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Trailers and Videos. Crazy Credits. Alternate Versions. Rate This. When a wealthy old man appears to have been "frightened to death" by a cat, Miss Jane Marple Dame Margaret Rutherford suspects one of his four relatives, all heirs to his estate, of his murder.
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Cora war selbst Amateurmalerin und hatte Gemälde auf den örtlichen Märkten gekauft und gesammelt. Von dem einen Motiv erzählt Miss Gilchrist, dass Cora es in der Natur gezeichnet hätte — aber der abgebildete Pier ist seit dem Zweiten Weltkrieg zerstört.
Sie lädt einen Kunstkritiker, Alexander Guthrie ein, die Bilder zu beurteilen, aber er findet nichts Aufregendes. Unmittelbar nach diesem Besuch wird Miss Gilchrist beinahe getötet — durch Arsen in einer durch die Post zugestellen Torte.
Poirot beschäftigt sich nun intensiv mit der Familie und stellt fest, dass jeder irgendetwas zu verbergen hat.
Auch Helen Abernethie scheint, nach einem Blick in den Spiegel, dem Mörder auf die Spur gekommen zu sein, als sie jedoch Entwhistle anruft, wird sie bewusstlos geschlagen.
Dann ruft Poirot die Familie zusammen und gibt eine verblüffende Erklärung. Cora war niemals auf der Beerdigung gewesen. Es war Miss Gilchrist, die sich als Cora verkleidet hatte.
Da die anderen Cora seit vielen Jahren nicht gesehen hatten und die falsche Cora viele Eigenheiten der echten Cora zeigte, fiel der Trick nicht auf.
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Das hatte auch Helen bemerkt. View all 11 comments. A UK paperback issued by Fontana Books changed the title to Murder at the Gallop to tie in with the film version.
The book features the author's Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, but the Murder at the Gallop film adaptation instead featured her amateur sleuth, Miss Marple.
A wealthy man dies at home. His relatives gather after his funeral for the reading of his will, during which his sister states that he was murdered.
I used to make fun of Scooby Doo and how the gang would unmask the villain at the end, specifically how the villain would inevitably and hurriedly admit to the crime.
Then I started reading Agatha Christie's books and I realized where they picked up the habit. Now, don't get me wrong, Christie's mysteries are wonderful reads.
So much fun! I especially love Hercule Poirot. It's a shame it takes such a long time for him to show up in After the Funeral.
Much of the groundwork is laid out by a lawyer I used to make fun of Scooby Doo and how the gang would unmask the villain at the end, specifically how the villain would inevitably and hurriedly admit to the crime.
Much of the groundwork is laid out by a lawyer before Poirot arrives on the scene to tie it all up neatly. The body of this book is quite good.
The murderer is nicely disguised. The red herrings are well-stocked. But then comes the end. It's a satisfactory end as far as solving a crime goes, however, here again the murderer blurts out the truth.
Certainly Poirot has the person cornered and it would just be a matter of a trial to have the person convicted, but then that wouldn't be as dramatic, would it?
It would be more realistic though, and that's the problem with such endings. They somewhat tarnish an otherwise fairly believable story.
But that is a minor point as far as my enjoyment of the entire book goes. Yes, I have spent a good portion of a rather short review going on about it, but honestly, everything else about After the Funeral is a good read through and through!
View 2 comments. I really enjoyed this Poirot story. The sister after the funeral makes the startling statement that of course he was murdered.
Then she is murdered. What follows is a classic of misdirection and red herrings. It stumped me even with the clues. Perhaps it was because all of the family were so unlikeable that the murderer is such a surprise.
Agatha Christie never runs out on ideas, now, does she? And this is her 31st installment of the Poirot series, among others.
After the Funeral is another great murder-mystery story by her. It is a very interesting story with a strong, intelligent, and original plot.
I was quite taken in for a ride with so many turns that I was a little disoriented as to the crime and the criminal. I assure you, the crime was baffling too because after all, view spoiler [ one turned out to be a hoax!
I had a certain idea of the true criminal, but the motive and ingenuity in the execution of the crime, I would never have guessed.
It would have been impossible. The solving of the crime was entirely based on analyzing the human mind and character by the close observation of the words and conduct of the suspected characters.
This relying more on human psychology than on physical evidence which I personally enjoy is more and more common in these later installments.
There are more subtle changes that this series has slowly undergone. One is the changes that have taken place over the years in British society - the generation clashes and the modern thinking and daring living of the young generation.
The other is how Poirot has aged. The great detective is still in his prime mind, but he cannot evade the slow physical changes that are coming over him.
These carefully thought inclusions make this series live and very real. In addition to the interest generated by the mystery story, these subtleties have added to my enjoyment of Poirot mysteries.
Overall, it was a great read. And this one is definitely one of the best in the series. Ah Poirot, how I enjoy you with your funny egg shaped head, your sleek moustaches and your willingness to embrace the rampant racism present in the average Englishman all in the pursuit of a tricksy murderer.
This lovely hardcover facsimile edition has been sitting on my shelf for a while waiting to be read and it's really a very enjoyable Poirot whodunnit.
We have a stately home reaching the end of it's life along with the owner, a death swiftly followed by a second and a small cast of eccentric Ah Poirot, how I enjoy you with your funny egg shaped head, your sleek moustaches and your willingness to embrace the rampant racism present in the average Englishman all in the pursuit of a tricksy murderer.
We have a stately home reaching the end of it's life along with the owner, a death swiftly followed by a second and a small cast of eccentric and slightly stereotypical family members.
Underlying it is a will, a reasonable amount of money and a statement that murder may have been committed. For in this one we're not even sure if there has been.
All very typical Christie and Poirot. Except this book seems more vested in the era than some of the others. Post war Britain, rationing, the fall of an empire, taxation issues and a changing cultural background plant the novel historically and it's richer for it.
I found it took a few chapters to really get into but then it sucks you in. Poirot doesn't show up for a while and even when he does he's often in the background, quietly setting people off and observing the outcome.
As such we don't get as many of those wonderful character moments he's known for. Still, this one had me guessing and the final resolution was surprising and unexpected, even though a fairly big clue is given to us earlier for those really paying attention - you'll kick yourself when it's revealed - to date this makes it Agatha 12 : Andy 1.
I really enjoyed this one. The story starts after the funeral of Richard Abernethie, when his scatterbrain sister Cora makes a wild statement: "But he was murdered, wasn't he?
Because the silly Cora has in the past been known to blurt out unwelcome truths. Then, the next day, Cora is bludgeoned to death As with a The story starts after the funeral of Richard Abernethie, when his scatterbrain sister Cora makes a wild statement: "But he was murdered, wasn't he?
As with all of Christie's novels, it uses the classic technique of misdirection, but it would have to be a very astute reader who can spot it.
I suggest all Christie fans to reread the novel and marvel at her craft. Five stars, without a doubt. Unorthodox storyline. Relatively smaller novel in length than other Poirot novels, it all begins when the deceased's sister makes a comment that her brother was murdered.
In true Christie style all family members are suspects. Poirot joins and solves the murder. Interesting read.
A fabulous Poirot. More tomorrow So I, and a number of other people are now well into the third year of our Group Buddy Read of all of Agatha Christie's Poirot Novels and short stories, and whilst some of the novels fade in my memory, I can imagine this one will stay with me.
Poirot is asked by an old acquaintance and family lawyer to investigate the possible murder of his old friend and also the murder of his old friends sister just days after the funeral.
Is there even a connection especially hi A fabulous Poirot. Is there even a connection especially his sister blurts out she thinks her brother was murdered.
A number of nieces and nephews as well as the final brother and his wife are the immediate beneficiaries of the will and are therefore prime suspects.
Poirot poses as the leader of a refugee charity interested in purchasing the deceased man's stately home to enable him to investigate the possible suspects, all of whom could be involved.
A wonderful example of Poirot's little grey cells in action, and the epitome of what Christie set out to create with her fabulous detective.
Actual rating: 3. After some of her exotic settings, Christie returns to the classic English country house and the multigenerational cast of suspects.
The plot is fiendish, Poirot spots a giveaway clue in full sight, and red herrings are scattered liberally. A murder is particularly violent in this book so the squeamish need to watch out.
And that motive! I was introduced to Agatha Christie during my teens, by my older sister who was an avid reader. I have read all of her works including the plays and the romance series.
This is the third time that I read this book, but the first time in English. In my opinion this is not one of her greatest work.
It still has all the elements that made her the queen of mystery. Once a I was introduced to Agatha Christie during my teens, by my older sister who was an avid reader.
Once again she introduces us to a cast of characters who have all the reasons to commit a murder. And none of the characters are likeable.
Fortunately everything changes, thanks to the incredible and unbelievable Monsieur Poirot. The ending, although plausible and satisfying, felt rushed.
If you have never read Agatha Christie, I would not recommend this one as a starter, but it is still a good read, just not as exciting as the other books.
I went through a time in high school when I read nothing but Agatha Christie, setting me up for a lifetime love of mysteries.
Thing is I don't remember any of them. I think they were Miss Marple, not Poirot. Now every once in a while I try to sneak in a Christie here and there.
For a challenge, I needed a book published in Poirot was semi-retired then I think Agatha was about fed up with him after 30 previous books , so his part is small until he gathers everyone together at the end with h I went through a time in high school when I read nothing but Agatha Christie, setting me up for a lifetime love of mysteries.
Poirot was semi-retired then I think Agatha was about fed up with him after 30 previous books , so his part is small until he gathers everyone together at the end with his surprise reveal of who murdered who.
That's always my favorite part. A classic that remains timeless. Mr Entwhistle wondered. Academically the answer was yes.
But many pointless crimes were on record. It depended, Mr Entwhistle reflected, on the mentality of the murderer.
This was my first time reading After the Funeral, but, of course, it is the story that is loosely used as the story in Murder at the Gallop, that classic Marple film starring the incomparable Margaret Rutherford.
This is all wrong, of course. After the Funeral is a Poirot mystery, not a Marple. But other than this, the main plot is the same: a family gathering, a vague accusation, a brutal murder.
Poirot joins the plot relatively late, and then potters about as Poirot does. Which brings me to following: Poirot is the worst person to ever try and disguise himself.
This is not the first time he does it, and every time I've seen him do it, it is just ridiculous. Surely, Christie wrote this "disguise" malarkey as a bit of fun with the oh so famous and infallible Belgian.
His name seemed to mean nothing at all to them. After the Funeral is a fairly standard Poirot story, not the best, not the worst.
There are a couple of things that do not work, like Poirot's attempt at making people confess to him. That was just plain silly.
However, I liked disliking most of the characters. It's a bit of dark satire, more than a murder mystery, but it isn't as good as other Poirot stories.
The usual suspects-beautiful, ruthless women, somewhat crooked young men, plotting spinsters are gathered at the big denouement Christie does so well.
I can always turn to Christie when I need a comfortable place to situate myself in and this was no disappointment. I had my own choices for the ending but hers worked quite as well.
This may, sadly, be the last of hers I had not yet read but For fans of the inimitable Hercules Poirot, After the Funeral is a delightful visit to Agatha Christie-land.
This may, sadly, be the last of hers I had not yet read but I always enjoy rereading her, even knowing the end. A remarkable writer and the best of her genre, for me.
Had me guessing until the end. Hugh Fraser does a wonderful job on the audio version. There is the mansion, the old and loyal butler, and of course there is the family.
The story opens with the family of the late Richard Abernethie returning to his mansion following the funeral. Abernethie's sister, Cora Lansquenet, shocks everyone when she sudde " She was a bit of a scatterbrain and tended to just blurt things out.