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Sir Charles Cartwright should have known better than to allow thirteen guests to sit down for dinner. For at the end of the evening one of them is deadchoked by a cocktail that contained no trace of poison.
Predictable, says Hercule Poirot, the great detective. But entirely unpredictable is that he can find absolutely no motive for murder.
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.
“There has never been, and probably never will be, a P.I. more fun to observe and listen to, than Hercule Poirot.”
-Joseph Wambaugh, New York Times bestselling author
“Makes uncommonly good reading.”
-New York Times
“Mrs. Christie at the top of her form.”
-Dorothy L. Sayers, Sunday Times (London)