The Million Dollar Bond Robbery

  • Hercule Poirot
  • Short Story
  • 1923

A million dollars of bonds disappear from under a young man’s nose and now he’s being held accountable. From Poirot Investigates.

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Philip Ridgeway is suspected of stealing over a million dollars in Liberty Bonds while they were being taken to America by ship. His fiance Esmee appeals to Hercule Poirot to assist him. As only three people had keys to the bond trunk surely it should be easy to solve? However as Philip is one and the general managers of the bank the other two, perhaps it won't be..

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 1991, 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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