Wasps' Nest

  • Hercule Poirot
  • Short Story
  • 1928

Poirot visits an old friend, this time in the hopes of preventing a murder.

More about this story

A rare example of Poirot anticipating a murder and stopping it before it occurs.

This story was the first Agatha Christie wrote to be adapted as a TV play and appeared on the BBC in June 1937. It starred Francis L. Sullivan as Poirot and was only broadcast in the London area, due to the technical restrictions of the time. It was not recorded.

It appeared in the US collection Double Sin and Other Stories in 1961 and then in the UK collection Poirot’s Early Cases in 1974.

It was again adapted for the TV, for the series Agatha Christie’s Poirot in 1991 and starred David Suchet in the title role. He was accompanied by Captain Hastings (Hugh Fraser), Chief Inspector Japp (Philip Jackson) and Miss Felicity Lemon (Pauline Moran) who appeared in many of the series's cases, regardless of whether or not they appeared in the original text.

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