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Book of the Month

The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding

1st December 2015

Why We Chose This Novel


What better way to welcome the start of the festive season than with a selection of Christmassy tales from our favourite little Belgian detective. Described as “an indulgence of my own” by Agatha Christie, The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding is the perfect read to get you into the Christmas spirit.

An English country house at Christmas time should be the perfect get away from it all – but nothing is ever simple for Hercule Poirot, as he finds not one but five baffling cases to solve.

In the foreword, Agatha Christie compares this Christmassy short story collection to a menu with ‘two main courses: The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding and The Mystery of the Spanish Chest; a selection of Entrées: Greenshaw’s Folly, The Dream and The Under Dog, and a sorbet: Four-and-Twenty Blackbirds.”

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Did You Know?


The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding is the only Agatha Christie first edition published in the UK that contains stories with Christie’s two most famous detectives, Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple.