Called away from his festive holidays by a fiendishly complicated locked room mystery, Poirot uncovers a hotbed of malice and dark secrets and a victim that just about everybody wanted dead. Boasting one of Christie’s most elaborately constructed plots and a gallery of gloriously disreputable suspects, this handsome edition of Hercule Poirot’s Christmas ranks as one of the great Christmas mysteries.
'You yearned for a "good violent murder with lots of blood". So this is your special story - written for you.' - Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie's seasonal mystery thriller in a sumptuous Christmas hardback Special Edition.
'There is, at Christmas, a spirit of goodwill. People who do not feel amiable are putting great pressure on themselves to appear amiable! If you dam the stream of natural behaviour, mon ami, sooner or later the dam bursts and a cataclysm occurs!'
It is Christmas Eve. The Lee family reunion is shattered by a deafening crash of furniture, followed by a high-pitched wailing scream. Upstairs, the tyrannical Simeon Lee lies dead in a pool of blood, his throat slashed.
But when Hercule Poirot, who is staying in the village with a friend for Christmas, offers to assist, he finds an atmosphere not of mourning but of mutual suspicion. It seems everyone had their own reason to hate the old man...
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 360 g
Dimensions: 222 x 141 x 25 mm
Edition: Special edition
'There is irresistible simplicity and buoyancy of a Christmas treat about it all.' - Times Literary Supplement
You may also be interested in...
““The really wicked don’t boast. They can keep quiet about their wickedness.””
I’m not precisely sure at what point I starting approaching the works of Agatha Christie with a certain apprehension, worried that her position in my affections was becoming rather precarious, but The Pale Horse feels... More
“Fabulous inside and out”
I haven't read an Agatha Christie book for so many years...
But at this time of year I do love a gift edition that I can add to people's gifts (after checking out a copy of my own first obviously).
So a... More
Please sign in to write a review
Would you like to proceed to the App store to download the Waterstones App?