A Hercule Poirot mystery. A murderer is at work, killing his way through a whole alphabet of victims, beginning with Mrs Ascher who is battered to death at Andover. There seems little chance of him being caught until he makes a mistake - he challenges Poirot to frustrate his plans.
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“There is no more cunning player of the murder game than Agatha Christie.” Sunday Times
“A masterwork of carefully concealed artifice… most stunningly original.” Julian Symons
“An Agatha Christie triumph.” Morning Post
”The best thing she has ever written, compact, witty and horribly exciting.” Sunday Referee
“An entirely original idea.” Daily Telegraph
“Mrs Christie has invented an entirely new plot for a detective story – a difficult thing in these days; she is to be congratulated on the perfection of her invention.” The Times
“Her best yet. Where does she get hold of these brilliant notions?” Bristol Evening Post
“Vive Hercule Poirot! He is back again … and I, for one, am thrilled to the marrow bones … the most amazing finale for sheer ingenuity that I have ever come across … Mrs Christie has pulled it off yet again.” The BystanderBook Description:
The murderer is also playing a game with Hercule Poirot, alerting him in advance to the locations of the murders. But each time Poirot arrives it is already too late. Intrigued by the psychopath’s mind and methodology Hercule Poirot, with the help of Hastings and Japp, travels the length and breadth of England - determined to track this ruthless killer down.
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Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Bookseller Inventory # GOR002132935
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Book Description Collins Crime Club, UK, 1990. Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good Unclipped. Centenary Edition.. Very good clean tight book; no inscriptions etc. Jacket is clean, bright, unclipped. Minimal edgewear. First published in 1936 this Hercule Poirot novel was issued in 1990 as a Centenary Edition. The jacket is a facimile of the original. As a macabre calling card the murderer leaves a railway ABC with the corpse, open at the name of the town where the murder has taken place. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 012804