A facsimile first edition hardback of the Poirot books, published to mark the 80th anniversary of his first appearance and to celebrate his new-found success on television. Lucy Angkatell invited Hercule Poirot to lunch. To tease the great detective, her guests stage a mock murder beside the swimming pool. Unfortunately, the victim plays the scene for real. As his blood drips into the water, John Christow gasps one final word: 'Henrietta'. In the confusion, a gun sinks to the bottom of the pool. Poirot's enquiries reveal a complex web of romantic attachments. It seems everyone in the drama is a suspect -- and each a victim of love. / Two out of three of all fiction readers have read an Agatha Christie book, and more than half want to read her again. / New covers designed to build on successful brand recognition of the Agatha Christie trademark as well as evoke a sense of mystery -- no two covers will look the same! / Follows the popular and acclaimed Miss Marple first edition facsimile series in 2005/6. / Very collectable and affordable at GBP12.00 each. (Danbury Mint's successful Ian Fleming/James Bond facsimile editions were GBP25.00 each.) / Also available as an unabridged audiobook, read by Hugh Fraser. / Acknowledged as one of the best Hercule Poirot books.
Agatha Christie was born in Torquay in 1890 and became, quite simply, the best-selling novelist in history. Her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, written towards the end of the First World War, introduced us to Hercule Poirot, who was to become the most popular detective in crime fiction since Sherlock Holmes. She is known throughout the world as the Queen of Crime. Her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language and another billion in 100 foreign countries. She is the author of 80 crime novels and short story collections, 20 plays, and six novels under the name of Mary Westmacott.
"A grade-A plot -- the best Christie in years" San Francisco Chronicle