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Hercule Poirot is a retired private detective. A former member of the Belgian police force, he has made a name for himself by using his "little gray cells" to solve crimes. Poirot lives in England, and he looks very foreign, with an exorbitant mustache and sleeked back hair. He is particular about his suits and patent leather shoes. Often people who meet him do not take him seriously at first. However, Poirot is extremely intelligent, has a deep understanding of human nature, and has inspirations of deduction. He is very aware of his own capabilities, and has no sense of modesty. Poirot's inflated self-image seems egotistical to his friend Captain Hastings.

Poirot also offends the British sensibilities of Hastings with his disregard for personal privacy and social niceties. Poirot does not balk at reading personal love letters or going through Nick Buckley's underwear drawer. Poirot, however, has...

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