Agatha Christie Books In Order

Hercule Poirot Books In Publication Order

  1. The Mysterious Affair At Styles (1920)
  2. The Murder on the Links (1923)
  3. Poirot Investigates (1924)
  4. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (1926)
  5. The Big Four (1927)
  6. The Mystery of the Blue Train (1928)
  7. Black Coffee (1930)
  8. Peril at End House (1932)
  9. Lord Edgware Dies / Thirteen at Dinner (1933)
  10. Three Act Tragedy / Murder in Three Acts (1934)
  11. Murder on the Orient Express / Murder in the Calais Coach (1934)
  12. Death in the Clouds / Death in the Air (1935)
  13. The A.B.C. Murders (1936)
  14. Murder in Mesopotamia (1936)
  15. Cards on the Table (1936)
  16. Dumb Witness / Poirot Loses A Client (1937)
  17. Death on the Nile (1937)
  18. Murder in the Mews / Dead Man’s Mirror (1937)
  19. Appointment with Death (1938)
  20. Hercule Poirot’s Christmas / Holiday for Murder / Murder for Christmas (1938)
  21. Sad Cypress (1940)
  22. One, Two, Buckle My Shoe / Overdose of Death (1940)
  23. Evil Under the Sun (1941)
  24. Five Little Pigs / Murder in Retrospect (1942)
  25. The Hollow / Murder after Hours (1946)
  26. The Labours of Hercules (1947)
  27. Taken at the Flood (1948)
  28. Mrs. McGinty’s Dead / Blood Will Tell (1952)
  29. After the Funeral / Funerals are Fatal (1953)
  30. Hickory Dickory Dock (1955)
  31. Dead Man’s Folly (1956)
  32. Cat Among the Pigeons (1959)
  33. The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding (1960)
  34. The Clocks (1963)
  35. Third Girl (1966)
  36. Hallowe’en Party (1969)
  37. Elephants Can Remember (1972)
  38. Curtain (1975)

Hercule Poirot Collections In Publication Order

  1. The Labors of Hercules (1947)
  2. The Witness for the Prosecution (1948)
  3. The Under Dog and Other Stories (1951)
  4. Poirot’s Early Cases (1974)
  5. Hercule Poirot’s Casebook (1984)
  6. The Harlequin Tea Set and Other Stories (1997)
  7. The Double Clue (2016)
  8. The Grey Cells of Mr. Poirot (2019)

Hercule Poirot Short Stories/Novellas In Publication Order

  1. The Jewel Robbery at the Grand Metropolitan (1923)
  2. The Tragedy at Marsdon Manor (1923)
  3. The Affair at the Victory Ball (1923)
  4. The Adventure of the Western Star (1923)
  5. The Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb (1923)
  6. Afternoon At The Seaside (1962)
  7. The Patient (1962)
  8. The Witness for the Prosecution (1983)
  9. Four and Twenty Blackbirds (1989)
  10. The Million Dollar Bond Robbery (1998)
  11. The Disappearance of Mr.A Davenheim (2012)
  12. Market Basing Mystery, The (2013)
  13. The Mystery of Hunter’s Lodge (2013)
  14. The Cornish Mystery (2013)
  15. Problem at Sea (2013)
  16. The Under Dog (2016)
  17. The Case of the Missing Will (2019)

Miss Marple Books In Publication Order

  1. The Murder at the Vicarage (1930)
  2. The Body in the Library (1942)
  3. The Moving Finger (1942)
  4. A Murder is Announced (1950)
  5. They Do It With Mirrors (1952)
  6. A Pocket Full of Rye (1953)
  7. 4:50 From Paddington (1957)
  8. The Mirror Crack’d from Side to Side (1962)
  9. A Caribbean Mystery (1964)
  10. At Bertram’s Hotel (1965)
  11. Nemesis (1971)
  12. Sleeping Murder (1976)

Miss Marple Collections In Publication Order

  1. The Thirteen Problems (1932)
  2. 13 Clues for Miss Marple (1966)
  3. Miss Marple’s Final Cases (1979)
  4. Miss Marple: The Complete Short Stories (1985)
  5. Miss Marple Short Stories (2005)

Tommy and Tuppence Books In Publication Order

  1. The Secret Adversary (1922)
  2. Partners in Crime (1929)
  3. N or M? (1941)
  4. By the Pricking of My Thumbs (1968)
  5. Postern of Fate (1973)

Tommy & Tuppence Short Stories/Novellas In Publication Order

  1. The Affair of the Pink Pearl (1929)
  2. The House of Lurking Death (1995)

Superintendent Battle Books In Publication Order

  1. The Secret of Chimneys (1925)
  2. The Seven Dials Mystery (1929)
  3. Cards on the Table (1936)
  4. Murder is Easy / Easy To Kill (1939)
  5. Towards Zero (1944)

Plays In Publication Order

  1. The Mousetrap (1952)
  2. Spider’s Web (1954)
  3. Verdict (1958)
  4. Rats (1962)

Colonel Race Books In Publication Order

  1. The Man in the Brown Suit (1924)
  2. Cards On the Table (1936)
  3. Death on the Nile (1937)
  4. Sparkling Cyanide (1944)

Harley Quin Books In Publication Order

  1. The Mysterious Mr.Quin (1930)
  2. The Love Detectives (1993)
  3. The Coming of Mr. Quin (2012)

Standalone Novels In Publication Order

  1. Giant Bread (As:Mary Westmacott) (1930)
  2. The Sittaford Mystery / The Murder at Hazelmoor (1931)
  3. Unfinished Portrait (As:Mary Westmacott) (1934)
  4. Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? (1934)
  5. And Then There Were None / Ten Little Indians (1939)
  6. Absent in the Spring (As:Mary Westmacott) (1944)
  7. Death Comes as the End (1944)
  8. The Rose And The Yew Tree (As:Mary Westmacott) (1947)
  9. Crooked House (1949)
  10. They Came to Baghdad (1951)
  11. A Daughter’s a Daughter (As: Mary Westmacott) (1952)
  12. Destination Unknown (1954)
  13. The Burden (As:Mary Westmacott) (1956)
  14. Ordeal by Innocence (1958)
  15. The Pale Horse (1961)
  16. Endless Night (1967)
  17. 13 at Dinner (1969)
  18. Passenger to Frankfurt (1970)

Short Story Collections In Publication Order

  1. The Regatta Mystery and Other Stories (1932)
  2. The Hound of Death (1933)
  3. The Listerdale Mystery and Eleven Other Stories (1934)
  4. Parker Pyne Investigates (1934)
  5. The Witness for the Prosecution and Other Stories (1948)
  6. Three Blind Mice and Other Stories (1952)
  7. Double Sin and other stories (1961)
  8. Star over Bethlehem, and other stories (1965)
  9. The Golden Ball and Other Stories (1971)
  10. The Mousetrap and Other Plays (1978)
  11. Problem at Pollensa Bay (1985)
  12. While the Light Lasts (1997)
  13. Bloodstained Pavement and Other Stories (2003)
  14. Death by Drowning (2003)
  15. Seven Deadly Sins (2004)
  16. Masterpieces in Miniature (2005)
  17. The Detectives – Short Stories (2005)
  18. The Tuesday Night Club and Other Stories (2005)
  19. The Red Signal and Other Stories (2005)
  20. The Listerdale Mystery (2005)
  21. Masterpieces of Mystery and the Unknown (2006)
  22. The Actress and Other Short Stories (2006)
  23. A Fruitful Sunday and Other Short Stories (2006)
  24. Miss Marple and Mystery (2008)
  25. Midwinter Murder (2020)
  26. A Deadly Affair (2022)

Non-Fiction Books In Publication Order

  1. Come, Tell Me How You Live (1946)
  2. Agatha Christie: An Autobiography (1977)
  3. The Grand Tour: Around the World with the Queen of Mystery (2012)

The Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories Anthology Books In Publication Order

  1. The Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories (By:,,D.H. Lawrence,,,Robert Aickman,,,,Elizabeth Jane Howard) (1964)
  2. The Second Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories (By:Robert Aickman) (1966)
  3. The Third Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories (By:E.F. Benson,,,Arthur Quiller-Couch,Robert Aickman) (1967)
  4. The 4th Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories (By:Robert Aickman) (1968)
  5. The 5th Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories (By:,Robert Aickman,,Jerome K. Jerome) (1969)
  6. The Sixth Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories (By:H.G. Wells,,,,Robert Aickman) (1970)
  7. The Seventh Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories (By:,Washington Irving,,Vladimir Nabokov,,,,Robert Aickman) (1980)
  8. The Eighth Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories (1982)

Anthologies In Publication Order

  1. Ask a Policeman (1933)
  2. The Eighth Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories (1982)
  3. The Web She Weaves (1983)
  4. Witches’ Brew (1984)
  5. Win, Lose or Die (1996)
  6. Death Cruise: Crime Stories on the Open Seas (1999)
  7. A Century of British Mystery and Suspense (2000)
  8. Malice Domestic 9 (2000)
  9. Crime Never Pays (2001)
  10. Books to Die For (2012)

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Agatha Christie Books Overview

The Mysterious Affair At Styles

First published in 1920, The Mysterious Affair At Styles was Agatha Christie’s first novel. It introduced the world to Hercule Poirot, Christie’s Belgian detective, who would go on to be featured in 39 of her novels. The mystery begins with the death of Emily Inglethorp at Styles, a manor in the English countryside. Captain Hastings, a guest at the house, calls upon his friend Poirot to help investigate. The obvious suspect is Emily’s husband, who stood to inherit a large fortune upon her death. But the timeline doesn’t quite work out, and Poirot must delve further into the lives and motivations of the family living at Styles to uncover who could have poisoned Emily with strychnine and why. Fans of the genre will enjoy introducing themselves to or rediscovering Agatha Christie, considered one of the great mystery writers of all time, with this classic tale of whodunit from the golden age of mystery. British novelist DAME AGATHA CHRISTIE 1890 1976 wrote more than 80 books, and is most famous for mystery series featuring detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. She is the best selling fiction writer of all time, with more than one billion copies of her books sold in the English language, and another billion in 103 other languages.

The Murder on the Links

On a French golf course, a millionaire is found stabbed in the back…
An urgent cry for help brings Poirot to France. But he arrives too late to save his client, whose brutally stabbed body now lies face downwards in a shallow grave on a golf course. But why is the dead man wearing his son’s overcoat? And who was the impassioned love letter in the pocket for? Before Poirot can answer these questions, the case is turned upside down by the discovery of a second, identically murdered corpse!

Poirot Investigates

The very first collection of superb short stories featuring Hercule Poirot and Captain Hastings…
First there was the mystery of the film star and the diamond! then came the ‘suicide’ that was murder! the mystery of the absurdly chaep flat! a suspicious death in a locked gun room! a million dollar bond robbery! the curse of a pharoah’s tomb! a jewel robbery by the sea! the abduction of a Prime Minister! the disappearance of a banker! a phone call from a dying man! and, finally, the mystery of the missing willl. What links these fascinating cases? Only the brilliant deductive powers of Hercule Poirot!

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

At the end of Agatha Christie’s classic detective novel, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, Hercule Poirot declares with a customary late flourish that the murderer is none other than the book’s narrator. But the narrator is, by definition, suspect. So who can we believe? Roger Ackroyd knew too much. He knew that the woman he loved had poisoned her brutal first husband. He suspected also that someone had been blackmailing her. Now, tragically, came the news that she had taken her own life with a drug overdose. But the evening post brought Roger one last fatal scrap of information. Unfortunately, before he could finish the letter, he was stabbed to death…

The Big Four

When a man collapses at Poirot’s door, he implicates a vicious international organization called The Big Four. Left in the care of Poirot s landlady, the man dies, and the dapper sleuth realizes this crime may be a deadly diversion. Poirot and his pal Captain Hastings are soon plunged into a complex case full of deception as they themselves dodge death. But do they really avoid the Grim Reaper? Hastings isn t sure when he s invited to Poirot s funeral. Reader Hugh Fraser captures Christie s ‘cozy mystery’ world with his usual panache. This is the 24th title in the Agatha Christie Mystery Masters series, deemed the Best Mystery Series of the 20th Century at Bouchercon, the world s largest mystery convention held annually. Eccentric and fastidious, egocentric and precise, the little Belgian detective with his sparkling eyes and carefully waxed moustache looks, to the uninitiated, ridiculous. Yet he is one of the most popular characters in all of literature Plump, barely over five feet, four inches tall, the vain Poirot is nevertheless eternally dignified, and always wears formal clothes, down to gleaming white spats and up to his jaunty bowler. He solves murders using, as he insists, nothing but his little grey cells.

The Mystery of the Blue Train

A BBC full cast radio drama starring Maurice Denham as the great Belgian detective. A millionaire strikes a deal on the seedier side of Paris and gives to his heartsick daughter, Ruth Kettering, the ‘Heart of Fire,’ one of the world’s legendary jewels. Legend has it that the possession of the jewel leads to death but despite her father’s protests, young Ruth decides to take it with her on the Blue Train to the French Riviera, where she has planned a reunion with her former lover. A few days into the journey, Ruth is found dead and her priceless rubies stolen. The suspects line up: could the murderer be Derek, her weak and greedy husband; Ruth’s former lover, the Comte de la Roche; or the beautiful but tempestuous dancer Mirelle? Only master sleuth Hercule Poirot can unravel the mystery and find the truth.

Black Coffee

Nearly a quarter century after her death, Agatha Christie remains the most popular mystery writer of all time. Now, in a celebrated publishing event, fans and newcomers alike are treated to another Christie novel. Created in 1930 as a stage play and faithfully adapted by Charles Osborne, Black Coffee brings back beloved detective Hercule Poirot to exercise his ‘little grey cells’ one more deliciously deductive time…
An urgent call from physicist Sir Claud Amory sends famed detective Hercule Poirot rushing from London to a sprawling country estate. Sir Claud fears a member of his own household wants to steal a secret formula destined for the Ministry of Defense. But Poirot arrives too late. The formula is missing. Worse, Sir Claud has been poisoned by his after dinner coffee. Poirot soon identifies a potent brew of despair, treachery, and deception amid the mansion’s occupants. Now he must find the formula and the killer…
while letting no poison slip ‘twix his low lips.

Peril at End House

Vacationing in St. Loo, Hercule Poirot meets a beautiful young woman named Nick Buckley, who tells him about three accidents she’s had in the past few days, none of which sound much like accidents to the detective. During a chat, Nick complains of a bothersome wasp. After she leaves, Poirot finds a bullet on the ground and a bullet hole in the hat Nick had been wearing and left behind. He offers her his protection and help and she accepts. Another attempt on her life results in the death of another person, and Poirot spirits Nick away for safekeeping. When even this doesn’t stop Nick’s would be killer and it becomes clear that several ‘friends’ could benefit greatly from her death Poirot stages an unusual’s ance. Reader Hugh Fraser finds all the mystery and drama in this colorful whodunit first published as a book in 1932.

Lord Edgware Dies / Thirteen at Dinner

Actress Jane Wilkinson approaches Hercule Poirot and pleads with him to speak to her husband, Lord Edgware, who is refusing to divorce her. The next morning Lord Edgware is found murdered and witnesses tell Poirot that Jane Wilkinson was the last person to see him alive. However, Jane was at a dinner party miles away at the time with twelve other guests who will testify to her being there. When two murders are committed, including that of famous impersonator Carlotta Adams, Poirot finds himself in the midst of one his most perplexing cases. ‘To sit back and be led through…
by the most seductive and elegant of tones is pure joy.’ ‘Spectator’.

Three Act Tragedy / Murder in Three Acts

At an apparently respectable dinner party, a vicar is the first to die…
Thirteen guests arrived at dinner at the actor’s house. It was to be a particularly unlucky evening for the mild mannered Reverend Stephen Babbington, who choked on his cocktail, went into convulsions and died. But when his martini glass was sent for chemical analysis, there was no trace of poison just as Poirot had predicted. Even more troubling for the great detective, there was absolutely no motive!

Murder on the Orient Express / Murder in the Calais Coach

Hercule Poirot manages to get a berth on the glamorous Orient Express, which is unusually crowded for the off season. He joins an international cast of passengers on the train, one of whom attracts his attention a smartly dressed, obviously wealthy American. The next day the man tells Poirot that his life has been threatened and offers the detective ‘big money’ if he will protect him. But there is something about the man Poirot doesn’t like, and he refuses the offer. The next morning the man is found dead in his cabin, stabbed twelve times. There is no lack of clues for Hercule Poirot but which is real and which a clever plant? Poirot realizes that this time he is dealing with a murderer of enormous cunning and that, in a case fraught with fear and inconsistencies, only one thing is certain the murderer is still aboard the train and waiting to strike again. Agatha Christie’s famous mystery is dramatized with a full cast starring John Moffatt as Poirot, and including Joss Ackland, Sylvia Syms, and Francesca Annis.

Death in the Clouds / Death in the Air

Aboard a small airplane somewhere between Paris and Croydon, a murder is committed. Madame Giselle, whose skills as a discreet moneylender to the very rich had gained her a vast fortune, is slumped over in her seat. There was no question of accident the weapon lay on the cabin floor, a small dart common to South American Indian tribes. Death had undoubtedly taken place while high in the air, and the murderer was one of the thirteen occupants of the plane. From an indebted high society woman to a sloppy mystery writer familiar with deadly blowpipes, the list of suspects keeps the police guessing and includes one of their own Detective Hercule Poirot who was also a passenger. A stunning mixture of subtle characterization, deft humor, and startling suspense, Death in the Clouds is a diabolically ingenious mystery that ranks among Christie’s very best.

The A.B.C. Murders

Agatha Christie’s world famous serial killer mystery, reissued with a striking new cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers. There’s a serial killer on the loose, bent on working his way through the alphabet. And as a macabre calling card he leaves beside each victim’s corpe the ABC Railway Guide open at the name of the town where the murder has taken place. Having begun with Andover, Bexhill and then Churston, there seems little chance of the murderer being caught until he makes the crucial and vain mistake of challenging Hercule Poirot to frustrate his plans!

Murder in Mesopotamia

A classic Poirot mystery set at an archaeological dig in the Iraqi desert. Amy Leatheran had never felt the lure of the mysterious East, but when she travels to an ancient site deep in the Iraqi desert to nurse the wife of a celebrated archaeologist, events prove stranger than she could ever have imagined. Her patient’s bizarre visions and nervous terror seem unfounded, but as the oppressive tension in the air thickens, events come to a terrible climax in murder. With one spot of blood as his only clue, Hercule Poirot must embark on a journey across the desert to unravel a mystery which taxes even his remarkable powers…

Cards on the Table

Fast paced, value priced audio adaptations. This Christie classic feature Hercule Poirot, her most popular character. Filled with all the twists and turns Christie is famous for, and sure to please every mystery lover they have all the crime in half the time!An enjoyable evening of bridge turns into a murder investigation when the flamboyant host Mr. Shaitana is found dead. Can the four invited investigators Hercule Poirot, Superintendent Battle, Colonel Race and Ariadne Oliver discover which of the other four guests is the killer? Investigations reveal all four had an opportunity and something to hide.

Dumb Witness / Poirot Loses A Client

In this intricate mystery first published in 1937, Poirot receives a letter two months after it was written from rich spinster Emily Arundell about a possible attempt on her life. Suspicious, Poirot heads for her hometown of Market Basing to find her already dead. A now cold trail of clues leads Poirot through a colorful cast of characters and one of Christie’s typically cozy villages as he attempts to solve a murder that confounds even his superior skills. Reader Hugh Fraser masterfully evokes Christie s distinctive world.

Death on the Nile

Agatha Christie’s genius for detective fiction is unparalleled. Her worldwide popularity is phenomenal, her characters engaging, her plots spellbinding. No one knows the human heart or the dark passions that can stop it better than Agatha Christie. She is truly the one and only Queen of Crime. Linnet Doyle is young, beautiful, and rich. She’s the girl who has everything including the man her best friend loves. Linnet and her new husband take a cruise on the Nile, where they meet the brilliant detective Hercule Poirot. It should be an idyllic trip, yet Poirot has a vague, uneasy feeling that something is dangerously amiss…

Murder in the Mews / Dead Man’s Mirror

An unabridged Poirot mystery. taken from the collection Murder in the Mews ‘Good night for a murder,’ Inspector Japp remarked to Hercule Poirot as they walked home from a dinner on Guy Fawkes Night. ‘Nobody would hear a shot, for instance, on a night like this.’ And indeed the next morning the two men are called to 14 Bardsley Gardens Mews to investigate a mysterious case of murder disguised as suicide. Murder in the Mews is the title story of the volume by the same name. It is unabridged Agatha Christie at her best, and is superbly read by Nigel Hawthorne.

Appointment with Death

Among the towering red cliffs of Petra, like some monstrous swollen Buddha, sat the corpse of Mrs. Boynton. A tiny puncture mark on her wrist was the only sign of the fatal injection that had killed her. With only 24 hours available to solve the mystery, Hercule Poirot recalled a chance remark he’d overheard back in Jerusalem: ‘You see, don’t you, that she’s got to be killed?’ Mrs. Boynton was, indeed, the most detestable woman he’d ever met. This classic Christie radio drama stars John Moffatt as Hercule Poirot.

Hercule Poirot’s Christmas / Holiday for Murder / Murder for Christmas

Simeon Lee has demanded that all four of his sons one faithful, one prodigal, one impecunious, one sensitive and their wives visit the family home for Christmas. But the cantankerous patriarch has anything but a heartwarming family holiday in mind. He bedevils each of his sons with barbed insults, while at the same time lavishing attention on his very attractive, long lost granddaughter. Finally he announces that he is cutting off his sons’ allowances and changing his will to boot. So when the old man is found lying a pool of blood on Christmas Eve, there is no lack of suspects. Did Lee’s taunts push one of the boys or their wives to a desperate act of murder? Or was the killer really after the fortune in uncut diamonds Lee kept locked away in his safe? And how did the murderer escape from the locked room? Intrepid Belgian detective Hercule Poirot suspends his holiday sorting through the myriad suspects and motives to find the truth behind the old man’s death.

Sad Cypress

Elinor Carlisle is accused of killing two people in a jealous rage to secure the wavering affections of her distant cousin and fianc Welman. Hired to investigate, Hercule Poirot discovers that the evidence overwhelmingly fingers Elinor. When he finds himself agreeing she is the murderer, the skeptical sleuth characteristically looks for reasons why she must be innocent. Assumed identities, an exhumed body, a possible killer nurse, morphine, and a riveting courtroom setting make this a favorite among Christie ites. David Duchet reads this exciting whodunit with panache.

One, Two, Buckle My Shoe / Overdose of Death

A dentist lies murdered at his Harley Street practice! The dentist was found with a blackened hole below his right temple. A pistol lay on the floor near his outflung right hand. Later, one of his patients was found dead from a lethal dose of local anaesthetic. A clear case of murder and suicide. But why would a dentist commit a crime in the middle of a busy day of appointments? A shoe buckle holds the key to the mystery. Now in the words of the rhyme can Poirot pick up the sticks and lay them straight?

Evil Under the Sun

Fast paced, value priced audio adaptations. This Christie classic feature Hercule Poirot, her most popular character. Filled with all the twists and turns Christie is famous for, and sure to please every mystery lover they have all the crime in half the time!Hercule Poirot is enjoying a well deserved break on Smugglers Island, but when glamorous actress Arlena Stuart is found strangled on the beach of a small out of the way cove, Poirot becomes embroiled in a murder investigation. With his clever and methodical questioning he discovers that nearly all the guests have a connection to Arlena. But which of these suspects felt strongly enough about Arlena Stuart to kill her?

Five Little Pigs / Murder in Retrospect

It was an open and shut case. All the evidence said Caroline Crale poisoned her philandering husband, a brilliant painter. She was quickly and easily convicted and sentenced to life in prison. Now, sixteen years later, in a posthumous letter, Mrs. Crale has assured her grown daughter that she was innocent. But instead of setting the young woman’s mind at ease, the letter only raises disquieting questions. Did Caroline indeed write the truth? And if she didn’t kill her husband, who did? To find out, the Crale’s daughter asks Hercule Poirot to reopen the case. His investigation takes him deep into the conflicting memories and motivations of the five other people who were with the Crales on the fatal day. With his keen understanding of human psychology, he manages to discover the surprising truth behind the artist’s death.

The Hollow / Murder after Hours

Hercule Poirot was invited to the Hollow to tea, but found a murder waiting for him instead.

The victim an extraordinarily vital, emotionally complex doctor was the last person anyone expected to see lying dead by the pool. And his meek, befuddled wife was the last person anyone would expect to see standing over him with a gun. Did she really shoot her husband? Or is she merely a second victim in a brilliantly planned plot by a daring, cunning murderer?

To find the answers, Poirot delves deep into the character of the victim and those in his sphere, sorting through colorful personalities and tangled emotions. But in doing so, he finds himself thwarted by a person who he calls ‘one of the best antagonists that I have ever had.’

The Labours of Hercules

First published in book form in 1947, The Labours of Hercules comprises an even dozen mysteries starring Christie’s most popular sleuth, the ever dignified Hercule Poirot. The introductory chapter of the collection sets up the rest of the book. At a dinner party, another guest compares the labors of Poirot to those of Hercules, and the little Belgian is not amused. He has already decided to retire, but makes up his mind to take on 12 great cases each somehow reflecting the labors accomplished by Hercules as a farewell to crime solving. All of the cases are quite different from each other, from searching for a lost poet to hunting down a particularly ferocious murderer, from solving mysterious deaths of religious cult members to saving a young would be politician from potential blackmailers. Frequent Christie interpreter Hugh Fraser brings stories like ‘The Cretan Bull’ and ‘The Apples of the Hesperides’ to dazzling life.

Taken at the Flood

Part of the new look for Hercule Poirot titles for the 21st century. Read by Hugh Fraser, who plays Captain Hastings in the popular TV series. A few weeks after marrying an attractive young widow, Gordon Cloade is tragically killed by a bomb blast in the London blitz. Overnight, the former Mrs Underhay finds herself in sole possession of the Cloade family fortune. Shortly afterwards, Hercule Poirot receives a visit from the dead man’s sister in law who claims she has been warned by ‘spirits’ that Mrs Underhay’s first husband is still alive. Poirot has his suspicions when he is asked to find a missing person guided only by the spirit world. Yet what mystifies Poirot most is the woman’s true motive for approaching him!

Mrs. McGinty’s Dead / Blood Will Tell

Mrs. McGinty is dead and everyone suspects James Bentley, her slightly shifty lodger. In fact, James is facing a trial for an almost certain open and shut case. But Superintendent Spence is suspicious enough to ask for Hercule Poirot’s assistance. Soon, the seemingly simple situation turns into a complex web of lies and hidden identities. Novelist Ariadne Oliver Agatha Christie s alter ego joins the hunt to find the real murderer in this irresistible whodunit brought to life by popular Christie reader Hugh Fraser.

After the Funeral / Funerals are Fatal

When Richard Abernethie, the master of Enderby Hall, dies his heirs assemble at the vast Victorian mansion to hear the reading of the will. It is then that Cora, Abernethie’s sister, comes out with an alarming proposal: ‘But he was murdered, wasn’t he?’ The next day Cora is found brutally bludgeoned to death in her home. None other than Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot is summoned to Enderby in pursuit of the murderer. Suspects abound including a wayward nephew unlucky with women and horses, a favorite and seemingly blameless sister in law, two feuding nieces, a nosey housekeeper, and a disingenuous art collector. Poirot must conjure all of his deductive powers in order to unmask the killer and his final conclusion is a brilliant and unexpected as ever. After the Funeral is classic Christie at her best.

Hickory Dickory Dock

There’s more than petty theft going on in a London youth hostel…
An outbreak of kleptomania at a student hostel was not normally the sort of crime that aroused Hercule Poirot’s interest. But when he saw the list of stolen and vandalized items including a stethoscope, some old flannel trousers, a box of chocolates, a slashed rucksack and a diamond ring found in a bowl of soup he congratulated the warden, Mrs Hubbard, on a ‘unique and beautiful problem’. The list made absolutely no sense at all. But, reasoned Poirot, if this was merely a petty thief at work, why was everyone at the hostel so frightened?

Dead Man’s Folly

Dead Man’s Folly. A charity murder game at a Devon house turns into the real thing! Sir George and Lady Stubbs, the hosts of a village fete, 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!

Cat Among the Pigeons

Another term has begun at Meadowbank, a prestigious, well respected British girls’ school. The indomitable headmistress is preparing to retire and name her successor. There is a disconcertingly mature Middle Eastern princess among the students and several new staff members in residence. And a brand new sports pavilion is the pride of the campus.

But the school year suddenly takes a deadly turn when one of the teachers is found shot to death. As the investigation ensues, it becomes clear that the killer was not an outsider and equally clear that no one at Meadowbank is who he or she seems to be. It is up to Hercule Poirot to determine who is who and, more importantly, what has drawn the killer to the school before anyone else falls victim to the Cat Among the Pigeons.

The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding

Agatha Christie’s seasonal Poirot and Marple short story collection, reissued with a striking new cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers. First came a sinister warning to Poirot not to eat any plum pudding! then the discovery of a corpse in a chest! next, an overheard quarrel that led to murder! the strange case of the dead man who altered his eating habits! and the puzzle of the victim who dreamt his own suicide. What links these five baffling cases? The little grey cells of Monsieur Hercule Poirot!

The Clocks

Continuing the new look unabridged Poirot titles, read by Hugh Fraser. Beautifully re packaged with stunning new cover illustrations and design that rival some of the best jackets and audio collections out there! The group as a whole stands out with an assortment of colours and gorgeous text on every spine. As instructed, stenographer Sheila Webb let herself into the house at 19 Wilbraham Crescent. It was then that she made a grisly discovery: the body of a dead man sprawled across the living room floor. What intrigued Poirot about the case was the time factor. Although in a state of shock, Sheila clearly remembered having heard a cuckoo clock strike three o’clock. Yet, the four other clocks in the living room all showed the time as 4. 13. Even more strangely, only one of these clocks belonged to the owner of the house!

Third Girl

Designed to match the new look Hercule Poirot series. Read by Hugh Fraser who plays Captain Hastings in the popular TV series. Three single girls shared the same London flat. The first worked as a secretary; the second was an artist; the third who came to Poirot for help, disappeared convinced she was a murderer. Now there were rumours of revolvers, flick knives and blood stains. But, without hard evidence, it would take all Poirot’s tenacity to establish whether the Third Girl was guilty innocent or insane! / Requires internet enabled mobile phone 3G recommended

Hallowe’en Party

At a Hallowe’en Party, a young girl tells mystery novelist Ariadne Oliver of a murder she once witnessed. Before the party’s end, the girl is found drowned. Oliver takes the case post haste to Hercule Poirot, who discovers unsolved murder cases, disappearances, kidnapping, and still more murder. Can the fastidious Frenchman uncover the killer before more bodies appear? First published in 1969, The Hallowe’en Party receives a strong performance by John Moffatt in this unabridged version.

Elephants Can Remember

Hercule Poirot is determined to solve an old husband and wife double murder that is still an open verdict…
Hercule Poirot stood on the cliff top. For here, many years earlier, there had been a tragic accident the broken body of a woman was discovered on the rocks at the foot of the cliff. This was followed by the grisly discovery of two more bodies a husband and wife shot dead. But who had killed whom? Was it a suicide pact? A crime of passion? Or cold blooded murder? Poirot delves back into a crime committed 15 years earlier and discovers that, when there is a distinct lack of physical evidence, it’s just as well that ‘old sins leave long shadows’!

Curtain

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?!

The Labors of Hercules

First published in book form in 1947, The Labours of Hercules comprises an even dozen mysteries starring Christie’s most popular sleuth, the ever dignified Hercule Poirot. The introductory chapter of the collection sets up the rest of the book. At a dinner party, another guest compares the labors of Poirot to those of Hercules, and the little Belgian is not amused. He has already decided to retire, but makes up his mind to take on 12 great cases each somehow reflecting the labors accomplished by Hercules as a farewell to crime solving. All of the cases are quite different from each other, from searching for a lost poet to hunting down a particularly ferocious murderer, from solving mysterious deaths of religious cult members to saving a young would be politician from potential blackmailers. Frequent Christie interpreter Hugh Fraser brings stories like ‘The Cretan Bull’ and ‘The Apples of the Hesperides’ to dazzling life.

The Witness for the Prosecution

Agatha Christie is more than the most popular mystery writer of all time. In a career that spans over half a century, her name is synonymous with brilliant deception, ingenious puzzles, and the surprise denouement. By virtually inventing the modern mystery novel she has earned her title as the Queen of Crime. Curious? Then you’re invited to read…
PARKER PYNE INVESTIGATESThe personal ad posed a simple question: Are you happy? If not, consult Mr. Parker Pyne. The answer is a resounding no for a jealous wife who suspects her husband of infidelity…
for a lonely widow driven to assume a new identity…
for a distraught mother whose son has been kidnapped…
and for the fianc of a strangely reclusive bride to be. But what sort of detective would solicit in the personals? The sort who has a knack for investigating affairs of the heart. For therein lie the darkest motives for murder. And they are proving most lucrative for the hopelessly romantic and highly suspicious Inspector Parker Pyne. AUTHORBIO: AGATHA CHRISTIE is the world’s best known mystery writer. Her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language and another billion in 44 foreign languages. She is the most widely published author of all time in any language, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Her writing career spanned more than half a century, during which she wrote 80 novels and short story collections, as well as 14 plays, one of which, The Mousetrap, is the longest running play in history. Two of the characters she created, the brilliant little Belgian Hercule Poirot and the irrepressible and relentless Miss Marple, went on to become world famous detectives. Both have been widely dramatized in feature films and made for TV movies. Agatha Christie also wrote under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott. As well, she wrote four non fiction books including an autobiography and an entertaining account of the many expeditions she shared with her archaeologist husband, Sir Max Mallowan. Agatha Christie died in 1976.

The Under Dog and Other Stories

A beautiful heiress, a dashing playboy, a handsome prince, and a forgotten recluse. What do they have in common? They’re all victims in a series of crimes only Hercule Poirot could solve.

Poirot’s Early Cases

The unabridged tales in this Mystery Masters audiobook include all the ones in the print book first published in 1974. With each case, Poirot further proves his reputation as the greatest mind in detective fiction. In ‘The Plymouth Express,’ the body of the daughter of a wealthy American industrialist is found stuffed under a train seat. ‘Problem at Sea’ finds a disliked rich woman murdered in a locked room on a ship. ‘The King of Clubs’ involves a prince, his dancer fianc e, and a fiendish bit of blackmail. These gems are alternately read by David Suchet and Hugh Fraser, whose roles as, respectively, Poirot and his sidekick, Captain Hugh Hastings, in PBS’s Mystery! series and the Arts and Entertainment s Poirot series are considered definitive.

The Harlequin Tea Set and Other Stories

MysteryLarge Print Edition A Bestselling AuthorNine previously uncollected gems from the worlds most popular mystery writer have finally been incorporated into a stellar book of Agatha Christie short stories. Fans around the world will welcome the mysterious delights found in The Harlequin Tea Set as Christies famous detectives unravel the webs of intrigue spun by the most beloved mystery writer of all time. Agatha Christies works have been published in more languages than any other book except the Bible, and her worldwide legions of fans will delight in the release of this previously unpublished collection of stories.

The Witness for the Prosecution

The title story in this mystery collection revolves around the case of a man charged with the murder of a wealthy elderly woman. It is a gripping tale of courtroom suspense with a dazzling double climax, perfectly suited to the audio format. Other stories range from the strange tale of a French peasant girl with four personalities, to the letters ‘SOS’ scrawled in dust on a nightstand, to the mystery of a blue Chinese jar and its connection to a murdered woman. Each suspenseful, each different, the tales are of brutal murder, brilliant criminals and detectives, and love in the face of death. Together they showcase the versatility and genius of Dame Agatha Christie.

The Mystery of Hunter’s Lodge

Audio Cassette, HarperCollins

The Under Dog

A beautiful heiress, a dashing playboy, a handsome prince, and a forgotten recluse. What do they have in common? They’re all victims in a series of crimes only Hercule Poirot could solve.

The Murder at the Vicarage

The first Miss Marple novel. The first of a new look series of audio books for the 21st century. Beautifully re packaged with stunning new cover illustrations and design that rival some of the best jackets and audio collections out there! Story telling at it’s best, that makes them a delight to listen to. ‘Anyone who murdered Colonel Protheroe,’ declared the parson, brandishing a carving knife above a joint of roast beef, ‘would be doing the world at large a service!’ It was a careless remark for a man of the cloth. And one which was to come back and haunt the clergyman just a few hours later. From seven potential murderers, Miss Marple must seek out the suspect who has both motive and opportunity.

The Body in the Library

Dolly Bantry’s reaction on seeing the body of a beautiful, but very dead, blonde in her library is to immediately call for her friend Jane Marple. The police identify the girl as Ruby Keene, a dance hostess. She was reported missing by elderly invalid Conway Jefferson who, fond of Ruby, planned to adopt her much against his family’s wishes. When the body of another dead girl turns up, Miss Marple, with her incredible eye for spotting the clues that others overlook, determines to find this ruthless killer. ‘Hearing these books for the first time, it may come as some surprise how very funny Miss Christie can be.’ ‘Spectator’.

The Moving Finger

In an unexpected twist, Agatha Christie’s heroine, Miss Jane Marple, doesn’t make an appearance in The Moving Finger until the second half of the tale. Instead, Christie has Jerry Burton, a man recovering from an airplane accident, narrate this intriguing mystery, proving once again her well deserved reputation as a master mystery writer. Burton and his sister are staying in a quiet English village where a number of residents including themselves are receiving a series of vile anonymous letters. But could these letters have triggered a suicide? When a murder soon follows, Burton steps in to help Inspector Nash find the culprit. Just as the case looks like it’s solved, Miss Marple conveniently visits the quaint town and reopens the investigation, dazzling the villagers with her untangling of the murderous events.

A Murder is Announced

A new tie in edition of Agatha Christie’s bestseller, to coincide with the broadcast of the new movie on ITV starring Geraldine McEwan. Includes a full colour plate section, a ‘making of’ essay, background facts and a bonus chapter. The villagers of Chipping Cleghorn, including Jane Marple, are agog with curiosity over an advertisement in the local gazette which reads: ‘A Murder is Announced and will take place on Friday October 29th, at Little Paddocks at 6. 30 p.m.’ A childish practical joke? Or a hoax intended to scare poor Letitia Blacklock? Unable to resist the mysterious invitation, a crowd begins to gather at Little Paddocks at the appointed time when, without warning, the lights go out!

They Do It With Mirrors

This memoir of Sholom Aleichem by his youngest daughter is at once the first complete biography of a great writer and a warm and charming evocation of family life in pre Revolutionary Russia. Although critics in many countries have commented voluminously on the world that Sholom Aleichem created in his stories that world of simple villages, of humor and wisdom and moral sensitivity his own life, astonishingly, has never before been fully told. And much of it may come as a surprise to the vast audience that has read his stories in English, in Yiddish, in almost every major language spoken today, or seen them transmuted as Fiddler on the Roof. For this man whose writing conjures up the naive magic of folklore was himself a Kiev stockbroker, urbane, sophisticated, an early supporter of Zionism, a contributor to literary journals the memoir provides fascinating insights into literary and theatrical circles of the time an intellectual and a man of the world. Sholom Aleichem’s ebullient nature and intellectual civility, triumphing over early hardship, over ill health and the anguish of world crisis, pervaded even his will: he asked that the anniversary of his death be celebrated by reading ‘one of the very merry’ of his stories, so that his name might be ‘recalled with laughter’.

A Pocket Full of Rye

After wealthy financier Rex Fortescue’s sudden death, grains of rye are inexplicably found in his pocket. The coroner s verdict is death by poisoning, yet only one of the dead man s relatives seems upset. The others all have motives to want the old man dead. When two more members of the Fortescue household are murdered, Miss Marple enters the case. But is one bizarre clue the pocket full of rye enough to solve the strangest case of her career?

4:50 From Paddington

Agatha Christie’s audacious mystery thriller, reissued with a striking new 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.

The Mirror Crack’d from Side to Side

Agatha Christie’s audacious murder mystery, reissued with a striking new 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.

A Caribbean Mystery

A facsimile first edition hardback of the Miss Marple books, published to mark the 75th anniversary of her first appearance and to celebrate her new found success on television. When The Murder at the Vicarage was published in October 1930, little did the literary world realise that Agatha Christie, already famous for her early Poirot titles, was introducing a character who would become the best loved female sleuth of all time. The 14 Marple books would appear at intervals over the next 49 years, with Miss Marple’s Final Cases published in 1979, three years after Agatha’s death. To mark the 75th anniversary of Miss Marple’s first appearance, and to celebrate her renewed fortunes as a primetime television star, this collection of facsimile first editions will be the perfect way to enjoy these books in their original form 12 novels and two short story collections. Reproducing the original typesetting and formats from the first editions from the Christie family’s own archive copies, these books sport the original covers which have been painstakingly restored from the best available copies, reflecting five decades of iconic cover design.

At Bertram’s Hotel

Miss Jane Marple has checked into Bertram’s Hotel in London for a much needed vacation. The last thing she expects is that this elegant establishment, known for its service and old world charm, could be embroiled in scandal. But after a series of strange events including the disappearance of a fellow guest, the arrival of a notorious celebrity bad boy, and finally, a shocking murder she finds herself drawn into a multifaceted mystery. The hotel is full of suspects who have potential motives and convenient alibis. While the local inspector is preoccupied with a series of recent robberies, only Miss Marple, with her shrewd observations and keen understanding of human nature, can sort out the puzzling sequence of events and zero in on the killer.

Nemesis

The sharp witted spinster sleuth, Miss Marple, living a quiet life in St. Mary Mead, is saddened to hear of the death of Jason Rafiel. She is greatly surprised by a summons to the dead man’s solicitor, where she receives a bizarre challenge in the form of a posthumous letter. According to Mr. Rafiel, a crime has been committed. But what crime, and who is involved? To investigate, Miss Marple joins a luxury bus tour of English homes and gardens. Each tour companion offers clues in this most complex and satisfying mystery. Presented unabridged on 7 CDs.

Sleeping Murder

When pretty, young newlywed Gwenda Reed travels from New Zealand to England ahead of her new husband, she encounters a series of strange d j vu’s. First there’s the Victorian coastal house that feels disturbingly familiar. Then a line of dialogue heard at a London play triggers a terrifying vision of a dead woman’s body with the killer poised over her, sending Gwenda running in terror into the streets. Fortunately, Miss Marple is also at the theater and, curious, she pursues Gwenda. What follows is one of the intrepid investigator’s most engaging cases as she ignores her own advice to Gwenda to ‘let Sleeping Murder lie.’ Presented unabridged on 6 CDs.

The Thirteen Problems

One of the most recognized sleuths in all of fiction, Miss Marple is the proper English gentlewoman who never misses a chance to gossip. This bright eyed elderly detective stars in this collection of 13 titles, including: ‘The Tuesday Night Club,’ ‘The Idol House of Astarte,’ ‘Ingots of Gold,’ ‘The Blood Stained Pavement,’ ‘Motive Versus Opportunity,’ ‘The Thumb Mark of Saint Peter,’ ‘The Blue Geranium,’ ‘The Compassion,’ ‘The Four Suspects,’ ‘A Christmas Tragedy,’ ‘The Herb of Death,’ ‘The Affair at the Bungalow,’ and ‘Death by Drowning.’

Miss Marple’s Final Cases

Volume 78 in The Agatha Christie Classic Collection 1979. Limited edition of 1000 copies worldwide First, the mystery man in the church with a bullet wound…
then, the riddle of a dead man’s buried treasure…
the curious conduct oif a caretaker after a fatal riding accident…
the corpse and a tape measure…
the girl framed for theft…
and the suspect accused of stabbing his wife with a dagger. Six gripping cases with one thing in common the astonishing deductive powers of Miss Marple. Also includes two non Marple mysteries, ‘The Dressmaker’s Doll’ and ‘In a Glass Darkly’.

Miss Marple: The Complete Short Stories

A stunningly repackaged omnibus, gathering together every short story featuring one of Agatha Christie’s most famous creations: Miss Marple. Described by her friend Dolly Bantry as ‘ the typical old maid of fiction’, Miss Marple has lived almost her entire life in the sleepy hamlet of St Mary Mead. Yet, by observing village life she has gained an unparalleled insight into human nature and used it to devasting effect. As her friend Sir Henry Clithering, the ex Commissioner of Scotland Yard has been heard to say: ‘She’s just the finest detective God ever made.’ and many Agatha Christie fans would agree. Appearing for the first time in The Murder at The Vicarage 1930 her crime fighting career spanned over forty years when she solved her final case in 1977 in Sleeping Murder. With every tale flawlessly plotted by the Queen of Crime herself, these short stories provide a feast for hardened Agatha Christie addicts as well as those who have grown to love the detective through her many film and television appearances.

The Secret Adversary


The Secret Adversary is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie and first published in the UK by The Bodley Head in January 1922 and in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company later in the same year. The UK edition retailed at seven shillings and sixpence 7/6 and the US edition at $1. 75. The book introduces the characters of Tommy and Tuppence who feature in several other Christie books and stories throughout her writing career.’ Quote from wikipedia. org

About the Author

‘Agatha Mary Clarissa, Lady Mallowan, DBE 15 September 1890 12 January 1976, commonly known as Agatha Christie, was an English crime writer of novels, short stories and plays. She also wrote romances under the name Mary Westmacott, but is best remembered for her 80 detective novels and her successful West End theatre plays. Her works, particularly featuring detectives Hercule Poirot or Miss Jane Marple, have given her the title the ‘Queen of Crime’ and made her one of the most important and innovative writers in the development of the genre.

Christie has been called by the Guinness Book of World Records, among others the best selling writer of books of all time and the best selling writer of any kind, along with William Shakespeare. Only the Bible is known to have outsold her collected sales of roughly four billion copies of novels. UNESCO states that she is currently the most translated individual author in the world with only the collective corporate works of Walt Disney Productions superseding her. As an example of her broad appeal, she is the all time best selling author in France, with over 40 million copies sold in French as of 2003 versus 22 million for Emile Zola, the nearest contender.’ Quote from wikipedia. org

Table of Contents

Publisher’s Preface; Prologue; The Young Adventurers,

Partners in Crime

When the British Secret Service asks them to take over the International Detective Agency a suspected Bolshevik spy information drop Tommy and Tuppence jump at the chance. Told to watch for ‘blue letters with a Russian stamp’ and visitors mentioning the number ’16,’ they nonetheless have time for a variety of cases as they pose as the agency’s director and secretary. As an amateur private detective, Tommy takes inspiration from and impersonates other great detectives from crime fiction. While fulfilling their role for British Intelligence, they breeze their way through 15 other cases, solving murder mysteries, a jewel robbery, and rounding up gangs of smugglers and counterfeiters. Originally published in 1929, this exciting whodunit is dramatically read by perennial favorite James Warwick.

N or M?

Volume 38 in the Agatha Christie Collection 1941 Limited edition of 800 copies worldwide It is World War II, and while the RAF struggles to keep the Luftwaffe at bay, Britain faces an even more sinister threat from ‘the enemy within’ Nazis posing as ordinary citizens. With pressure mounting, the Intelligence service appoints two unlikely spies, Tommy and Tuppence Beresford. Their mission: to seek out a man and a woman from among the colourful guests at Sans Souci, a seaside hotel. But this assignment is no stroll along the promenade. After all, N and M have just murdered Britain’s finest agent…

By the Pricking of My Thumbs

A Classic Agatha Christie Tommy & Tuppence Mystery, Now Available on CD!

Sleuth Tuppence Beresford suspects that something wicked is responsible for the death of one woman and the disappearance of another. When she investigates, clues pile up, from a painting of a house by a canal, to a missing tombstone and black magic, until Tuppence is in danger, too. What is the terrible secret from the past, still murderously alive, that she has uncovered?

Presented unabridged on 6 CDs, narrated by Alex Jennings.

Postern of Fate

A poisoning many years ago may not have been accidental after all…
Tommy and Tuppence Beresford have just become the proud owners of an old house in an English village. Along with the property, they have inherited some worthless bric a brac, including a collection of antique books. While rustling through a copy of The Black Arrow, Tuppence comes upon a series of apparently random underlinings. However, when she writes down the letters, they spell out a very disturbing message: M a r y J o r d a n d i d n o t d i e n a t u r a l l y! And sixty years after their first murder, Mary Jordan’s enemies are still ready to kill!

The Secret of Chimneys

A bit of adventure and quick cash is all that good natured drifter Anthony Cade is looking for when he accepts a messenger job from an old friend. It sounds so simple: deliver the provocative memoirs of a recently deceased European count to a London publisher. But the parcel holds ore than scandalous royal secrets. It contains a stash of letters that suggest blackmail and lead to the murder of a stranger who’s been shadowing Anthony’s every move. Discovering the dead man’s identity means retracing his steps to the rambling estate of Chimneys where darker secrets, and deadlier threats, await anyone who dares to enter.

The Seven Dials Mystery

Reclusive tycoon, Sir Oswald Coote, and his melancholy wife, Lady Maria, have come upon the ideal plan to spice up their quiet lives. They’ll host a lavish weekend party at Chimneys, their isolated estate, and invite only ‘bright young things’. But the festive mood is clouded by doom. A practical joke involving seven clocks and a sleeping guest has ended in accidental death and cause for alarm. For the guests may not be all that they appear. And as whispers of a strange club called Seven Dials echo through the halls of Chimneys, all hands will be pointing to murder…
AUTHORBIO: Agatha Christie is the world’s best known mystery writer. Her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language and another billion in 44 foreign languages. She is the most widely published author of all time in any language, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Her writing career spanned more than half a century, during which she wrote 80 novels and short story collections, as well as 14 plays, one of which, The Mousetrap, is the longest running play in history. Two of the characters she created, the brilliant little Belgian Hercule Poirot and the irrepressible and relentless Miss Marple, went on to become world famous detectives. Both have been widely dramatized in feature films and made for TV movies. Agatha Christie also wrote romantic novels under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott. As well, she wrote four non fiction books including an autobiography and an entertaining account of the many expeditions she shared with her archaeologist husband, Sir Max Mallowan. Agatha Christie died in 1976.

Murder is Easy / Easy To Kill

It was just Luke Fitzwilliam’s luck to be stuck next to a dotty old woman like Miss Fullerton on the London bound train although he found himself quite entertained with her tall tales about a series of perfect murders in the quaint village of Wychwood. But when he reads the next day of the freak accident that killer her, too, Fitzwilliam’s amusement turns to grave concern. A visit to the isolated village confirms his worst fears. For Wychwood seems to be divided by an eccentric lot of locals: those who are in on a dark and dangerous secret and those who don’t live long enough to share it.

Towards Zero

Lady Tresselian invites several guests to stay at her seaside house at Gull’s Point. Against her better judgment she has allowed handsome tennis ace Neville Strange and his wife Kay to visit at the same time as Neville’s ex-wife Audrey. Neville is the ward of Lady Tresselian’s late husband. Other guests include Mary, Lady Tresselian’s companion; Ted, Kay’s ever-present friend; Thomas, a family friend who has just returned from spending the war in Africa; and Lady Tresselian’s old friend Lord Justice Treves. When Mr. Treves dies suddenly, and Lady Tresselian is murdered in her bed, the house party is thrown into turmoil. It is left to Scotland Yard’s Detective Inspector Leach and Mr. Macwhirter, an ex-detective who happens to be another house guest, to solve the case.

The Mousetrap

Melodrama / 5m, 3f / Int. The author comes forth with another hit about a group of strangers stranded in a boarding house during a snow storm, one of whom is a murderer. The suspects include the newly married couple who run the house, and the suspicions that are in their minds nearly wreck their perfect marriage. Others are a spinster with a curious background, an architect who seems better equipped to be a chef, a retired Army major, a strange little man who claims his car has overturned in a drift, and a jurist who makes life miserable for everyone. Into their midst comes a policeman, traveling on skis. He no sooner arrives, than the jurist is killed. Two down, and one to go. To get to the rationale of the murderer’s pattern, the policeman probes the background of everyone present, and rattles a lot of skeletons. Another famous Agatha Christie switch finish! Chalk up another superb intrigue for the foremost mystery writer of her time.

Spider’s Web

Clarissa, the young wife of a foreign office diplomat, delights in tweaking the sensibilities of her more serious friends by playing a game she calls ‘supposing’ imagining a difficult situation and finding out how people would respond. But Clarissa’s lighthearted games becomes deadly serious when she discovers the body of an unknown person in her own drawing room. If that weren’t bad enough, her husband is on the way home with an important foreign politician. Clarissa decides to dispose of the body and persuades her three houseguests to help. But before she can get the corpse off the premises, a policeman knocks at her front door. Now Clarissa must keep the body hidden, convince the skeptical police inspector that there has been no murder, and, in the meantime, find out who has been murdered, why, and what the body is doing in her house…

The Man in the Brown Suit

Yearning for a little adventure in life, Anne Beddingfeld gets far more than she bargained for: while at the tube station, she sees a man fall to the tracks and die. A man dressed in brown, claiming to be a doctor, pronounces him dead and hurries away, dropping a scrap of paper with the peculiar words ’17 122 Kilmorden Castle’. The police conclude the death was an accident, but Anne suspects otherwise. Lord Nasby, the press tycoon, agrees to hire her to investigate the matter. Armed with a small inheritance and the scrap of paper the mysterious man in the brown suit left behind, she sets off on her mission a mission that takes her from England to South Africa, and that leads to the discovery of missing diamonds, another murder, and attempts on Anne’s own life.

Cards On the Table

Fast paced, value priced audio adaptations. This Christie classic feature Hercule Poirot, her most popular character. Filled with all the twists and turns Christie is famous for, and sure to please every mystery lover they have all the crime in half the time!An enjoyable evening of bridge turns into a murder investigation when the flamboyant host Mr. Shaitana is found dead. Can the four invited investigators Hercule Poirot, Superintendent Battle, Colonel Race and Ariadne Oliver discover which of the other four guests is the killer? Investigations reveal all four had an opportunity and something to hide.

Death on the Nile

Agatha Christie’s genius for detective fiction is unparalleled. Her worldwide popularity is phenomenal, her characters engaging, her plots spellbinding. No one knows the human heart or the dark passions that can stop it better than Agatha Christie. She is truly the one and only Queen of Crime. Linnet Doyle is young, beautiful, and rich. She’s the girl who has everything including the man her best friend loves. Linnet and her new husband take a cruise on the Nile, where they meet the brilliant detective Hercule Poirot. It should be an idyllic trip, yet Poirot has a vague, uneasy feeling that something is dangerously amiss…

Sparkling Cyanide

It’s been less than a year since beautiful heiress Rosemary Barton took her own life during a birthday dinner in her honor. Her husband George never believed that his fun loving wife would commit suicide especially now that he’s received two anonymous letters that suggest cold blooded murder. One implicates even George himself. It’s true he long suffered Rosemary’s infidelities. But what about her embittered sister who was left out of the family will? Or any of Rosemary’s secret lovers, not to mention their betrayed wives? Now one of them has ever forgotten Rosemary. Nor has any one of them ever forgiven her. But only one of them killed her…

The Mysterious Mr.Quin

Agatha Christie is more than the most popular mystery writer of all time. In a career that spans over half a century, her name is synonymous with brilliant deception, ingenious puzzles, and the surprise denouement. By virtually inventing the modern mystery novel she has earned her title as the Queen of Crime. Curious? Then you’re invited to read…
THE MYSTERIOUS MR. QUINA conjurer of skill with an instinct for detection, Mr. Harley Quin has an almost magical flair for appearing at the scene of the most remarkable crimes. But is it just a trick of light that haunts his shadow with a ghostly apparition? Is it fate that invites him to a New Year’s Eve murder? And what forces are at work when his car breaks down outside Royston Hall, an isolated estate with a deadly history? With fantastic intrigue, uncanny procedure, and Agatha Christie’s most charismatic creation, these dazzling stories remain personal favorites for the queen of crime. AUTHORBIO: AGATHA CHRISTIE is the world’s best known mystery writer. Her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language and another billion in 44 foreign languages. She is the most widely published author of all time in any language, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Her writing career spanned more than half a century, during which she wrote 80 novels and short story collections, as well as 14 plays, one of which, The Mousetrap, is the longest running play in history. Two of the characters she created, the brilliant little Belgian Hercule Poirot and the irrepressible and relentless Miss Marple, went on to become world famous detectives. Both have been widely dramatized in feature films and made for TV movies. Agatha Christie also wrote under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott. As well, she wrote four non fiction books including an autobiography and an entertaining account of the many expeditions she shared with her archaeologist husband, Sir Max Mallowan. Agatha Christie died in 1976.

The Love Detectives

A brand new omnibus featuring Agatha Christie’s favourite characters: Messrs Quin and Satterthwaite. Harley Quin is an enigma. He appears and disappears unexpectedly and usually by strange tricks of the light caused by stained glass windows or flickering firelight. His background, family and friends are all a mystery his almost supernatural powers of detection are, however, very real. Mr Satterthwaite is altogether more normal fundamentally a snob, he lives the carefree lifestyle of a bachelor whilst indulging his hobbies. Yet, beneath this facade is a deep vein of loneliness that compels him to observe everyone and everything. Together they are an unstoppable, crime fighting tour de force Sattherthwaite’s skills of observation are honed by Quin’s subtle questioning, bringing to light the most pertinent clues in any crime. With each acting as a catalyst for the other, the criminal fraternity had best beware! This volume brings all the Quin and Satterthwaite novels and short stories together for the first time, and showcases the pair’s talents in a way that clearly explains why Agatha Christie herself was so fond of her creations: ‘The Love Detectives‘. Contains: The Mysterious Mr Quin Three Act Tragedy Dead Man’s Mirror The Love Detectives The Harlequin Tea Set

The Sittaford Mystery / The Murder at Hazelmoor

M U R D E R. It began as an innocent parlor game intended to while away the hours on a bitter winter night. But the message that appeared before the amateur occultists snowbound at the Sittaford House was spelled out as loud and clear as a scream. Of course, the notion that they had foretold doom was pure bunk. Wasn’t it? And the discovery of a corpse was pure coincidence. Wasn’t it? If they’re to discover the answer to this baffling murder, perhaps they should play again. But a journey into the spirit world could prove terribly dangerous especially when the killer is lurking in this one.

Unfinished Portrait (As:Mary Westmacott)

Bereft of the three people she has held most dear her mother, her husband and her daughter Celia is on the verge of suicide. Then one night on an exotic island she meets Larraby, a successful portrait painter, and through a long night of talk reveals how she is afraid to commit herself to a second chance of happiness with another person, yet is not brave enough to face life alone. Can Larraby help Celia come to terms with the past or will they part, her outcome still uncertain?

Why Didn’t They Ask Evans?

While playing golf, Bobby Jones and Dr. Thomas discover a dying man at the base of the cliff. The man manages to get out the words ‘Why Didn’t They Ask Evans??’ before he dies. Bobby is in a hurry to keep an appointment, so he asks a passerby to stay with the body. Just days later, he meets up with childhood friend Lady Frances ‘Frankie’ Derwent. A few days after the inquest, Bobby is drugged when someone slips morphine into his beer. Remembering things now that don’t seem to match up about the death, Bobby decides to investigate the matter further and Frankie immediately agrees to help. The two of them are soon hard at work to discover the murderer of the dead man, and they soon must also protect themselves as they find their own lives in danger. Actress Emilia Fox reads this vintage Christie mystery with dramatic panache.

And Then There Were None / Ten Little Indians

Mystery / 8m, 3f / Int. In this superlative mystery comedy statuettes of little soldier boys on the mantel of a house on an island off the coast of Devon fall to the floor and break one by one as those in the house succumb to a diabolical avenger. A nursery rhyme tells how each of the ten ‘soldiers’ met his death until there were none. Eight guests who have never met each other or their apparently absent host and hostess are lured to the island and, along with the two house servants, marooned. A mysterious voice accuses each of having gotten away with murder and then one drops dead poisoned. One down and nine to go! The excitement never lets up in this ideal play for schools, colleges and little theatres.

Absent in the Spring (As:Mary Westmacott)

A newly reissued edition of Agatha Christie’s ‘Mary Westmacott’ novel, a Crime of the Heart novel about a loyal wife’s discovery of her husband’s infidelity. ‘The one book that has satisfied me completely the book I always wanted to write.’ Agatha Christie Returning from a visit to her daughter in Iraq, Joan Scudamore finds herself unexpectedly alone and stranded in an isolated rest house by flooding of the railway tracks. This sudden solitude compels Joan to assess her life for the first time ever and face up to many of the truths about herself. Looking back over the years, Joan painfully re examines her attitudes, relationships and actions and becomes increasingly uneasy about the person who is revealed to her…

Death Comes as the End

A novel of anger, jealousy, betrayal and murder in 2000 BC It is Egypt, 2000 BC, where death gives meaning to life. At the foot of a cliff lies the broken, twisted body of Nofret, concubine to a Ka priest. Young, beautiful and venomous, most agree that she deserved to die like a snake. Yet Renisenb, the priest’s daughter, believes that the woman’s death was not fate, but murder. Increasingly, she becomes convinced that the source of evil lurks within her own father’s household. As the wife of an eminent archaeologist, Agatha Christie took part in several expeditions to the Middle East. Drawing upon this experience and exhaustive research, she wrote this serial killer mystery laid in Egypt 4000 years ago.

Crooked House

In the sprawling, half timbered mansion in the affluent suburb of Swinly Dean, Aristide Leonides lies dead from barbiturate poisoning. An accident? Not likely. In fact, suspicion has already fallen on his luscious widow, a cunning beauty fifty years his junior, set to inherit a sizeable fortune, and rumored to be carrying on with a strapping young tutor comfortably ensconced in the family estate. But criminologist Charles Hayward is casting his own doubts on the innocence of the entire Leonides brood. He knows them intimately. And he’s certain that in a Crooked House such as Three Gables, no one’s on the level…

They Came to Baghdad

Agatha Christie is more than the most popular mystery writer of all time. In a career that spans over half a century, her name is synonymous with brilliant deception, ingenious puzzles, and the surprise denouement. By virtually inventing the modern mystery novel she has earned her title as the Queen of Crime. Curious? Then you’re invited to read…

They Came to Baghdad

Flighty but good hearted Victoria Jones craves love, intrigue, and adventure. She strikes gold in Edward, a handsome and mysterious traveler whom she’s vowed to follow to the ends of the earth. Yet no whirlwind affair can prepare Victoria for what unfolds once she lands in Baghdad. Not a day in Edward’s shadow, and she hears whispered warnings of danger and witnesses the murder of a secret agent in her hotel room. And when she discovers that a romantic rival for Edward’s affection has arranged for her kidnapping, Victoria fears that her impetuous nature could be the death of her.

Destination Unknown

Tom Betterton, a young nuclear physicist, has disappeared, with no clues as to his fate. And he is just the latest British scientist to do so. His associates and wife are questioned but know nothing. When his wife dies in Morocco, the investigator on the case enlists the help of a woman on the verge of suicide to impersonate Mrs. Betterton and travel in her place. Can she pull it off? Will she find the missing scientists at the end of her journey? This story is based on the real life espionage case in the 1950s of two scientists who turned against their countries to work for Communist Russia.

Ordeal by Innocence

Evidence that clears the name of a boy sentenced for killing his adopted mother arrives too late to save his life so who did kill her? Dr. Arthur Calgary takes a ferry across the Rubicon River to Sunny Point, the home of the Argyle family. A year before, the matriarch of the family was murdered and a son, Jack, was convicted and sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison. Throughout the trial Jack had maintained his innocence, claiming he was hitchhiking on the night of the murder and he had been picked up by a middle aged man in a dark car. Unable to locate this mystery man the police viewed Jack’s as a lie. Calgary was the stranger in question, but he arrives to late for Jack who succumbs to pneumonia after serving just six months of his sentence. Feeling a sense of duty to the Argyles, Calgary is surprised when his revelation has a disturbing effect on the family it means one of the family is a murderer!

The Pale Horse

A dark offering from the Queen of Crime. This represents the world famous author’s most successful foray into the dark world of murder and black magic. To understand the strange goings on at The Pale Horse Inn, Mark Easterbrook knew he had to begin at the beginning. But where exactly was the beginning?Was it the savage blow to the back of Father Gorman’s head? Or was it when the priest’s assailant searched him so roughly he tore the clergyman’s cassock? Or could it have been the priest’s visit, just minutes before, to a woman on her death bed?Or was there a deeper significance to the violent squabble which Mark Easterbrook had himself witnessed earlier?Wherever the beginning lies, Mark and his sidekick, Ginger Corrigan, may soon have cause to wish they’d never found it…

Endless Night

Strapped by a chauffeur’s wages, Michael Rogers’ want of a better life seems out of reach. Especially elusive is a magnificent piece of property in Kingston Bishop unil a chance meeting with a beautiful heiress makes his dreams possible. Marrying her is the first step. Building the perfect home is the next. Unfortunately, Michael ignored the local warnings about the deadly curse buried in the tract of land, and living out his dreams may exact a higher price than he ever imagined. Praised as one of Agatha Christie’s most unusual forays into gothic, psychological suspense, this novel of fate, chance, and the nature of evil was a personal favorite of the author’s as well.

Passenger to Frankfurt

Agatha Christie is more than the most popular mystery writer of all time. In a career that spans over half a century, her name is synonymous with brilliant deception, ingenious puzzles, and the surprise denouement. By virtually inventing the modern mystery novel she has earned her title as the Queen of Crime. Curious? Then you’re invited to read…
Passenger to FrankfurtIt was an unusual predicament for Sir Stafford Nye to awaken in a stupor after being drugged, only to find his passport stolen. There was also no trace of the fascinating woman he encountered in Frankfurt who begged him to help save her life. But Sir Stafford’s troubles are only just beginning. The target of two murder attempts, he now seeks the help of the stranger who so urgently sought his. If he can locate her. What he finds is a woman of numerous identities and twice as many secrets, who ushers him into the shadows of an international conspiracy that could well prove to be the death of them.

The Regatta Mystery and Other Stories

Agatha Christie is more than the most popular mystery writer of all time. In a career that spans over half a century, her name is synonymous with brilliant deception, ingenious puzzles, and the surprise denouement. By virtually inventing the modern mystery novel she has earned her title as the Queen of Crime. Curious? Then you’re invited to read…
PARKER PYNE INVESTIGATESThe personal ad posed a simple question: Are you happy? If not, consult Mr. Parker Pyne. The answer is a resounding no for a jealous wife who suspects her husband of infidelity…
for a lonely widow driven to assume a new identity…
for a distraught mother whose son has been kidnapped…
and for the fianc of a strangely reclusive bride to be. But what sort of detective would solicit in the personals? The sort who has a knack for investigating affairs of the heart. For therein lie the darkest motives for murder. And they are proving most lucrative for the hopelessly romantic and highly suspicious Inspector Parker Pyne. AUTHORBIO: AGATHA CHRISTIE is the world’s best known mystery writer. Her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language and another billion in 44 foreign languages. She is the most widely published author of all time in any language, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Her writing career spanned more than half a century, during which she wrote 80 novels and short story collections, as well as 14 plays, one of which, The Mousetrap, is the longest running play in history. Two of the characters she created, the brilliant little Belgian Hercule Poirot and the irrepressible and relentless Miss Marple, went on to become world famous detectives. Both have been widely dramatized in feature films and made for TV movies. Agatha Christie also wrote under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott. As well, she wrote four non fiction books including an autobiography and an entertaining account of the many expeditions she shared with her archaeologist husband, Sir Max Mallowan. Agatha Christie died in 1976.

The Hound of Death

A collection of macabre mysteries, including the superlative story Witness for the Prosecution…
Twelve unexplained phenomena with no apparent earthly explanation! A dog shaped gunpowder mark; an omen from ‘the other side’; a haunted house; a chilling seance; a case of split personalities; a recurring nightmare; an eerie wireless message; an elderly lady’s hold over a young man; a disembodied cry of ‘murder’; a young man’s sudden amnesia; a levitation experience; a mysterious SOS. To discover the answers, delve into the supernatural storytelling of Agatha Christie.

The Listerdale Mystery and Eleven Other Stories

First published in 1934, this collection of Agatha Christie short stories features 12 ingenious tales involving mystery and adventure, from a stolen rajah’s emerald to a necklace discovered in a basket of cherries to a mystery writer s bizarre near arrest for murder. Among the stories in this enjoyable early collection are ‘The Girl on the Train,’ ‘Jane in Search of a Job,’ and ‘Philomel Cottage,’ which was made into the film Love from a Stranger.

Parker Pyne Investigates

Agatha Christie is more than the most popular mystery writer of all time. In a career that spans over half a century, her name is synonymous with brilliant deception, ingenious puzzles, and the surprise denouement. By virtually inventing the modern mystery novel she has earned her title as the Queen of Crime. Curious? Then you’re invited to read…
Parker Pyne InvestigatesThe personal ad posed a simple question: Are you happy? If not, consult Mr. Parker Pyne. The answer is a resounding no for a jealous wife who suspects her husband of infidelity…
for a lonely widow driven to assume a new identity…
for a distraught mother whose son has been kidnapped…
and for the fianc of a strangely reclusive bride to be. But what sort of detective would solicit in the personals? The sort who has a knack for investigating affairs of the heart. For therein lie the darkest motives for murder. And they are proving most lucrative for the hopelessly romantic and highly suspicious Inspector Parker Pyne. AUTHORBIO: AGATHA CHRISTIE is the world’s best known mystery writer. Her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language and another billion in 44 foreign languages. She is the most widely published author of all time in any language, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Her writing career spanned more than half a century, during which she wrote 80 novels and short story collections, as well as 14 plays, one of which, The Mousetrap, is the longest running play in history. Two of the characters she created, the brilliant little Belgian Hercule Poirot and the irrepressible and relentless Miss Marple, went on to become world famous detectives. Both have been widely dramatized in feature films and made for TV movies. Agatha Christie also wrote under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott. As well, she wrote four non fiction books including an autobiography and an entertaining account of the many expeditions she shared with her archaeologist husband, Sir Max Mallowan. Agatha Christie died in 1976.

The Witness for the Prosecution and Other Stories

The title story in this mystery collection revolves around the case of a man charged with the murder of a wealthy elderly woman. It is a gripping tale of courtroom suspense with a dazzling double climax, perfectly suited to the audio format. Other stories range from the strange tale of a French peasant girl with four personalities, to the letters ‘SOS’ scrawled in dust on a nightstand, to the mystery of a blue Chinese jar and its connection to a murdered woman. Each suspenseful, each different, the tales are of brutal murder, brilliant criminals and detectives, and love in the face of death. Together they showcase the versatility and genius of Dame Agatha Christie.

Three Blind Mice and Other Stories

A blinding snowstorm and a homicidal maniac traps a small party of friends in an isolated estate. Out of this deceptively simple set up, Agatha Christie fashioned one of her most ingenious puzzlers, which, in turn, would provide the basis for The Mousetrap, the longest running play in history. From this classic title novella to the deliciously clever gems on its tail solved to perfection by Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple, this rare collection of murder most foul showcases the intimtable Christie at her inventive best, proving her reputation as ‘the champion deceiver of our time.’ The New York Times

Double Sin and other stories

Agatha Christie is more than the most popular mystery writer of all time. In a career that spans over half a century, her name is synonymous with brilliant deception, ingenious puzzles, and the surprise denouement. By virtually inventing the modern mystery novel she has earned her title as the Queen of Crime. Curious? Then you’re invited to read…

Double Sin and other stories

In one of London’s most elegant shops, a decorative doll in green velvet adopts some rather human and sinister traits…
A country gentleman is questioned about a murder that has yet to be committed…
In summoning spirits, a medium is drawn closer to the world of the dead than she ever imagined possible…
In a small country church, a dying man’s final word, sanctuary, becomes both an elegy and a clue to a crime. Only the Queen of Crime could have conceived such delicious treats for mystery lovers. Only the inimitable Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple, could solve them with such chilling perfection.

The Golden Ball and Other Stories

Is it a gesture of good will or a sinister trap that lures Rupert St. Vincent and his family to magnificent estate? How desperate is Joyce Lambert, a destitute young widow whose only recourse is to marry a man she despises? What unexpected circumstance stirs old loyalties in Theodora Darrell, and unfaithful wife about to run away with her lover? In this collection of short stories, the answers are as unexpected as they are satisfying. The Queen of Crime takes bizarre romantic entanglements, supernatural visitations, and classic murder to inventive new heights.

The Mousetrap and Other Plays

Readers will be front row center for this special trade collection of Agatha Christie’s greatest suspense plays, which includes: The Mousetrap, the longest running play in history, Ten Little Indians and Witness for the Prosecution, both made into classic films, Appointment with Death, The Hollow, Towards Zero, Go Back to Murder, and one of Christie’s personal favorites, The Verdict all perfectly staged by the Queen of Crime.

Problem at Pollensa Bay

Volume 79 in the Agatha Christie Collection 1991. Limited edition of 1000 copies worldwide. All great crime writers have their favourite creations. Similarly, every great sleuth has his own preferred method of deduction. Take the charming Parker Pyne, who relies upon an intuitive knowledge of human nature to solve the Problem at Pollensa Bay. Or Mr Satterthwaite, who seeks inspiration through his collaboration with the enigmatic Mr Quin in The Harlequin Tea Set mystery. Then, of course, there’s Poirot, whose measured analysis of motive and opportunity is tested to the full in Yellow Iris, when he receives an anonymous call about a matter of life and death.

While the Light Lasts

Some of Agatha Christie’s earliest stories including her very first which show the Queen of Crime in the making! A macabre recurring dream…
revenge against a blackmailer…
jealousy, infidelity and a tortured conscience…
a stolen gemstone…
the haunting attraction of an ancient relic…
a race against time…
a tragic love triangle…
a body in a box…
an unexpected visitor from beyond the grave…
Nine quintessential examples of Agatha Christie’s brilliance are contained in this new collection of early short stories including the very first one she ever wrote and provide a unique glimpse of the Queen of Crime in the making.

Seven Deadly Sins

Seven Deadly Sins Seven Motives For Murder. An attractive hardback of seven of the best Agatha Christie crime thrillers, themed around the timeless motives of Sin! Murder and murderers abound in this seasonal edition, filled with some of the very best murder mysteries ever written. With flawless plotting, masterful characterisation and enough twists and turns to keep even the most talented armchair detective puzzled, these stories will enthral and entertain as the reader can only sit back and marvel as avarice, sloth, gluttony, lust, pride, envy and wrath devour their victims, and their victims, one by one! THE ABC MURDERS Pride is the excessive belief in one’s own abilities. A murderer has the arrogance to challenge Hercule Poirot’s detective prowess! A MURDER IS ANNOUNCED Envy is the desire for another’s status and abilities. A mysterious joker is eager for Miss Blacklock’s money and her death! EVIL UNDER THE SUN Lust is the craving for the pleasures of the body. Actress Arlena Stuart has the reputation of a ‘man eater’ until her murder! SPARKLING CYANIDE Sloth is the idle avoidance of work. Money doesn’t need to be earned: it can be married, won or inherited so long as someone dies! ENDLESS NIGHT Avarice is the greed for material gain. Buy the perfect piece of land for your dream house but be wary of curses and psychopaths! AT BERTRAM’S HOTEL Gluttony is the appetite to consume more than you need. Miss Marple wonders if a series of robberies are for money or just the thrill! FIVE LITTLE PIGS Wrath is the fury when love is spurned. A woman is convicted of poisoning her adulterous husband but there are five other suspects!

Masterpieces in Miniature

Agatha Christie is the world’s most popular writer in modern times and her books have only been outsold by the Bible and Shakespeare. Best remembered for such classic crime novels as Murder on the Orient Express, And Then There Were None, and Death on the Nile, her works have been cherished by generations of readers. Christie, however, was also a master of the shorter crime story and this volume collects some of her finest short stories. Each of these thirty nine stories features one of Christie’s famous detectives Miss Marple, Hercule Poirot, Parker Pyne, and Harley Quin in some of their most baffling and intriguing cases, as these ingenious Christie tales show how satisfying and compelling the crime short story can be.

The Listerdale Mystery

A selection of mysteries, some light hearted, some romantic, some very deadly…
Twelve tantalizing cases! the curious disappearance of Lord Listerdale; a newlywed’s fear of her ex fiance; a strange encounter on a train; a domestic murder investigation; a wild man’s sudden personality change; a retired inspector’s hunt for a murderess; a young woman’s impersonation of a duchess; a necklace hidden in a basket of cherries; a mystery writer’s arrest for murder; an astonishing marriage proposal; a soprano’s hatred for a baritone; the case of the rajah’s emerald. All have one thing in common: the skilful hand of Agatha Christie.

Masterpieces of Mystery and the Unknown

Agatha Christie is the world’s most popular fiction writer; her works have been outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Best remembered for her classic crime novels such as Murder on the Orient Express and And Then There Were None, her works have been cherished by generations of readers. Christie, however, was also a master of the short story and this volume collects some of her finest short pieces. With such masterpieces as ‘Witness for the Prosecution’ the basis for the classic film and ‘Three Blind Mice’ the basis for her Mousetrap, the longest running play in history, as well as some of her lesser known works, including all of her supernatural suspense tales, this collection of twenty eight ingenious tales displays Agatha Christie’s full range as an author.

Come, Tell Me How You Live

Agatha Christie’s memoirs about her travels to Syria and Iraq in the 1930s with her archaeologist husband Max Mallowan Agatha Christie was already well known as a crime writer when she accompanied her husband, Max Mallowan, to Syria and Iraq in the 1930s. She took enormous interest in all his excavations, and when friends asked what her strange life was like, she decided to answer their questions in this delightful book. First published in 1946, Come, Tell Me How You Live is now reissued in B format. It gives a charming picture of Agatha Christie herself, and is, as Jacquetta Hawkes concludes in her Introduction, ‘a pure pleasure to read’.

Agatha Christie: An Autobiography

A new look printing of Agatha Christie’s ‘most absorbing mystery’ to mark the 25th anniversary of her death. Agatha Christie died on 12 January 1976, having become the best selling novelist in history. Her autobiography, published in 1977 a year after her death, tells of her fascinating private life, from early childhood through two marriages and two World Wars, and her experiences both as a writer and on archaeological expeditions with her second husband, Max Mallowan. Not only does the book reveal the true genius of her legendary success, but the story is vividly told and as captivating as one of her novels.

Death Cruise: Crime Stories on the Open Seas

‘Death Cruise’: Crime Stories on the Open Sea, edited by Lawrence Block, is a collection of murder mysteries with settings aboard cruise ships and written by several members of the International Association of Crime Writers, including Agatha Christie, Nancy Pickard, Piet Teigeler, Edward D. Hoch, Ralph McInerny, John Mortimer, and Carolyn Wheat.

Malice Domestic 9

An anthology of orginial traditional mystery storiesIncluding Agatha Christie’s classic mystery The Case of the Discontented SoldierWith fourteen Christie inspired tales from today’s most talented mystery writersDig into a toxic treat of murder most foul from the devious minds of the finest writers Robert Bernard Jan Burke Kate Charles Marjorie Eccles Teri Holbrook Gwen Moffat Marcia Talley Dorothy Cannell Charles Todd Ann Granger Walter Satterthwait Carolyn Wheat Susan Moody Sample some delectable bits of malicious motives…
and most intriguing murders Residents of an old age home have a killer of a plan for dealing with chronic complainers. The ladies of the parish just love Father Luke…
they love him to death. Someone just can’t wait for old Aunt Marigold’s heart to give out. Joan Hess presents Malice Domestic 9AN ANTHOLOGY OF ORIGINAL TRADITIONAL MYSTERY STORIES Including Agatha Christie’s classic mystery The Case of the Discontented SoldierWith fourteen Christie inspired tales from today’s most talented mystery writersDig into a toxic treat of murder most foul from the devious minds of the finest writersRobert Bernard Jan Burke Kate Charles Marjorie Eccles Teri Holbrook Gwen Moffat Marcia Talley Dorothy Cannell Charles Todd Ann Granger Walter Satterthwait Carolyn Wheat Susan MoodySample some delectable bits of malicious motives?and most intriguing murdersResidents of an old age home have a killer of a plan for dealing with chronic complainers. The ladies of the parish just love Father Luke…
they love him to death. Someone just can’t wait for old Aunt Marigold’s heart to give out.

Crime Never Pays

A selection of short stories in the Bookworm Collection series. The texts are neither graded nor adapted, and each book contains biographical information about the authors, notes on the texts, and language activities.

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