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The new Poirot
Pre-order your copy of the brand new Hercule Poirot mystery, which sees the Belgian sleuth take on a cunning mystery involving monogrammed cufflinks.
Find out more about author Sophie Hannah, the inspirations behind the story and what we can expect from this new mystery on our Monogram Murders page.
Best of Poirot
Fan favorite David Suchet stars as the dapper sleuth who solves the thorniest of cases with his formidable intellect.
Set in glittering 1930s Europe, these remastered adaptations capture every splendid detail of the Art Deco era.
The tranquility of a cruise along the Nile was shattered by the discovery that Linnet Ridgeway had been shot through the head. She was young, stylish, and beautiful. A girl who had everything ... until she lost her life.
Hercule Poirot recalled an earlier outburst by a fellow passenger: 'I'd like to put my dear little pistol against her head and just press the trigger."
Yet in this exotic setting, nothing was ever quite what it seemed.
Just after midnight, a snowdrift stopped the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train was surprisingly full for the time of the year. But by the morning there was one passenger fewer.
An American lay dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside.With tension mounting, detective Hercule Poirot comes up with not one, but two solutions to the crime.
Starring: Albert Finney, Lauren Bacall, Martin Balsam, Jacqueline Bisset, Sean Connery, Wendy Hiller, John Gielgud, Anthony Perkins, Vanessa Redgrave, and Ingrid Bergman, whose performance won her a third Academy Award.
Roger Ackroyd was a man who knew too much.
He knew the woman he loved had poisoned her first husband. He knew someone was blackmailing her – and now he knew she had taken her own life with a drug overdose.
The one thing he didn’t know was the identity of the mystery blackmailer… But the evening post brought Roger this last scrap of information. But before he’d finished reading the letter, Roger was dead – stabbed through the neck where he sat in his study…
‘A classic – the book has worthily earned its fame.’ Irish Independent
E-book exclusive extras:
1) Christie biographer Charles Osborne's essay on The Murder of Roger Ackroyd.
2) "The Poirots": the complete guide to all the cases of the great Belgian detective.
Best of Miss Marple
‘Anyone who murdered Colonel Protheroe,’ declared the parson, brandishing a carving knife above a joint of roast beef, ‘would be doing the world at large a favour!’
It was a careless remark for a man of the cloth.
And one which was to come back and haunt the clergyman just a few hours later – when the Colonel is found dead, shot through the head in the clergyman’s study…
“When she really hits her stride, as she does here, Agatha Christie is hard to surpass.” Saturday Review of Literature
E-book exclusive extras:
1) Christie biographer Charles Osborne's essay on The Murder at the Vicarage.
2) "The Marples": the complete guide to all the cases of crime literature's foremost female detective.
As Miss Marple sat basking in the Caribbean sunshine, she felt mildly discontented with life. True, the warmth eased her rheumatism, but here in paradise nothing ever happened.
Eventually, her interest was aroused by an old soldier's yarn about a murderer he had known. Infuriatingly, just as he was about to show her a snapshot of this acquaintance, the Major was suddenly interrupted. A diversion that was to prove fatal.
As seen on the PBS Masterpiece Mystery! series.
Celebrated actress Julia McKenzie (Cranford; Notes On A Scandal) stars as the world-famous crime writer, Miss Jane Marple in this stunning collection of 4 new murder mysteries. Miss Marple's sweet old lady exterior hides an excellent perception of human nature and a razor sharp intuition for solving crimes - murderers underestimate her at their peril.
Includes the following stories:
The Pale Horse, The Secret of Chimneys,
The Mirror Crack'd, The Blue Geranium.
Never mind purists who bemoan Margaret Rutherford’s incarnation of Agatha Christie’s celebrated spinster sleuth. These four British films, produced between 1961 and 64, are jolly good, regardless of their tenuous connection with Miss Marple as written.
Murder Ahoy, is an original screenplay credited as “an interpretation of Miss Marple.” And two others, Murder at the Gallop and Murder Most Foul were based on books featuring Christie’s other famed detective, Hercule Poirot.”
Rutherford makes a formidable first impression in Murder She Said, based on Christie’s 4.50 From Paddington, in which the armchair sleuth goes undercover as a servant after witnessing a murder on a train. In Murder at the Gallop, based on After the Funeral, where there’s a will, there’s murder. In Murder Ahoy, Marple discovers a ship of thieves. In Murder Most Foul, Marple deadlocks a jury and joins a theatrical troupe to prove the defendant’s innocence.