Agatha Christie Spring Reading List
To welcome in Spring, we’ve put together a reading list
featuring a selection of Agatha Christie’s short stories with a Spring like
theme. Have a read of the stories taken from short story collections
Poirot’s Early Cases, The Thirteen Problems, and The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding.
Hercule Poirot receives a letter requesting him to investigate a number of matters, but when he responds he discovers through his secretary that she is dead. He is convinced that she has been murdered and sets to work to solve the mystery of her death.
A random group of people, The Tuesday Night Club, come together to tell tales of mysteries, later to be solved by Miss Marple. One of them is the tale of Mary Pritchard lives in fear of a psychic’s message: blue primrose is a warning, blue hollyhock is danger, and the blue geranium is death.
Raymond West gets drawn into a deadly adventure when he visits Greenshaw's Folly. The lady of the house is drawing up a will, but when she is murdered a few days later, all the suspects have alibis. Can West's aunt, Miss Marple solve the case?
Dr Rosen is found dead and the four members of his household claim to have heard nothing. None of them has an alibi. Is this crime the act of a secret organisation?
Raymond West approaches the Tuesday Night Club after his visit to John Newman, a friend who is searching for the Spanish ship Otranto which was shipwrecked off the coast of Cornwall. When John Newman disappears for days, upon his return he claims that he had been abducted by the thieves who had stripped the Otranto of its gold, and that the local pub landlord had worked with them.
A lovely young woman dies after eating being poisoned at a dinner party. But everyone else was taken ill, so was she really the intended victim? Miss Marple investigates!
Set in Spring, the fifth viscount, Lord Cronshaw, accompanies his friends to the Victory Ball, dressed as the commedia dell’arte characters. Poirot comes to the rescue when two of the party are found dead.