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A beautiful heiress has been found dead on a train. A playboy has been stabbed through the heart during a costume ball. An elderly woman suspects that she is being slowly poisoned to death. A prince fears for his reputation when his fiancée is embroiled in another man's murder. A forgotten recluse makes headlines after he is shot in the head.

Who but Agatha Christie could concoct such canny crimes? Who but Belgian detective Hercule Poirot could possibly solve them? It's a challenge to be met - in a triumph of detection.

©1951 Agatha Christie Limited (P)2002 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

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  • Linda
  • PITTSBURGH, PA, United States
  • 07-21-13

Don't miss these

AC's short stories often are some of her best, and these are no exception. David Suchet narrates all but one, I think. He is so outstanding. IMHO, this is a must listen for all Christie fans,

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An excellent listen

Classic Agatha Christie short stories with clever plots. What really sells this is the dramatic narration by David Suchet and Hugh Fraser. A delightful rainy day listen while knitting in stockinette--if the knitting is a complicated pattern you might drop a stitch or miss a clue!

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  • lerone
  • ST-CATHARINES, ontario, Canada
  • 04-06-17

the excellent detective

What did you love best about The Under Dog and Other Stories?

the flow of the stories in such a short amount of time.Keeps my interest whil exercising

What did you like best about this story?

the length of each of the stories and not miss details to solve the crime

What does David Suchet and Hugh Fraser bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

the character's attitude and social standings in the narrative

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

none

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Gotta love my sweet little Belgium

Great memories watching the series on pbs. Helps me relax to listen while driving. Really love Agatha Christie

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Great Collection

If you're a rabid Poirot fan like me, this is a true gem! Many of the tv series are based this collection of AC's short stories.

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  • Gudrun
  • Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories, Canada
  • 02-09-18

I prefer the Novels

I like the short stories but I prefer the novels. But I love to know what Poirot is up to and his little quirks. Therefore I am trying to read all the Poirot stories, For a first time read I would recommend Death on the Nile it was my first and is still my favourite.

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Great!

Loved it! It was wonderful. I look forward to more books. I love Agatha Christy!

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excellent stories, told well

Good narration and good story selection. Something you will want to listen to again. Enjoyed.

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LOVED IT!

David Suchet and Hugh Fraser are great together. I can see why they were casted in the TV series. And of course, Agatha Christie always hits the spot.