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Cards on the Table Summary
Agatha Christie

Everything you need to understand or teach Cards on the Table by Agatha Christie.

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Cards on the Table Summary

Plot Summary

Agatha Christie's Cards on the Table is considered to be one of her very best locked room mysteries. Her character, the Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot is invited by Mr. Shaitana to an unusual dinner party. Mr. Shaitana, who chooses to adopt a Mephistophelian appearance, is considered by many who know him to truly be a devil. His favorite occupation is to discover secrets, and then to hold such secrets over those who keep them. The dinner, to which he invites Hercule Poirot, is his way of showcasing his most unusual collection; Mr. Shaitana collects murderers who have gotten away with the crime. Mr. Shaitana considers his hobby to be an amusing one. Hercule Poirot considers the hobby to be a very dangerous one.

On the appointed date, M. Poirot arrives at Mr. Shaitana's flat at eight pm sharp, and is introduced to three other individuals who have arrived...

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