Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Little Grey Cells: The Quotable Poirot by Agatha Christie

Kerry Hammond introduces Little Grey Cells, a new book full of quotes from our favorite Belgian detective. 

You may have seen your favorite quote from Hercule Poirot, Agatha Christie’s famous Belgian detective, on tote bags or t-shirts. These gems of wisdom are sometimes funny and sometimes thought-provoking, and they are always entertaining.

HarperCollins Publishers has taken the words that Agatha Christie wrote for the detective and put together a must have book for mystery fans. Little Grey Cells: The Quotable Poirot releases today, and is a wonderful little hardcover reference book that is, not surprisingly, grey in color with Poirot’s signature mustache in the cover. It is chock full of the lines we’ve read in the Agatha Christie books that feature the detective.

Readers can read the book from beginning to end or, for even more fun, open it to a random page each time for a chuckle or a thought provoking start to your day. The quotes are categorized in chapters and you can choose to read what Poirot has to say about several subjects. You will no doubt have your own favorite quotes, but I thought I would give you some of the ones that I love best.

Poirot on Detective Work:

‘The impossible cannot have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.’ Murder on the Orient Express.

Poirot on Human Nature:

‘There is nothing so intangible, so difficult to pin down, as the source of a rumor.’ The Labours of Hercules ‘The Lernean Hydra’

Poirot on the Criminal Mind:

‘Once a man is imbued with the idea that he knows who ought to be allowed to live and who ought not – then he is half way to becoming the most dangerous killer there is.’ Cards on the Table

Poirot on ‘Les Femmes:’

‘The heart of a woman who loves will forgive many blows.’ The Murder on the Links

And lastly, from ‘My Dear Hastings:’

‘You know, Hastings, in many ways I regard you as my mascot.’ The ABC Murders

1 comment:

  1. I hope Santa puts one of these in my stocking. What a great idea for a book!