DL081: Hercule Poirot and the Case of the Careless Victim — Act 3: Scene 1
Poirot points out the clues
Miss Fletcher and Inspector Stevens are quite amazed at Poirot. How did he figure out that this man wasn’t Mr Parrish? Over tea in the airport café, Poirot identifies the clues he had noticed along the way and explains how Kent carried out his act of deception right under their noses.
Mr Parrish wasn’t very consistent in his behavior. When Poirot noticed his mismatched socks, he couldn’t dismiss it from his thoughts. Alongside some other clues, it was the paradox that led him to understand who he was dealing with.
Poirot’s problems get ironed out
Solving the murder had a couple of perks for Poirot as well. Listen to see how he benefited from getting involved in this case.
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Review time: Listen to the whole play again, from beginning to end, Length: [59:57].</ br>
First, we hear from the author, Agatha Christie. The play itself begins at [2:56].
So what did you think of the play? Did Agatha Christie, the writer, play fair with you? In other words, were all the clues available in the story or things you could deduce from your own life experience? Please leave a comment below.
Even if Poirot got it figured out before you, it’s always fun (and good training) to go back and find the clues. The whole play is available here (for logged in users), so you can listen again without listening to me talking. It’s a good review of the vocabulary, and a chance to train yourself to pay attention to detail and think logically.