There is a Tide

There is a Tide The celebrated Belgian sleuth visits the sleepy English village of Warmsley Vale to check into the background of Gordon Cloade supposedly a victim of the London Blitz He had wed an attractive young w

  • Title: There is a Tide
  • Author: Agatha Christie
  • ISBN: 9780440186922
  • Page: 146
  • Format: Paperback
  • The celebrated Belgian sleuth visits the sleepy English village of Warmsley Vale to check into the background of Gordon Cloade, supposedly a victim of the London Blitz He had wed an attractive young widow, the former Mrs Underhay, now the sole possessor of the Cloade family fortune The deceased s sister in law told Poirot that spirits informed her that the widow s firThe celebrated Belgian sleuth visits the sleepy English village of Warmsley Vale to check into the background of Gordon Cloade, supposedly a victim of the London Blitz He had wed an attractive young widow, the former Mrs Underhay, now the sole possessor of the Cloade family fortune The deceased s sister in law told Poirot that spirits informed her that the widow s first husband is still among the living, raising suspicions about Cloade s demise.

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    Agatha Christie also wrote romance novels under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott, and was occasionally published under the name Agatha Christie Mallowan.Agatha Christie is the best selling author of all time She wrote eighty crime novels and story collections, fourteen plays, and several other books Her books have sold roughly four billion copies and have been translated into 45 languages She is the creator of the two most enduring figures in crime literature Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple and author of The Mousetrap, the longest running play in the history of modern theatre Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller was born in Torquay, Devon, England, U.K as the youngest of three The Millers had two other children Margaret Frary Miller 1879 1950 , called Madge, who was eleven years Agatha s senior, and Louis Montant Miller 1880 1929 , called Monty, ten years older than Agatha During the First World War, she worked at a hospital as a nurse later working at a hospital pharmacy, a job that influenced her work, as many of the murders in her books are carried out with poison.On Christmas Eve 1914 Agatha married Archibald Christie, an aviator in the Royal Flying Corps The couple had one daughter, Rosalind Hicks They divorced in 1928, two years after Christie discovered her husband was having an affair.Her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, came out in 1920 During this marriage, Agatha published six novels, a collection of short stories, and a number of short stories in magazines.In late 1926, Agatha s husband, Archie, revealed that he was in love with another woman, Nancy Neele, and wanted a divorce On 8 December 1926 the couple quarreled, and Archie Christie left their house Styles in Sunningdale, Berkshire, to spend the weekend with his mistress at Godalming, Surrey That same evening Agatha disappeared from her home, leaving behind a letter for her secretary saying that she was going to Yorkshire Her disappearance caused an outcry from the public, many of whom were admirers of her novels Despite a massive manhunt, she was not found for eleven days.In 1930, Christie married archaeologist Max Mallowan Sir Max from 1968 after joining him in an archaeological dig Their marriage was especially happy in the early years and remained so until Christie s death in 1976 In 1977, Mallowan married his longtime associate, Barbara Parker.Christie frequently used familiar settings for her stories Christie s travels with Mallowan contributed background to several of her novels set in the Middle East Other novels such as And Then There Were None were set in and around Torquay, where she was born Christie s 1934 novel Murder on the Orient Express was written in the Hotel Pera Palace in Istanbul, Turkey, the southern terminus of the railway The hotel maintains Christie s room as a memorial to the author The Greenway Estate in Devon, acquired by the couple as a summer residence in 1938, is now in the care of the National Trust.Christie often stayed at Abney Hall in Cheshire, which was owned by her brother in law, James Watts She based at least two of her stories on the hall the short story The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding, which is in the story collection of the same name, and the novel After the Funeral Abney became Agatha s greatest inspiration for country house life, with all the servants and grandeur which have been woven into her plots.During the Second World War, Christie worked in the pharmacy at University College Hospital of University College, London, where she acquired a knowledge of poisons that she put to good use in her post war crime novels To honour her many literary works, she was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 1956 New Year Honours The next year, she became the President of the Detection Club In the 1971 New Year Honours she was promoted Dame Commande


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  • Choose Your Own Adventure!Your name is Lynn Marchmont, and you have come home from the war. Home to your predictable village of Warmsley Vale, your predictable fiancé David, your predictable little life all laid out in front of you. Once upon a time, you loved it all.You secretly long for the war: the excitement, the medical emergencies, the thrills and the danger. Instead you must contend with your tiresome upper crust family, their sudden loss of fortune, the scheming, that strange feeling of [...]

  • Poirot sighed. ‘One should never struggle against the inevitable,’ he said. ‘If a middle-aged lady wearing sham Egyptian beads has made up her mind to see the famous Hercule Poirot, and has come up from the country to do so, nothing will deflect her. She will sit there in the hall till she gets her way. Show her in, George.’This will contain spoilers.Taken at the Flood had an interesting start to the story. We start the story in a gentlemen's club in London during an air raid. What is in [...]

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  • This is a pretty good Christie mystery, but the character development at the end was such a betrayal. I felt personally offended. I should probably not get so involved in the characters, but still, I'm taking away a star out of spite.Suggestion: don't read the last 3 pages. You'll be a happier person, and still know the end of the mystery.QuotesThe thing that was different and that ought not to be different was herself. P14Was that really and truly what people were secretly feeling everywhere? W [...]

  • I was really enjoying this - in fact, I was thinking it was the best Poirot I had read - but then there was a three page epilogue which was COMPLETE AND UTTER BULLSHIT which undid every bit of characterisation and plot that had preceded it.Christie had her 'heroine' go back to the man who had tried to murder her, with the immortal lines "When you caught hold of me by the throat and said if I wasn't for you, no one should have me - well - I knew then that I was your woman!"WHAT. THE. FUCK.I know, [...]

  • رائعة أخري من روائع العبقرية المذهلة أغاثا كريستي بطلها المحقق هيروكيول بوارو ثاني افضل محقق بالنسبة لي بعد الرائع شارلوك هولمز هناك عيب واحد فقط في تلك الرواية وهو أن الأحداث كانت في بعض الأوقات تكون مفككة وخصوصا في البداية حيث ظهر بوارو فجأه ثم إختفي فجأه مما جعلني اتسائل [...]

  • “Poirot murmured:‘There is a tide in the affairs of menWhich, taken at its flood, leads on to fortune. . .’ [Shakespeare]‘Yes, the tide sweeps in—but it also ebbs—and may carry you out to sea.’”--ChristieI was not looking forward to 27--I am trying to mimic the US pattern here of calling Presidents by their numerical order, He Who Shall Not Be Named as 45 {clever? No?!]—and so held my nose a little bit as I began. Couple of false starts, had to begin over. Part of it is that ou [...]

  • (I think I can do this without spoilers, but there might be one or two mild ones). I have no idea why the title was changed from "There is a Tide" to "Taken at the Flood" for the American edition; both are lines from the same haunting quotation from Shakespeare's Julius Caesar and provide a motif throughout this fine post-WWII mystery. An English village seething with homicidal impulses plus Poirot equals a classic Christie. I felt thoroughly outfoxed at the end, for surely this novel takes the [...]

  • After listening to The Sittaford Mystery on the drive TO a vacation destination, my daughter and I needed an audiobook for the return home trip. This is NOT one of my favorite Christie's, but it is one that she has not read, so we jointly decided on this one.Plot point reveal below (although not whodunit)We listened to around the first half of the book on the drive home on 1/1/17, and then she finished reading it upon our return. I kept up with the listen and finished it just this morning. There [...]

  • On my second tour with Agatha Christie -- in middle age as opposed to high school -- I find that I am preferring Miss Marple's psychology to Poirot's little grey cells. The mystery itself was interesting, but the female characters appalled me. I could not believe a woman would write such an ending!

  • لا تدع هذه الرواية تفوتكأول رواية أقرءها ل أجاثا كريستيمثيرةرائعةمشوقةكلاسيكيةابداع قصصي من يد كاتبة محترفةتستحق 5 نجوم وأكثر

  • أفضل ما يمكن قوله أنها رواية لم تنل ما تستحقّ من الشهرة فقد تكون جميع أعمال أغاثا كريستي معروفةً على ناطقٍ واسعٍ بطبيعة الحال، إلا أن ركوب التيار تحديداً لم تلقى تقديراً خاصاً من النقاد. ربما يكون ذوقي في الروايات غير اعتياديٍّ إلى حد ما، لكن بالنسبة لي فإن هذه الرواية هي أفض [...]

  • Gordon Cloade marries a beautiful young widow, and several weeks later is dead. He is killed in the London Blitz and the now twice-widowed Mrs. Underhay finds herself in soul posession of the incredible Cloade family fortune. His death, however, is not the mystery. The mystery begins when Mr. Cloade's sister-in-law pays a visit to Hercule Poirot. She insists she has been warned by 'spirits unknown' that Mrs. Underhay's first husband is in fact still alive. Poirot finds himself more mystefied by [...]

  • You know, it was going great until Lynn realizes she's in love with the guy who tried to murder her while he's in the process of strangling her. That put the super-racist old lady in the shade.

  • Nisam pogodila ubicu, a to je najvažnije :D Jeste da je glavni razlog silovanje dotadašnje karakterizacije likova u poslednjih desetak strana, al ne mari.

  • I had read this book before (who knows when) so I already knew one of the most important plot points in the story. What I didn't remember was how brilliant the book was, specially the "after the war" setting with the many changes that it brought to England. Young men and women who returned home after serving (the men as soldiers, the women in the Women's Royal Naval Service or 'wrens') and found they couldn't go back to the life they had known pre-war. I think this is the first book where Dame C [...]

  • I began to write this review about two-thirds of the way through the novel – so enthused was I by what must surely be one of Agatha Christie’s best plots. (And not least because, smugly, I thought I had cracked it.)It’s a classic wealthy family/thwarted inheritance tale, in which Hercule Poirot plays a fascinating role – rather like a guide on a ghost tour, casually shining a beam upon obscure facets of the haunted house, and narrating their significance in tantalising riddles.Poirot in [...]

  • I really liked this book, it was written in non-typical Agatha Christie style. It didn't start by someone showing up to Poirot, telling their story, and then he does all his investigating. You get to see the background of all the characters, and once again, she caught me off guard. I was kept guessing till the end and it wasn't the way I thought it would be.

  • If this had been a physical book that I owned I would have probably thrown this thing in the trash. The entire book was offensive towards women, women who have been abused, and just common sense in general.The story begins by setting things up by exploring the current financial state of the Cloade family. Every one of them were dependent on Gordon Cloade for financial help, and he was glad to give it to his family. However, due to his death, his entire estate is inherited by his new wife (Rosale [...]

  • How crafty you are Agatha Christie ?! This detective story is absolutely stunning , it makes me feel dizzy ,espicially the last part!

  • In 1944, as the German bombs are falling, Hercule Poirot is safely ensconced in the Coronation Club, when he first hears of the Cloade family. It seems the family patriarch & millionaire, Gordon, was killed when a bomb hit his London home, but his young wife was spared. As it turns out, the wife had previously been married to a Robert Underhay, who had mysteriously disappeared in Africa and was presumed dead. Two years later, Poirot receives a strange visit from one of the Cloade family of W [...]

  • Demobilized W.R.N. Lynn Marchmont returns to her home village Warmsley Vale. Lynn has been much changed by World War II, somewhat missing the adrenaline of the war, and she returns to a much-changed prospects for the future. Her millionaire uncle, Gordon Cloade, died in London during the Blitz shortly after marrying a 25-year-old Irish widow, the erstwhile Rosaleen Underhay. At her irascible brother’s direction, the new Mrs. Cloade begins to cut off the many Cloade relatives who were long enco [...]

  • Inhalt: Als der wohlhabende Gordon Cloade stirbt, hinterlässt er einen Clan, in dem jeder aus den verschiedensten Gründen auf die Großzügigkeit Gordons angewiesen war. Die junge Witwe wird nun von allen Seiten bedrängt, dunkle Geheimnisse werden gelüftet, Erpresser tauchen auf, Morde geschehen - bis am Ende Hercule Poirot die Fäden entwirrt und den wahren Täter enttarnt.Der Todeswirbel aus der Hercul-Poirot-Reihe von Agatha Christie stammt aus dem Jahr 1948.Hercule Poirot spielt in diese [...]

  • I like almost everything "Hercule Poirot" but this one has to be one of my favorites. I listened to the audio book read by Hugh Frasier, and it was well done. Hugh Frasier is actually the actor who played Hastings in the PBS mystery Poirot series starring David Suchet. And I have to say, he does a pretty decent Poirot as well. Ms. Christie, once again, weaves an intricate tale, starting with little tidbits of background information regarding the mystery and the characters. There is considerable [...]

  • Before writing this review, I realized that I was facing some inner conflict on Taken at the Flood. Because when I compare it to the typical Poirot mystery which I am so fond of, it pales. But it only pales as a Poirot mystery (because he's barely in it). Forget about Belgian detectives. Forget even about Agatha Christie. Step back to see the larger picture, and you'll be surprised to find an excellent book on its own. Christie reminds the reader that she can write other books in addition to chu [...]

  • I wondered why I'd never heard of this book's title, having read several books from the Hercule Poirot series, and I'm an absolutely devoted fan of the TV series starring David Suchet.I was gobsmacked by the ending. I'm not so prim or PC that I can't read an Agatha Christie book without acknowledging it was a product of its time, however considering today's problem with domestic violence, and the new understanding of all the definitions of how Domestic Violence can be defined, "Taken at the Floo [...]

  • Ένα από τα πιο ενδιαφέροντα και παραγνωρισμένα, από το ελληνικό κοινό, βιβλία της Κρίστι. Έχει κατηγορηθεί πολύ από τις φεμινίστριες, αλλά, παρόλο που αντιλαμβάνομαι τη θέση τους, ποτέ δε μπόρεσα να συμφωνήσω με αυτήν. Η πραγματικότητα διαψεύδει τα επιχειρήματά τους. Δεν μπ [...]

  • My first Hercule Poirot bookThis is a book that kept me guessing the culprit throughout the second half and in the end all of those remained guesses only - this I liked very much. The only thing I couldn't understand was the openness with which every character disclosed his/her personal matters to Poirot. Perhaps Poirot is a very persuasive talker.Nevertheless, the book is just amazing.

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