Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989–2013)
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The Adventure of the Western Star 

After receiving threatening letters, an aristocrat is robbed of her famed diamond in front of Poirot's eyes.

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Henrik Van Braks
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Marie Marvelle
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Poirot is thrilled to receive an invitation from renowned Belgian actress Marie Marvelle. She has been receiving anonymous notes about the Western Star, a valuable diamond purchased by her husband at a cut-rate price several years before. The notes speak to the mystical nature of the diamonds and that they should be returned to their rightful owners. The next day, Lady Yardly claims to have received similar notes about her own fabulous diamond, the Eastern Star. When Poirot and Hastings visit Lord and Lady Yardly the diamond is stolen in a daring robbery. Needless to say, none of this sits well with Poirot who finds he has a very tight knot to untie. Written by garykmcd

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4 March 1990 (UK)  »

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Poirot is seen placing a card with the words "Mlle. Marie Marvelle." on top of the flowers he has brought with him to the apartment before putting final touches to the tea table. When he gazes at the bouquet before he picks it up later on, the card is nowhere to be seen. See more »

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Interesting but the end is a bit anticlimactic
6 August 2016 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

Hercule Poirot is excited at the prospect of meeting one of his idols, Belgian actress Marie Marvelle. When they meet, Ms Marvelle informs Poirot that she has been receiving letters, threatening to steal her priceless diamond, the Western Star. Upon research, Poirot discovers that there is also an Eastern Star diamond and the two form a set. The Eastern Star is currently owned by Lady Yardly. Within days, Lady Yardly comes to Poirot stating that she too is receiving threats of theft. Poirot visits Lord and Lady Yardly at their estate and, while there, the Eastern Star is stolen. The next morning, the Western Star is stolen out of Ms Marvelle's hotel by a man impersonating her husband.

Quite interesting but ultimately there are not that many surprises. The villains of the piece are fairly obvious. Moreover, the ending is a bit of a damp squib and is more about sentimentality than justice.

Some good banter though and the usual amusing sub-plots, generally at Hastings' expense.


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