Agatha Christie- Hercule Poirot: The First Case Mind Map Chapter 4

Agatha Christie- Hercule Poirot: The First Case

In Agatha Christie- Hercule Poirot: The First Case, Chapter 4 is The Interrogations phase where all the possible suspects had been gathered in the Salon for the formal questioning. After observing every guest or character present in the mansion at the time frame of before to after dinner, the one who has no alibi might be the killer. In this guide, we have mentioned all the mind map connection that has to be done in order to progress through the story.

Mind Map Chapter 4 In Agatha Christie- Hercule Poirot: The First Case

In Chapter 4 (The Interrogations), the questions were asked to all the members to learn what information and status they hold against the Major. We learn that they all are hiding the fact and especially Jackie who was the least suspect had known each other (The Major) for so long. After Angeline’s statement, the first night came to the conclusion.


Investigate the blackmail

  • N/A

Investigate the murder

  • N/A

Interrogate the guests and confirm their alibis

  • Gedeon (Gedeon saw Margaux and Zakariya) —–> Margaux (Gedeon was present)
  • Gedeon (Gedeon saw Margaux and Zakariya) —–> Margaux (Zakariya went missing)
  • Jackie (Ernesto was lurking in library) —–> Ernesto (Argument between Hugo and Jackie)
  • Hugo (Spoke with Jackie and myself) —–> Jackie (Jackie was talking to Hugo)
  • Hugo (Spoke with Jackie and myself) —–> Jackie (Ernesto was lurking in library)
  • Zakariya (Zakariya saw Gedeon and Margaux) —–> Gedeon (Gedeon saw Margaux and Zakariya)
  • Hugo (Hugo sees Ernesto briefly) —–> Ernesto (Argument between Hugo and Jackie)
  • Archibald (Zakariya’s absence covered by Archibald) —–> Margaux (Zakariya was briefly missing)

Continue your interrogations and determine likely motives

  • Jackie (Ernesto and Cassandra’s friendship) —–> Margaux (Cassandra more than a friend to Ernesto)
  • Jackie (Hugo’s frustration) —–> Hugo (Hugo claims to have calmed down)
  • Zakariya (Zakariya resents Gedeon) ——> Zakariya (Zakariya is defensive of Gedeon)
  • Gedeon (Gedeon feels detached from Zakariya) —–> Zakariya (Zakariya resents Gedeon)

Reach a conclusion based on what you have learnt so far

  • Hugo (Hugo has dirt on the Major) —–> Jackie (Jackie wants information from Hugo)
  • Jackie (Jackie claims Margaux is hiding something) —–> Margaux (Advice to the Major)
  • Gedeon (Gedeon hesitant to mention past with the Major) —–> Gedeon (Gedeon wrote the letter)
  • Ernesto (Threat to the Major) —–> Ernesto (Ernesto cares for the Cassandra)
  • Salon (Hugo, Ernesto, and Jackie confirm each other’s alibi’s) —–> Salon (Gedeon, Zakariya and Margaux alibis all confirm each others)
  • Angeline (Jackie bumped his head with the Major) —–> Jackie (Jackie pushing for dirt on the Major)
  • The Major (All methods confirmed) —–> Salon (All alibis confirmed)
  • The Major (All guests are suspicious) —–> Angeline (Guests have known each other for years)

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