Hercule Poirot, the fictional Belgian detective created by Agatha Christie, appeared in 33 novels and 51 short stories before being killed off in Curtain (published in 1975, the year before Christie died), and was the only fictional character to be given an obituary in The New York Times, on August 6, 1975. Poirot, played by many actors over the years, including Albert Finney and Tony Randall, was a small fastidious man with great dignity, always incredibly neat and impeccably dressed, with a stiff upturned moustache, dark hair and green eyes.
Actor David Suchet stars as Agatha Christie’s beloved Belgian sleuth in four complete, feature-length mysteries in one DVD set. They are:
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd-Poirot’s retirement in a quiet country village is abruptly ended by the death of his disagreeable neighbor.
Lord Edgware Dies-Intervening in a sticky marital situation, Poirot suddenly finds himself in the midst of murder.
Murder in Mesopotamia-Poirot is visiting an ancient site in Iraq when the head archeologist’s unpopular wife is killed.
Evil Under the Sun-Death intrudes on Poirot’s island holiday, and only he can determine who is responsible.
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