The Kidnapped Prime Minister

  • Hercule Poirot
  • Short Story
  • 1923

When the British Prime Minister and his secretary are kidnapped in France, Hercule Poirot is summoned. However, with only a day and a half to find them, even Poirot is tested to his limits. From Poirot Investigates.

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The national scandal of a kidnapped Prime Minister lands Poirot and Hastings in a spot of international espionage.

The story was first published as a book in the collection Poirot Investigates, 1924, by Bodley Head. It 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. It was also adapted for the Japanese anime series Agatha Christie's Great Detectives in 2004, as a two part episode, which featured Poirot teaming up with Miss Marple's great niece.

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