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Taken at the Flood Shortly after marrying a young widow Gordon Cloade is killed in the London blitz and the former Mrs Underhay inherits the Cloade family fortune Then the dead man s sister in law tells Poirot that she

  • Title: Taken at the Flood
  • Author: Agatha Christie
  • ISBN: 9780425068038
  • Page: 119
  • Format: Paperback
  • Taken at the Flood By Agatha Christie, Shortly after marrying a young widow, Gordon Cloade is killed in the London blitz and the former Mrs Underhay inherits the Cloade family fortune Then the dead man s sister in law tells Poirot that she believes the widow s first husband is still alive.

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    1. When you caught hold of me by the throat and said if I wasn t for you, no one should have me well I knew then that I was your woman Be still my wife beating heart.

    2. What a person really is, is only apparent when the test comes that is, the moment when you stand or fall on your own feet This is a detective story and thus I rate it considering my enjoyment of the mistery and its resolution absolutely stunning, so much that, hadn t the last chapter happened, I probably would have granted it five shining stars But then the epilogue came and oh God my eyes are bleeding When you caught hold of me by the throat and said if I wasn t for you, no one should have me w [...]

    3. Choose Your Own Adventure Your name is Lynn Marchmont, and you have come home from the war Home to your predictable village of Warmsley Vale, your predictable fianc David, your predictable little life all laid out in front of you Once upon a time, you loved it all.You secretly long for the war the excitement, the medical emergencies, the thrills and the danger Instead you must contend with your tiresome upper crust family, their sudden loss of fortune, the scheming, that strange feeling of ill w [...]

    4. Poirot sighed One should never struggle against the inevitable, he said If a middle aged lady wearing sham Egyptian beads has made up her mind to see the famous Hercule Poirot, and has come up from the country to do so, nothing will deflect her She will sit there in the hall till she gets her way Show her in, George This will contain spoilers.Taken at the Flood had an interesting start to the story We start the story in a gentlemen s club in London during an air raid What is interesting is that [...]

    5. Then came a change, as all things human change Tennyson, Enoch Arden Interesting way to construct a mystery all the characters are plausible as the murderer Great twist s Point off for having one of the worst of generally weak classic mystery romances view spoiler When you caught hold of me by the throat and said if I wasn t for you, no man should have me well I knew I was your woman And no, that s not some masochistic kink her fiance just tried to strangle her to death Romantic hide spoiler Als [...]

    6. This is a pretty good Christie mystery, but the character development at the end was such a betrayal I felt personally offended I should probably not get so involved in the characters, but still, I m taking away a star out of spite.Suggestion don t read the last 3 pages You ll be a happier person, and still know the end of the mystery.QuotesThe thing that was different and that ought not to be different was herself P14Was that really and truly what people were secretly feeling everywhere Was tha [...]

    7. I was really enjoying this in fact, I was thinking it was the best Poirot I had read but then there was a three page epilogue which was COMPLETE AND UTTER BULLSHIT which undid every bit of characterisation and plot that had preceded it.Christie had her heroine go back to the man who had tried to murder her, with the immortal lines When you caught hold of me by the throat and said if I wasn t for you, no one should have me well I knew then that I was your woman WHAT THE FUCK.I know, I know, diffe [...]

    8. Poirot murmured There is a tide in the affairs of menWhich, taken at its flood, leads on to fortune Shakespeare Yes, the tide sweeps in but it also ebbs and may carry you out to sea ChristieI was not looking forward to 27 I am trying to mimic the US pattern here of calling Presidents by their numerical order, He Who Shall Not Be Named as 45 clever No and so held my nose a little bit as I began Couple of false starts, had to begin over Part of it is that out of all 39 Poirot volumes, it is ranked [...]

    9. I think I can do this without spoilers, but there might be one or two mild ones I have no idea why the title was changed from There is a Tide to Taken at the Flood for the American edition both are lines from the same haunting quotation from Shakespeare s Julius Caesar and provide a motif throughout this fine post WWII mystery An English village seething with homicidal impulses plus Poirot equals a classic Christie I felt thoroughly outfoxed at the end, for surely this novel takes the prize for [...]

    10. After listening to The Sittaford Mystery on the drive TO a vacation destination, my daughter and I needed an audiobook for the return home trip This is NOT one of my favorite Christie s, but it is one that she has not read, so we jointly decided on this one.Plot point reveal below although not whodunit We listened to around the first half of the book on the drive home on 1 1 17, and then she finished reading it upon our return I kept up with the listen and finished it just this morning There is [...]

    11. On my second tour with Agatha Christie in middle age as opposed to high school I find that I am preferring Miss Marple s psychology to Poirot s little grey cells The mystery itself was interesting, but the female characters appalled me I could not believe a woman would write such an ending

    12. Gordon Cloade marries a beautiful young widow, and several weeks later is dead He is killed in the London Blitz and the now twice widowed Mrs Underhay finds herself in soul posession of the incredible Cloade family fortune His death, however, is not the mystery The mystery begins when Mr Cloade s sister in law pays a visit to Hercule Poirot She insists she has been warned by spirits unknown that Mrs Underhay s first husband is in fact still alive Poirot finds himself mystefied by this woman s p [...]

    13. You know, it was going great until Lynn realizes she s in love with the guy who tried to murder her while he s in the process of strangling her That put the super racist old lady in the shade.

    14. Nisam pogodila ubicu, a to je najva nije D Jeste da je glavni razlog silovanje dotada nje karakterizacije likova u poslednjih desetak strana, al ne mari.

    15. I had read this book before who knows when so I already knew one of the most important plot points in the story What I didn t remember was how brilliant the book was, specially the after the war setting with the many changes that it brought to England Young men and women who returned home after serving the men as soldiers, the women in the Women s Royal Naval Service or wrens and found they couldn t go back to the life they had known pre war I think this is the first book where Dame Christie rea [...]

    16. I began to write this review about two thirds of the way through the novel so enthused was I by what must surely be one of Agatha Christie s best plots And not least because, smugly, I thought I had cracked it It s a classic wealthy family thwarted inheritance tale, in which Hercule Poirot plays a fascinating role rather like a guide on a ghost tour, casually shining a beam upon obscure facets of the haunted house, and narrating their significance in tantalising riddles.Poirot in fact makes a ca [...]

    17. I really liked this book, it was written in non typical Agatha Christie style It didn t start by someone showing up to Poirot, telling their story, and then he does all his investigating You get to see the background of all the characters, and once again, she caught me off guard I was kept guessing till the end and it wasn t the way I thought it would be.

    18. If this had been a physical book that I owned I would have probably thrown this thing in the trash The entire book was offensive towards women, women who have been abused, and just common sense in general.The story begins by setting things up by exploring the current financial state of the Cloade family Every one of them were dependent on Gordon Cloade for financial help, and he was glad to give it to his family However, due to his death, his entire estate is inherited by his new wife Rosaleen d [...]

    19. How crafty you are Agatha Christie This detective story is absolutely stunning , it makes me feel dizzy ,espicially the last part

    20. In 1944, as the German bombs are falling, Hercule Poirot is safely ensconced in the Coronation Club, when he first hears of the Cloade family It seems the family patriarch millionaire, Gordon, was killed when a bomb hit his London home, but his young wife was spared As it turns out, the wife had previously been married to a Robert Underhay, who had mysteriously disappeared in Africa and was presumed dead Two years later, Poirot receives a strange visit from one of the Cloade family of Warmsley V [...]

    21. Demobilized W.R.N Lynn Marchmont returns to her home village Warmsley Vale Lynn has been much changed by World War II, somewhat missing the adrenaline of the war, and she returns to a much changed prospects for the future Her millionaire uncle, Gordon Cloade, died in London during the Blitz shortly after marrying a 25 year old Irish widow, the erstwhile Rosaleen Underhay At her irascible brother s direction, the new Mrs Cloade begins to cut off the many Cloade relatives who were long encouraged [...]

    22. Inhalt Als der wohlhabende Gordon Cloade stirbt, hinterl sst er einen Clan, in dem jeder aus den verschiedensten Gr nden auf die Gro z gigkeit Gordons angewiesen war Die junge Witwe wird nun von allen Seiten bedr ngt, dunkle Geheimnisse werden gel ftet, Erpresser tauchen auf, Morde geschehen bis am Ende Hercule Poirot die F den entwirrt und den wahren T ter enttarnt.Der Todeswirbel aus der Hercul Poirot Reihe von Agatha Christie stammt aus dem Jahr 1948.Hercule Poirot spielt in diesem Krimi nur [...]

    23. I like almost everything Hercule Poirot but this one has to be one of my favorites I listened to the audio book read by Hugh Frasier, and it was well done Hugh Frasier is actually the actor who played Hastings in the PBS mystery Poirot series starring David Suchet And I have to say, he does a pretty decent Poirot as well Ms Christie, once again, weaves an intricate tale, starting with little tidbits of background information regarding the mystery and the characters There is considerable time put [...]

    24. Before writing this review, I realized that I was facing some inner conflict on Taken at the Flood Because when I compare it to the typical Poirot mystery which I am so fond of, it pales But it only pales as a Poirot mystery because he s barely in it Forget about Belgian detectives Forget even about Agatha Christie Step back to see the larger picture, and you ll be surprised to find an excellent book on its own Christie reminds the reader that she can write other books in addition to churning ou [...]

    25. I wondered why I d never heard of this book s title, having read several books from the Hercule Poirot series, and I m an absolutely devoted fan of the TV series starring David Suchet.I was gobsmacked by the ending I m not so prim or PC that I can t read an Agatha Christie book without acknowledging it was a product of its time, however considering today s problem with domestic violence, and the new understanding of all the definitions of how Domestic Violence can be defined, Taken at the Flood [...]

    26. My first Hercule Poirot bookThis is a book that kept me guessing the culprit throughout the second half and in the end all of those remained guesses only this I liked very much The only thing I couldn t understand was the openness with which every character disclosed his her personal matters to Poirot Perhaps Poirot is a very persuasive talker.Nevertheless, the book is just amazing.

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