Hallowe'en Party

Hallowe'en Party

A Hercule Poirot Novel

Book - 1991
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When a Halloween Party turns deadly, it falls to Hercule Poirots to unmask a murderer in Agatha Christie's classic murder mystery, Hallowe'en Party.

At a Halloween party, Joyce--a hostile thirteen-year-old--boasts that she once witnessed a murder. When no one believes her, she storms off home. But within hours her body is found, still in the house, drowned in an apple-bobbing tub.

That night, Hercule Poirot is called in to find the `evil presence'. But first he must establish whether he is looking for a murderer or a double-murderer...
Publisher: New York : Berkley Books, 1991, c1969.
Edition: Berkley ed.
ISBN: 9780062073952
9780425129630
0425129632
Branch Call Number: MF Chri
Characteristics: 231 p. ; 18 cm.
Alternative Title: Halloween party

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JLHCKY
Mar 25, 2018

I liked it but it wasn't as satisfying as some earlier Christie. I picked it up for two reasons: any A.C. is enjoyable, and my 1970 vintage paperback was disintegrating! Next stop, recycling. My first read was years ago - last chance for a second look. Hercule Poirot's favourite mystery writer, Ariadne Oliver, rushes to his London flat and excitedly reveals, "It started really with apples. Bobbing for apples ... at a Hallowe'en party." Murder. During preparations, Ariadne recounts that a pre-teen had boasted of seeing a murder and then, at the party, she came to a terrible and wet end. Our genius with the glorious moustache rushes to Woodleigh Common and consults with his old friend Superintendent Spence who was retired there. Everyone tells Poirot that Joyce always made things up. Yet someone must have believed her. Poirot ties together old murders, forged wills and disappearances to the amazement of police officials in London. You'll love the older style of games at children's parties. I just can't put Christie down.

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missreadingrobyn
Nov 26, 2016

I'm a sucker for a seasonally themed mystery and Hallowe'en Party fit perfectly in my build up to October 31st festivities. The mystery was well constructed, the characters were interesting, and I loved the way the story featured some of the classic parlor games played around Halloween with the kids.

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newfieshawn
Feb 07, 2015

Good book but needed a few more twists to the story but over all good

larrydu822 Oct 11, 2012

This was definately the most predictable outcome of any Christie novel I have read to date. However, there were many twist that I did not foresee. It kept me reading just to see if I had predicted correctly. Overall, a good read.

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bs3
May 30, 2010

Easily guessable ending! So it takes away the interest from the book.

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SqueeGirl Oct 14, 2009

Detective Hercule Poirot is called to investigate a tragedy that occurs at a Halloween Party.

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