SOPHIE THOMPSON as Mrs Reynolds David Suchet, Zoe Wanamaker, Sophie Thompson. Need another excuse to treat yourself to a new book this week? The story was adapted for radio by BBC Radio 4, starring John Moffatt in 2006. The atmospheric Hallowe’en Party has a script penned by Sherlock helmer Mark Gatiss. Once again Poiroit teams up with Mrs. Oliver to solve a crime where the characters have a sinister past. Find out when Agatha Christie's Poirot is on TV, including Series 12-Episode 2: Halloween Party. Start by marking “Hallowe'en Party (Hercule Poirot, #39)” as Want to Read: Error rating book. All Rights Reserved. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

The subject field is required. Poirot sums up his friend’s character: "It is a pity that she is so scatty. I'm not sure how many times I've read this, but it's still as enjoyable as ever.

Joyce Reynolds - First victim of the case. Please choose whether or not you want other users to be able to see on your profile that this library is a favorite of yours. Agatha Christie and her beloved Belgian Hercule Poirot are special to me. Joyce storms off only to be found dead in the library, by the bobbing-for-apples game later that evening. Poirot reveals further that Garfield was Miranda's father; Judith is not a widow, but a single mother. Hallowe'en Party is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie and first published in the UK by the Collins Crime Club in November 1969[1] and in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company later in the same year. Young Joyce had boasted of having witnessed a killing years before and although most dismissed her tale as pure fantasy, Poirot is not so sure. Read for my IRL book club. I watched the series with Hugh Fraser as Hastings and David Suchet as Poirot with my family as a child. Arriving to investigate, Poirot delves back into the annals of local life - and uncovers a series of mysterious deaths, any one of which could have a bearing on the present case. Please enter your name. By entering your details, you are agreeing to Radio Times privacy policy.

Last year, my mother in-law snagged it from me and read it while visiting.

In my preparation, I was also listening to Christie’s ‘Hallowe’en Party.’ It is a book I have not read by an author I consider an old friend – even if I never met her. Hallowe'en Party is the second episode of series 12 of the ITV British television drama series Agatha Christie's Poirot featuring David Suchet as Hercule Poirot, first broadcast on 14 January 1990 in the UK. Short enough to read in one sitting, on Halloween day. A widow following the death of her husband Hugo, also her first cousin, from unknown causes. The Woodleigh Common locals, including her stepmother (Thompson), refuse to take her seriously. Much of it reads as if spoken into a tape-recorder and never read through afterward."[5]. Dr Ferguson - Local physician and the appointed police surgeon. And something always comes up. 0 with reviews - Be the first. Poirot and his friend, crime novelist Ariadne Oliver, must investigate reckless teenagers and occult themes. Based on the publisher's blurb that Dame Agatha's sales are exceeded only by Shakespeare's and the Bible, my failure to appreciate what the entire reading world cherishes no doubt speaks to some dark blot on my soul. "Hallowe'en Party" is a Halloween-themed episode of the British detective series Agatha Christie's Poirot. Most that hear her simply suppose that she is trying to impress Adriadne Oliver, a noted murder mystery author that is in attendance, so they pay litte mind to her. The girl is renowned for telling tall tales, and it is Halloween after all. Ariadne Oliver, attending the party while visiting her friend Judith Butler, calls on Hercule Poirot to investigate the murder and Joyce's claim. What started out as a unique and interesting mystery soon turned into a rather tedious read with bland characters and a repetitive storyline. This is very much a later Christie novel – written in 1969 and virtually one of the last Poirot novels she wrote. Attended the Halloween party, and later found to be blackmailing the killer. However, when Joyce is found drowned in an apple-bobbing bucket that very same evening, Ariadne asks Poirot to investigate. This is one of the only stories that Agatha Christie uses a child as the murder victim. E2 I love Hercule Poirot , the egg shaped detective!! Copyright © 2001-2020 OCLC. WorldCat is the world's largest library catalog, helping you find library materials online.