Taken at the Flood
There is a tide in the affairs of men,
Which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
Omitted, all the voyage of their life
Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
On Such a full sea are we now afloat,
And we must take the current when it serves,
Or lose our ventures.
Collins, London, Nov. 1948
Dodd, Mead, New York, Mar. 1948 as "There is a Tide ..."


A few weeks after marrying an attractive young widow, Gordon Cloade is tragically killed by a bomb blast in the London blitz. Overnight, the former Mrs Underhay finds herself in sole possession of the Cloade family fortune.
Shortly afterwards, Hercule Poirot receives a visit from the dead man's sister-in-law, who claims she has been warned by 'spirits' that Mrs Underhay's first husband is still alive. Yet, what mystifies Poirot most is the woman's true motive for approaching him.


Hercule Poirot, Francis Cloade, Gordon Cloade, Jeremy Cloade, Katherine Cloade, Dr. Lionel Cloade, Rosaleen Cloade, Rowley Cloade, Eileen Corrigan, David Hunter, Mrs. Leadbetter, Beatrice Lippincott, Adela Marchmont, Lynn Marchmont, Major George Douglas Porter, Superintendent Spence, CHarles Trenton, Captain Robert Underhay

Films & TV

Taken at the Flood, ITV/UK, 2006
Agahta Christie's POIROT X
Le Flux et le Reflux, FR, 2011
Les petits meurtres d'Agatha Christie Saison 1

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HarperCollins, 2002; ISBN:9780007139675
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Le flux et le reflux

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