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Hercule Poirot is French. He is a famous investigator responsible for solving some of the toughest cases in the country and even the world. He's an older gentlemen in his 70s. He is not married and doesn't have any children.

His health is failing. When the novel opens, Poirot is staying in a guesthouse ins Styles St. He has just returned from a trip to Egypt, where he saw a doctor about his heart problems. He is in a wheelchair and he has let his longtime caretaker, Georges go, and replaced him with a new caretaker, Curtiss.

Poirot's keen senses and attention to detail are what helps him to solve his murder cases, robberies, and other mysteries. Poirot invites his long time friend, Arthur Hastings, to Styles to solve five murder cases. He tells Hastings that he needs Hastings to take care of physical aspects of the...

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