A Underestimated Detective?

SeaSnapSeaSnap Cornwall, United Kingdom Investigator

Post here if you like Ariadne Oliver!

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  • Tommy_A_JonesTommy_A_Jones Gloucestershire, United Kingdom ✭✭✭✭
    I also like her, without her Poirot wouldn't have 4 of his cases, the first on with Ariadne I read was Cards On The Table which isone where Ariadne didn't bring the case to Poirot, apart from that one I like her best in Mrs McGinty's Dead but having said that I don't remember much about Elephants Can Remember even though I saw the Adaptation
  • SeaSnapSeaSnap Cornwall, United Kingdom Investigator

    I think that she should be in a book narrated by Hastings. I wonder how he would have taken to her as another assistant to Poirot. :-?

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  • glalonzo0408glalonzo0408 Pennsylvania, United States ✭✭✭
    I love her...she gives a bit of comic relief.....

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  • SeaSnap said:

    I think that she should be in a book narrated by Hastings. I wonder how he would have taken to her as another assistant to Poirot. :-?

    Anne Hart in her book The Life And Times Of Hercule Poirot speculates what it would be like if characters met. I think Hastings and Mrs Oliver would get along quite well, although Mrs O wolud probably think Hastings not imaginative enough. 


    "Do not allow evil into your heart. It will make a home there." Poirot -Death On The Nile
  • SeaSnapSeaSnap Cornwall, United Kingdom Investigator

    I think that Zoë Wanamaker's portrayal of Mrs Oliver is really quite good. I love the fact that all 4 suspects of 'Cards on the Table' are the murderer at least once to Mrs O! At least (SPOILERS) she gets it right first!

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    Aristotle

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  • Tommy_A_JonesTommy_A_Jones Gloucestershire, United Kingdom ✭✭✭✭
    I don't think Hastings would like to be in a Book with Ariadne, I think he would feel his nose was being put out of joint, I think Ariadne would soon have Hastings down as a fantasist who thinks he is cleverer than he is, I in moments of probably madness, imagine Hastings replacing Race In Cards On The Table and pitting his wits against Ariadne and Poirot because he thinks he has what it takes to make a Detective. 
  • I think that Zoe Wannamaker was excellent in Mrs McGinty's Dead and  Halloween Party. In Cards I thnik she was settling into the role. I love it when she gets crazy ideas for her sleuth. They added one in Halloween party I think- a murder in a hot air balloon?!

    Oddly enough the writer in Death In The clouds seems like a prototype for Mrs O. He eats lot's of bananas (instead of  Mrs O's apples) and is very scatty. 


    !!!!! SPOILERS!!   Even more hysterical -In Cards On The Table adapt she refers to the murderer as "that skirt chaser" it turns out v differently!! I love the way she gets things wrong.


    "Do not allow evil into your heart. It will make a home there." Poirot -Death On The Nile
  • LL88LL88 Sofiya, Bulgaria ✭✭✭
    I like her very much, she is my favourite character in Chritie's books. And those apples she likes very much - everytime I think of her, I also want to eat an apple. :D

  • StathisZavitsanosStathisZavitsanos Attiki, Greece Investigator
    edited February 2014
    She is underestimated, indeed. Had she been in more stories she would have been more well-known. AC ought to have written a story with Oliver as the only detective.
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