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Elephants Can Remember by  Agatha Christie - Paperback - Second Printing - 1973 - from Odds and Ends Shop and Biblio.com

Elephants Can Remember

by Christie, Agatha

Condition: Very Good


Dell Books. Very Good. 1973. Second Printing. Paperback. The spine and both covers, next to the spine, are creased from reading. The pages are clean, no tears or soiling. The pages and binding are tight. All three page edges are green stained. ; Hercule Poirot; Vol. 37; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 237 pages; Features Hercule Poirot, Superintendent Garroway and Ariadne Oliver. A mystery writer's latest whodunit isn't fiction-but rather a true crime from her own past. And if memory serves Poirot, murder-like history-repeats itself... Elephants Can Remember is a detective fiction novel by Agatha Christie, featuring her Belgian detective Hercule Poirot and the recurring character Ariadne Oliver. This was the last of Christie's novels to feature either of these characters, although in terms of publication it was succeeded by Curtain: Poirot's Last Case, which had been written in the late 1930s. The novel is notable for its concentration on memory and oral testimony. At a literary luncheon, the celebrated author Ariadne Oliver is asked a blunt question by a complete stranger: Mrs. Burton-Cox. Mrs. Burton-Cox's son is considering marriage to one of Mrs. Oliver's god-daughters, Celia Ravenscroft. The question is: did Celia's mother murder her father, or was it the other way around? Disturbed but curious, Mrs. Oliver enlists Poirot's help as she attempts to discover the truth about two deaths that had occurred many years earlier. Will combine shipping on more than one book. .

Elephants Can Remember is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie and first published in the UK by the Collins Crime Club in November 1972 and in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company later in the same year. The UK edition retailed for £1.60 and the US edition at $6.95. It features her Belgian detective Hercule Poirot and the recurring character Ariadne Oliver.




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On Jan 27 2014, said:
  "I HAVE ALMOST ALL OF HER BOOKS IN MY COLLECTIONS AND WILL RE READ THEM OVER A PERIOD OF TIME. IN THIS ONE THE SUBJECT IS ONE I HAVE NEVER ENCOUNTERED AND THE ENDING IS REALLY VERY INTERESTING AS I AM INTERESTED IN THE "WHY" OF SOMETHING OR WHAT A PERSON (S) WILL DO. ALL OF OUR LIVES ARE DIFFERENT, YET WE HAVE A COMMON BOND, MAYBE GOOD, MAYBE BAD, BUT IT IS THERE."


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