Sunday, January 6, 2019

BW2: Whodunit Bookology - Hercule Poirot

Hercule Poirot located in Village of  Ellezelles

Our Whodunit Bookology detective of the month is  Hercule Poirot, created by  Dame Agatha Christie. He was introduced to the world in 1920 in The Mysterious Affair at Styles.  
Poirot was an extraordinary-looking little man. He was hardly more than five feet four inches, but carried himself with great dignity. His head was exactly the shape of an egg, and he always perched it a little on one side. His moustache was very stiff and military. The neatness of his attire was almost incredible, I believe a speck of dust would have caused him more pain than a bullet wound. 
Arthur Hastings, The Mysterious Affair at Styles
Poirot appears in 33 novels and numerous short stories spanning from 1920 to 1975 with his death in Curtain: Poirot's Last Case.   The Village of Ellezelles is officially registered as Poirot's place of birth on April 1, 1850. The famous detective was the only fictional character to have an obituary in the New York Times.   The detective traveled all over Europe, Africa, Asia, and South America. The character appeared in many movie, television and play adaptations and has been portrayed onscreen by over 35 actors from David Suchet to Peter Ustinov to Kenneth Branagh.  

There are a number of ways to complete the bookology challenge, including but not limited, to the suggestions below:  

  • Read one book per letter in the character's first or last name.
  • Read one book per letter in the author's first or last name.
  • If you're feeling really ambitious, one book per letter in the character's first and last name.
  • Follow in a character's footsteps and read a book set in the country or time period of the character. 
  • Follow in the author's footsteps and read a book set in their place or time of birth.
  • Read a book with the first or last name of the character or author in the title
  • Read the first book in the series.

You may even want to consider comparing the books to the movies.  I'm looking forward to watching the most recent film adaptation with Kenneth Branagh.  Currently in my stacks are: Murder on the Orient Express, The Man in the Brown Suit, and Sparkling Cyanide

Have fun following in the footsteps of Hercule Poirot

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  1. Lucky for me, The Mysterious Affair at Styles is in my TBR!

  2. I've been a busy reading bee this last week! :)

    1. Yes, you have! I'm reading but haven't finished anything yet.

  3. Three linkieis, three comments. That sounds about right. I had been going to say I enjoy reading these posts because they are always PACKED with information!

    1. Thank you! I have fun putting them together plus it counts toward my writing goal for the day. ;)

  4. My second book is “My Country, My Life” by Ehud Barack.

  5. Coming in at the last minute, but I made it. I have mixed feelings about my second book "Tigerman" by Nick Harkaway. I absolutely loved "Angelmaker", and was hoping for more of the same. Not quite what I expected... Ah well, on to the next book! (My review is a touch spoiler-y.)

  6. Read 4.50 from Paddington (by Agatha Christie) this week! Amazing book..

  7. Also added link to my book review


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