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Characters: Hercule Poirot
One of the most famous fictional characters of all time, the inimitable Belgian private detective is synonymous with waxed moustaches, perfectionism and little grey cells. Poirot would be the first to call himself a great man - he has never been known for his modesty - but with such success in his career, it is difficult to argue with him.
Characters: Miss Marple
Miss Jane Marple doesn’t look like your average detective. Quite frankly, she doesn’t look like a detective at all. But looks can be deceiving... For a woman who has spent her life in the small village of St Mary Mead, Miss Marple is surprisingly worldly. But as she often points out, she has had every opportunity to observe human nature.
Characters: Ariadne Oliver
"One of the foremost writers of detective and other sensational stories," Ariadne Oliver accompanies Poirot on some of his most famous cases, offering solutions based on her astute female intuition.
Characters: Harley Quin
The mysterious Mr Quin is a friend of lovers and is associated with death. He assists Mr Satterthwaite with various mysteries, gently guiding him towards a solution with an almost supernatural instinct.
Characters: Tommy & Tuppence
International spies, two world wars, murders, thefts and not to mention marriage, Tommy and Tuppence seek out excitement wherever it may lie. Tuppence leads the way with her charismatic nature, while Tommy’s slow, considered manner provides the perfect foil. Together they form the 'Young Adventurers Ltd' and the adventures begin.
Characters: Parker Pyne
A man of detection, but not a detective, Parker Pyne spends his time investigating matters of unhappiness. Assisting the lovelorn, Parker Pyne considers himself “a heart specialist.”
Stories: Dumb Witness
An elderly spinster has been poisoned in her country home. Everyone blamed Emily’s accident on a rubber ball left on the stairs by her frisky terrier. But the more she thought about her fall, the more convinced she became that one of her relatives was trying to kill her. On April 17th she wrote her suspicions in a letter to Hercule Poirot. Mysteriously he didn’t receive the letter until June 28th… by which time Emily was already dead.