Agatha Christie's world-famous serial killer mystery, coming to BBC TV and reissued in a beautiful new classic hardcover edition designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers.
`Let us see, Mr Clever Poirot, just how clever you can be.'
Murder is a very simple crime. But at the hands of a maniac, a serial killer, it becomes a very complicated business.
With the whole country in a state of panic, the killer is growing more confident with each successive execution - Mrs Ascher in Andover, Betty Barnard in Bexhill, Sir Carmichael Clarke in Churston... But laying a trail of deliberate clues to taunt the proud Hercule Poirot might just be his first mistake...
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 languages. She is the author of 80 crime novels and short story collections, over 20 plays, and six novels under the name of Mary Westmacott.