‘Almost too ingenious… very clearly and brightly told.’ Times Literary Supplement
‘Deals with poisons in a knowledgeable way… Miss Agatha Christie knows her job.’ Pharmaceutical Journal--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
From the Back Cover
With impeccable timing Hercule Poirot, the renowned Belgian detective, marks his dramatic entrance on the the English crime stage.
Recently, there had been some strange goings on at Styles St Mary. Evelyn, constant companion to old Mrs Inglethorp, had stormed out of the house muttering something about 'a lot of sharks'. And with her, something indefinable had gone from the atmosphere. Her presence had spelt security; now the air seemed rife with suspicion and impending evil.
Agatha Christie was born in Torquay in 1890 and became, quite simply, the best-selling novelist in history. She wrote 79 crime mysteries and collections, and saw her work translated into more languages than Shakespeare. Her enduring success, enhanced by many film and TV adaptations, is a tribute to the timeless appeal of her characters and the unequalled ingenuity of her plots.
A SHATTERED COFFEE CUP, A SPLASH OF CANDLE GREASE, A BED OF BEGONIAS…ALL POIROT REQUIRED TO DISPLAY HIS NOW LEGENDARY POWERS OF DETECTION.
About the Author
Agatha Christie is known throughout the world as the Queen of Crime. Her books have sold over a billion copies in English with another billion in over 70 foreign languages. She is the most widely published author of all time and in any language, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. She is the author of 80 crime novels and short story collections, 20 plays, and six novels written under the name of Mary Westmacott.