No one answered, yet they heard noises from a person, witnessing the real Cora Lansquenet's presence in her own home as Miss Gilchrist was impersonating her at Enderby Hall. But seriously, what do we get for speaking the truth at odd moments? I honestly think that this was Christie's way of saying that before the war a woman like Miss Gilchrist would have been happy with her lot in life, being a paid companion to a now wealthy woman. She learns from Gilchrist that her aunt always painted from life, and that she collected paintings from local sales in the hopes of finding a valuable piece. But that is a minor point as far as my enjoyment of the entire book goes. Miss Gilchrist gave herself away to Poirot by referring to the wax flowers on the green malachite table the first day the relatives gathered to select objects before the auction: these were on display on the day of the reading of Richard Abernethie's will but removed by the time Miss Gilchrist, as herself, visited Enderby Hall. Mr Entwhistle fears that one of the family may be a murderer and does a little preliminary investigating himself; but then he enlists the help of Hercule Poirot and a successful solution to the mystery is assured.
There are a couple of things that do not work, like Poirot's attempt at making people confess to him. This was my first time reading After the Funeral, but, of course, it is the story that is loosely used as the story in Murder at the Gallop, that classic Marple film starring the incomparable Margaret Rutherford. Her books have sold more than a billion copies in English and another billion in a hundred foreign languages. As with all of Christie's novels, it uses the classic technique of misdirection, but it would have to be a very astute reader who can spot it. The master of a Victorian mansion dies suddenly - and his sister is convinced it was murder. You can get hold of the book via the following links. Once again we have very little Poirot to start with.
There was some humor in the novel, which was a bonus. We have Poirot going in and stirring up the Abernethie relations and all you find out is more information to either make you loathe or pity these people depending on who the story focuses on. What do we really know about Cora? Eat your heart out, Way of Kings! That was just plain silly. It is a very clever, inventive and unpredictable story. To divert suspicion from herself, Gilchrist faked the attempt on her life. This French translation was done by Yves Massip, and he did a perfect job of it. If the server does not provide a quick download, then we remove it from the list.
Poirot appears solely under his own name, and interviews the family members himself. He patiently builds his case, and then flusters away in a final explosion of flustering! After the Funeral is a fairly standard Poirot story, not the best, not the worst. It was Miss Gilchrist in disguise, as part of a plot for her own gain, leaving Cora home asleep from a sedative in her tea. Often the story is told through other characters such as the family lawyer. No question about the cause of her death. It's a satisfactory end as far as solving a crime goes, however, here again the murderer blurts out the truth.
This book is criminally pun intended underrated. I find that Christie liked just dumping a boatload of names on the unsuspecting readers and letting them figure out the connections for themselves. But he was murdered, wasn't he? The family of the recently deceased Richard Abernethie are gathered in the library of his country house, Enderby Hall, for the reading of his will. To honour her many literary works, she was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 1956 New Year Honours. Collins Crime Club — A checklist of First Editions Second ed. I read that the culprit barely appeared in the book. Entwhistle calls on his friend, Hercule Poirot, to resolve doubts about the death of Richard.
Poirot joins the family as they gather to look over and select items of interest before the estate auction. His relatives gather after his funeral for the reading of his will, during which his sister states that he was murdered. Yet again, the cast of characters was vast and involved multiple relations. Most of the family members are written without depth, and what makes it worse is that they are the main suspects. This disturbs other members of the family and the family solicitor, Mr. Inspector Morton asks each family member to account for themselves on the day of Cora Lansquenet's murder.
Third-party sites are multimedia services that allow you to read and download e-books. In fact I think the ending was in a way taking a look at what the war had wrought in terms of good versus bad servants. The murder of Cora - the sister in a hatchet attack the very next day however and the subsequent attack on her companion makes it obvious that someone is trying to hush and hide something. Not one of my favorites but still a fun read. It took eons it felt like for the story to get going.
The word is the name of a card game, but mainly it is the term for a German mercenary, a foot soldier with a lance, from the 15th and 16th centuries. A country house, a will, a dysfunctional family, some deaths and near misses. تاریخ نخستین خوانش: سال 2001 میلادی عنوان: بعد از تشییع جنازه؛ نویسنده: آگاتا میلر کریستی؛ مترجم: رویا سعیدی؛ تهران، کتابهای هرمس؛ 1379؛ در 317 ص؛ فروست: داستانهای آگاتا کریستی: سری هرکول پوارو 31؛ چاپ دوم 1384؛ سوم 1387، شابک: 9789647100632؛ موضوع: داستانهای کارآگاهی از نویسندگان انگلیسی - سده 20 م عنوان: پس از تشییع جنازه؛ نویسنده: آگاتا میلر کریستی؛ مترجم: رویا سعیدی؛ تهران، کتابهای هرمس؛ چاپ سوم 1387؛ در 317 ص؛ فروست: داستانهای آگاتا کریستی: سری هرکول پوارو 31؛ شابک: 9789647100632؛ چاپ چهارم 1390، از متن کتاب: میخواستم اسم آن کافه تریا را «نخل زیتون» بگذارم، شترهای کوچکی درست کنم، و صورت غذا را در آنها جای دهم، گاهی، چینی خیلی قشنگی پیدا میشود، معمولا جزو کالاهای مرجوعی، نمیخواستم از آن ظروف سفید رنگ مسخره، استفاده کنم. A country house, a will, a dysfunctional family, some deaths and near misses. Absolute classic and ingenious Christie. I always have such a hard time distinguishing characters for the first few chapters, but they do tend to get a distin A careless statement is uttered after a funeral, which seem to lead to a brutal crime.