Elephants Can Remember

Elephants Can Remember

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A classic Hercule Poirot investigation, Agatha Christie's Elephants Can Remember has the expert detective delving into an unsolved crime from the past involving the strange death of a husband and wife.

Hercule Poirot stood on the clifftop. Here, many years earlier, there had been a fatal accident followed by the grisly discovery of two bodies--a husband and wife who had been shot dead.

But who had killed whom? Was it a suicide pact? A crime of passion? Or cold-blooded murder? Poirot delves into the past and discovers that "old sins leave long shadows."

Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, [Publisher not identified], , 1973.
ISBN: 9780061741524
Characteristics: text file,rda
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jun 29, 2017

This book is outstanding!!!! Although the end was very obvious and predictable, but I couldn't think who did it. Some of the characters were the same from Agatha Christie's previous novels with different names, which has bugged me a little, because I wanted to see different characters with different thoughts and personalities. It's another good book from Agatha Christie and I recommend it to her fans.
- @rahmamawlood of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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red_crocodile_82
May 06, 2017

This book is wonderful and is a work of art. This is one Agatha Christie's best and most memorable books.

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maspochni591
Feb 25, 2017

"Elephants Can Remember" is a decent, but predictable thriller and Christie has lost some of her sharp writing and surprises that her books used to have. The plot feels like a rehash of Five Little Pigs", both involve a previously unsolved crime and Poirot focusing on the testimonies of witnesses who knew the victims. Overall, "Elephants Can Remember" is one of the lesser Agatha Christie novels and a sign that Christie was losing her touch.

FederalWayEdna Nov 05, 2014

If you read a lot of Christie, you suspect early on where the story is leading but it still doesn't prevent you from enjoying a cleverly thought out plot and the doggedness of Poirot to get to the truth about a young woman's inquiry whether her father killed her mother before he committed suicide or if it was the other way around.

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newfieshawn
Oct 28, 2014

Excellent book really made me think

EuSei Aug 20, 2014

This is the worse of Mrs. Christie’s book I have read—and I love her books. Three or four chapters through the book I started wondering if Agatha Christie wrote it during a period of crisis in her life; or maybe she was considering quitting writing or was tired of Hercule Poirot… (Conan Doyle comes to mind!) I wonder what was going on in her life at that specific time. The dialogues are endlessly long and often times boring, repetitive, wooden. Poirot has very little of his charm—it comes back spasmodically, erratically. And the constant reference to elephants drove me nuts! Ariadne is the same from other books, but just way more long dialogues to her—more like monologues—when Poirot just injects a few monosyllables. It was relatively easy to extricate the plot at one point, but it was quite intelligent nevertheless. Patron “BrickBook” will forgive me, but this book is not about an elderly mystery writer with memory problems; there is more to it.

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kimh454
Jul 29, 2014

another excellent Christie novel. a great read.

crankylibrarian Sep 19, 2011

Lame. The only Agatha Christie I ever figured out halfway through.

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