Sir George and Lady Stubbs, the hosts of a village fete, hit upon the novel idea of staging a mock murder mystery. In good faith, Ariadne Oliver, the well-known crime writer, agrees to organize their murder hunt.
Despite weeks of meticulous planning, at the last minute Ariadne calls her friend Hercule Poirot for his expert assistance. Instinctively, she senses that something sinister is about to happen.
About the Author
Agatha Christie is the best-selling author of all time. She wrote eighty crime novels and story collections, fourteen plays, and several other books. Her books have sold roughly four billion copies and have been translated into 45 languages. She is the creator of the two most enduring figures in crime literature--Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple--and author of "The Mousetrap", the longest-running play in the history of modern theatre. Christie was born in Torquay, Devon in 1890. She died in 1976 in Wallingford, Oxfordshire.
“Poirot is the guide who led me into the wondrous maze of crime fiction. And I’ve never wanted to escape.”
-Meg Gardiner, Edgar Award-winning author
“The infallibly original Agatha Christie has come up, once again, with a new and highly ingenious puzzle-construction.”
-New York Times
“A classic Christie and one of the best.”
-The Times (London)
“The solution is of the colossal ingenuity we have been conditioned to expect.”
-The Times Literary Supplement (London)