Poirot's Early Cases
UK
Collins, London, Sep. 1974
US
Dodd Mead, New York, 1974 as "Hercule Poirot's Early Cases"

Plot

Still in the formative years of his career, Hercule Poirot faces a most taxing case: who killed Lord Cronshaw? Was Coco Courtenay's death on the same night a mere coincidence? And did she deliberately take an overdose of cocaine?
No sooner has Poirot revealed his astonishing conclusions, than he must turn his powers of deduction to seventeen other whirlwind mysteries.

The Lost Mine

see "Poirot Investigates"

The Chocolate Box

see "Poirot Investigates"

The Veiled Lady

see "Poirot Investigates"

Problem at Sea

This Week, Jan. 1936
a.k.a. 'Poirot and the Crime in Cabin 66', The Strand Magazine, Dec. 1935

Characters

Hercule Poirot, Carrington, Adeline Clapperton, Colonel John Clapperton, Pam Cregan, Badger Cotterill, Snooks Parker, Bassington-ffrench, General Forbes, Ellie Henderson, Kitty Mooney

Films & TV

Problem At Sea, ITV/UK, 1989
Agahta Christie's POIROT I

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Ladies' Home Journal, Jun. 1935; The Strand, Aug. 1935

Characters

Hercule Poirot, Inspector Sims, Henry Delafontaine, Mary Delafontaine, Amelia Barrowby, Miss Felicity Lemon

Films & TV

How Does Your Garden Grow?, ITV/UK, 1991
Agahta Christie's POIROT III

The Adventure of Johnny Waverly

a.k.a. 'The Kidnapping of Johnnie Waverly', The Sketch, Oct.10 1923

Characters

Hercule Poirot, Jessie Withers, Ada Waverly, Johnnie Waverly, Marcus Waverly, Miss Collins, Doctor Dakers, Tredwell, Captain Arthur Hastings, Inspector McNeil

Films & TV

The Adventure of Johnnie Waverly, ITV/UK, 1989
Agahta Christie's POIROT I
Le Mystérieux Enlèvement du petit Bruno, France 2/FR, 2015
Les petits meurtres d'Agatha Christie Saison 2

The Third Floor Flat

Hutchinson's Adventure & Mystery Story Magazine, Jan. 1929; Detective Story Magazine, Jan.5 1929
a.k.a. 'In the Third Floor Flat'

Characters

Hercule Poirot, O'Connor, Patricia "Pat" Garnett, Ernestine Grant, Jimmy Faulkener, John Fraser, Donovan Bailey, Mildred Hope, Inspector Rice

Films & TV

The Third Floor Flat, ITV/UK, 1989
Agahta Christie's POIROT I

The Affair at the Victory Ball

The Sketch, Mar.7 1923; The Blue Book, Sep. 1923
a.k.a. 'The Six China Figures'

Characters

Hercule Poirot, Lord Cronshaw (5th) "Cronch", Coco Courtenay, Captain Digby, Christopher "Chris" Davidson, Mrs Davidson, Eustace Beltane, Mrs Mallaby, Arthur Hastings, Inspector Japp

Films & TV

The Affair at the Victory Ball, ITV/UK, 1991
Agahta Christie's POIROT III

The Adventure of the Clapham Cook

The Sketch, Nov.14 1923

Characters

Hercule Poirot, Annie, Henry Wintergreen, Jane Emmott, Crotchet, Simpson, Eliza Dunn, Davis, Mrs Todd, Mr Todd, Carter Paterson, Edna Field, Eliza Leech, Arthur Hastings

Films & TV

The Adventure of The Clapham Cook, ITV/UK, 1989
Agahta Christie's POIROT I
Kieta Ryorinin, NHK/JP, 2005
Meitantei POIROT to MARPLE

The Cornish Mystery

The Sketch, Nov.28 1923; The Blue Book, Oct. 1925

Characters

Hercule Poirot, Dr Adams, Jessie, Freda Stanton, Edward Pengelley, Mrs Pengelley, Miss Marks, Jacob Radnor, Arthur Hastings

Films & TV

The Cornish Mystery, ITV/UK, 1990
Agahta Christie's POIROT II

The Adventure of the King of Clubs

The Sketch, Mar.21 1923
a.k.a. 'The King of Clubs', The Blue Book, Nov. 1923

Characters

Hercule Poirot, Alexander, Oglander, John Oglander, Miss Oglander, Mrs Oglander, Zara, Valerie Saintclair, Count Feodor, Doctor Ryan, Henry Reedburn, Arthur Hastings

Films & TV

The King of Clubs, ITV/UK, 1989
Agahta Christie's POIROT I

The LeMesurier Inheritance

The Sketch, Dec.18 1923; The Magpie, Dec. 1923

Characters

Hercule Poirot, John Gardiner, Lady Claygate, Miss Saunders, Higginson, Vincent Lemesurier, Gerald Lemesurier, Hugo Lemesurier, Sadie Lemsurier, Roger Lemesurier, Ronald Lemesurier, John Lemesurier, Baron Hugo Lemesurier, Arthur Hastings

The Plymouth Express

a.k.a. 'The Mystery of the Plymouth Express', The Sketch, Apr.4 1923
a.k.a. 'The Plymouth Express Affair', The Blue Book, Jan. 1924
a.k.a. 'The Girl in Electric Blue'

Characters

Hercule Poirot, Gracie Kidd, Flossie Carrington, Rupert Carrington, Alec Simpson, Duchess of Swansea, Red Narky, Ebenezer Halliday, Flossie Halliday, Jane Mason, Armand de la Rochefour, Arthur Hastings, Inspector Japp

Films & TV

The Plymouth Express, ITV/UK, 1991
Agahta Christie's POIROT III
PLYMOUTH-yuki kyuko-ressya, JP/NHK, 2005
Meitantei POIROT to MARPLE

The Submarine Plans

The Sketch, Nov.7 1923

This story was expanded in 1937 into 'The Incredible Theft'.

Characters

Hercule Poirot, Lord Alloway, Lady Juliet Weardale, Leonard Weardale, Sir Harry Weardale, Sir Ralph Curtis, Mrs Conrad, Mr Fitzroy, David MacAdam, Leonie, Arthur Hastings

The Market Basing Mystery

The Sketch, Oct.17 1923

This story was expanded in 1936 into 'Murder in the Mews'.

Characters

Hercule Poirot, Wendover, Miss Clegg, Dr Giles, Mr and Mrs Parker, Walter Protheroe, Constable Pollard, Arthur Hastings, Inspector Japp

The Double Clue

The Sketch, Dec.4 1923

Films & TV

The Double Clue, ITV/UK, 1991
Agahta Christie's POIROT III

Double Sin

The Sunday Dispatch, Sep.23 1928
a.k.a. 'By Road or Rail'

Characters

Hercule Poirot, Joseph Aarons, J. Baker Wood, Norton Kane, Mary Durrant, Elizabeth Penn, Arthur Hastings

Films & TV

Double Sin, ITV/UK, 1990
Agahta Christie's POIROT II

Wasps' Nest

Daily Mail, Nov.20 1928

Characters

Hercule Poirot, Molly Deane, John Harrison, Claude Langton

Play

Short Play / Melodrama / 30 minutes
Characters: Charles Harborough, Claud Langdon, Nina Bellamy, Hercule Poirot

Films & TV

The Wasps' Nest, BBC/UK, 1937
TV drama list
Wasps' Nest, ITV/UK, 1991
Agahta Christie's POIROT III

UK/US covers

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others

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Problem at Sea


How Does Your Garden Grow?


The Adventure of Johnny Waverly / The Kidnapping of Johnnie Waverly


The Third Floor Flat


The Affair at the Victory Ball


The Adventure of the Clapham Cook


The Cornish Mystery


The Adventure of the King of Clubs


The LeMesurier Inheritance


The Plymouth Express


The Submarine Plans


The Market Basing Mystery


The Double Clue


Double Sin


Wasps' Nest


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Le bal de la victoire

French index

Le Masque (#1655) 1981

Club des Masques (#561) 1986

Le Livre de Poche (#7338) 1991

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