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The A.B.C. murders : a Hercule Poirot novel
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Published:
New York : Berkley Books, 1991.
Format:
Book
Edition:
Berkley ed.
Physical Desc:
228 pages ; 18 cm
Reading Level:
IL: UG - BL: 6.1 - AR Pts: 9
Lexile measure:
740L
Status:
Glencliff High - Teen Fiction has 2
F CHR
Litton Middle - Teen Fiction
F CHR
Description

Agatha Christie's beloved classic novel sets Hercule Poirot on the trail of a serial killer--now a limited streaming series starring John Malkovich, Rupert Grint, and Tara Fitzgerald.

"There is no more cunning player of the murder game than Agatha Christie."-- Sunday Times (London)

"Let us see, Mr. Clever Poirot, just how clever you can be."

There's a serial killer on the loose, working his way through the alphabet and the whole country is in a state of panic.

A is for Mrs. Ascher in Andover, B is for Betty Barnard in Bexhill, C is for Sir Carmichael Clarke in Churston. With each murder, the killer is getting more confident--but leaving a trail of deliberate clues to taunt the proud Hercule Poirot might just prove to be the first, and fatal, mistake.

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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780062930484, 0062930486, 9780425130247, 042513024X
Reading Level:
UG
Level 6.1, 9 Points
Lexile measure:
740

Notes

General Note
"A Hercule Poirot mystery"--Cover.
General Note
Originally published: New York : Dodd, Mead, 1936.
Description
A superb example of Christie drawing on real life events for her inspiration. Inspired by the horror of the true life serial killer Jack the Ripper, Christie sought to reduce the violence in The ABC Murders. She was more interested in mystery than horror. Was she wrong to do this? Would the book be better if the truly savage crimes of a serial killer were described in more detail? An ever changing society is depicted through the use of the railways. Most people were travelling by train and the golden age of steam was at its height. If Christie drew on contemporary society in this way, then why ignore the effects of the depression? Whilst the depression is hinted at with Hasting's return from Argentina, Christie does not explore its effects on England. Was her depiction of genteel tea rooms and girls in service out of date?
Study Program Information
Accelerated Reader AR,UG,6.1,9.0,8851
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APA Citation (style guide)

Christie, A. (1991). The A.B.C. murders: a Hercule Poirot novel. Berkley ed. New York: Berkley Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Christie, Agatha, 1890-1976. 1991. The A.B.C. Murders: A Hercule Poirot Novel. New York: Berkley Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Christie, Agatha, 1890-1976, The A.B.C. Murders: A Hercule Poirot Novel. New York: Berkley Books, 1991.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Christie, Agatha. The A.B.C. Murders: A Hercule Poirot Novel. Berkley ed. New York: Berkley Books, 1991. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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