The latest in this classic unabridged Agatha Christie audio collection, read by Hugh Fraser (also known to fans of the ITV Poirot adaptations as Captain Hastings).
It was only three days before Christmas. Stephen Farr looked distastefully at the crowded carriages.
People! Incessant, innumerable people! And all so – so – what was the word – so drab looking! So alike, so horribly alike!
It is Christmas Eve and not everyone is feeling full of the spirit of the season.
At the house of Simeon Lee the family gathers, estranged and embittered they hover around the cold-hearted, ailing patriarch awaiting the reason they have all been summoned.
Then the 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...
Agatha Christie's seasonal mystery thriller, reissued with a striking new cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers.
To mark the 80th anniversary of Hercule Poirot's first appearance, and to celebrate his renewed fortunes as a primetime television star, this title in a collection of facsimile first editions is the perfect way to experience Agatha Christie. Reproducing the original typesetting and format of the first edition from the Christie family's own archive, this book sports the original cover which has been painstakingly restored to its original glory.
The reigning queen of crime, Agatha Christie’s life took her from her home in the Devon countryside to Cairo, Australia and, of course, a journey on the Orient Express. She created two of the most famous detectives in literature, the moustached Belgian super-sleuth Hercule Poirot and the deceptively genteel village investigator Miss Marple, as well as creating the longest running stage play The Mousetrap.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Weight: 120 g
Dimensions: 142 x 139 x 14 mm
Edition: Unabridged edition
`You yearned for a "good violent murder with lots of blood". So this is your special story - written for you.'
'There is irresistible simplicity and buoyancy of a Christmas treat about it all' - Times Literary Supplement
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