I do indeed love the character of Poirot created by Agatha Christie.
(which might be a bit obvious when you can see here in the pic that I have a screensaver of Poirot on my mobile phone).
I have been a fan of Miss Christie's books since I was introduced to them as a child by my mother; another great fan.
I have read and reread her Poirot and Miss Marple books and of course now that they have been portrayed on Television I have enjoyed watching those.
I have almost all of her books and have managed to buy (one by one on ebay) a full set of the 40 red and gold hard backed Heron books which include 78 of the Christie mysteries plus Agatha Christie's Who's Who.
Depending on whether you are just considering books of Poirot stories or individual stories there are somewhere between 43 and 49 to enjoy, all of which they claim have now also been adapted by ITV starring David Suchet who in my opinion is Poirot personified.
Of course these days I mostly read ebooks so I have many Christie books on my kindle also
and no matter where I am I could be reading a Poirot or a Miss Marple or a Tommy &Tuppence or a Parker Pyne Mystery or one of the fewer stories which do not have one of the aforementioned sleuths as the solver of the mystery.
I have started to read all the Agatha Christie books in Chronological order and review them on my blog and you can see the ones already covered on my Book Review Page
I have also gathered up some lists of the Works of Agatha Christie from various places including the Official Agatha Christie Website because I wanted to read the books in order and I have made a speadsheet of my Heron books with some more info added in.
When we moved to live in Belgium (yes Poirot's home country) in 2004 I was not able to see all of the British programmes on Television so I bought the large Poirot set of DVDs and then have continued to buy the rest of the adaptations ever since and of course have watched them all; sometimes on my own and sometimes with my oldest son who is also a Poirot fan.
I also have all the Marple Dvds including the great Joan Hickson set and the more recent sets, the Christie hour, and have just ordered the complete Tommy & Tuppence set.
More recently I joined a group on Facebook called The Hercule Poirot Fan Club! where there are posts of picture from the adaptations and movies that have been made and some talk about the Poirot books.
I once bought a computer mouse mat with a picture of David Suchet as Poirot to give to my sister as a Christmas present but ended up keeping it for myself, so I think I really am a big, big fan.
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