The Affair At The Victory Ball and other Stories

The Affair At The Victory Ball and other Stories Ladies richissimes jolies intrigantes et danseuses c l bres puissants industriels princes trangers et membres du gouvernement Voil le monde que c toie Hercule Poirot Car il ne veut s occuper que d a

  • Title: The Affair At The Victory Ball and other Stories
  • Author: Agatha Christie
  • ISBN: 9780001056053
  • Page: 422
  • Format: Audio Cassette
  • Ladies richissimes, jolies intrigantes et danseuses c l bres puissants industriels, princes trangers et membres du gouvernement Voil le monde que c toie Hercule Poirot Car il ne veut s occuper que d affaires extraordinaires, scandaleuses, d licates de crimes la hauteur de son incomparable intelligence Et tandis qu Scotland Yard les infortun s inspecteurs batLadies richissimes, jolies intrigantes et danseuses c l bres puissants industriels, princes trangers et membres du gouvernement Voil le monde que c toie Hercule Poirot Car il ne veut s occuper que d affaires extraordinaires, scandaleuses, d licates de crimes la hauteur de son incomparable intelligence Et tandis qu Scotland Yard les infortun s inspecteurs battent la campagne la recherche d empreintes de pas ou de m gots de cigarettes, Poirot s installe dans son fauteuil o , une tasse de chocolat fumant la main, il pense Et comme par magie, le myst re s claircit C est cela, le g nie

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      Agatha Christie also wrote romance novels under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott, and was occasionally published under the name Agatha Christie Mallowan.Agatha Christie is the best selling author of all time She wrote eighty crime novels and story collections, fourteen plays, and several other books Her books have sold roughly four billion copies and have been translated into 45 languages She is the creator of the two most enduring figures in crime literature Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple and author of The Mousetrap, the longest running play in the history of modern theatre Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller was born in Torquay, Devon, England, U.K as the youngest of three The Millers had two other children Margaret Frary Miller 1879 1950 , called Madge, who was eleven years Agatha s senior, and Louis Montant Miller 1880 1929 , called Monty, ten years older than Agatha During the First World War, she worked at a hospital as a nurse later working at a hospital pharmacy, a job that influenced her work, as many of the murders in her books are carried out with poison.On Christmas Eve 1914 Agatha married Archibald Christie, an aviator in the Royal Flying Corps The couple had one daughter, Rosalind Hicks They divorced in 1928, two years after Christie discovered her husband was having an affair.Her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, came out in 1920 During this marriage, Agatha published six novels, a collection of short stories, and a number of short stories in magazines.In late 1926, Agatha s husband, Archie, revealed that he was in love with another woman, Nancy Neele, and wanted a divorce On 8 December 1926 the couple quarreled, and Archie Christie left their house Styles in Sunningdale, Berkshire, to spend the weekend with his mistress at Godalming, Surrey That same evening Agatha disappeared from her home, leaving behind a letter for her secretary saying that she was going to Yorkshire Her disappearance caused an outcry from the public, many of whom were admirers of her novels Despite a massive manhunt, she was not found for eleven days.In 1930, Christie married archaeologist Max Mallowan Sir Max from 1968 after joining him in an archaeological dig Their marriage was especially happy in the early years and remained so until Christie s death in 1976 In 1977, Mallowan married his longtime associate, Barbara Parker.Christie frequently used familiar settings for her stories Christie s travels with Mallowan contributed background to several of her novels set in the Middle East Other novels such as And Then There Were None were set in and around Torquay, where she was born Christie s 1934 novel Murder on the Orient Express was written in the Hotel Pera Palace in Istanbul, Turkey, the southern terminus of the railway The hotel maintains Christie s room as a memorial to the author The Greenway Estate in Devon, acquired by the couple as a summer residence in 1938, is now in the care of the National Trust.Christie often stayed at Abney Hall in Cheshire, which was owned by her brother in law, James Watts She based at least two of her stories on the hall the short story The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding, which is in the story collection of the same name, and the novel After the Funeral Abney became Agatha s greatest inspiration for country house life, with all the servants and grandeur which have been woven into her plots.During the Second World War, Christie worked in the pharmacy at University College Hospital of University College, London, where she acquired a knowledge of poisons that she put to good use in her post war crime novels To honour her many literary works, she was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 1956 New Year Honours The next year, she became the President of the Detection Club In the 1971 New Year Honours she was promoted Dame Commande

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    • درباره نویسنده:آگاتا مری کلاریسا، لیدی ملووان (به انگلیسی: Agatha Mary Clarissa, Lady Mallowan) (زاده ۱۵ سپتامبر ۱۸۹۰ - درگذشته ۱۲ ژانویه ۱۹۷۶) مشهور به آگاتا کریستی (به انگلیسی: Dame Agatha Christie) نویسنده انگلیسی داستان‌های جنایی و ادبیات کارآگاهی بود. او با نام مستعار ماری وستماکوت (به انگلیسی: Mary W [...]

    • This was Agatha Christie’s first published short story and appeared in The Sketch in 1923. Events were based on the death of young actress Billie Carleton after the notorious Victory Ball (an event I read about recently in the Kindle Single, “The Rise and Fall of ‘Brilliant’ Chang: London’s Jazz Age Drug Lord”). Apparently, the notorious case led not only to this short story, but also to a play by Noel Coward and it was certainly a scandalous news story at the time; involving the dea [...]

    • Torn from the headlines! Written from fact! Agatha Christie takes one of the great tabloid stories of immediate post First World War London – the death by drug overdose of Billie Cartleton – and somehow manages to make it both more exciting and more stultifyingly middle class. In this version there’s a drug overdose and a murder in the same evening, so you get double the death for your money, but the dénouement is one that can easily be sorted out in a drawing room rather than in the more [...]

    • The Affair at the Victory Ball was first published in "Poirot's Early Cases" in 1923. The Victory Ball was to be a stunning ball that was to be talked about all season. Unfortunately it is talked about for all the wrong reasons when two people attending the ball end up dead - one from a cocaine overdose and the other stabbed. Hercule Poirot is called in to investigate and solve this one for Inspector Japp.I'm not really a short story kind of person. I like to really immerse myself in a mystery o [...]

    • A lady leaves a favor dress ball early and is later found to have kicked the bucket from a medications overdose. Hercule Poirot researches in this, the main story expounded on him.

    • Double homicide. One made to look like an accidental cocaine overdose or suicide (Miss Courtenay) while the other a stabbing. The stabbing victim, Viscount Cronshaw was declared to be strangely stiff by the doctor who was called upon immediately. Apparently only a few minutes could have lapsed since Cronshaw's death. Japp suggested perhaps he was poisoned. That cannot be right. Why poison someone when you're gonna stab him anyway Poirot pointed out dismissing Japp's theory.Poirot deduces that th [...]

    • A double murder mystery set at a masquerade victory ball (after world war 1). The victims/suspects are a group of young british aristocrats/actors dressed as characters from commedia dell'arte. Cocaine plays a central part in the plot. The mystery is presented and solved in typical Christie-style. The killers intent was not fascinating to me in this story. Although the mystery is short, and Christie is able to tell a rich story with few words!

    • Intéressante plongée dans le quotidien d'Hercule Poirot, certaines nouvelles néanmoins sont invraisemblables.

    • Mlle Alice, pouvez-vous nous raconter votre rencontre avec Le Bal de la Victoire? "Je continue ma redécouverte de l'oeuvre d'Agatha Christie et plus particulièrement des aventures d'Hercule Poirot."Dites-nous en un peu plus sur son histoire "Le Bal de la Victoire est le titre de la première histoire que vous trouverez dans ce livre qui est en fait un recueil de nouvelles des aventures du celèbre détective belge."Mais que s'est-il exactement passé entre vous? "Je me suis bien faite avoir pa [...]

    • Ces "Poirot's early cases" ont été dotés en français d'un titre à la Modiano, celui en fait de la (traduction de la) première de cette quinzaine de nouvelles écrites dans les années 1920 et 1930 ; Poirot en est l'inévitable protagoniste ; la plupart sont narrées par l'excellent Hastings, un type normal lâché au milieu des pervers et des détectives belges maniaques. Dans le format court de la nouvelle, les intrigues délicieusement tarabiscotées d'Agatha Christie tendent à se rédu [...]

    • After a Victory Ball, Lord Cronshaw and his girlfriend were found dead: he stabbed in the super room; she, the next day of a cocaine overdose.Poirot is asked to look over the case and works with Inspector Japp to figure out who murdered them. There were costumes and mistaken identity based on the costumes which played into Poirot's figuring out who committed the murder.Who done it? (view spoiler)[ Davidson,a member of the party, killed Lord Cronshaw. Lord Cronshaw was a staunch opposer of drug u [...]

    • Ladies richissimes, jolies intrigantes et danseuses célèbres ; puissants industriels, princes étrangers et membres du gouvernement Voilà le monde que côtoie Hercule Poire. Car il ne veut s'occuper que d'affaires extraordinaires, scandaleuses, délicates ; de crimes à la hauteur de son incomparable intelligence. Et tandis qu'à Scotland Yard les infortunés inspecteurs battent la campagne à la recherche d'empreintes de pas ou de mégots de cigarettes, Poirot s'installe dans son fauteuil o [...]

    • “The Affair at the Victory Ball” involves a drug dealer claim to self-preservation in the killing of a couple. One, the addict, the other, a suspicious man opposed to vice. As the double death begins to be investigated by Hercule Poirot, what in the beginning seems to be an eerie coincidence of a lover’s demise in the same day, but two different places, turns out to be a crime not as instigating to the curiosity as the suggestion of mysterious coincidence. A pity! This could have been some [...]

    • Yet another story from the collection titled, Poirot's Early Cases, this is a clever murder mystery involving all the classic elements.A ball is thrown complete with dinner and a performance in which the guests are dressed in costumes. Naturally, someone is murdered and the little Belgian detective must solve the mystery and find the killer.This story is a lot of fun, and I recommend the entire collection.

    • It was okay I think I'll need to read more Hercule Poirot stories to get used to with this character. His know-it-all attitude makes me not like him as much I hope I'll like him better in the next ones. The story was well developed for such a short length. Gonna read more of Agatha Christie now :) Read the English version

    • Hercule Poirot s'occupe d'affaires extraordinaires et délicates - des nouvelles. C'est difficile d'écrire des nouvelles - on n'a pas beaucoup de mots pour élaborer le mystère et designer les personnages. L'auteur a bien crée les mystères, et le fait qu'on connait déjà son détective l'a aidé beaucoup parce qu'elle pouvait viser les autres personnages.

    • I've read this countless times. I'll read it countless times more. I love Agatha Christie. I love Hastings, Japp and Poirot. Oh, you little egg shaped headed Belgian and those grey cells of yours. <3 :)

    • I enjoy the short stories narrated by Captain Hastings. However, I've seen most of the movies based on these stories and already know the outcome. I regret that I saw the movies before reading them.

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