Sir Charles Cartwright should have known better than to allow 13 guests to sit down for dinner. For at the end of the evening one of them is dead - choked 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.…
©1934 Agatha Christie Limited (P)2002 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
I love Hugh Fraser's performance of the world's greatest detective. I like him more than David Suchet on audio.
As with most of Dame Agatha's books I like the twists and her reliable cast of characters.
The listener truely gets a sense of how Perot feels about himself. Mr. Fraser makes you love him in spite of his arrogance and pompous nature.
Every fan of this author loves the "Agatha Christie Moment". That part of the book where all the characters are gathered and the detective procedes to explain the crime and expose the wrong doer.
While I highly recommend this and all of Agatha Christie's books, if you are new to this author I recommend "The ABC Murders" first.
I was born near Chicago, and moved to Texas 22 years ago. I taught high-school English for probably too many years. Love a good mystery.
THOUGHTFUL, COMPLEX, AND DRAMATIC
The relationships among the characters were thought provoking and not so simple. The characters themselves were unique but believable.
Christie's later works to me involve more interesting and darker characters.
Old style British mysteries keep the solution to the very end!
Yes--it was so intertwined within the characters, each could have been guilty.
The voices take on a personality through his reading.
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