The Chocolate Box

The Chocolate Box Sitting in front of a fire Hastings listens as Poirot recounts his greatest failure When a wealthy French deputy dies everyone believes it is from natural causes Poirot is on vacation from the Belgi
  • Title: The Chocolate Box
  • Author: Agatha Christie
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  • Page: 162
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  • The Chocolate Box
    Sitting in front of a fire, Hastings listens as Poirot recounts his greatest failure When a wealthy French deputy dies, everyone believes it is from natural causes Poirot is on vacation from the Belgian police when a young lady comes to him convinced the man was poisoned She creates a guise for him enter the house as a journalist to investigate
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  • Agatha Christie

    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

  • 254 Comments

  • Cute wee story The only time Poirot did not completely solve the crime Or, at least that s what he said I was quite surprised at who the murderer was.


  • One of my favourite short stories featuring our little Belgian and dapper Captain, in which the former recounts to the latter one of the cases where his little grey cells faulted Remarkable.



  • This was a nice story that Poirot tells Hastings about a case where Poirot actually didn t solve the mystery correctly It was a fun, quick read, and it did make me wonder why of Agatha Christie s novels can t be this succinct Or at least a little bit shorter.



  • I d seen the tv adaptation several time and can picture David Suchet perfectly while reading of course the tv show was added o and plumped out but the details were the same.



  • Hercule Poirot is asked by his good friend Captain Hastings if he s ever failed a case This leads Poirot to recount the tale of his only failure an old case involving the mysterious death of a controversial french politician and a box of chocolates.Out of all the Agatha Christie short stories I ve read so far, this is my favorite It might be a very brief mystery, but it s conclusion definitely leaves a great impact I actually cried out in astonishment when Poirot revealed why he considers the ca [...]


  • Hastings and Poirot are talking one evening Poirot tells the story of his greatest failure as a detective.It was when he was still a detective in Belgium A distraught woman hires him to find out who killed her lover Prior notices a box of chocolates with a different colored lid from the bottom after talking with the servants, a box with reversed colors is retrieved from the garbage Poirot believes it is a particular person, but is summoned by the deceased s mother view spoiler The mother killed [...]


  • This is a short story, not the tradition book one expects from Christie.In this story, Poirot tells Hastings about a case he failed to solve The case involves a Chocolate Box, of course, and the inhabitants of the home of a wealthy owner who is murdered Worth reading as long as you realize it is only 36 pages or so on my Kindle.


  • Murder, mystery, and the little grey cells If you like Sherlock Holmes stories then you will love Hercule Poirot stories Fun fact, Poirot was the only fictional character to receive an obituary on the front page of The New York Times on August 6, 1975.


  • ClassicClassicThis was a beautifully well written good old fashioned murder mystery tale I just love Hercule Poirot and how his little gray cells work Truly delightful Mrs Ford






  • Good StoryCompared with other stories this story ended tamely it did not have the gripping suspense like other stories of the same author




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