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.
UK
Collins, London, Nov. 1948
US
Dodd Mead, New York, Mar. 1948 as "There is a Tide ..."

Plot

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.

Characters

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

UK/US covers

Collins / HarperCollins


Dodd,Mead


Dell


Berkley


others

eBook


Audio


Western Europe covers

Le flux et le reflux

French index

Le Masque (#385) 1951

Club des Masques (#2335) 1975

Le Livre de Poche (#5915) 1984

others

De moordenaar waagt een gok(je)

Dutch index


Der Todeswirbel

German index


Northern Europe covers

Högt vatten

Swedish index


Den døde vender tilbage / Ebbe og flod

Danish index


Mannen fra Cape Town

Norwegian index


Vuoksi ja luode

Finnish index


Flóð og fjara

Icelandic index


Tõus ja mõõn viib kaasa

Estonian index


Permaininga sėkmė

Lithuanian index


Southern Europe covers

Alla deriva

Italian index


Pleamares de la vida

Spanish index


Pleamars de la vida


Seguindo a Correnteza / Arrastado na Torrente / Maré de Sorte

Portuguese index

Seguindo a Correnteza


Arrastado na Torrente


Maré de Sorte


Το κρυφό αγκάθι / Χαμένοι στην παλίρροια

Greek index


Ко талас ухвати / Ko talas uhvati

former Yugoslavia index


Tko plimu uhvati

former Yugoslavia index


Zlovešča plima

former Yugoslavia index


Tko plimu uhvati

former Yugoslavia index

Кој ке го фати бранот

former Yugoslavia index


Eastern Europe covers

Na vrcholu vlny / Čas přílivu

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Zátonyok közt

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Фатален шанс

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Pora przypływu

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Audio


Cum bate valul

Romanian index


Берег удачі

Прилив / Берег удачи

Russian index


Middle East & Asian covers

Ölüm Dalgaları / Şeytan Dönemeci / Poirot Söylerse

Turkish index


הרקול פוארו בעקבות הרוצח

Hebrew index


الإرث الضائع ⁄ ركوب التيار ⁄ الوصية المفقودة

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پول، ارباب بدي است ⁄ موج سواری ⁄ گردونه شيطان

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Mengail di Air Keruh

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น้ำขึ้นให้รีบตัก ⁄ กลลวง ⁄ ปมฆาตกรรม

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漲潮時節 / 遗产风波 / 順水推舟 / 致命遗产

Chinese index

漲潮時節


遗产风波


順水推舟


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