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  • Agatha Christie

    In Agatha Christie's short story, "The Adventure of the Clapham Cook," Poirot is asked by a Mrs. Todd to investigate the sudden departure of her cook, Eliza. When elements of the case seem to correspond to miscellaneous articles read aloud from yesterday's paper to him by Hastings, Poirot begins to unravel a devilishly complex plot. This short story originally appeared in the November 14, 1923 issue of The Sketch...read more

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    In Agatha Christie's short story, "The Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb," the widow of a famous Egyptologist consults Poirot on the suspicious death of her husband and an American financier, Bleibner. The mystery takes Poirot and Hastings to Egypt to investigate the site of an archaeological dig. But who could want the two men dead? This short story originally appeared in the September 26, 1923 issue of The Sketch...read more

  • Agatha Christie

    Do you want to listen to The Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb? If so then keep reading… In Agatha Christie’s short story, “The Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb,” the widow of a famous Egyptologist consults Poirot on the suspicious death of her husband and an American financier, Bleibner. The mystery takes Poirot and Hastings to Egypt to investigate the site of an archaeological dig. But who could want the two men dead? What are you waiting for The Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb is one click away, start listening...read more

  • Agatha Christie

    A classic Agatha Christie short story, available individually for the first time on audio. One by one the men who discovered and opened the tomb of King Men-He-Rah are beginning to die. Superstition spreads that they have been cursed by the dead king. Poirot is asked to investigate the supernatural deaths by a concerned mother. Hastings is left bewildered when Poirot asserts his belief in the...read more

  • Agatha Christie

    In Agatha Christie's short story, "The Adventure of the Italian Nobleman," Poirot and Hastings investigate the suspicious death of Count Foscatini in his apartment in Regent's Court. Found dead at the dinner table, with three empty dinner plates, suspicion is immediately placed on his two dinner guests. But is there more to the story? This short story originally appeared in the October 24, 1923 issue of The Sketch...read more

  • Agatha Christie

    Do you want to listen to The Adventure of the Italian Nobleman? If so then keep reading… In Agatha Christie’s short story, “The Adventure of the Italian Nobleman,” Poirot and Hastings investigate the suspicious death of Count Foscatini in his apartment in Regent’s Court. Found dead at the dinner table, with three empty dinner plates, the suspicion is immediately placed on his two dinner guests. But is there more to the story What are you waiting for The Adventure of the Italian Nobleman is one click away, start listening...read more

  • Agatha Christie

    Tommy and Tuppence Beresford wait anxiously for a letter from Russia that may contain information of international importance hidden beneath the stamp. The letter is anticipated by more than just the Beresfords, and they must fight to keep the information from getting into the wrong...read more

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    In Agatha Christie's short story, "The Adventure of the Western Star," Poirot investigates the case of a missing diamond, "The Star of the East", belonging to Lady Yardly. But what is the connection between it and a similar diamond owned by the famous American film actress Mary Marvell? And why does a Chinese man want it returned? This short story originally appeared in the April 11, 1923 issue of The Sketch...read more

  • Agatha Christie

    Movie star Mary Marvell consults with Hercule Poirot after receiving threatening letters that warn her to return her diamond, the famous 'Western Star,' to its rightful owner. But who does own the diamond, and is it even the genuine...read more

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    In Agatha Christie's "The Affair at the Victory Ball," Poirot is enlisted by Chief Inspector Japp to assist in the investigation of a murder at a costumed Ball. Six attendees form a circle of suspicion when a young aristocrat and his fiancée are found dead. Poirot then makes an interesting discovery about the costumes worn by the six friends. This short story originally appeared in the March 7, 1923 issue of The Sketch...read more

  • Agatha Christie

    A classic Agatha Christie short story, available individually for the first time on audio. A woman leaves a fancy dress ball early and is later found to have died from a drugs overdose. Hercule Poirot investigates in this, the first story written about...read more

  • Agatha Christie

    While staying with the Kingston Bruce family, Mrs. Hamilton Betts discovers that her valuable pink pearl is missing. Presuming it to have been stolen by another houseguest, the concerned host contacts the Beresfords for...read more

  • Agatha Christie

    When Cora is savagely murdered with a hatchet, the extraordinary remark she made the previous day at her brother Richard’s funeral suddenly takes on a chilling significance. At the reading of Richard’s will, Cora was clearly heard to say: ‘It’s been hushed up very nicely, hasn’t it…But he was murdered, wasn’t he?’ In desperation, the family solicitor turns to Hercule Poirot to unravel the...read more

  • Agatha Christie

    Hercule Poirot is called on to investigate the murder of a brother and sister, in this classic Agatha Christie mystery now available in an updated edition with a foreword Sophie Hannah.  “He was murdered, wasn’t he?” When Cora Lansquenet is savagely murdered, the extraordinary remark she had made the previous day at her brother Richard’s funeral suddenly takes on a chilling significance. At the reading of Richard’s will, Cora was clearly heard to say, “It’s been hushed up very nicely, hasn’t it. But he was murdered, wasn’t he?” Did Cora’s accusation a dark truth that sealed her own fate? Or are the siblings’ deaths just tragic coincidences? Desperate...read more

  • Agatha Christie

    Collins brings the Queen of Crime, Agatha Christie, to English language learners. Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time and in any language. Now Collins has adapted her famous detective novels for English language learners. These carefully abridged versions are shorter with the language targeted at learners of English. After Richard Abernethie’s funeral, his will is read out to his family. His sister, Cora, shocks everyone by saying ‘He was murdered, wasn’t he?’ When Cora is murdered in her bed the very next day, her extraordinary remark suddenly seems very important. Every member of the...read more

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    Wenn es nach Agatha Christie gegangen wäre, hätten Miss Marple und Hercule Poirot niemals gemeinsam ermittelt. Aber da gibt es dieses Rätsel im Leben ihrer Erfinderin, das den beiden Meisterdetektiven einfach keine Ruhe lässt... 'Mit Monica Bleibtreu und Jürgen Tarrach ist die Liga der erstklassigen Miss-Marple- und Hercule-Poirot-Darsteller reicher geworden.' The Sun Konzept: Traudl Bünger Ein Schriftsteller:innen Porträt im Rahmen der lit.COLOGNE...read more

  • Agatha Christie

    A fascinating collection of archive radio programmes focusing on the life and work of crime fiction's grande dame and featuring Agatha Christie in her own words. Dame Agatha Christie published 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections in her lifetime, but to the public she remained an enigmatic figure. This quartet of BBC radio programmes looks at the woman behind the books, and explores the career of one of Britain's most famous mystery writers. Agatha Christie in Close-Up (1955) tells the story of the celebrated author, with contributions from Richard Attenborough, Allen Lane, Margaret Lockwood and Peter Saunders; while in The Mysterious Dame Agatha (1975), Cliff...read more

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    A triple bill of archive BBC radio dramas, believed lost for over half a century and only recently rediscovered. Butter in a Lordly Dish, written specially for radio in 1948, features Richard Williams as Sir Luke Enderby KC, whose infidelities lead him into trouble when he goes to meet his latest flame. Williams also stars as Hercule Poirot in Murder in the Mews, a 1955 adaptation of a short story. A young woman is found dead in her flat, the day after Guy Fawkes night. Did she die by her own hand, or someone else's? In Personal Call, also written specially for radio by Agatha Christie, a disturbing telephone call from a woman named Fay has consequences for both Richard Brent and his wife...read more

  • Agatha Christie

    Twelve classic Christie short stories are given a modern spin in these BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations. Agatha Christie is the acknowledged 'Queen of Crime', and these twelve short stories showcase her skilful plotting and talent for producing compelling mysteries. First broadcast in the early 2000s, the stories were adapted and brought up-to-date for a contemporary audience. Among the star cast are Tom Hollander, Emilia Fox, Patricia Routledge, Julia McKenzie, Neil Dudgeon, Richard Griffiths, Rebecca Front and Andrew Sachs. Unconventional detective Parker Pyne features in two of the stories, all twelve of which are infused with Agatha Christie's trademark tension and...read more

  • Agatha Christie

    Read by AudioFile Earphones award winning narrator Alison Larkin and the star of Agatha Christie's Partners in Crime t.v. series James Warwick, The Man in the Brown Suit - Anne comes to London looking for adventure, but adventure comes looking for her-and immediately finds her when she witnesses a mysterious death. The Mysterious Affair at Styles - When Emily Inglethorpe dies suspiciously after marrying a man 20 years her junior, her nephew, Captain Hastings, recruits his old friend Hercule Poirot to help in the investigation. The Secret Adversary - Tommy and Tuppence are a broke young couple that embark on a daring business scheme that plunges them into more danger than they ever imagined....read more