Following an otherwise-enjoyable literary luncheon, the celebrated crime novelist Ariadne Oliver is accosted by a particularly formidable woman who engages her in conversation about one of her many god-daughters, whom Ariadne hasn t seen since she was a child. She lands a bombshell with the question, What I want to know is this: did her mother kill her father, or was it the father who killed the mother?
Affronted and bewildered by the assertiveness of this pushy busybody, Ariadne is nevertheless intrigued. There s only one thing for it. She must contact her old friend Hercule Poirot. Together they set about unraveling the mystery of a tragedy from the distant past provoked in equal measure by hate and love.
As always, John Moffatt stars as Hercule Poirot, while Julia McKenzie stars as Ariadne Oliver whom Agatha Christie based on herself."
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Hercule Poirot stood on the clifftop. Here, many years earlier, there had been a fatal accident. This was followed by the grisly discovery of two bodies—a husband and wife who had been shot dead.
But who had killed whom? Was it a suicide pact? A crime of passion? Or cold-blooded murder? Poirot delves into the past and discovers that “old sins leave long shadows.”About the Author:
Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Her books have sold more than a billion copies in English and another billion in a hundred foreign languages. She died in 1976.
BBC Radio 4 is a national radio station in the BBC Radio network, which reaches thirty-five million listeners each week.
John Moffatt (1922 2012) was an English actor and playwright. He was best known for his portrayal of Hercule Poirot on BBC Radio and for a wide range of stage roles in the West End from the 1950s to the 1980s.
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Book Description HarperCollins Distribution Services, 1975. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0006139302