which all the characters are called and where the whole story takes place, is called Indian Island ( Nigger Island in the...

Latest answer posted January 9, 2011, 10:52 pm (UTC)

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Christie creates tension through her plot. When hardworking Alix comes into some money and independence, she expects to marry Dick, her boyfriend of eleven years. Yet she ends up being swept off...

Latest answer posted May 4, 2021, 12:36 pm (UTC)

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In "The Witness for the Prosecution," the protagonist, Leonard Vole, has been charged with the murder of the immensely wealthy Emily French. The text tells us that Emily bequeathed the bulk of her...

Latest answer posted July 5, 2018, 10:06 pm (UTC)

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Agatha Christie's mystery novel The A.B.C. Murders, published in 1936, is an early example of serial killer fiction. Her renowned Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot, is alerted by anonymous letter...

Latest answer posted April 28, 2020, 4:28 pm (UTC)

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Hastings fulfills a classic role in the murder mystery genre as a foil to the great detective. Like Sherlock Holmes's Watson, Hastings is a man of ordinary intelligence who represents the average...

Latest answer posted April 26, 2020, 7:03 pm (UTC)

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Mr. Rogers, who is one of the servants at the home on the island, discovers that the little statues of the indians keep disappearing after someone else is murdered, one of the little indians...

Latest answer posted July 20, 2009, 8:40 pm (UTC)

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"In Ten Little Indians Christie creates a masterpiece of mystery and murder. After ten strangers gather together on an isolated island off the coast of Devon, England, one by one, they each are...

Latest answer posted July 17, 2009, 9:40 pm (UTC)

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In Agatha Christie’s detective novel The A. B. C. Murders, almost all the evidence that the police and Hercule Poirot uncover points toward the guilt of Alexander Bonaparte Cust. His initials are...

Latest answer posted May 4, 2020, 3:15 am (UTC)

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In The A. B. C. Murders, the detective is a distinctive and unusual character. As we learn from the first chapter, Hercules Poirot is a distinctive person. He is a Belgian with a great set of...

Latest answer posted April 28, 2020, 8:24 pm (UTC)

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Agatha Christie's The A.B.C. Murders is the tale of a serial killer who murders victims alphabetically by name and place of residence. Against this killer is Hercule Poirot, Christie's most famous...

Latest answer posted April 28, 2020, 5:02 pm (UTC)

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First, the murderer writes anonymous letters to Hercule Poirot, taunting him with the crimes that he is about to commit. He signs the letters "A.B.C.," which is both a reference to the diabolical...

Latest answer posted April 30, 2020, 8:16 pm (UTC)

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The first person murdered is an older woman, nearly sixty, named Alice Ascher. She is killed between five and six o'clock in the evening in the small tobacco and newspaper shop she owns by a blow...

Latest answer posted April 27, 2020, 8:47 pm (UTC)

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Poirot reveals the outcome of the case to Franklin Clarke, Thora Grey, Megan Barnard, Donald Fraser, and, of course, Hastings. We are not told where this takes place, but Poirot is well prepared....

Latest answer posted April 29, 2020, 6:57 pm (UTC)

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In The A. B. C. Murders, amateur detective Hercule Poirot solves the crime by uncovering the murderer’s motive. This method is unexpected, because it relies primarily on psychology. Refusing to be...

Latest answer posted April 30, 2020, 6:38 am (UTC)

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To start off, the term lowbrow describes someone as not highly intellectual or cultured. Agatha Christie made this reference when she described her relationship to Max Malloween. The two appear...

Latest answer posted May 23, 2015, 12:18 am (UTC)

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Both of these mystery novels share one common denominator: the use of logic as the most important skill to enable our inherent biases to deconstruct and see things for what they really are. Parting...

Latest answer posted February 27, 2014, 12:00 am (UTC)

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It sounds as if your assignment involves what is known as a "theory-application" paper. Professors assign these papers to see whether you understand literary theories by having you apply those...

Latest answer posted October 22, 2015, 12:15 pm (UTC)

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Early in chapter 1, Hastings learns that Poirot is dying his hair so that it won't look gray. This, along with the information that Poirot is "inordinately" proud of his mustaches, reveals that he...

Latest answer posted April 26, 2020, 7:44 pm (UTC)

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