Superintendent Battle

11 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 2,485 ratings

The Secret of Chimneys Publisher's Summary

Little did Anthony Cade suspect that an errand for a friend would place him at the center of a deadly conspiracy. Drawn into a web of intrigue, he begins to realize that the simple favor has placed him in serious danger.

As events unfold, the combined forces of Scotland Yard and the French Sûreté gradually converge on Chimneys, the great country estate that hides an amazing secret....

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  • Book 1

    • The Secret of Chimneys

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
    • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 971
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 872
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 876

    Little did Anthony Cade suspect that an errand for a friend would place him at the center of a deadly conspiracy. Drawn into a web of intrigue, he begins to realize that the simple favor has placed him in serious danger.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Delightful to listen again and again.

    • By Bernard on 11-23-12

    Regular price: $27.37

    • The Secret of Chimneys

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
    • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    Little did Anthony Cade suspect that a simple errand on behalf of a friend would make him the centrepiece of a murderous international conspiracy. Someone would stop at nothing to prevent the monarchy being restored in faraway Herzoslovakia. The combined forces of Scotland Yard and the French Surete can do no better than go in circles - until the final murder at Chimneys, the great country estate that yields up an amazing secret.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Coincidence abound !

    • By Margret Thordardottir on 12-24-12

    Regular price: $15.48

  • Book 2

    • The Seven Dials Mystery

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Emilia Fox
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 200
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178

    Gerry Wade had proved himself to be a champion sleeper, so the other houseguests decided to play a practical joke on him. Eight alarm clocks were set to go off, one after the other, starting at 6:30 a.m. But when morning arrived, one clock was missing and the prank then backfired, with tragic consequences. For Jimmy Thesiger in particular, the words "Seven Dials" were to take on a new and chilling significance....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Skip this narrator

    • By Rachel on 04-20-18

    Regular price: $25.09

    • The Seven Dials Mystery

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Emilia Fox
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    Gerry Wade had proved himself to be a champion sleeper, so the other house guests decided to play a practical joke on him. Eight alarm clocks were set to go off, one after the other, starting at 6.30 a.m. But when morning arrived, one clock was missing, and the prank had backfired with tragic consequences. For Jimmy Thesiger in particular, the words "seven dials" were to take on a new and chilling significance.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Five stars for Seven Dials

    • By Miriam on 04-21-08

    Regular price: $15.48

  • Book 3

    • Cards on the Table

    • A Hercule Poirot Mystery
    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 468
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 432
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 431

    Mr. Shaitana is famous as a flamboyant party host. Nevertheless, he is a man of whom everybody is a little afraid. So when he boasts to Hercule Poirot that he considers murder an art form, the detective has some reservations about accepting a party invitation to view Shaitana's "private collection". Indeed, what begins as an absorbing evening of bridge is to turn into a more dangerous game altogether.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • this is a great Christie mystery

    • By Calliope on 01-21-14

    Regular price: $21.67

    • Cards on the Table

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
    • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    Mr Shaitana was famous as a flamboyant party host. Nevertheless, he was a man of whom everybody was a little afraid. So, when he boasted to Poirot that he considered murder an art form, the detective had some reservations about accepting a party invitation to view Shaitana's private collection.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Intelligent plot, awesome narration

    • By Pushkaraj on 01-30-18

    Regular price: $9.05

  • Book 4

    • Murder Is Easy

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
    • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 227
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 210
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 209

    Luke Fitzwilliam does not believe Miss Pinkerton's wild allegation that a multiple murderer is at work in the quiet English village of Wychwood and that her local doctor is next in line. But within hours, Miss Pinkerton has been killed in a hit-and-run car accident. Mere coincidence? Luke is inclined to think so - until he reads in the Times of the unexpected demise of Wychwood's Dr. Humbleby.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining with Twists and Turns

    • By Marie on 05-06-15

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    • Murder is Easy

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
    • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Luke Fitzwilliam could not believe Miss Pinkerton's wild allegation that a multiple murderer was at work in the quiet English village of Wychwood, or her speculation that the local doctor was next in line. But, within hours, Miss Pinkerton had been killed in a hit-and-run car accident. Mere coincidence? Luke was inclined to think so, until he read in The Times of the unexpected demise of Dr Humbleby.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hugh Fraser, always a pleasure

    • By Diana on 01-05-18

    Regular price: $9.05

  • Book 5

    • Towards Zero

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
    • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52

    What is the connection among a failed suicide attempt, a wrongful accusation of theft against a schoolgirl, and the romantic life of a famous tennis player? To the casual observer, apparently nothing. But when a house party gathers at Gull's Point, the seaside home of an elderly widow, earlier events come to a dramatic head. As Superintendent Battle discovers, it is all part of a carefully laid plan - for murder.

    Regular price: $21.67

    • 'Towards Zero' and 'Ordeal by Innocence'

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
    • Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 392
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 355
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 353

    Towards Zero: What is the connection among a failed suicide attempt, a wrongful accusation of theft against a schoolgirl, and the romantic life of a famous tennis player? To the casual observer, apparently nothing. But when a house party gathers at Gull’s Point, the seaside home of an elderly widow, earlier events come to a dramatic head. Ordeal By Innocence: According to the courts, Jacko Argyle bludgeoned his mother to death with a poker. The sentence was life imprisonment.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Two outstanding mysteries

    • By Amazon Customer on 08-13-15

    Regular price: $34.22

    • Towards Zero

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
    • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    What is the connection between a failed suicide attempt, a wrongful accusation of theft against a schoolgirl, and the romantic life of a famous tennis player? To the casual observer, apparently nothing. But when a houseparty gathers at Gull's Point, the seaside home of an elderly widow, earlier events come to a dramatic head. It's all part of a carefully paid plan for murder.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another solid story

    • By mr kieran j murphy on 06-06-18

    Regular price: $8.77