The Witness for the Prosecution and Other Stories

  • Collection (11 stories)
  • 1948

From the stunning title story to the rarest gems in detective fiction, these tales of baffling crime and brilliant deduction showcase Agatha Christie at her dazzling best.

Now with an introduction by Sarah Phelps

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Agatha Christie’s classic short story collection, including one of her most enduring and shocking thrillers, The Witness for the Prosecution.

1920s London.

A murder, brutal and bloodthirsty, has stained the plush carpets of a handsome London townhouse. The victim is the glamorous and enormously rich Emily French. All the evidence points to Leonard Vole, a young chancer to whom the heiress left her vast fortune and who ruthlessly took her life. At least, this is the story that Emily’s dedicated housekeeper Janet Mackenzie stands by in court. Leonard however, is adamant that his partner, the enigmatic chorus girl Romaine, can prove his innocence.

In this collection

The Second Gong
Hercule Poirot

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