An enjoyable evening of bridge turns into a murder investigation when the flamboyant host Mr Shaitana is found dead. Can the four invited investigators - Hercule Poirot, Superintendent Battle, Colonel Race and Ariadne Oliver - discover which of the other four guests is the killer? All four had the opportunity - and all four have something to hide. After all, their host seemed certain that each of them had already got away with murder.
This is one of Christie’s ‘locked room’ mysteries. Will Cuppy wrote in Books (New York Herald Tribune), “We always say there’s nobody quite like Agatha Christie when she puts her mind to it, and that’s what she has done in Cards on the Table.” The television version of the novel, starring David Suchet as Poirot and Zoe Wanamaker as Ariadne Oliver aired in 2006.
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