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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.
Most Recent Additions
The Agatha Christie covers painted by Tom Adams constitutes probably the most famous body of paperback art ever produced by a single artist. Between A Murder Is Announced in 1962 and Miss Marple’s Final Cases in 1979, Tom was commissioned by Fontana in the UK and Pocket Books in the USA to paint covers for almost every Agatha Christie book, most of them more than once, totalling around 150 different paintings over two decades. They have been reproduced in many languages all over the world, defining the style of paperback artwork throughout the sixties and seventies and influencing a generation of artists and designers ever since. Tom’s unique interpretations of the themes and stories in the books, often hiding clues about the plots within his paintings, have left an indelible mark on those who read those editions, and they are now highly sought after by fans of both Agatha Christie and Tom Adams.
Published in celebration of Agatha Christie's 125th birthday, Curtain Up is an essential purchase for Agatha Christie fans worldwide. Everyone knows that The Mousetrap is the world's longest-running play, but this first ever book dedicated to Agatha Christie as a playwright tells how Christie prevailed against the male-dominated establishment to be the only woman to have three plays in the West End at the same time and became the most popular and successful female playwright in the world.
Author and theatre producer Julius Green has been given unprecedented access to archives in the UK and USA and has uncovered and unperformed plays, as well as previously unknown facts and correspondence. This long-awaited book is a fascinating, funny and revealing tale that theatregoers and Agatha Christie fans won't want to miss.
'My name is Hercule Poirot and I am probably the greatest detective in the world.'
The dapper, moustache-twirling Belgian iwth the egg-shaped head, curious mannerisms and inordinate respect for his own 'little grey cells' solved some of the twentieth century's most puzzling crimes. But what do we really know about the eccentric genius underneath that fussy facade?
Sometimes funny, often profound, and always revealing, this book of quotes and comments, from more than 50 Poirot novels and short stories, gives an entertaining glimpse of the man behind the moustache, and the wit and wisdom of the Queen of Crime who created him.
Includes an exclusive essay by Agatha Christie from the archives on her love/hate relationshop with her most famous creation.