The Adventure of the Italian Nobleman

  • Hercule Poirot
  • Short Story
  • 1924

A locked door, a dinner part set of three and a dead body alone in the room – it can only mean another case for Poirot. From Poirot Investigates.

More about this story

A perfect locked room mystery for Hercule Poirot: a dead man, alone in a locked apartment, beside an eaten dinner laid for three.

The story 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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