The Red Signal

  • Short Story
  • 1924

“Danger ahead” – the red signal which a young man sees whenever his life is threatened. From The Hound of Death and The Witness for the Prosecution and Other Stories.

More about this story

The red signal of danger looms over a dinner party. A close look at madness, psychology and supernatural premonition, just a few of Agatha Christie's favourite themes.

The story was first published in book form in the UK by Oldhams Press in The Hound of Death, 1933, available only by collecting coupons from a magazine entitled The Passing Show. It was later published by Collins in the UK and included in the US collection The Witness for the Prosecution and Other Stories in 1948. It was adapted for TV in the series The Agatha Christie Hour in 1982.

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