Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Her books have sold more than a billion copies in English and another billion in a hundred foreign languages. She died in 1976.
"There is no cheating; the reader is just bamboozled in a
straightforward way from first to last....The most colossal
achievement of a colossal career. The book must rank with Mrs.
Christie's previous best--on the top notch of detection."--New
"What Agatha Christie taught me was all about the delicate placement of the red herring. She was the ultimate genius behind 'by indirections shall we find directions out.' "--Elizabeth George, New York Times bestselling author of the Inspector Lynley novels
"One of the most ingenious thrillers in many a day."--Time magazine
"The whole thing is utterly impossible and utterly fascinating. It is the most baffling mystery Agatha Christie has ever written."--New York Times
"One of the very best, most genuinely bewildering Christies."--The Observer (UK)
"The most astonishingly impudent, ingenious and altogether successful mystery story since The Murder of Roger Ackroyd."--Daily Herald (UK)