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  • Agatha Christie

    THE MOST WIDELY READ MYSTERY OF ALL TIME—NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY KENNETH BRANAGH AND PRODUCED BY RIDLEY SCOTT!   “The murderer is with us—on the train now . . .”   Just after midnight, the famous Orient Express is stopped in its tracks by a snowdrift. By morning, the millionaire Samuel Edward Ratchett lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. Without a shred of doubt, one of his fellow passengers is the murderer.   Isolated by the storm, detective Hercule Poirot must find the killer among a dozen of the dead man's enemies, before the murderer decides to strike again.   “What more...read more

  • Agatha Christie

    A new recording of the most widely read mystery of all time, performed by Kenneth Branagh. Now a major motion picture from Twentieth Century Fox, releasing November 10, 2017 and directed by Kenneth Branagh. “The murderer is with us - on the train now...” Just after midnight, the famous Orient Express is stopped in its tracks by a snowdrift. By morning, the millionaire Samuel Edward Ratchett lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. One of his fellow passengers must be the murderer. “What more . . . can a mystery addict desire?”—New York...read more

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    A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick One of the most famous and beloved mysteries from The Queen of Suspense—Agatha Christie—now a Lifetime TV movie. 'Ten . . .' Ten strangers are lured to an isolated island mansion off the Devon coast by a mysterious 'U. N. Owen.' 'Nine . . .' At dinner a recorded message accuses each of them in turn of having a guilty secret, and by the end of the night one of the guests is dead. 'Eight . . .' Stranded by a violent storm, and haunted by a nursery rhyme counting down one by one . . . as one by one . . . they begin to die. 'Seven . . .' Which among them is the killer and will any of them...read more

  • Agatha Christie

    A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick One of the most famous and beloved mysteries from The Queen of Suspense—Agatha Christie—now a Lifetime TV movie. 'Ten . . .' Ten strangers are lured to an isolated island mansion off the Devon coast by a mysterious 'U. N. Owen.' 'Nine . . .' At dinner a recorded message accuses each of them in turn of having a guilty secret, and by the end of the night one of the guests is dead. 'Eight . . .' Stranded by a violent storm, and haunted by a nursery rhyme counting down one by one . . . as one by one . . . they begin to die. 'Seven . . .' Which among them is the killer and will any of them...read more

  • Agatha Christie

    FROM THE INCOMPARABLE AGATHA CHRISTIE, THE MOST WIDELY READ MYSTERY OF ALL TIME—NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY KENNETH BRANAGH AND PRODUCED BY RIDLEY SCOTT! “The murderer is with us—on the train now . . .” Just after midnight, the famous Orient Express is stopped in its tracks by a snowdrift. By morning, the millionaire Samuel Edward Ratchett lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. Without a shred of doubt, one of his fellow passengers is the murderer. Isolated by the storm, detective Hercule Poirot must find the killer among a dozen of the dead man's enemies, before the murderer decides to strike...read more

  • Agatha Christie

    Voted by the British Crime Writers’ Association as the 'Best Crime Novel of all Time' Hercule Poirot comes out of retirement in one of Agatha Christie’s ten favorite novels, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd. Roger Ackroyd knew too much. He knew that the woman he loved had poisoned her brutal first husband. He suspected also that someone had been blackmailing her. Then, tragically, came the news that she had taken her own life with an apparent drug overdose. However the evening post brought Roger one last fatal scrap of information, but before he could finish reading the letter, he was stabbed to death. Luckily one of Roger’s friends and the newest resident to retire to this...read more

  • Agatha Christie

    Soon to be a major motion picture sequel to Murder on the Orient Express with a screenplay by Michael Green, directed by and starring Kenneth Branagh alongside Gal Gadot—coming February 11, 2022! Beloved detective Hercule Poirot embarks on a journey to Egypt in one of Agatha Christie’s most famous mysteries. The tranquility of a luxury cruise along the Nile was shattered by the discovery that Linnet Ridgeway had been shot through the head. She was young, stylish, and beautiful. A girl who had everything . . . until she lost her life. Hercule Poirot recalled an earlier outburst by a fellow passenger: “I’d like to put my dear little pistol against her...read more

  • Agatha Christie

    Now an Amazon Prime original limited series! Agatha Christie’s beloved classic The A.B.C. Murders sets Hercule Poirot on the trail of a serial killer. There’s a serial killer on the loose, working his way through the alphabet and the whole country is in a state of panic. A is for Mrs. Ascher in Andover, B is for Betty Barnard in Bexhill, C is for Sir Carmichael Clarke in Churston. With each murder, the killer is getting more confident—but leaving a trail of deliberate clues to taunt the proud Hercule Poirot might just prove to be the first, and fatal,...read more

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    In this delightful double-bill of Agatha Christie's first two novels, award winning narrator/comedienne Alison Larkin and TV star James Warwick bring The Secret Adversary and The Mysterious Affair at Styles to sparkling new life. The Secret Adversary It's 1919. Tommy and Tuppence are charming, broke, and in desperate need of work. They decide to set up Young Adventurers Ltd. - "willing to do anything, go anywhere". They are soon caught up in a dastardly plot to overthrow the British government. The Mysterious Affair at Styles The very first Hercule Poirot novel! When Emily Inglethorpe dies suspiciously after marrying a man twenty years her junior, her nephew, Captain Hastings, recruits...read more

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    John Moffatt stars as the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. The ABC Murders: A chilling letter sets the sleuth on the trail of an enigmatic killer. After the Funeral: A wealthy businessman is dead, and his sister thinks it was murder. Death on the Nile: Poirot is in Egypt when a chilling murder takes place. Peril at End House: Whilst on holiday, the sleuth encounters a young woman, a hat and a bullet. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd: Mrs Farrars is found dead, one year after the death of her husband. Murder on the Orient Express: Poirot is aboard a snowbound train when a passenger is found murdered. Three Act Tragedy: Poirot is one of the guests at a party when a clergyman dies whilst...read more

  • Agatha Christie

    The Mysterious Affair at Styles is a detective novel that was written by Agatha Christie in 1916 and first published in 1920 to rave reviews. It introduces her famous detective Hercule Poirot, a Belgian refugee of the Great War, who settles in England near the home of his wealthy, recently widowed friend Emily Inglethorp. When the widow is found murdered via the administering of poison, Poirot uses his detective skills to solve the mystery. Featuring multiple red herrings and surprise twists, the book ushered in what is known as The Golden Age of Detective...read more

  • Agatha Christie

    Following the critically acclaimed success of Agatha Christie’s The Secret Adversary read by award-winning narrator Alison Larkin comes the very first Hercule Poirot mystery. Brilliantly read by James Warwick, star of the PBS Tommy and Tuppence Partners in Crime TV series, this delightful, authentic recording of Agatha Christie's first novel is followed by an exclusive interview with James Warwick and Alison Larkin. 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. Other popular audiobooks from Alison Larkin Presents include the AudioFile Magazine...read more

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    The Murder at the Vicarage is Agatha Christie’s first mystery to feature the beloved investigator Miss Marple—as a dead body in a clergyman’s study proves to the indomitable sleuth that no place, holy or otherwise, is a sanctuary from homicide. Miss Marple encounters a compelling murder mystery in the sleepy little village of St. Mary Mead, where under the seemingly peaceful exterior of an English country village lurks intrigue, guilt, deception and death. Colonel Protheroe, local magistrate and overbearing land-owner is the most detested man in the village. Everyone--even in the vicar--wishes he were dead. And very soon he is--shot in the head in the vicar's own study. Faced...read more

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    John Moffat stars as the great Belgian detective Hercule Poirot in seven more BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations. Evil Under the Sun: On holiday in Devon, Poirot becomes embroiled in the murder of a glamorous American starlet. Sad Cypress: A poison pen letter begins a chain of events which is to end in tragedy. Murder in Mesopotamia: When death occurs at an archaeological site in the Iraqi desert, Poirot is on hand to dig for clues. Lord Edgware Dies: Lord Edgware is found brutally stabbed, his wife the prime suspect. But did she murder him? Hallowe'en Party: The sleuth investigates the death of a girl drowned in an apple-bobbing tub on All Hallows' Eve. Murder on the...read more

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    Robbery and brutal murder aboard a luxury transport ensnares the ever-attentive Hercule Poirot in The Mystery of the Blue Train, from Queen of Mystery Agatha Christie When the luxurious Blue Train arrives at Nice, a guard attempts to wake serene Ruth Kettering from her slumbers. But she will never wake again—for a heavy blow has killed her, disfiguring her features almost beyond recognition. What is more, her precious rubies are missing. The prime suspect is Ruth’s estranged husband, Derek. Yet Hercule Poirot is not convinced, so he stages an eerie reenactment of the journey, complete with the murderer on board. . ....read more

  • Agatha Christie

    A literary icon of the highest order, Dame Agatha Christie is the best-selling novelist of all time, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. Her debut novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, introduces Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot. Here, his deductive skills are put to the ultimate test when the wealthy Emily Inglethorpe is poisoned. But the question is: Who among the numerous suspects could have entered and escaped the victim's locked bedroom to commit the...read more

  • Agatha Christie

    June Whitfield stars as Miss Marple in seven suspenseful full-cast radio dramatisations. The Moving Finger Miss Marple must find out who is behind an outbreak of hate mail and a tragic death. They Do It With Mirrors Visiting an old friend at Stoneygates School, Miss Marple senses danger. Nemesis A posthumous letter sends the spinster sleuth on a mystery tour to find a murderer. Sleeping Murder What is the dark secret behind Gwenda Reed's uncanny intuition? Miss Marple investigates... Tape-Measure Murder A wife is killed, her husband is under suspicion - and Miss Marple is called to provide an alibi. The Case of the Perfect Maid The sharp-witted sleuth looks into the...read more

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    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

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    In the Agatha Christie classic Peril at End House, a young woman who has recently survived a series of very close calls appears to be the target of a dedicated killer—and it’s up to Hercule Poirot to save her life. On holiday on the Cornish Riviera, Hercule Poirot is alarmed to hear pretty Nick Buckley describe her recent “accidental brushes with death.” First, on a treacherous Cornish hillside, the brakes on her car failed. Then, on a coastal path, a falling boulder missed her by inches. Later, an oil painting fell and almost crushed her in bed. So when Poirot finds a bullet hole in Nick’s sun hat, he decides that this girl needs his help. Can he find the would-be...read more

  • Agatha Christie

    Soon to be a major motion picture sequel to Murder on the Orient Express with a screenplay by Michael Green, directed by and starring Kenneth Branagh alongside Gal Gadot—coming February 11, 2022! Beloved detective Hercule Poirot embarks on a journey to Egypt in one of Agatha Christie’s most famous mysteries. The tranquility of a luxury cruise along the Nile was shattered by the discovery that Linnet Ridgeway had been shot through the head. She was young, stylish, and beautiful. A girl who had everything . . . until she lost her life. Hercule Poirot recalled an earlier outburst by a fellow passenger: “I’d like to put my dear little pistol against her...read more