Hercule Poirot joins forces with three other detectives to solve a daring murder in Cards on the Table, a brilliant novel by Dame Agatha Christie.
Poirot made his debut in Agatha Christie's first published novel The Mysterious Affair at Styles, which was written in 1916 but didn't see print until 1920. A former Belgian policeman with a reputation for his crime-solving abilities, Poirot emigrated to England during World War I as a war refugee. He established a private detective business and would spend the next few decades solving crimes around the world across 33 novels and over 50 short stories, Cards on the Table being the 20th Poirot novel. His final literary appearance (sorta) was in the novel Curtain (1975), in which the great detective passed away. The New York Times went so far as to write an obituary for Poirot, the only fictional character they've ever done this for. (Sophie Hannah has written a new Poirot novel, The Monogram Murders, which was released just a couple of weeks ago, but I haven't read it yet.)