The Cornish Mystery

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First published: 1974

A Hercule Poirot story

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The Cornish Mystery

The Cornish Mystery

Poirot receives a visit from a woman convinced her husband is slowly poisoning her. From Poirot’s Early Cases and The Under Dog and Other Stories.

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Could a wife’s paranoia that he husband is trying to poison her really be true? The story takes Poirot and Hastings on a short trip to Cornwell, to get to the bottom of murder.

It first appeared in book form the US collection The Under Dog and Other Stories in 1951. It was not until 1974 that the story featured in a UK collection, Poirot’s Early Cases.

This story was adapted for the second season of the TV series Agatha Christie’s Poirot in 1990 and starred David Suchet in the title role. He was accompanied by Captain Hastings (Hugh Fraser), Chief Inspector Japp (Philip Jackson) and Miss Felicity Lemon (Pauline Moran) in many of the cases, regardless of whether or not they appeared in the original text.

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