Poirot Collected Short Stories Gift Set 2: Gift Set No. 2 (CD Gift Set)

9780007212484: Poirot Collected Short Stories Gift Set 2: Gift Set No. 2 (CD Gift Set)

A splendid gift pack featuring one of Agatha Christie’s most fascinating and celebrated characters: Hercule Poirot. Aimed at the Christmas market it contains The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding and Murder in the Mews.

The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding
First came a sinister warning to Poirot not to eat any plum pudding… then the discovery of a corpse in a chest… next, an overheard quarrel that led to murder… the strange case of the dead man who altered his eating habits… and the puzzle of the victim who dreamt his own suicide.

What links these five baffling cases? The little grey cells of Monsieur Hercule Poirot!

Murder in the Mews
How did a woman holding a pistol in her right hand manage to shoot herself in the left temple? What was the link between a ghost sighting and the disappearance of top secert military plans? How did the bullet that killed Sir Gervase shatter a mirror in another part of the room? And who destroyed the ‘eternal triangle’ of love involving renowned beauty, Valentine Chantry?

Hercule Poirot is faced with four mystifying cases – Murder in the Mews, The Incredible Theft, Dead Man’s Mirror and Triangle at Rhodes – each a miniature classic of characterisation, incident and suspense.

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The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding
'There is irresistible simplicity and buoyancy of a Christmas treat about it all' Times Literary Supplement

Murder in the Mews
“All four tales are admirable entertainment… her solutions are unexpected and satisfying”
Daily Mail

About the Author:

Agatha Christie was born in Torquay in 1890 and became, quite simply, the best-selling novelist in history. Her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, written towards the end of the First World War, introduced us to Hercule Poirot, who was to become the most popular detective in crime fiction since Sherlock Holmes. She is known throughout the world as the Queen of Crime. Her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language and another billion in over 100 foreign languages. She is the author of 80 crime novels and short story collections, 19 plays, and six novels under the name of Mary Westmacott.

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