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A brand new Poirot omnibus, featuring four of the world-renowned detective's most challenging cases: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, Murder on the Orient Express, Murder in the Mews and Hercule Poirot's Christmas. It seems Hercule Poirot can never escape murder - and in this collection, the crimes are probably the finest he has ever had to solve. Locked rooms, wealth and jealousy - outwardly all very similar, but when the detective begins to dig, the motives and solutions couldn't be more different...The Murder of Roger Ackroyd In the quiet village of King's Abbot, a wealthy widower is found stabbbed to death in his study...Murder on the Orient Express A wealthy American dies of multiple stab wounds on a train bound for Paris...Murder in the Mews A widow is murdered in her apartment...Hercule Poirot's Christmas A sadistic old man is brutally murdered in his locked study...
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Agatha Christie was born in Torquay in 1890 and became, quite simply, the best-selling novelist in history. Her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, written towards the end of the First World War, introduced us to Hercule Poirot, who was to become the most popular detective in crime fiction since Sherlock Holmes. She is known throughout the world as the Queen of Crime. Her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language and another billion in over 100 foreign languages. She is the author of 80 crime novels and short story collections, 19 plays, and six novels under the name of Mary Westmacott.Review:
'Mrs Christie as usual puts a ring through the reader's nose and leads him to one of her smashing last-minute showdowns' Observer 'The empress of the crime novel' Daily Express 'Told briskly, vivaciously, and with ever-fertile imagination' Manchester Evening News
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 2004. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110007190646