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Beautiful Caroline Crale was convicted of poisoning her husband, but just like the nursery rhyme, there were five other little pigs who could have done it: Philip Blake (the stockbroker), who went to market; Meredith Blake (the amateur herbalist), who stayed at home; Elsa Greer (the three-time divorcÉe), who had her roast beef; Cecilia Williams (the devoted governess), who had none; and Angela Warren (the disfigured sister), who cried all the way home.
Sixteen years later, Carolines daughter is determined to prove her mothers innocence, and Poirot just cant get that nursery rhyme out of his mind.
Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time and in any language, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Her books have sold over a billion copies in English and another billion in one hundred foreign countries. She is the author of eighty novels and short-story collections, nineteen plays, and six novels under the name Mary Westmacott. She died in 1976.
“The answer to the riddle is brilliant.”
-Times Literary Supplement (London)
“A brilliant piece of detective fiction, in which character plays an important part.”
-Daily Telegraph (London)
“Straightforward bamboozling from start to finish.”
-New Statesman (UK)
“As usual, Mrs. Christie hoaxes us with a double twist at the denouement, and provides excellent entertainment.”
“Agatha Christie never fails us, and her Five Little Pigs presents a very pretty problem for the ingenious reader.”
-Manchester Guardian (UK)