Agatha Christie wrote from the s through the s.
Hercule Poirot was a retired Belgian detective, with a wealth of knowledge from his time in the police force. He was therefore highly respected, and had close links with Scotland Yard.
Poirot was logical, methodical and rational in his solving of the crimes. He inspired every confidence in the reader that he would uncover the identity of the murder and the circumstances of the death, and so you are willing to go along with him, trusting in his abilities.
As Belgium was at the time occupied by Germans, she succeeded in ensuring both a certain degree of sympathy, as well as eccentricity when compared to his English counterparts.
Poirot was a meticulous character, extremely fastidious, liking everything to be straight, aligned, and in pairs, constantly rearranging things. Indeed this somewhat compulsive disorder actually helped him on occasion realise the solution to the crime.
Poirot believed that by the application of sanity, logic and method, the mystery could be solved. He often kept important details and deductions to himself, only merely hinting at them to the reader. However whilst Agatha Chrisite soon tired of Poirot, the public loved him. He appeared in 33 novels, 56 short stories and 1 play.
Upon his death, Poirot was the only fictional character ever to have an obituary on the front page of the New York Times.
She lived in an English village, and being immersed within it, claimed that nothing could surprise her as she had seen it all.
She was a keen observer of human nature, and had a healthy interest in gossip. Miss Marple was full of curiosity, a gossip, yet shrewd and intelligent. She was very polite and good mannered, yet with a keen sense of ruthlessness and high moral standards.
Her shrewdness, intelligence and sense of intuition often meant that she was one step ahead of the both the police and the reader. Acutely observant, Miss Marple often blended into the background sitting there with her knitting, yet hearing and observing everything and everyone. She also had a tremendous ability of lateral thinking, and a wealth of knowledge of human nature from her immersion in village life.
Agatha Christie described her as fussy and spinsterish, but always expecting the worst of everyone and everything. Miss Marple also had an openness and a disarming charm, which built trust and encouraged people to open up to her, even the police officers who often confided in her.
She was therefore an integral part of the gossip network and used this to her advantage. She thought that two brains would be better than one, and that it would be useful to have someone for the detective to bounce his ideas off, as well as on occasions being his eyes and ears. However his slowness to see the significance of these, and his apparent lack of ability to think things through and therefore jump to fanciful conclusions, makes the reader feels one step ahead of him.
He also often asked the questions of Poirot that the reader themselves are thinking. Occasionally however Captain Hastings plays a more critical role; his observations were occasionally vital to Poirot solving the mystery; and his innocent suggestions of the blindingly obvious have also helped Hercule Poirot to catch the murderer.
Appearing in only 8 of the Poirot novels, Agatha Christie grew tired of him quickly, but found it difficult to disassociate him from Poirot in her writings. First appearing in a collection of short stories inThe Mysterious Mr Quin, he appeared in a total of 14 short stories.
Both the character and name of Harley Quin are derived from the famous historical Harlequin clown. Quin appears and disappears without warning, and due to tricks of the light, his clothes often appear multi-coloured and bright, like those of the theatrical Harlequin figure.
This magician-like detective and his elderly assistant, Mr Sattherwaite, focus on righting the wrongs of the law, resolving marital disputes, preventing tragic suicides and reuniting estranged lovers.
Sattherwaite is an observer of people, preferring to remain on the sidelines when we first meet him. Quin has been described as the catalyst or helper who enables Sattherwaite to solve the problem.
His supernatural style of resolving issues are in sharp contrast to the rational and thoughtful styles of Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple.Rising to (and exceeding) the occasion of her famous detective’s endgame, the story sees an aged, arthritic Poirot confined to a wheelchair as he hunts a suspect who murders by subtly and.
In her two most famous detectives, Agatha Christie creates two very different personalities and characters. On the one hand you have the Belgian retired detective, Hercule Poirot, who is very methodical and precise, and sometimes conceited in his powers of . Christie is a really good place to start for detective novels.
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Murder on the Orient Express is filled with spectacular twists-and-turns and also includes a surprise ending that is different from the original novel. The world-renowned Belgian private detective, unsurpassed in his intelligence and understanding of the criminal mind, respected and admired by police forces and heads of state across the globe.
Famous as much for his . Agatha Christie's Great Detectives Poirot and Marple (アガサ·クリスティーの名探偵ポワロとマープル, Agasa Kurisutī no Meitantei Powaro to Māpuru) is an anime television series that adapted several Agatha Christie stories about Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. A new character named Mabel West, Miss Marple's great-niece, who becomes Poirot's .