While enjoying a vacation at an exclusive resort on the Cornish coast, Poirot and Hastings meet beautiful young heiress Magdala Buckley. Known to her friends as Nick, she confides to them that she has recently survived several events that might have taken her life: a heavy-framed picture dropping on her head, a boulder falling off a cliff, and failed brakes. When Poirot notices a bullet hole in her hat, they put her under their protection and discover that her dead fiance, a noted aviator killed in a tragic accident, had named her as heir in his will. In the interim, his wealthy uncle is found to have died, making her the unexpected beneficiary of a great fortune. Poirot realizes this inheritance is the motive for continued attempts on her life, and in his quest for the the truth, he uncovers a tangled web of greed, forgery, drug addiction, fraud, poison, and murder.Written by
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The character of Alfred, the young boy helping his father bedding some plants, played by Joe Bates, has his voice dubbed by an unnamed woman. This is very obvious as he speaks about the pig having its throat cut. See more »
Twice Poirot mentions that the murderer failed four times. However, the murderer actually (allegedly) failed five times: the falling painting, the failed brakes, the boulder, the bullet that put a hole in Nick's hat, and the killing of Maggie instead of Nick. Incidentally, the bullet in Nick's hat is never explained in light of the solution. See more »
A fascinating mystery and extremely hard to solve!
Usually you get a few noticeable clues in each Poirot episode which enables you to solve some (if not most or all) of the puzzle before Poirot reveals all.
Not so in this exciting tale (the clues are extremely subtle) but "Peril At End House" is still great fun. There are several twists which will leave you guessing till the end.
It is also worth mentioning the scenery in this episode, which is simply marvellous! Fans of Hastings, Japp and Miss Lemon certainly won't be disappointed as they all have significant roles in "End House".
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