Poirot, Hercule

Poirot, Hercule

brainy, dandified genius in Christie mysteries. [Br. Lit.: Herman, 51–55]
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Her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1920), introduced Poirot, Hercule, her eccentric and egotistic Belgian detective who reappeared in about 25 novels and many shorter stories before returning to Styles, where in Curtain (1975) he died.