Poirot and the Regatta Mystery

  • Hercule Poirot
  • Short Story
  • 1936

A diamond merchant and his party step off their yacht to enjoy the festivities at shore. But when the youngest member of the party, Eve Leathern, decides to play a trick with a £30,000 diamond named The Morning Star, the fun suddenly escalates into a dramatic jewel theft. The most suspected member of the party begs Hercule Poirot to solve the disappearance of the valuable gem, pleading that he is not the thief. But if he isn’t, who is?

More about this story

Poirot and the Regatta Mystery was first published in the USA in The Chicago Tribune on 3rd May 1936, and in The Strand in June the same year. Agatha Christie rewrote the story for its first appearance in book form, substituting Parker Pyne in place of Hercule Poirot, in the American anthology The Regatta Mystery.

The short story is available as part of the collection, The Witness for the Prosecution and Other Stories.

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