The beautiful bronzed body of Arlena Stuart lay facedown on the beach. But strangely, there was no sun and Arlena was not sunbathingshe had been strangled.
Ever since Arlenas arrival the air had been thick with sexual tension. Each of the guests had a motive to kill her, including Arlenas new husband. But Hercule Poirot suspects that this apparent crime of passion conceals something much more evil.
About the Author
Agatha Christie was born in 1890 and created the detective Hercule Poirot in her debut novel, "The Mysterious Affair at Styles" (1920). She achieved wide popularity with "The Murder of Roger Ackroyd" (1926) and produced a total of eighty novels and short-story collections over six decades. Twenty-four of Christie's best whodunits are now available from Black Dog & Leventhal as part of their bestselling hardcover Agatha Christie Collection.
“Hercule Poirot will live on forever because, like Chaplin’s Little Tramp (that other immortal in moustache and bowler hat) he has the ability to solve the problems of the world.”
-Alan Bradley, New York Times bestselling author of the Flavia de Luce novels
“She springs her secret like a land mine.”
-Times Literary Supplement (London)