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Mr. Shaitana is famous as a flamboyant party host. Nevertheless, he is a man of whom everybody is a little afraid. So when he boasts to Hercule Poirot that he considers murder an art form, the detective has some reservations about accepting a party invitation to view Shaitanas private collection.
Indeed, what begins as an absorbing evening of bridge is to turn into a more dangerous game altogether.
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.
“When you think it’s Colonel Mustard in the basement with the crescent wrench, you owe the fun to Dame Christie.”
-William Dietrich, New York Times bestselling author of the Ethan Gage Adventures
“The finest murder story of her career….Mrs. Christie has never been more ingenious.”
-Daily Mail (London)