Hercule Poirot's Christmas
My dear James
You have always been one of the most faithful and kindly of my readers, and I was therefore seriously perturbed when I received from you a word of criticism.
You complained that my murders were getting too refined - anaemic, in fact. You yearned for a 'good violent murder with lots of blood'. A murder where there was no doubt about its being murder!
So this is your special story - written for you. I hope it may please.
Your affectionate sister-in-law Agatha  
UK
Collins, London, Dec. 1938
Daily Express, Nov.14-Dec.10 1938 as 'Murder at Christmas'
US
Dodd, Mead, New York, Feb. 1938 as "Murder for Christmas"
Collier's Weekly, Nov.12 1938 - Jan.14 1939 as 'Murder For Christmas'
a.k.a. "A Holiday for Murder"

THREE ACT TRAGEDY should be read before HERCULE POIROT'S CHRISTMAS.

Plot

It is Christmas Eve. The Lee family reunion is shattered by a deafening crash of furniture, followed by a high-pitched wailing scream. Upstairs, the tyrannical Simeon Lee lies dead in a pool of blood, his throat slashed.
But when Hercule Poirot, who is staying in the village with a friend for Christmas, offers to assist, he finds an atmosphere not of mourning but of mutual suspicion. It seems everyone had their own reason to hate the old man...

Contents

December 22nd
December 23rd
December 24th
December 25th
December 26th
December 27th
December 28th

Characters

Simeon Lee, Alfred Lee, Lydia Lee, George Lee, Magdalene Lee, Harry Lee, Pilar Estravados, Horbury, Tressilian, Sugden, Hercule Poirot

Films & TV

Hercule Poirot's Christmas, ITV/UK, 1994
Agahta Christie's POIROT VI
Petits meurtres en famille, FR, 2006
Les petits meurtres d'Agatha Christie
Meurtres en solde, France 2/FR, 2018
Les petits meurtres d'Agatha Christie Saison 2

UK/US covers

Collins / HarperCollins

Dodd, Mead

Avon

Bantam

Pan

others

Magazine

Audio
Audiogo, 2014

Western Europe covers

Le Noël d'Hercule Poirot

French index

Le Masque (#334) 1946

Club des Masques (#308) 1977

Le Livre de Poche (#1595) 1965

others

Kerstmis van Poirot / Kerst Tragedie / Kerst met Poirot

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Kerstmis van Poirot


Kerst Tragedie


Kerst met Poirot


Audio

Hercule Poirots Weihnachten

German index


Audio
Der Hörverlag, 2009
Der Hörverlag, 2019

Northern Europe covers

Hercule Poirots jul

Swedish index


Audio
Poirots jul
Bookmark Förlag, 2018
ISBN:9789188745323

En af mine sønner / Hercule Poirots jul

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En af mine sønner


Hercule Poirots jul


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Hercule Poirots jul
Lindhardt og Ringhof, 2020
ISBN:9788726486902

Guds kvern maler langsomt

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Simeon Leen testamentti

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Jólaleyfi Poirots

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Il Natale di Poirot

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Il Natale di Poirot
Mondadori Libri S.p.A., 2020
Il Natale di Poirot
GoodMood, 2020

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O Natal de Poirot

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Ubistvo na praznik / Božić Herkula Poaroa

former Yugoslavia index


Božić Herkula Poaroa

former Yugoslavia index


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former Yugoslavia index


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former Yugoslavia index


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Рождество Эркюля Пуаро
Эксмо, 2020

Hercule Poirot's Christmas


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