Introducing the story of The ABC Murders by: Agatha Christie.
about The ABC Murders:
The A.B.C. Murders is a detective work by English author Agatha Christie, published in 1936. This story is a surprising story tackling the modern figure of the serial killer and the psychology. The characters in this story are: Hercule Poirot, Arthur Hastings and Chief Inspector Japp. They contend with a series of killings by a mysterious murderer known only as “A.B.C.”.
Agatha Christie following in the footsteps Charles Dickens, Combines first-person narrative and third-person narrative. This approach was previously used by Agatha Christie in The Man in the Brown Suit. The story was well received in the UK and the US when it was published.
About the author:
Agatha Christie, the most famous woman writer and one of the pioneers of criminal literature, was born on September 15, 1890 in Torquay Devon, England. she was the daughter of an American father and an English aristocratic mother. During both World Wars, she served in war hospitals and then in pharmacies, And for this reason she had a high knowledge of medicine and toxicology. So she used the same science in writing her books, and that is why most of the victims of Christie’s stories die of poison.
Agatha Christie was unparalleled in character creation, and immortal characters such as Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple are among her timeless masterpieces. It is interesting to know that Agatha Christie’s personal life, like her stories, has been very complicated and enigmatic. She died in 1976 at her home in Oxford shire, England.
The ABC Murders is an adventure and investigation story. This story is told by faithful friend of Hercule Poirot named Captain Arthur Hastings. Hercule Poirot and Captain Arthur Hastings are two old friends that used to work together solving crimes. But these two friends have not seen each other for years. Captain Arthur Hastings has married and left for South Africa and Poirot works as a private detective in London.
One day Hastings was passing through London and decided to visit Hercule Poirot. Hastings had noticed that Poirot famous detective still wit. During the meeting of former colleagues Poirot received a letter from a criminal who challenged him. Once again, Poirot will find himself up against a Mysterious killer who goes by the name of “ABC”.
In fact, the author of this letter points out Poirot to the murders he will commit in the future. So again Poirot and his partner would work together solving a complicated case.
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