[Read by Hugh Fraser]Here are two standalone novels from the queen of mystery, Agatha Christie. From the sprawling Leonide family to dark moors, no one can spin a mystery quite like she can.Crooked House — The Leonides are one big happy family living in a sprawling, ramshackle mansion — that is, until the head of [More]
[Read by Hugh Fraser]In The Pale Horse, an elderly priest is murdered, quite possibly doomed by a womans deathbed confession and by secrets kept safely locked behind closed doors of a mysterious local pub.
Three young women share a London flat. The first is a coolly efficient secretary. The second is an artist. The third interrupts Hercule Poirot’s breakfast confessing that she is a murderer–and then promptly disappears.Slowly, Poirot learns of the rumors surrounding the mysterious third girl, her family, and her disappearance. Yet hard evidence is needed before [More]
A Miss Marple classic — Agatha Christie’s 50th book, published in 1950 and now 50 years old! The villagers of Chipping Cleghorn, including Miss 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 [More]
Christie’s superb stand-alone mystery, Passenger to Frankfurt, is a true masterwork of surprise and suspense, as a diplomat comes to the aid of a terrified woman in an airport, only to find that his identity has been stolen and his life is suddenly in serious jeopardy. Sir Stafford Nye’s flight home from Malaya takes an unprecedented [More]
This is the Christie that started it all–the sublime introduction of her master sleuth, Hercule Poirot, here investigating the mysterious death of a wealthy heiress found murdered behind the locked doors of her boudoir.
Set at the Jolly Roger, a posh vacation resort for the rich and famous on the southern coast of England, Evil Under the Sun is one of Agatha Christie’s most intriguing mysteries. When a gorgeous young bride is brutally strangled to death on the beach, only Hercule Poirot can sift through the secrets that shroud [More]
Ah, lucky 13. Here’s a dozen plus 1 tales by the queen of mystery.
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. Then, 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. [More]
* Wasp’s Nest * The Veiled Lady * The Third-Floor Flat * The Lost Mine * The Chocolate Box * The Adventure of Johnnie Waverly * The Double Clue Still in the formative years of his career, Hercule Poirot faces some of his most taxing cases. Here he turns his powers of deduction to some [More]