Dumb Witness (Agatha Christie Comic Strip) Hardcover – 27 May 2010
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This is a classic Christie mystery. Poirot and Hastings together are always a joy and the plot is wonderful. There are a wonderful cast of suspects, including a couple of 'bright young things', two medical men, a nervous wife and a devoted companion. Nobody writes crime as well as Christie - her books are exceptional and stand the test of time and this is one of her most enjoyable.
Likewise the appearance of actor Simon Williams (born 1946) as Captain Hastings is for me a big plus. He does play this part in a number of these excellent radio productions.
The Dumb Witness is none other than a wire-haired terrier and hearing Poirot take note of the dog's behaviour is very entertaining. Listen out for that lovely actress Joanna David (born 1947) who plays Miss Lawson.
The production is directed by Enyd Williams and continuity of director has added to my enjoyment as the atmosphere created is just right with sound effects, music and depth of sound that brings the actors into your living room.
Good value, nicely packaged with full cast information.
Miss Emily Arundell has an accident one night and everyone blames it on the dog's ball, but Miss Arundell knows her terrier Bob too well. She is convinced that her 'accident' was no accident, so she writes a letter to Poirot. By the time Poirot receives this letter two months later, Emily Arundell is already dead. Poirot's curiosity gets the better of him and he undertakes the case on the dead womans' behalf.
This is the classic scenario of the relatives who desperately need money and Miss Christie does not fail the reader in her twisting and turning approach. By the end of the book you will have fallen in love with Bob the terrier.