Taken at the Flood

Taken at the Flood

Book - 1987
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Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 1987
ISBN: 9780553350661
0553350668
Branch Call Number: M/CHRI
Characteristics: 214 p. ; 22 cm.

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HenrySue
Sep 15, 2020

This is the twenty-third Hercule Poirot full length novel first published in 1948. By now Agatha Christie already written but not published her last Poirot novel. Therefore I think this led her to omit Captain Hastings and/or Inspector Japp from this mystery (as well as from all her novels that followed this one). I would consider this mystery a bit tricky thereby making solving the mystery difficult for the reader. The story also feels a bit detached without Poirot's Hastings along with the story telling in the third person. I found the level of suspense in this mystery is a bit below the Poirot stories written before 1945.

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FloraWest
Mar 24, 2020

The end is so out of date it's hard to overlook, even when you know the book is going to be out of date when you start it. I read a lot of Christie and there's always some out of date attitudes but this one is really above and beyond.I'd give this one a miss.

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rainymom
Apr 11, 2018

Great book, but as another poster said, the last few pages were unlikable (very much a product of their time).

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bluheron
Jun 19, 2017

Loved the book, until the last two pages actually, won't say anything more. Definitely worth reading.

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newfieshawn
Dec 30, 2014

Five Chapters in and couldnt get into the book love her books but for some reason cant seem to get into this one

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PegZ
Aug 23, 2013

Couldn't get into this one. Don't try it again.

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