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Agatha Christie’s murder mystery novel, The ABC Murders, follows Hercule Poirot, a detective working for Scotland Yard as he tries to solve a series of connected murders. Told from a friend and colleague of Poirot’s, Captain Hastings details the strange case of the ABC murders and how Poirot solves it. Poirot receives a letter informing him of the upcoming murders in Andover, Bexhill, Churston, and Doncaster. Each case presents itself differently, but the one connecting factor is that the murderer leaves an ABC Railway guide near each victim. The relatives and friends close to the victims try and help Poirot find the murder in this mystery that deals with the important themes of jealousy, sympathy, reflection, luck, and reputation.

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