The Death of Hercule Poirot

50 minutes

There are very few things in life that are truly once in a lifetime experiences. If you had picked up the New York Times on August 6, 1975 you would have experienced one of them. “Hercule Poirot Is Dead; Famed Belgian Detective.”

It would have been the first time you had ever seen the Times honor a fictional person with an obituary, let alone on the front page. It would be the last time you would see it as well.

This episode, we consider what factored into the Queen of Crime's decision to kill one of fiction's greatest detectives.

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