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

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

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Northern Europe covers

Högt vatten

Swedish index


Audio
Högt vatten
Saga Egmont, 2018
ISBN:9788711788400

Den døde vender tilbage / Ebbe og flod

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Audio
Ebbe og flod
Lindhardt og Ringhof, 2020
ISBN:9788726596472

Mannen fra Cape Town

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Vuoksi ja luode

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Flóð og fjara

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Tõus ja mõõn viib kaasa

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Southern Europe covers

Alla deriva

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Audio
Alla deriva
Mondadori Libri S.p.A., 2021

Pleamares de la vida

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Independently published, 2021; ISBN:9798543713761

Pleamars de la vida


Seguindo a Correnteza / Arrastado na Torrente / Maré de Sorte

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Seguindo a Correnteza


Arrastado na Torrente


Maré de Sorte


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Pora przypływu
Omega, 2011
ISBN:9788372674258

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Прилив
Эксмо, 2020

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