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Nov 01, 2009
by: debbie

Hello there,
This is in reference to your question about CARDS ON THE TABLE. If you have not yet read MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS, then do not read CARDS ON THE TABLE because the solution to that crime is revealed in CARDS ON THE TABLE. It is a small reference but the less observant may resent having the solution to one of Mrs. Christie's most popular and exciting works revealed to them.
Why she did this has never been made clear. Either she was unaware of it or it was an oversight on her part. By the way have you read her autobiography? It was a pip.

Aug 25, 2008
by: Steve

Thanks Mary, that solves that for my wife and I, and I agree with you that reading the books is far more satisfying because you can look back at will to try to spot the clues as to who dunnit.

I also agree that in the earlier BBC productions, Joan Hickson is brilliant as Miss Marple, and David Suchet is the very epitome of what I imagine Poirot to look and act like.

Once again, thank you, and when I can find a copy of the book, I shall add it to the twenty or so other Christie book that I have.

Aug 24, 2008
Cards on The Table: Spoiler Alert
by: Mary

Well, let's just forget about the TV version (which deviated from the original story so much that I couldn't bear it) and concentrate on what Agatha Christie intended.

The guilty party is Doctor Roberts who kills Shaitana because he believes Shaitana has proof that he has murdered at least two people He then kills Mrs Lorrimer in the hope of making her the scapegoat for Shaitana's murder (forging a confession to be delivered to the three other suspects.)

But why not read the books for yourself. There's so much more to an Agatha Christie novel than discovering whodunit; following her devious plotting and trying to spot the clues are a great deal of the enjoyment. The Joan Hickson Miss Marple series and the early Poirots are great, but you still can't beat the real thing.

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