A new Agatha Christie thriller, featuring the return of Superintendent Battle. / One of Agatha Christie's most famous stand-alone novels. / Part of an on-going strategy to bring Agatha Christie's bestselling works to a new audience of modern listeners. / The fourth of five novels featuring Agatha Christie's Superintendent Battle. / Read by Hugh Fraser who plays Captain Hastings in the popular Poirot TV series. / Complete and Unabridged.
Agatha Christie was born in Torquay in 1890 and became, quite simply, the best-selling novelist in history. Her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, written towards the end of the First World War, introduced us to Hercule Poirot, who was to become the most popular detective in crime fiction since Sherlock Holmes. She is known throughout the world as the Queen of Crime. Her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language and another billion in 44 foreign languages. She is the author of 80 crime novels and short story collections, 19 plays, and six novels under the name of Mary Westmacott.
'Suspense, mystery, romance and an agreeable touch of the macabre.' Guardian Contains some clever plotting and enough casting of suspicion to keep you guessing like mad.' Books 'One of Agatha Christie's best mystery novels, a story fascinating in its plot, clever and lively in its characters and brilliant in its technique.' New York Times