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Watch a trailer for Agatha Christie’s famous and long running play, Mousetrap.

Detective Hercule Poirot is one of Christie’s most famous recurring characters. He is strong-willed, ethical, and very smart. He is also very concerned with appearances. Below are a few of Hercule’s quotes and quotes about Hercule. Do they support what you know about him so far? Do you learn anything new from the quotes?


Quotes said by Hercule:

“My name is Hercule Poirot, and I am probably the greatest detective in the world.”

“It is an art,” he murmured, “the growing of a mustache! I have sympathy for all who attempt it.”

“If you will allow Poirot to offer you a piece of wise advice: the pursuit of revenge is rarely a good idea.”

“I will do what I can in the interests of humanity.”

Quotes about Hercule:

“There was only one thing about his own appearance which really pleased Hercule, and that was the profusion of his mustaches, and the way they responded to grooming and treatment and trimming. They were magnificent. He knew of nobody else who had any mustaches half as good.”

“He was a man of whom nearly everybody was a little afraid…. There was a feeling, perhaps, that he knew a little too much about everybody.”

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Do you enjoy mystery stories? Why or why not?


Have you read any other books about the life of an author? How were their lives different from or similar to Agatha Christie’s?


Why do you think crime and mystery novels are so popular among people around the world?

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