Agatha Christie: Peril at End House

(1252 words)
  • Amy Lee (Hong Kong Baptist University)

As Peril at End House begins Hercule Poirot is trying hard to get used to his retired life, but while he and his friend Arthur Hastings are on holiday on the Cornish coast another adventure is thrust upon them. At the Majestic Hotel, they meet a young woman called Magdala Buckley, the youngest generation of the Buckley family, whose family seat is the nearby End House. During a conversation, Nick (the young woman’s nickname) confesses to having escaped from three accidents in the past few days. Even while they are talking, they are annoyed by wasps flying around. To his horror, Poirot discovers that what he thought was a wasp was actually a bullet, which has made a hole in Nick’s hat. He decides that he and Hastings …

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Citation:
Lee, Amy. "Peril at End House". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 10 December 2003
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=2879, accessed 21 September 2014.]


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