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Agatha Christie

Born on 15 September, 1890 and privately educated, Agatha Christie was a crime author and short story writer who created the likes of "Hercule Poirot", "Miss Marple" and "Tommy and Tuppence Beresford".

Including her bestseller And There Were None,there have now been over 2 billion Agatha Christie books sold worldwide. She was also the writer of The Mousetrap - the world's longest-running play and even has a rose named after her.



Agatha Christie Books

  • ABCM
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    A special gift edition of Agatha Christie's The ABC Murders - a masterful Poirot novel that has been adapted into a BBC drama starring John Malkovich and Rupert Grint to be shown over the festive period.

    Murder is a simple crime but in the hands of a maniac or a serial killer, it can become a very complicated business indeed. The whole country is in a state of panic and this is only serving to make the murderer even more confident.

    They've already killed Mrs Ascher in Andover, Betty Barnard in Bexhill and Sir Carmichael Clarke in Churston. However, these deliberate clues are playing right into the hands of Hercule 'probably the greatest detective in the world' Poirot...
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    Agatha Christie's world-famous mystery thriller, reissued with a striking new cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers. Ten strangers, apparently with little in common, are lured to an island mansion off the coast of Devon by the mysterious U.N.Owen. Over dinner, a record begins to play, and the voice of an unseen host accuses each person of hiding a guilty secret. That evening, former reckless driver Tony Marston is found murdered by a deadly dose of cyanide. The tension escalates as the survivors realise the killer is not only among them but is preparing to strike again! and again!
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    A brand new omnibus of 55 short stories, presented for the first time in chronological order. Described by her friend Dolly Bantry as ' the typical old maid of fiction', Miss Marple has lived almost her entire life in the sleepy hamlet of St Mary Mead. Yet, by observing village life she has gained an unparalleled insight into human nature -- and used it to devasting effect. As her friend Sir Henry Clithering, the ex-Commissioner of Scotland Yard has been heard to say: 'She's just the finest detective God ever made.' -- and many Agatha Christie fans would agree. Appearing for the first time in The Murder at The Vicarage (1930) her crime-fighting career spanned over forty years when she solved her final case in 1977 in Sleeping Murder. With every tale flawlessly plotted by the Queen of Crime herself, these short stories provide a feast for hardened Agatha Christie addicts as well as those who have grown to love the detective through her many film and television appearances. Here, for the first time, more than 50 of Agatha Christie's mini masterpieces have been collected together in one volume, perfectly illustrating the true breadth of her talent. As well as every story featuring Miss Marple, the book includes additional stand-alone tales, from macabre tales of the supernatural, through suspense-ridden mysteries, to heart-stopping cases of murder.
  • AABBG
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    This collection brings together all 51 Hercule Poirot short stories in chronological order, plus a bonus story - Poirot and the Regatta Mystery - not seen for more than 70 years. The dapper Belgian has solved some of the most puzzling crimes of the last century and was the most celebrated detective since Sherlock Holmes. Also the star of 33 novels, one play and various film and TV adaptations, this set is a real treat for both old and new Agatha Christie fans. Arranged in their original publication order, the short stories are the perfect introduction to Poirot's curious eccentricities.

  • AABCO
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    Agatha Christie's most famous murder mystery, reissued with a striking new cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers. Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train is surprisingly full for the time of the year, but by the morning it is one passenger fewer. An American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. Isolated and with a killer in their midst, detective Hercule Poirot must identify the murderer -- in case he or she decides to strike again.
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    The book that topped the international online poll held in Agatha Christie's 125th birthday year to discover which of her 80 crime books was the world's favourite. 1939. Europe teeters on the brink of war. Ten strangers are invited to Soldier Island, an isolated rock near the Devon coast. Cut off from the mainland, with their generous hosts Mr and Mrs U.N. Owen mysteriously absent, they are each accused of a terrible crime. When one of the party dies suddenly they realise they may be harbouring a murderer among their number. The 10 strangers include a reckless playboy, a troubled Harley Street doctor, a formidable judge, an uncouth detective, an unscrupulous mercenary, a God-fearing spinster, two restless servants, a highly decorated general and an anxious secretary. One by one they are picked off. Who will survive? And who is the killer? Copies of an ominous nursery rhyme hang in each room, the murders mimicking the awful fates of its 'Ten Little Soldier Boys'. The clear winner in an international online poll held to discover the world's favourite Agatha Christie book, this new paperback also coincides with a new 3-part BBC TV adaptation featuring a stellar ensemble cast: Douglas Booth, Charles Dance, Maeve Dermody, Burn Gorman, Anna Maxwell Martin, Sam Neill, Miranda Richardson, Toby Stephens, Noah Taylor and Aidan Turner.
  • Agatha Christie's Tommy and Tuppence Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9780007951635 - Agatha Christie
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    Including Postern of Fate - Agatha Christie's last novel - alongside three more adventures and a collection of short stories, the Tommy and Tuppence series follows a detective dream team as they solve crimes, fall in love and grow old together.

    You may have seen the BBC series Partners in Crime starring David Walliams and Jessica Raine, now read the books that inspired it.

    Full of period flavour, these books are a real delight.
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    This title contains 12 BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations of short stories by the Queen of Crime. First broadcast in the early 2000s, the stories were adapted and brought up-to-date for a contemporary audience. The stories are "Philomel Cottage'; 'Swan Song'; 'Magnolia Blossom'; 'Witness for the Prosecution'; 'The Gates of Baghdad'; 'The Hounds of Death'; 'In a Glass Darkly'; 'The Dressmaker's Doll'; 'The Case of the Perfect Carer'; 'The GBP1999 Adventure'; 'The Gypsy'; 'The Last Seance' Duration: 6 hours approx.
  • ARMGW
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    The very first collection of superb short stories featuring Hercule Poirot and Captain Hastings...First there was the mystery of the film star and the diamond...then came the 'suicide' that was murder...the mystery of the absurdly chaep flat...a suspicious death in a locked gun-room...a million dollar bond robbery...the curse of a pharoah's tomb...a jewel robbery by the sea...the abduction of a Prime Minister...the disappearance of a banker...a phone call from a dying man...and, finally, the mystery of the missing willl. What links these fascinating cases? Only the brilliant deductive powers of Hercule Poirot!
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    Unpleasant things are going on in an exclusive school for girls - things like murder...Late one night, two teachers investigate a mysterious flashing light in the sports pavilion, while the rest of the school sleeps. There, among the lacrosse sticks, they stumble upon the body of the unpopular games mistress - shot through the heart from point blank range. The school is thrown into chaos when the 'cat' strikes again. Unfortunately, schoolgirl Julia Upjohn knows too much. In particular, she knows that without Hercule Poirot's help, she will be the next victim...
  • AJGHM
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    Agatha Christie's exotic seaside mystery thriller, reissued with a striking new cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers. It was not unusual to find the beautiful bronzed body of the sun-loving Arlena Stuart stretched out on a beach, face down. Only, on this occasion, there was no sun...she had been strangled. Ever since Arlena's arrival at the resort, Hercule Poirot had detected sexual tension in the seaside air. But could this apparent 'crime of passion' have been something more evil and premeditated altogether?
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    June Whitfield returns as the deceptively mild spinster sleuth in three full-cast BBC Radio 4 dramatisations. Specially broadcast to mark the 125th anniversary of Agatha Christie's birth, these brand new dramas are based on three of her best short stories. Tape-Measure Murder: When Mrs Spenlow is murdered in St Mary Mead, the village gossips all agree that her husband must have killed her - until Miss Marple is called as an alibi...The Case of the Perfect Maid: Miss Marple investigates the problem of a lady's maid who has been mysteriously sacked - while also helping her crime writer nephew Raymond West to cure his writer's block. Sanctuary: Miss Marple and her god-daughter Bunch are horrified when they discover a dying man in the local church. Can Miss Marple deduce his identity - and his killer - from his last words? First published in the collection Miss Marple's Final Cases, these three delightfully clever tales will keep you guessing till the end. Starring June Whitfield - reprising her role as Miss Marple for the first time since 2001 - they are dramatised for BBC Radio 4 by Joy Wilkinson. Duration: 1 hr 30 mins approx.
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    This is a triple bill of archive BBC radio dramas, believed lost for over a century and only recently rediscovered. Butter in a Lordly Dish, written specially for radio in 1948, features Richard Williams as Sir Luke Enderby KC, whose infidelities lead him into trouble when he goes to meet his latest flame. Williams also stars as Hercule Poirot in Murder in the Mews, a 1955 adaptation of a short story. A young woman is found dead in her flat, the day after Guy Fawkes night. Did she die by her own hand, or someone else's? In Personal Call, also written specially for radio by Agatha Christie, a disturbing telephone call from a woman named Fay has consequences for both Richard Brent and his wife Pam. This 1960 production stars Ivan Brandt and Barbara Lott.
  • AKEPJ
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    This is a brand new BBC Radio 4 adaptation of Agatha Christie's novel, known to be a favourite among her own works. When Doctor Calgary visits the Argyle family, he believes he brings good news. He is there to clear the name of Jacko, who was convicted of the murder of his own mother, Rachel. But the doctor's news is not greeted with the enthusiasm he expects, and the family seem intent on resisting both his help and the investigations of Inspector Huish. When a further murder is committed, it becomes apparent that a killer is among the gathered party. With almost everyone having a motive and the means for murder, they must all be on their guard. Eschewing the traditional detective format, Ordeal by Innocence examines how the innocent suffer more than the guilty when a crime goes unsolved. Along with Crooked House, it was Agatha Christie's favourite of her own works.
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    A new paperback slipcase featuring seven of Hercule Poirot's very best cases. 'My name is Hercule Poirot and I am probably the greatest detective in the world.' This new boxed set of paperbacks collects seven of Hercule Poirot's most famous and best-loved cases, perfect for readers who who would like to be introduced - or introduce their friends - to some of the twentieth century's most iconic murder books. Murder on the Orient Express, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, The ABC Murders, Five Little Pigs and Hercule Poirot's Christmas are accompanied by the book that started it all, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, which is published for the first time complete with its original courtroom ending, and Curtain: Poirot's Last Case, in which Poirot and Hastings are reunited for a final time in the house where they solved their first case together.
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    "John Moffatt stars as Hercule Poirot in eight full-cast dramas - as heard on BBC Radio 4 The ABC Murders An ABC railway guide is found by dead bodies, and Poirot is warned in advance by a taunting letter from someone signed 'ABC'. Who is ABC? After the Funeral When Richard Abernethie, last master of Enderby Hall, dies suddenly in his sleep, the family are eager to hear about his riches. Death on the Nile A happy couple set out on an idyllic honeymoon cruise on the Nile, and one of them is right to sense danger. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd When Roger Ackroyd is found murdered, there is little to go on. Luckily one of the newest residents is none other than Hercule Poirot. Murder on the Orient Express Passengers on the crowded train are speeding through the snowy European landscape when a terrible murder brings them to an abrupt halt. The Mysterious Affair at Styles The first story to feature Poirot and Hastings. Styles Court is not a happy household and in the blistering summer heat, tensions mount. Peril at End House Nick Buckley, the last in a long line of Buckleys to live at End House, has had three near-fatal accidents - in the past few days. Three Act Tragedy After two similar deaths, a third is waiting in the wings. Are natural causes to blame? Or murder? And can Poirot resist further investigation? "
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    On a French golf course, a millionaire is found stabbed in the back...An urgent cry for help brings Poirot to France. But he arrives too late to save his client, whose brutally stabbed body now lies face downwards in a shallow grave on a golf course. But why is the dead man wearing his son's overcoat? And who was the impassioned love-letter in the pocket for? Before Poirot can answer these questions, the case is turned upside down by the discovery of a second, identically murdered corpse...
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    A woman is killed by a poisoned dart in the enclosed confines of a commercial passeneger plane...From seat No.9, Hercule Poirot was ideally placed to observe his fellow air passengers. Over to his right sat a pretty young woman, clearly infatuated with the man opposite; ahead, in seat No.13, sat a Countess with a poorly-concealed cocaine habit; across the gangway in seat No.8, a detective writer was being troubled by an aggressive wasp. What Poirot did not yet realize was that behind him, in seat No.2, sat the slumped, lifeless body of a woman.
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    Agatha Christie's disturbing 1960s mystery thriller, reissued with a striking new cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers. Gipsy's Acre was a truly beautiful upland site with views out to sea - and in Michael Rogers it stirred a child-like fantasy. There, amongst the dark fir trees, he planned to build a house, find a girl and live happily ever after. Yet, as he left the village, a shadow of menace hung over the land. For this was the place where accidents happened. Perhaps Michael should have heeded the locals' warnings: 'There's no luck for them as meddles with Gipsy's Acre.' Michael Rogers is a man who is about to learn the true meaning of the old saying 'In my end is my beginning...'
  • Agatha Christie Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9780007962266 - Agatha Christie
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    With the drama starring Kim Cattrall, Billy Howle, Toby Jones and Andrea Riseborough one of the highlights of last year's BBC Christmas schedule, this collection features Agatha Christie's The Witness for the Prosecution and many other short stories and novels.

    The Witness for the Prosecution will take you back to the 1920s when a shocking murder has stained the carpets of a London townhouse. The victim is a very rich older woman called Emily French and all the evidence is pointing to Leonard Vole, a young chancer who was due to inherit the heiress' fortune. Or, at least, this is what Emily's housekeeper is claiming in court...

    One of the world's favourite mystery writers, this tale is joined by 11 other short stories (including the exclusive Poirot and the Regatta Mystery) and four Hercule Poirot novels.
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    A full-length Hercule Poirot novel, adapted from Agatha Christie's stage play by Charles Osborne Sir Claud Amory's revolutionary new formula for a powerful explosive is stolen. Locking his house-guests in the library, Sir Claud switches off the lights to allow the thief to replace the formula, no questions asked. When the lights come on, he is dead, and Hercule Poirot and Captain Hastings have to unravel a tangle of family feuds, old flames and suspicious foreigners to find the killer and prevent a global catastrophe. BLACK COFFEE was Agatha Christie's first playscript, originally performed in 1930 and made into a now rarely-seen film the following year. Combining her typically beguiling plot and sparkling dialogue with his own faithful narrative, Charles Osborne's novelisation is 'A worthy addition to the Christie canon' (The Spectator)
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    Agatha Christie's ingenious murder mystery, reissued with a striking new cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers. Nick Buckley was an unusual name for a pretty young woman. But then she had led an unusual life. First, on a treacherous Cornish hillside, the brakes on her car failed. Then, on a coastal path, a falling boulder missed her by inches. Later, an oil painting fell and almost crushed her in bed. Upon discovering a bullet-hole in Nick's sun hat, Hercule Poirot decides the girl needs his protection. At the same time, he begins to unravel the mystery of a murder that hasn't been committed. Yet.
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    A facsimile first edition hardback of one of Poirot's most famous cases, published to mark the 80th anniversary of his first appearance. The tranquillity of a cruise along the Nile was shattered by the discovery that Linnet Ridgeway had been shot through the head. She was young, stylish and beautiful. A girl who had everything...until she lost her life. Hercule Poirot recalled an earlier outburst by a fellow passenger: 'I'd like to put my dear little pistol against her head and just press the trigger.' Yet in this exotic setting nothing was ever quite what it seemed...To mark the 80th anniversary of Hercule Poirot's first appearance, and to celebrate his renewed fortunes as a primetime television star, this launch title in a collection of facsimile first editions is the perfect way to experience Agatha Christie. Reproducing the original typesetting and format of the first edition from the Christie family's own archive, this book sports the original cover which has been painstakingly restored to its original glory.
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    The unabridged audio edition of some of Hercule Poirot's most intriguing cases, read by the inimitable David Suchet. First there was the mystery of the film star and the diamond...then came the 'suicide' that was murder...the mystery of the absurdly cheap flat...a suspicious death in a locked gun-room...a million dollar bond robbery...the curse of a pharoah's tomb...a jewel robbery by the sea...the abduction of a Prime Minister...the disappearance of a banker...a phone call from a dying man...and, finally, the mystery of the missing willl. What links these fascinating cases? Only the brilliant deductive powers of Hercule Poirot!