A blizzard has hit England. In the tiny village of Sittaford, on the fringes of Dartmoor, a party of six is gathered in Sittaford House, home of Captain Trevelyan. He has rented the house out for the winter and is staying in a nearby village.
As evening draws in, a seance is proposed. But it reveals more than they had anticipated - TREVELYAN DEAD, spells out the board. Slowly the table begins to rock again, spelling out the word M-U-R-D-E-R. Is it true? And who would kill a man who doesn’t have an enemy in the world?
John Moffatt and Stephen Tompkinson star in a BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of a classic from the Queen of Crime.
©1940 Agatha Christie Ltd (P)2010 BBC Audiobooks Ltd
Look for this title to pop up on sale and grab it at discount! The cast does credit to small-town British evils, with even pacing and careful plot development. A murder occurs in wintry conditions, and possible culprits abound!
Yes. I have listened to it several times. It is a clever mystery.
The table turning.
All the voices were distinct and fit the characters. I could visualize the scenes.
Yes, every time.
Emily is a plucky heroine. I liked her interactions with the other characters. Good non-series short story.
The performances were superb! I knew the story, but the performances made it new and more enjoyable. Rarely do I listen to a book more than once; this will be the exception. I look forward to more full cast productions.
Entertaining and well performed full cast audio adaptation of Agatha Christie's book. As each mystery unfolds, it is easy to imagine you are really there experiencing it all.
"Spooky and atmospheric, outstanding performances."
Excellent production of this story. The parts are played so well, and easily discernible from each other. One of those Christies stories that twists and turns and really gathers speed towards the end.
I really loved to sound effects, fire crackling, snowy sounds and crunching of feet in snow. Really creates a warm cosy feel or icy depending on scene. Music is used occasionally to add to the mood and atmosphere.
Parts are actually really scary! But then I don't want to spoil the story...
Loved it! Perfect for dog walking and ironing!
"Great for a winter's evening"
The usual Agatha Chrisite - easy to listen to, excellent characters - just right! The BBC radio collection are well worth space on the shelf.
"Good Christie, but not Poirot"
Yes, if they like Agatha Christie!
Cosy murder mystery.
I've been seeking out all the Hercule Poirot stories that feature John Moffat as I just love his Poirot. But in this dramatisation he plays a minor character and there's no Poirot! Should have read the blurb more carefully. Still a good story, though, if you like Agatha Christie :)
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