what is your favorite Poirot?

rabbity300rabbity300 London,England Investigator
When it comes to the little,Belgian detective, what is your favorite one ? On holiday in Egypt or maybe down in Cornwall dealing with lies and drugs. What ever it is what is yours? 
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  • Tommy_A_JonesTommy_A_Jones Gloucestershire, United Kingdom ✭✭✭✭

    My Favourites happen to be set in Britain but Death On The Nile is quite high up where as Peril At End House is near the bottom just above Murder In Mesopotamia, and Five Little Pigs, Sad Cypruss, Hickory Dickory Dock and The Hollow are nearer Peril At End House than Death On The Nile.

  • CrookedQuinCrookedQuin California, United States ✭✭✭
    edited July 3
    Five Little Pigs, The Hollow, Sad Cypress, and Death on the Nile

    For some reason I love the ones that involve a romantic couple at the center since it adds an emotional intensity that works well with her writing and characters. ABC murders is also one I adore. 
  • HerculeAndAchilleHerculeAndAchille Harrogate, England Investigator
    For some unfathomable reason, I have always enjoyed Evil Under the Sun. Perhaps it is because of the relish I get when seeing characters contorted and misrepresented in adaptations, or the sheer satisfaction of a (not entirely conventional) ingenious plot, which makes Poirot question the most basic and obvious of assumptions.
  • Tommy_A_JonesTommy_A_Jones Gloucestershire, United Kingdom ✭✭✭✭

    I am confused, Is The question about The Books with Poirot or the David Suchet series, I have said many times I haven't got a favourite of the Books, My FavouriteS are ABC Murders, Cards On The Table, Mrs McGinty's Dead, Cat Among The Pigeons, Death On The Nile, The Clocks and Evil Under The Sun, my Favourite ADAPTATIONS are all of those MINUS Cards ON The Table, I like The Afaptation of Evil Under The Sun because it has Hastings, Japp and Miss Lemon, I love The Film too.

  • edited September 16
    I didn't care much for the Evil Under The Sun adaptation with David Suchet. I didn't care much of the inclusion of Hastings and Miss Lemon. I didn't mind the use of Japp (though having Poirot work with Colonel Weston would've been a bit better and made more sense) but cramming the former and using the ridiculous subplot of Poirot being medically obsese and changing the Jolly Roger Hotel to a health resort instead, all these silly inclusions took away the attention of the other characters, which I felt were lacking. The guest actors didn't stand out. Instead of Hastings and Miss Lemon, how about putting Mr. & Mrs. Gardner back in, using them for some comic relief instead of depending on the trio for that most of the time? This film could have been so much better and it felt like they played too safe, depending too much on Hastings and Lemon instead of letting them go and allowing Poirot to be by himself for a change. When Five Little Pigs aired, the series was a breath of fresh air. The series by the time of Evil Under The Sun became rather stale. Too bad the quality of the series after Five Little Pigs (along with Sad Cypress and The Hollow which were superb) in season 9 had more misses then hits. But the series was in definite need of a change but more care should've been considered because stories like Orient Express, Curtain, Appointment With Death, Death On The Nile, Cards On The Table should have been better then they were.  


    “People in the dark are quite different, aren’t they?”  ― A Murder Is Announced 
  • I love how in Evil Under The Sun, the book that is, Poirot compares the tanned, bronzed bodies lying in the sun to slabs of meat on the butchers table. Only Poirot can make such an odd simile. Good use of humor yet dark at the same time.


    “People in the dark are quite different, aren’t they?”  ― A Murder Is Announced 
  • Tommy_A_JonesTommy_A_Jones Gloucestershire, United Kingdom ✭✭✭✭
    I liked The Inclusion of Miss Lemon, Japp and Hastings, I love The Subplot, I probably would have liked it if it was without Japp, Hastings and Miss Lemon as I really ike Cat Among The Pigeons and After The Funeral but it was one of the last Episodes with all Four and I liked them, There are some Episodes and Books where I really wish at least one of the 3 would appear.
  • Right now my favourite book Poirot book is "The Hollow". My favourite Movie is the old "Evil under the sun" and my favourite actor who played Poirot is Albert Finney. I'm sure these selections won't be very popular.
  • Right now my favourite book Poirot book is "The Hollow". My favourite Movie is the old "Evil under the sun" and my favourite actor who played Poirot is Albert Finney. I'm sure these selections won't be very popular.
    They may not be popular in the eyes of many Christie fans but I respect your opinion. Speaking of The Hollow, it's one of my favorite Poirot books as well. Poirot visits the country and we get funny comments from him such as a dislike of trees because they have a habit of dropping their leaves. The novel has deep characterization that is beautifully written throughout and we have a good mystery to boot. How can anyone not like it? The Hollow is not your typical Poirot and that's probably why many don't take a liking to it.


    “People in the dark are quite different, aren’t they?”  ― A Murder Is Announced 
  • tudestudes Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ✭✭✭✭
    I love how in Evil Under The Sun, the book that is, Poirot compares the tanned, bronzed bodies lying in the sun to slabs of meat on the butchers table. Only Poirot can make such an odd simile. Good use of humor yet dark at the same time.
    I love this remark either. It's so clever! Although I don't dislike Suchet adaptation, it would be better not include Miss Lemon and Hastings. The plot is so ingenious. It would be better to be faithful to the book. I love this book. The scenario, the plot, the characters, everything is well written. And the way Poirot solves the murder is fantastic and really clever. I think it's one of the best endings. 
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