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Third Girl ☂ [PDF / Epub] ☁ Third Girl By Agatha Christie ✐ – Thomashillier.co.uk Poirot is approached by a girl who shared a flat with two other girls in London She is convinced she is a murderer With rumours of weapons and blood stains and no hard evidence can Poirot determine wh Poirot is approached by a girl who shared a flat with two other girls in London She is convinced she is a murderer With rumours of weapons and blood stains and no hard evidence can Poirot determine whether she s guilty, innocent or mad.


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  1. carol. carol. says:

    Imagine, if you will, being a famous female mystery author You ve been publishing for over forty five years, and you ve becomethan a bit tired of your fans favorite detective, the egg headed Hercule Poirot What s a person to do Try a mystery where there s no murder, only a confused, drugged twenty something who is sure she s committed one Poirot, of course, has his suspicions early on She is not one who can cope with difficulties She is not one of those who can see before hand the d Imagine, if you will, being a famous female mystery author You ve been publishing for over forty five years, and you ve becomethan a bit tired of your fans favorite detective, the egg headed Hercule Poirot What s a person to do Try a mystery where there s no murder, only a confused, drugged twenty something who is sure she s committed one Poirot, of course, has his suspicions early on She is not one who can cope with difficulties She is not one of those who can see before hand the dangers that must come She is one of whom others will look round and say, We want a victim That one will do I enjoyed this one very much, and intend on acquiring a paper copy It is quintessential Christie, and while somewhat rooted in the time period those dirty, sexually ambiguous youth of the 60s is a frequent topic of conversation among themature , at least it wasn t offensively so Poirot is present from page one, and mystery writer and friend Mrs Oliver appears not long after I can t help but feel as if Christie was having a bit of meta fun in this one, playing off her detective and alter ego against each other Poirot has just finished a literary magnum opus and feels he needs a new challenge When Mrs Oliver happens to be involved in this non mystery, she leaps in, certain real detectives do things There s also the usual commentary about authors and being famous See what I mean by meta Who told this girl about you, Monsieur Poirot No one, so far as I know Naturally, she had heard about me, no doubt Mrs Oliver thought that naturally was not the word at all What was natural was that Poirot himself was sure that everyone had always heard of him Actually large numbers of people would only look at you blankly if the name of Hercule Poirot was mentioned, especially the younger generation It s definitely a slow progression, seeing how there isn t precisely a known murder It has the feel of a character study, afull one than some of her early books Reminds me perhaps, just a bit, of Crooked House, although the people here are far less eccentric Many feel quite real, and quite of their time period There sthan a little indirect commentary when Poirot uses the pretense of an old war connection to meet with the elderly Sir Roderick They engage in their remembrances, and after Poirot leaves, Sir Roderick confides to his assistant that he can t remember who the man is at all, but hud Poirot out of the war connection It s a story built on those kind of moments The build is definitely a think, think, kind of story, not at all an action one.For me, it was a four star read, but I read Christie for very different reasons than most I ve been reading her works for over three decades now, and I m almost positive I ve read all of the Poirot and Marplethan a few times Still, I was never methodical about it, so I m always kind of hoping to run into one I might have missed Because of that, most the stories never reach the type of suspense a brand new mystery does not that they aren t good, or enjoyable as one watches the intricate puzzle pieces click into place but I don t need to finish them As I ve aged, I ve noted that Christie often relies on a cultural characterization of madness that isthan a bit outdated However, on reflection, I realize it soften a red herring, like something her readers expect her to address but she then subverts I mostly read Christie because she s really a marvelously intricate character writer who does so much with a few choice words It s a pleasure for the little grey cells


  2. Ahmad Sharabiani Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    Third Girl Hercule Poirot 38 , Agatha ChristieThird Girl is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie and first published in the UK by the Collins Crime Club in November 1966 It features her Belgian detective Hercule Poirot and the recurring character Ariadne Oliver The novel is notable for being the first in many years in which Poirot is present from beginning to end It is uncommon in that the investigation includes discovering the first crime, which happens comparatively late in the Third Girl Hercule Poirot 38 , Agatha ChristieThird Girl is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie and first published in the UK by the Collins Crime Club in November 1966 It features her Belgian detective Hercule Poirot and the recurring character Ariadne Oliver The novel is notable for being the first in many years in which Poirot is present from beginning to end It is uncommon in that the investigation includes discovering the first crime, which happens comparatively late in the novel Norma Restarick seeks help from Poirot, believing she may have committed murder When she sees him in person, she flees, saying he is too old He pursues the case finding that Ariadne Oliver sent Norma to him He believes there is a murder that prompted Norma s fears Poirot and Mrs Oliver gather information, visiting her parents home and her apartment building Norma does not return home after a weekend visit to her father and stepmother Mrs Oliver finds her in a caf by chance with her boyfriend David Poirot meets Norma at the caf , where she mentions the death again After describing the odd times where she cannot recall what has happened she leaves in fear again Mrs Oliver trails David, ending up in the hospital after being coshed on the head upon leaving his art studio Poirot arranges for Dr Stilling fleet to follow Norma he pulls her to safety from a close call with speeding traffic and brings her to his place for treatment and for safety Norma s father Andrew abandoned her and her mother Grace when Norma was about 5 years old Andrew had run off with a woman in a relationship that ended soon after He traveled in Africa in financially successful ventures Norma lived with her mother until Grace s death two and a half years before Andrew returned to England after his brother Simon died a year earlier, to work in the family firm, arriving with a new young wife Norma can recognize nothing familiar in this man, but accepts him Norma is the third girl in her flat in the fashion of young women advertising for a third girl to share the rent The main tenant is secretary to her newfound father the other girl, Frances, travels often for the art gallery that employs her 2008 1385 288 9643634485 1386 293 9789643634483 1392 20 1966


  3. mark monday mark monday says:

    Choose Your Own Adventure You are an apartment in London It is the Swingin 60s, man, and everything is new and shiny and groovy and covered with flowers Psychiatry what a mind trip, it s crazy Drugs they re everywhere and sometimes not so groovy You have room for three girls, you spacious bohemian pad you but three girls in swingin London can sometimes equal trouble Murder Trouble Whatever is a hepcat apartment to do Time to bring in an old school private detective and his square Choose Your Own Adventure You are an apartment in London It is the Swingin 60s, man, and everything is new and shiny and groovy and covered with flowers Psychiatry what a mind trip, it s crazy Drugs they re everywhere and sometimes not so groovy You have room for three girls, you spacious bohemian pad you but three girls in swingin London can sometimes equal trouble Murder Trouble Whatever is a hepcat apartment to do Time to bring in an old school private detective and his square sidekicks to sort this mess out They can barely understand the lingo, but sometimes it s the straights who know what time it is Time to kick these double timing floozies to the curb and move on, cause murder can be such a drag, man But what s a bohemian apartment to do without some real cool cats to live in it Is it time to think of a different path If you decide to go on a Journey to the Center of the Mind, choose you decide it is time to go back to your roots, old school locked room style, choose


  4. Archit Ojha Archit Ojha says:

    I want a murder Hercule PoirotAgatha Christie held me captive.I should not have postponed reading this classic this long DANG Better late than never.A young woman approaches you and confesses that She might have committed a murder and leaves the house without throwing any lights on the matter What do you make up of this incident Do you think she s a troubled mad girl, that she s facing some family issues and forget about everything altogether A normal person would shake it all off Bu I want a murder Hercule PoirotAgatha Christie held me captive.I should not have postponed reading this classic this long DANG Better late than never.A young woman approaches you and confesses that She might have committed a murder and leaves the house without throwing any lights on the matter What do you make up of this incident Do you think she s a troubled mad girl, that she s facing some family issues and forget about everything altogether A normal person would shake it all off But if you re Hercule Poirot, you ll not let the things go easily, will you Third Girl is a jaw dropping thriller where you ve no clues of any murder or a death You know nothing of the girl who confessed Without any evidences, all you can do is hit in the dark hoping to get the justice But for whom Maybe, The third girl but how What evil are you dealing with here Agatha Christie s Third Girl is a must read


  5. Fiona MacDonald Fiona MacDonald says:

    Ashamed to say this was not Agatha Christie on top form I really wasn t a fan of this, and although the story was explained at the end I still didn t feel it made any sense Poirot is going a bit downhill I feel by now, and like in the book beforehand that I read, Christie seems fed up of him as a character It really shows Interesting story, but too drawn out and just not enjoyable


  6. Tim Tim says:

    Well It s not as bad as The Big Four at least Yeah, that s about the most in terms of praise I can personally give this one Now don t get me wrong, Christie wrote so many books that I am in no way upset when I read a bad one, but it is a little disappointing that I say this is my second to least favorite in the series There are so many issues with this one For a good portion of the novel there isn t an actual case to be solved, just Poirot going Hmm it feels like there should be a case Well It s not as bad as The Big Four at least Yeah, that s about the most in terms of praise I can personally give this one Now don t get me wrong, Christie wrote so many books that I am in no way upset when I read a bad one, but it is a little disappointing that I say this is my second to least favorite in the series There are so many issues with this one For a good portion of the novel there isn t an actual case to be solved, just Poirot going Hmm it feels like there should be a case here It isn t very engaging for a mystery to really be without an actual mystery for a good portion of the read Yet nonetheless, Poirot will sit there and recap every clue he s found for multiple pages there is seriously one chapter which is just Poirot going, Nope, still can t find a mystery, but here s everything I ve learned just in case it is important.Christie also tries to update the book to the 60s, which rather humorously makes it feeldated than any of her other books The books from the 20s, 30s, 40s, and 50s that I ve read all feel rather timeless They all fit their period, but you could read them in any order without really feeling the passage of time So, what does this 60s update bring us Essentially it s Christie singing Kids I don t know what s wrong with these kids today Kids Who can understand anything they say Kids They are so ridiculous and immaturefor 270 some odd pages.The book also feels rather inconsistent, with at least one side plot being brought up, never fully explained and dismissed in two lines, which is rather frustrating given how brilliantly Christie planned out so many of her other mysteries In closing This one all around just feels like a disappointment The case takes too long in arriving, and isn t particularly stunning when it arrives The time change really feels like a reason for Christie to shout at kids to get off her lawn and no, not even name dropping the Beatles could make this one hip 2 5


  7. Evgeny Evgeny says:

    A young woman came to Poirot early in the morning She said she thought she had killed somebody, but did not give any details as upon seeing Poirot she decided he is too old and left At that time Poirot was bored He was also intrigued by the visit and hurt by her thinking he was old He decided to find her again The rest of the book was spent on half the population of London and nearby countryside making fuss around this girl, exactly in the way a young hen does about its very first laid egg A young woman came to Poirot early in the morning She said she thought she had killed somebody, but did not give any details as upon seeing Poirot she decided he is too old and left At that time Poirot was bored He was also intrigued by the visit and hurt by her thinking he was old He decided to find her again The rest of the book was spent on half the population of London and nearby countryside making fuss around this girl, exactly in the way a young hen does about its very first laid egg I used to complain Poirot is hardly present in the later books Here he was the main character from the beginning to the end Mrs Oliver while not as colorful character as Poirot is still good enough to be interesting she was one of the main players Still something very major was missing a crime By the time I was approaching three thirds of the book I wished for something as innocent as pickpocketing had happened No such luck people were still too busy fussing about the girl Poirot including Finally when the crime came at the very last moment there was just enough space in the book left for Poirot to explain everything It did not help any that the solution was blatantly obvious and I am sure even Capt Hastings would be able to solve it had he been present It was a trick already employed by Agatha Christie earlier with greater success Only this time she did not even bother to hide the clues behind lots of red herrings It you ask my personal opinion it is not Poirot who was getting old it was Agatha Christie who was getting old and had developed memory problems She almost forgot to include a crime in a mystery novel and finally did it as an afterthought So far this was the most boring Poirot book I have ever read The Big Four was outright stupid, this one was outright boring Some of the readers including my friends hi, Carol say that sometimes the mystery itself can take a secondary role yielding to a human drama with excellent characters Agatha Christie could write such I agree, but this time I failed to find a single remotely exciting character As to the girl the third girl by the end I wished she had really killed someone, just to put her out of her drug induced misery My conclusion If you do not feel like reading all Poirot books and would like to skip some, The Big Four is still the first one that comes to mind Its stupidity is beyond words This one would be number two Two stars is as high as I can go Sorry, Dame of Mystery you have brought this upon you yourself


  8. David Schaafsma David Schaafsma says:

    I want a murder Poirot not that Belgian wants to see anyone dead, really A murder has been claimed, and none has been proven A third girl is a reference to the intricacies of flat rental, I learn A girl or, woman, okay rents a flat or, as we say in the U.S., apartment, just don t want you to get lost here and then invites a friend in to join her Then they advertise for a third girl to share with them, who apparently is not usually a friend Not surprisingly, this third girl I want a murder Poirot not that Belgian wants to see anyone dead, really A murder has been claimed, and none has been proven A third girl is a reference to the intricacies of flat rental, I learn A girl or, woman, okay rents a flat or, as we say in the U.S., apartment, just don t want you to get lost here and then invites a friend in to join her Then they advertise for a third girl to share with them, who apparently is not usually a friend Not surprisingly, this third girl idea makes its way into the plot inthan one way.Norma, our third girl, comes to Poirot to suggest she may have committed a murder Later, a similar thing would seem to happen, where Norma is holding a bloody knife over the body of her boyfriend, David For most of the book it is not clear at all whether any murder at all has been committed Highlights In the last few books, Christie got the idea to go slightly meta by adding a prolific detective novelist, Ariadne Oliver, to work with Poirot She s fun and funny, kind of batty, and a way for Christie to lightly comment on herself in the process of solving the mystery She s kind of the opposite of Poirot, though not weak like Hastings, who is featured in the early novels Madness is almost always considered by various characters in Christie plots as the reason why murders are committed, and it is almost never a real consideration in the crime People kill for reasons As Poirot points out, logic is usually followed, and it will take Poirot s brain cells to logically figure make this clear But in this book madness comes up in various ways Ariadne is often seen as batty, and is coshed on the head, making her a little confused Third girl Norma has memory lapses, and possibly hallucinates One of the reasons Christie got into writing mysteries is that she was working in a hospital and imagined several drugs as poisonous in mystery plots In this book, set in the sixties, drugs abound in a way you might not have imagined in the twenties though booze is always present LSD, marijuana, cocaine, very attractive to Christie as a lifelong student of chemistry Christie published this book in 1966, when she was 76 she never really says how old Poirot is, but it is clear he was retired when she began to publish works with him as a main character in 1920 But she at least reflects on him increasingly as quite old and not able to do what he was able to do, though it is clear he is still brilliant She uses this book to reflect on aging also through Sir Roderick Horsfield, who has memory issues she does this largely in a comic vein One blurb says, Christie displays her usual acute sense of the contemporary scene By this, the reviewer means fashion and lifestyle, as in the mod London beatnik scene, which amuses her and Poirot In the 1920s Christie features flappers in the sixties we have bony Twiggy types, and androgynous men in tight bell bottoms Free love abounds Christie almost never mentions contemporary world events in her amusements, but always loves to comment on clothes and hairstyles which figure importantly in the plot this time The Beatles are even mentioned in this book Hip Christie It is usual to note that the latter Christie works are not as good as they one were, but I found some turns surprisingly surprising Is this a sign of ageism on my part, as a guy in his sixties Nah, most older writers are not as good as they were in their prime, but this is still a good mystery by the Great One


  9. Sam Sam says:

    Well, as my first Agatha Christie book in about 20 years, i m told this was a bad choice Christie wrote it later in her life, and in a bid to maintain some relevance with the younger people, wrote in a lot of jargon about drugs and young people and their strange ways The jargon and stereotypes didn t bother me so much they were quaint and at times humorous, but forgivable in most circumstances What was bothersome about the book was that it had some difficulty in getting started, and when it Well, as my first Agatha Christie book in about 20 years, i m told this was a bad choice Christie wrote it later in her life, and in a bid to maintain some relevance with the younger people, wrote in a lot of jargon about drugs and young people and their strange ways The jargon and stereotypes didn t bother me so much they were quaint and at times humorous, but forgivable in most circumstances What was bothersome about the book was that it had some difficulty in getting started, and when it did get up and rolling, the plot was continuously interrupted by Hercule Poirot ruminating about all the facts of the case up to that point Now, a great detective must do this, of course, but i swear it happens ten times in the second half of the book, and Poirot isn t exactly the soul of brevity when talking to himself I was able to keep all the facts straight while listening to the story, and had much of the conclusion figured out before Poirot did, which was also slightly annoying Ah well The reader for this particular recording was quite good, and did an exceptional job creating the character of Hercule Poirot


  10. Branwen Sedai *of the Brown Ajah* Branwen Sedai *of the Brown Ajah* says:

    Where there is murder, anything can happenCan you believe I have gone my whole life without reading an Agatha Christie novel I know, right Me either So I picked this one up, along with a few others, at my local used bookstore on a whim and decided to give her a shot I am really glad that I did, because this book was very enjoyable Hercule Poirot is a Belgium detective who is approached by a young girl who thinks she has committed a murder Shortly after she disappears and Poirot mustWhere there is murder, anything can happenCan you believe I have gone my whole life without reading an Agatha Christie novel I know, right Me either So I picked this one up, along with a few others, at my local used bookstore on a whim and decided to give her a shot I am really glad that I did, because this book was very enjoyable Hercule Poirot is a Belgium detective who is approached by a young girl who thinks she has committed a murder Shortly after she disappears and Poirot must track down the clues to get to the bottom of the mystery of this strange girl.I really liked Poirot a lot He was charming and clever and it was great fun watching him put all the clues together to solve the case I am absolute rubbish as guessing the endings to mystery books so it was a delightful surprise to me when I reached the end and it was not what I expected at all All in all, I really liked this story and look forward to continuing my reading relationship with Monsieur Poirot


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