A charity murder game at a Devon house turns into the real thing…Sir George and Lady Stubbs, the hosts of a village fête, hit upon the novel idea of staging a mock murder mystery. In good faith, Ariadne Oliver, the well known crime writer, agrees to organise their murder hunt.Despite weeks of meticulous planning, at the last minute Ariadne calls her friend Hercule Poirot for his expert assistance. Instinctively, she senses that something sinister is about to happen…Beware – nobody is quite what they seem!
There’s no place like home.Strange things have started to happen in Gwenda’s new house.Things she couldn’t possibly know about the house feel oddly familiar: a sealed room, a hidden connecting door, an irrational sense of terror every time she climbs the stairs…Does the secret lie in a crime committed there many years before?Or does the answer lie closer to home?
Agatha Christie’s audacious murder mystery, reissued with a striking cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers.One minute, silly Heather Badcock had been gabbling on at her movie idol, the glamorous Marina Gregg. The next, Heather suffered a massive seizure. But for whom was the deadly poison really intended?Marina’s frozen expression suggested she had witnessed something horrific. But, while others searched for material evidence, Jane Marple conducted a very different investigation – into human nature.
Agatha Christie’s audacious mystery thriller, reissued with a striking cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers.For an instant the two trains ran together, side by side. In that frozen moment, Elspeth witnessed a murder. Helplessly, she stared out of her carriage window as a man remorselessly tightened his grip around a woman’s throat. The body crumpled. Then the other train drew away.But who, apart from Miss Marple, would take her story seriously? After all, there were no suspects, no other witnesses… and no corpse.
Did you know that one of the world’s sharpest and most forensic minds inhabited the persona of an attractive old lady, with pink cheeks and blue eyes, and a gentle, rather fussy manner? Discover the secrets of Miss Marple in this gorgeous book of her quotes and sayings, and an essay by Agatha Christie appearing for the first time in any book!‘Really, I have no gifts – except perhaps a certain knowledge of human nature.’Everyone in St Mary Mead knew Miss Marple: fluffy and dithery in appearance, but inwardly as sharp and as shrewd as they make them.‘This is a wicked murderer, Inspector – and the wicked should not go unpunished.’Now, in her own words, discover the razor-sharp mind of the world’s favourite armchair sleuth, and the wit and wisdom of the Queen of Crime who created her.Includes an exclusive essay by Agatha Christie written to promote the Miss Marple stories: Does a Woman’s Instinct Make Her a Good Detective?
Discover the man behind the moustache in this book of one-liners by the world’s most famous Belgian detective, revealing the wit and wisdom of Hercule Poirot and his creator, Agatha Christie.‘My name is Hercule Poirot and I am probably the greatest detective in the world.’The dapper, moustache-twirling little Belgian with the egg-shaped head, curious mannerisms and inordinate respect for his own ‘little grey cells’ solved some of the twentieth century’s most puzzling crimes. But what do we really know about the eccentric genius underneath that fussy façade?Sometimes funny, often profound, and always revealing, this book of quotes and comments, from more than 50 Poirot novels and short stories, gives an entertaining glimpse of the man behind the moustache, and the wit and wisdom of the Queen of Crime who created him.Includes an exclusive essay by Agatha Christie from the archives on her love/hate relationship with her most famous creation.
A young woman with nothing to live for is persuaded to embark on a suicide mission to find a missing scientist…When a number of leading scientists disappear without trace, concern grows within the international intelligence community. Are they being kidnapped? Blackmailed? Brainwashed?One woman appears to have the key to the mystery. Unfortunately, Olive Betteron now lies in a hospital bed, dying from injuries sustained in a Moroccan plane crash.Meanwhile, in a Casablanca hotel room, Hilary Craven prepares to take her own life. But her suicide attempt is about to be interrupted by a man who will offer her an altogether more thrilling way to die…
A party you don’t want to miss.Confined to her bed, Lady Tressilian decides to summon her friends to her seaside home for a party.The guests begin to gather. The handsome sports star. The beautiful new wife. The ex.The atmosphere is tense. But little do the guests know, that the party is about to come to a chilling end.When Lady Tressilian is found brutally murdered in her bed each one of them becomes a suspect.But who among them is a killer?
Their time is running out.Short on money, opportunities and – most importantly – adventure, Tommy and Tuppence embark on a daring get rich quick scheme.Their advertisement boldly proclaims that they are ‘willing to do anything, go anywhere’.But their very first assignment, for the sinister Mr Whittington, plunges them into more danger than they ever imagined…
A wheelchair-bound Poirot returns to Styles, the venue of his first investigation, where he knows another murder is going to take place…The house guests at Styles seemed perfectly pleasant to Captain Hastings; there was his own daughter Judith, an inoffensive ornithologist called Norton, dashing Mr Allerton, brittle Miss Cole, Doctor Franklin and his fragile wife Barbara , Nurse Craven, Colonel Luttrell and his charming wife, Daisy, and the charismatic Boyd-Carrington.So Hastings was shocked to learn from Hercule Poirot’s declaration that one of them was a five-times murderer. True, the ageing detective was crippled with arthritis, but had his deductive instincts finally deserted him?…