First published in book form in 1947, The Labours of Hercules comprises an even dozen mysteries starring Christie's most popular sleuth, the ever-dignified Hercule Poirot. The introductory chapter of the collection sets up the rest of the book. At a dinner party, another guest compares the labors of Poirot to ...View item
The sharp-witted spinster sleuth, Miss Marple, living a quiet life in St. Mary Mead, is saddened to hear of the death of Jason Rafiel. She is greatly surprised by a summons to the dead man's solicitor, where she receives a bizarre challenge in the form of a posthumous letter. According ...View item
Mrs. McGinty is dead and everyone suspects James Bentley, her slightly shifty lodger. In fact, James is facing a trial for an almost certain open-and-shut case. But Superintendent Spence is suspicious enough to ask for Hercule Poirot’s assistance. Soon, the seemingly simple situation turns into a complex web of lies ...View item
When a man collapses at Poirot’s door, he implicates a vicious international organization called the Big Four. Left in the care of Poirot’s landlady, the man dies, and the dapper sleuth realizes this crime may be a deadly diversion. Poirot and his pal Captain Hastings are soon plunged into a ...View item
All 12 stories contained in this collection feature a most unusual mystery-solving team: the mercurial Mr. Quin uses carefully worded questions and observations to provide Mr. Satterthwaite - a bachelor in his sixties - with the insight needed to solve the case. Explore these stories: The Coming of Mr. Quin, ...View item
Two things bind this sampler of thrillers: the diminutive Poirot's deductive brilliance and his partner Hastings's obtuseness. The eleven cases here involve film stars, valuable jewels, and abductions as Poirot stylishly uncovers the truth. This is a thrilling short story collection by the master of mystery and the most popular ...View item
An old friend, Carrie Louise, has invited Miss Marple to her decaying mansion. It turns out to be anything but a quiet visit, however. Carrie’s husband Lewis has turned their home into a rehabilitation center for juvenile delinquents. Miss Marple’s not shocked when one of the boys takes a shot ...View item
An urgent cry for help brings Hercule Poirot to France, but he arrives too late to save his client, whose brutally stabbed body now lies face down in a shallow grave on a golf course. But why is the dead man wearing his son's overcoat? And who was the impressioned ...View item
Wychwood-under-Ashe, hometown of retired policeman Luke Fitzwilliam, is a small village with a reputation for witchcraft and folklore. Fitzwilliam meets one of its residents on a train, on her way to tell Scotland Yard that someone is killing off the residents one by one. Before she can do so, she ...View item
After wealthy financier Rex Fortescue’s sudden death, grains of rye are inexplicably found in his pocket. The coroner’s verdict is death by poisoning, yet only one of the dead man’s relatives seems upset. The others all have motives to want the old man dead. When two more members of the ...View item
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