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John Moffatt stars as the great Belgian detective in a BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation. Famous crime novelist Ariadne Oliver, visiting her friend Judith Butler in the little town of Woodleigh Common, is invited to a Hallowe'en Party put on by society hostess Mrs Rowena Drake for the local teenagers.

During her preparations for the party, the conversation turns to Ariadne's grisly novels. One of the teenagers, Joyce Reynolds, boasts that she once witnessed a murder, although she didn't realise at the time what she'd seen. Convinced that she is just trying to attract attention, no-one believes her - but later she is found tragically drowned in an apple-bobbing tub. Distraught, Ariadne decides to call upon the services of her old friend Hercule Poirot to solve the case.

Assuming that Joyce was killed because of what she said, Poirot knows he must find out if the teenager was telling the truth. If so, there is not just one death for him to investigate, but two....

©1969 Agatha Christie Ltd (P)2010 BBC Audiobooks Ltd

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Don't miss this one!

This is one of my favorite Agatha Christie books and this radio dramatization is excellent. Not disappointed in it at all and I'm so happy to have found these in Audible. I enjoy listening and being "read to".

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Great Read

This story really was amazing. I never caught on to who the murder was and the further into the story it got the more I enjoyed it and felt the intensity to it. Great performance and wonderful book.

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Definitely a disappointing Christie

Just not up to snuff. Christie is so much better than this. Find another story

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  • 03-20-15

Gripping Murder Mystery

Another gripping murder mystery solved by Poirot. Good dramatisation. Thoroughly enjoyable. I would recommend this drama to anyone at anytime.

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  • Floating tin
  • 09-21-20

Not the best in this series

It would be unfair to tell you what was a bit off about this one, because massive spoilers. But the nature of the plot did stretch to its limit the natural need in Christie not to have a load of emotion worked into the story. Glad I listened to it, but was towards the darker and more Byzantine end - and the denouement was a little too ludicrous to be her best.

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  • 07-24-17

halloween

loved this adaptation. well read and drew me in to the story. made me believe

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  • Simple24
  • 12-06-16

perfect Halloween listening

What made the experience of listening to Hallowe'en Party (Dramatised) the most enjoyable?

having heard the narrator as Poirot in many radio4 extra plays,

What was one of the most memorable moments of Hallowe'en Party (Dramatised)?

the able bobbing death.

Which character – as performed by John Moffatt – was your favourite?

Ariadne Oliver