Agatha Christie's ingenious murder mystery thriller, reissued with a striking new cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers. // Newly repackaged Agatha Christie paperbacks, designed in response to market research and target the largest possible number of potential Agatha Christie readers. / Two out of three of all fiction readers have read an Agatha Christie book, and more than half want to read her again. / New covers designed to build on successful brand recognition of the Agatha Christie trademark as well as evoke a sense of mystery -- no two covers will look the same! / Also available as an unabridged audiobook, read by Hugh Fraser. / One of five novels featuring Agatha Christie's recurring character Superintendent Battle.
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 over 100 foreign countries. 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