The first collection of short stories featuring one of the world's favorite fictional detectives, Hercule Poirot
No criminal can outwit Agatha Christie's famously eccentric Belgian detective as he uses his little grey cells to solve a series of ingenious crimes. From a film star's disappearing diamond to a death in a locked room to the abduction of a prime minister, no plot is too fiendishly clever to withstand Hercule Poirot's deductive powers for long.
A treat for mystery lovers of all kinds, this collection of short stories proves once gain that Christie is the queen of mystery.
About the Author
AGATHA CHRISTIE(1890-1976) was born in Devon, England. She wrote more than seventy books and 150 short stories, as well as works for stage and screen. Her novel And Then There Were None is considered the world's bestselling mystery novel, and her play The Mousetrap is the longest-running play in London theater history.
"Agatha Christie created the modern murder mystery." —The New Yorker
“Christie’s books are so much more than great puzzles. Each of her novels demonstrates a profound understanding of people–how they think, feel and behave–all delivered in her crisp, elegant, addictively readable style.” —The Guardian
“Christie wrote brilliantly compact, stylized and efficient mysteries. . . . The genre in its lean classic English form fit her like a cat burglar’s thin black glove.” —John Updike