Agatha Mary Clarissa, Lady Mallowan, DBE, commonly known as Agatha Christie, was an English crime writer of novels, short stories and plays.
4:50 From Paddington
In a frozen moment when two trains ran together, Elspeth witnessed a murder. Then the other train drew away. But who would take her story seriously? After all, there were no suspects, no other witnesses…and no corpse.
A Carribean Mystery: A Miss Marple Mystery
Recovering from a bout of pneumonia, Miss Marple is basking in the warm sunshine of the West Indies, where every day seems distressingly the same. Until Major Palgrave dies, thrusting Miss Marple into a murder investigation of a most exotic nature.
A Murder is Announced
The villagers of Chipping Cleghorn are agog with curiosity over an advertisement in the local gazette which reads: “A murder is announced and will take place on Friday October 29th, at Little Paddocks at 6.30 p.m.” Unable to resist the mysterious invitation, a crowd begins to gather at Little Paddocks at the appointed time when, without warning, the lights go out.
A Pocket Full of Rye
Rex Fortescue was sipping tea in his “counting house” when he suffered a sudden death and his pockets were found to contain traces of cereals. This confirmed Jane Marple’s suspicion that here she was looking at a case of crime by rhyme.
After the Funeral
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. In desperation, the family solicitor turns to Hercule Poirot to unravel the mystery.
And Then There Were None
Ten strangers are lured to an island mansion off the coast of Devon by the mysterious U.N. Owen. That evening Tony Marston is found murdered by a deadly dose of cyanide. The tension escalates as the survivors realize the killer is not only among them but is preparing to strike again.
By the Pricking of My Thumbs
When Tommy and Tuppence visit an elderly aunt in her gothic nursing home, they think nothing of her mistrust of the doctors; after all, Ada is a very difficult old lady. But when someone mentions a poisoned mushroom stew, and “something behind the fireplace”, they find themselves caught up in an unexpected adventure involving possible black magic.
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