The Adventure of The 'Western Star'

  • Hercule Poirot
  • Short Story
  • 1923

An actress’ prize jewel is demanded back by those it rightfully belongs to. From Poirot Investigates.

More about this story

Blackmail letters, fabulous diamonds and an elusive Chinaman – surely not an unsolvable combination for Poirot’s little grey cells.

This story was first published in the UK in 1924 in The Sketch as part of the series The Grey Cells of M. Poirot.

It was first published as a book in the collection Poirot Investigates, 1924, by Bodley Head. The story was adapted for the TV series Agatha Christie’s Poirot in 1990, starring David Suchet, and like many of the other early episodes, included the characters of Hastings, Japp and Miss Lemon, regardless of whether or not they appeared in the original text.

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