Flint Ironstag: I've always wanted to see a case where Poirot arrives at the country house where the murder happened and just tied a suspect to a chair and beat him with a wrench until he confessed./Or a Colombo.
God Is My Co-Pirate: "Hastings, tell everyone to assemble in the drawing room after dinner. I will reveal the identity of the murderer...after I beat it out of the witness."
born_yesterday: IIRC, in the very first Columbo movie, he's much more aggressive at getting information out of witnesses. No pistol-whipping, but more threatening ("This is what I can charge you with as an accomplice, and you're gonna tell me what I know"). I only saw this one once, but it's the only one I can remember him being a serious cop and yelling at people.He was much more laid back and goofy in the later films.
Deadwing: And remember, he's not a Frenchie, he's s Belgie.
The_Philosopher_King: Jeremy Brett made me forget Rathbone.
phyrkrakr: Christie killed him off, now some hack is going to resurrect him for a cash grab? What sort of horseshiat is this? There's already 33 Poirot novels out there, we don't need any more written by some third-rate scribbler plagiarizing ideas from a corpse.When has it ever been a good idea to let somebody else muck around with a dead person's creative work? All this crap is just to cash in on popular characters. If you really were that good of a writer, you wouldn't be stealing someone else's work. THIS IS HOW YOU GET FIFTY SHADES OF GREY.
The_Philosopher_King: I have a strange relationship with Agatha Christie's work.I love Poirot, but cannot warm up to Miss Marple at all.\referring to the books, not the BBC productions. Never saw the Miss Marple shows. So I won't judge them.\What is it with the BBC? Just about every mystery I watched was great. Jeremy Brett made me forget Rathbone.
phyrkrakr: When has it ever been a good idea to let somebody else muck around with a dead person's creative work?
Flint Ironstag: But they were very well done.
Lady Beryl Ersatz-Wendigo: To be fair, that tactic also produced the Aeneid.
Super_pope: Wheel of Time. Fatass author died and what had become an almost totally incoherent work (to the point where I actually skipped a book without realizing it and the plot had advanced so little that everything still made sense) and over like 1 book got it on track to finally be finished.
JRaynor: Might be VERY wrong on this one butSPOILERwasn't his last case one that forced him to figure out who poisoned him just before he died?
Lord Jubjub: JRaynor: Might be VERY wrong on this one butSPOILERwasn't his last case one that forced him to figure out who poisoned him just before he died?Not quite. The "murderer" was manipulating others to kill. Poirot took poison and left evidence framing the mastermind.
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