Cards On the Table Book Summary and Study Guide

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The novel starts with Hercule Poirot being invited by a rich man with a promising note that he will display murderers whose murders could not be proved! Poirot finds it dangerous and accepts the invitation to find out what the rich man had promised. The party consists of a security team - a Superitendent, detective Poirot, a detective story writer and a colonel along with 4 suspects who are the rich man's exhibits of murderers. The guests start with the game of bridge with the 4 suspects in one room and the rest 4 - the security team in the adjacent room. The host sits by the fireplace in the same room.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 70%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 10%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) How difficult to spot villain?    -   Challenging Time/era of story:    -   1930's-1950's What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   90% Murder of certain profession?    -   the rich! Kind of investigator    -   skilled citizen investigator Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   private investigator Age:    -   60's-90's Ethnicity/Race    -   German Unusual characteristics:    -   Super genius


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK

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