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Agatha Christie
Poirot Investigates

First Published

UK
John Lane (The Bodley Head), London, Mar. 1924
US
Dodd Mead, NewYork, 1925

Plot

(from HarperCollins "The Agatha Christie Collection" cover)

First there wa the mystery of the film star and the diamond ... then came the 'suicide' that was murder ... the mystery of the absurdly cheap flat ... a suspicious death in a locked gun-room ... a million dollar bond robbery ... the curse of a pharaoh's tomb ... a jewel robbery by the sea ... the abduction of a Prime Minister ... the disappearance of a banker ... a phone call from a dying man ... and, finally, the mystery of the missing will.

What links these fascinating cases? Only the brilliant deductive powers of Hercule Poirot!

Link

  1. Official Site: Poirot Investigates
  2. Wikipedia: Poirot Investigates

The Adventure of the Western Star

The Sketch, Apr.11 1924
a.k.a. 'The Western Star'
Blue Book Magazine, Dec. 1923
Characters
Hercule Poirot, Arthur Hastings, Mary Cavendish, Lord Cronshaw, Baron Cotteril (the third), Hon. Maude Stopperton, Valerie Saintclair, Mr. Hoffberg, Miss Mary Marvell, Mrs. Murchison, Mullings, Lord George Yardly (the tenth viscount), Lady Maude Yardly, Gregory "Greg" B. Rolf

Film & TV Dramas

The Adventure of the Western Star
Agahta Christie's POIROT II, 1990
director Richard Spence
writer Clive Exton
cast David Suchet(Poirot), Hugh Fraser(Hastings), Philip Jackson(Japp), Pauline Moran(Miss Lemon), Barry Woolgar(Insp Dougall), Bruce Montague(Hoffberg), Struan Rodger(Henrik Van Braks), Rosalind Bennett(Marie Marvelle), Oliver Cotton(Gregorie Rolf), Caroline Goodall(Lady Yardly), Alister Cameron(Lord Yardly)

Link

  1. Official Site: The Adventure of the Western Star
  2. IMDb: Poirot: The Adventure of the Western Star (1990)

The Tragedy at Marsdon Manor

The Sketch, Apr.18 1923
a.k.a. 'The Marsdon Manor Tragedy'
Blue Book Magazine, Mar. 1924
Characters
Hercule Poirot, Arthur Hastings, Mr. Everett, Dr. Ralph Bernard, Captain Black, Mr. Maltravers, Mrs. Maltravers, Alfred Wright

Film & TV Dramas

The Tragedy at Marsdon Manor
Agahta Christie's POIROT III, 1991
director Renny Rye
writer David Renwick
cast David Suchet(Poirot), Hugh Fraser(Hastings), Philip Jackson(Japp), Ralph Watson(Danvers), Ian McCulloch(Jonathan Maltravers), Geraldine Alexander(Susan Maltravers), Anita Carey(Miss Rawlinson), Desmond Barrit(Samuel Naughton), Neil Duncan(Captain Black), Edward Jewesbury(Dr Bernard)

Link

  1. Official Site: The Tragedy at Marsdon Manor
  2. IMDb: Poirot: The Tragedy at Marsdon Manor (1991)

The Adventure of the Cheap Flat

The Sketch, May.9 1923
Blue Book Magazine, May. 1924
Characters
Hercule Poirot, Arthur Hastings, Luigi Valdarno, Gerald Parker, Mr. Burt, Miss Elsa Hardt, Elsie Ferguson, Mrs. Stella Robinson, Mr. Robinson, Insp. James Japp

Film & TV Dramas

The Adventure of the Cheap Flat
Agahta Christie's POIROT II, 1990
director Richard Spence
writer Russell Murray
cast David Suchet(Poirot), Hugh Fraser(Hastings), Philip Jackson(Japp), Pauline Moran(Miss Lemon), Samantha Bond(Stella Robinson), John Michie(James Robinson), Jenifer Landor(Carla Romero), William Hootkins(FBI Agent Burt), Peter Howell(Mr Paul), Nick Maloney(Bernie Cole), Ian Price(Teddy Parker)
Yasu-MANSION no nazo
Meitantei POIROT to MARPLE, 2004/05 (JP/TV)
director Naohito Takahashi;
writer Seishi Togawa,
cast/voice Kotaro Satomi(Poirot), Kaoru Yachigusa(Marple)

Link

  1. Official Site: The Adventure of the Cheap Flat
  2. IMDb: Poirot: The Adventure of the Cheap Flat (1990)

The Mystery of Hunter's Lodge

The Sketch, May.16 1923
a.k.a. 'The Hunters Lodge Case'
Blue Book Magazine, Jun. 1924
Characters
Hercule Poirot, Arthur Hastings, Baron Windsor (the fifth), Mrs. Emery, Zoe Carrisbrook, William Crabb, Mrs. Selbourne, Zoe Havering, Roger Havering, Mr. Harrington Pace, the Paces, Mrs. Middleton, Insp. James Japp

Film & TV Dramas

The Mystery of Hunter's Lodge
Agahta Christie's POIROT III, 1991
director Renny Rye
writer T. R. Bowen
cast David Suchet(Poirot), Hugh Fraser(Hastings), Philip Jackson(Japp), Roy Boyd(Jack Stoddard), Bernard Horsfall(Harrington Pace), Jim Norton(Roger Havering), Diana Kent(Zoe Havering), Shaughan Seymour(Archie Havering), Victoria Alcock(Ellie), Clare Travers-Deacon(Joan), Christopher Scoular(Sergeant Forgan)

Link

  1. Official Site: The Mystery of Hunter's Lodge
  2. IMDb: Poirot: The Mystery of Hunter's Lodge (1991)

The Million Dollar Bond Robbery

The Sketch, May.2 1923
a.k.a. 'The Great Bond Robbery'
Blue Book Magazine, Apr. 1924
Characters
Hercule Poirot, Arthur Hastings, Mr. Vavasour, Mr. Ventnor, Mr. Shaw, Miss Esmee Farquhar, Insp. McNeil, Mr. Philip Ridgeway

Film & TV Dramas

The Million Dollar Bond Robbery
Agahta Christie's POIROT III, 1991
director Andrew Grieve
writer Anthony Horowitz
cast David Suchet(Poirot), Hugh Fraser(Hastings), Philip Jackson(Japp), Pauline Moran(Miss Lemon), Oliver Parker(Phillip Ridgeway), Natalie Ogle(Esmee Dalgliesh), Ewan Hooper(Mr Vavasour), David Quilter(Mr Shaw), Paul Young(Mr McNeil), Lizzy McInnerny(Nurse Long), Kieron Jecchinis(Tom Franklin)

Link

  1. Official Site: The Million Dollar Bond Robbery
  2. IMDb: Poirot: The Million Dollar Bond Robbery (1991)

The Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb

The Sketch, Sep.26 1923
a.k.a. 'The Egyptian Adventure'
Blue Book Magazine, Aug. 1924
a.k.a. 'The Egyptian Tomb'
The Saint Detective Magazine, Aug. 1963
Characters
Hercule Poirot, Arthur Hastings, Lady Willard, Sir Guy Willard, Sir John Willard, Dr. Robert Ames, Mr. Schneider, Dr. Tosswill, Mr. Harper, Hassan, Mr. Bleibner, Rupert Bleibner, Lord Carnarvon

Film & TV Dramas

The Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb
Agahta Christie's POIROT V, 1993
director Peter Barber Fleming
writer Clive Exton
cast David Suchet(Poirot), Hugh Fraser(Hastings), Pauline Moran(Miss Lemon), Peter Reeves(Sir John Willard), Bill Bailey(Felix Bleibner), Paul Birchard(Rupert Bleibner), Rolf Saxon(Dr Ames), Olivier Pierre(Henry Schneider), Jon Strickland(Dr Fosswell), Simon Cowell-Parker(Nigel Harper), Anna Cropper(Lady Willard), Mozaffar Shafeir(Hassan)
EGYPT-funbo no nazo 25min.x2
Meitantei POIROT to MARPLE, 2004/05 (JP/TV)
director Naohito Takahashi;
writer Seishi Togawa,
cast/voice Kotaro Satomi(Poirot), Koji Matoba

Link

  1. Official Site: The Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb
  2. IMDb: Poirot: The Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb (1993)

The Jewel Robbery at the Grand Metropolitan

a.k.a. 'The Curious Disappearance of the Opalsen Pearls'
The Sketch, Mar.14 1923
a.k.a. 'Mrs. Opalsen's Pearls'
Blue Book Magazine, Oct. 1924
Characters
Hercule Poirot, Arthur Hastings, Ed Opalsen, Mrs. Opalsen, Celestine

Film & TV Dramas

The Jewel Robbery at the Grand Metropolitan
Agahta Christie's POIROT V, 1993
director Ken Grieve
writer Anthony Horowitz
cast David Suchet(Poirot), Hugh Fraser(Hastings), Philip Jackson(Japp), Pauline Moran(Miss Lemon), Trevor Cooper(Ed Opalsen), Sorcha Cusack(Margaret Opalsen), Hermione Norris(Celestine), Karl Johnson(Saunders), Elizabeth Rider(Grace), Simon Shepherd(Andrew Hall)
GRAND METROPOLITAN no hoseki-tonan-jiken
Meitantei POIROT to MARPLE, 2004/05 (JP/TV)
director Naohito Takahashi;
writer Hiroshi Shimokawa,
cast/voice Kotaro Satomi(Poirot), Mitsuko Kusabue

Link

  1. Official Site: The Jewel Robbery at the Grand Metropolitan
  2. IMDb: Poirot: The Jewel Robbery at the Grand Metropolitan (1993)

The Kidnapped Prime Minister

The Sketch, Apr.25 1923
a.k.a. 'The Knidnaped Premier'
Blue Book Magazine, Jul. 1924
Characters
Hercule Poirot, Arthur Hastings, Edith, Mrs. Everard, Lord Estair, Frau Bertha Ebenthal, O'Murphy, Miss Daniels, Captain Daniels, Mr. Bernard Dodge, Major Norman, Detective Barnes, Mr. David MacAdam "Fighting Mac", Captain Lyall, Detective Insp. James Japp

Film & TV Dramas

The Kidnapped Prime Minister
Agahta Christie's POIROT II, 1990
director Andrew Grieve
writer Clive Exton
cast David Suchet(Poirot), Hugh Fraser(Hastings), Philip Jackson(Japp), Pauline Moran(Miss Lemon), Timothy Block(Major Norman), Jack Elliot(Egan), David Horovitch(Commander Daniels), Lisa Harrow(Mrs Daniels), Ronald Hines(Sir Bernald Dodge)
Soridaijin no shisso
Meitantei POIROT to MARPLE, 2004/05 (JP/TV)
director Naohito Takahashi;
writer Hiroshi Shimokawa,
cast/voice Kotaro Satomi(Poirot), Hiroki Matsukata

Link

  1. Official Site: The Kidnapped Prime Minister
  2. IMDb: Poirot: The Kidnapped Prime Minister (1990)

The Disappearance of Mr. Davenheim

The Sketch, Mar.28 1923
a.k.a. 'Mr Davenby Disappears'
Blue Book Magazine, Dec. 1923
a.k.a. 'Hercule Poirot, Armchair Detective'
Characters
Hercule Poirot, Arthur Hastings, Billy Kellett, Mr. Davenheim, Mrs. Davenheim, Mr. Lowen, Miller, Insp. James Japp,

Film & TV Dramas

Hercule Poirot, 1962 (USA/TV)
"General Electric Theater" Season 10, Episode 27
director John Brahm
writer Barré Lyndon
cast Martin Gabel(Hercule Poirot), Nina Foch(Mrs. Davenheim), Philip Ober(Chief George McManus), James T. Callahan(Detective Floyd Wright), John Harding(Billy Kellett)
The Disappearance of Mr. Davenheim
Agahta Christie's POIROT II, 1990
director Andrew Grieve
writer David Renwick
cast David Suchet(Poirot), Hugh Fraser(Hastings), Philip Jackson(Japp), Pauline Moran(Miss Lemon), Mel Martin(Charlotte Davenheim), Fiona McArthur(Maid), Ken Colley(Matthew Davenheim), Tony Mathews(Gerald Logan), Richard Beale(Merritt)
DAVENHEIM Shisso-jiken
Meitantei POIROT to MARPLE, 2004/05 (JP/TV)
director Naohito Takahashi;
writer Sukehiro Tomita,
cast/voice Kotaro Satomi(Poirot)

Link

  1. Official Site: The Disappearance of Mr. Davenheim
  2. IMDb: General Electric Theater: Hercule Poirot (1962)
  3. IMDb: Poirot: The Disappearance of Mr. Davenheim (1990)

The Adventure of the Italian Nobleman

The Sketch, Oct.24 1923
a.k.a. 'The Italian Nobleman'
Blue Book Magazine, Dec. 1924
Characters
Hercule Poirot, Arthur Hastings, Signor Paolo Ascanio, Graves, Count Foscatini, Dr. Hawker, Miss Rider, Roberts, Insp. James Japp

Film & TV Dramas

The Adventure of the Italian Nobleman
Agahta Christie's POIROT V, 1993
director Brian Farnham
writer Clive Exton
cast David Suchet(Poirot), Hugh Fraser(Hastings), Philip Jackson(Japp), Pauline Moran(Miss Lemon), David Neal(Bruno Vizzini), Anna Mazzotti(Margherita Fabbri), Sidney Kean(Count Foscatini), Vincenzo Ricotta(Mario Asciano), Leonard Preston(Mr Graves), Janet Lees Price(Miss Rider), Arthur Cox(Dr Hawker)

Link

  1. Official Site: The Adventure of the Italian Nobleman
  2. IMDb: Poirot: The Adventure of the Italian Nobleman (1993)

The Case of the Missing Will

The Sketch, Oct.31 1923
a.k.a. 'The Missing Will'
Blue Book Magazine, Jan. 1925
a.k.a. 'Sporting Challenge'
Characters
Hercule Poirot, Arthur Hastings, Coghan, Albert Pike, Jessie Pike, Mrs. Baker, Jim Baker, Andrew Marsh, Miss Violet Marsh, Roger Marsh

Film & TV Dramas

The Case of the Missing Will
Agahta Christie's POIROT V, 1993
director John Bruce
writer Douglas Watkinson
cast David Suchet(Poirot), Hugh Fraser(Hastings), Philip Jackson(Japp), Pauline Moran(Miss Lemon), Mark Kingston(Andrew Marsh), Terence Hardiman(John Siddaway), Rowena Cooper(Sarah Siddaway), Edward Atherton(Robert Siddaway), Gillian Hanna(Margaret Baker), Beth Goddard(Violet Wilson), Susan Tracy(Phyllida Campion), Neil Stuke(Peter Baker)

Link

  1. Official Site: The Case of the Missing Will
  2. IMDb: Poirot: The Case of the Missing Will (1993)

The Veiled Lady

a.k.a. 'The Clue of the Veiled Lady'
The Sketch, Oct.3 1923
Blue Book Magazine, Mar. 1925
a.k.a. 'The Case of the Veiled Lady'
a.k.a. 'The Chinese Puzzle Box'
Characters
Hercule Poirot, Arthur Hastings, Insp. James Japp, Lady Millicent Castle Vaughan, Croker, Duke of Southshire, Lavington, Reed

Film & TV Dramas

The Veiled Lady
Agahta Christie's POIROT II, 1990
director Edward Bennett
writer Clive Exton
cast David Suchet(Poirot), Hugh Fraser(Hastings), Philip Jackson(Japp), Pauline Moran(Miss Lemon), Francis Barber(Lady Millicent), Terence Harvey(Lavington), Carole Hayman(Mrs Godber)

Link

  1. Official Site: The Veiled Lady
  2. IMDb: Poirot: The Veiled Lady (1990)

The Lost Mine

The Sketch, Nov.21 1923
Blue Book Magazine, Apr. 1925
Characters
Hercule Poirot, Arthur Hastings, Insp. James Japp, Wu Ling, Dyer, Mr. Pearson, Insp. Miller, Charles Lester

Film & TV Dramas

The Lost Mine
Agahta Christie's POIROT II, 1990
director Edward Bennett
writer Michael Baker, David Renwick
cast David Suchet(Poirot), Hugh Fraser(Hastings), Philip Jackson(Japp), Pauline Moran(Miss Lemon), Vincent Wong(Chinaman), Richard Albrecht(Lobby Clerk), Anthony Bate(Lord Pearson), Julian Firth(Bank Teller), Colin Stinton(Charles Lester), Barbara Barnes(Mrs Lester), James Saxon(Reggie Dyer)

Link

  1. Official Site: The Lost Mine
  2. IMDb: Poirot: The Lost Mine (1990)

The Chocolate Box

a.k.a. 'The Clue of the Chocolate Box'
The Sketch, May 23 1923
Blue Book Magazine, Feb. 1925
Characters
Hercule Poirot, Arthur Hastings, Insp. James Japp, Mr. John Wilson, M. de Saint Alard, Jeannette, Denise, M. Paul Deroulard, Madame Deroulard, Madame Deroulard, Felicie, Francois, Virginie Mesnard

Film & TV Dramas

The Chocolate Box
Agahta Christie's POIROT V, 1993
director Ken Grieve
writer Douglas Watkinson
cast David Suchet(Poirot), Philip Jackson(Japp), Rosalie Crutchley(Madame Deroulard), Anna Chancellor(Virginie Mesnard), James Coombes(Paul Deroulard), Geoffrey Whitehead(Xavier St Alard), David de Keyser(Gaston Beaujeu), Jonathan Hackett(Claude Chantalier)

Link

  1. Official Site: The Chocolate Box
  2. IMDb: Poirot: The Chocolate Box (1993)
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