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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

  • 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.
  • 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 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.

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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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    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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    "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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    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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    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.
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    Agatha Christie's most exotic murder mystery, reissued with a striking new cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers. The tranquillity of a cruise along the Nile is shattered by the discovery that Linnet Ridgeway has been shot through the head. She was young, stylish and beautiful, a girl who had everything - until she lost her life. Hercule Poirot recalls 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 is ever quite what it seems...
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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...
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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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    For the first time in a single combined B format, a new edition of Agatha Christie's eight stage plays, published to coincide with the 60th Anniversary Year of The Mousetrap, the longest-running play in history. THE MOUSETRAP, the longest-running play in the history of London's West End, begins its 60th Year run on 25 November 2011. This new edition of eight works show how Agatha Christie's plays are as compulsive as her novels, their colourful characters and ingenious plots providing yet more evidence of her mastery of the detective thriller. THE MOUSETRAP: Cut off by snowdrifts, the owners of a new guest house encounter terror when one of their first visitors turns out to be a homicidal maniac! AND THEN THERE WERE NONE: Ten guilty people are lured to an island mansion where an unknown killer begins to exact revenge! APPOINTMENT WITH DEATH: The suffocating heat of an exotic Middle-Eastern setting provides a backdrop for murder! THE HOLLOW: Beneath their respectable surface, a set of friends realize that any one of them could be a murderer! WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION: A scheming wife testifies against her husband in a shocking murder trial! TOWARDS ZERO: A psychopathic killer stalks unsuspecting victims in a seaside house perched high on a cliff! VERDICT: Passion and love are the deadly ingredients in this thriller in which a murder causes an unexpected chain of events! GO BACK FOR MURDER: A young woman discovers that her late mother was imprisoned for murdering her father and is determined to prove her innocence!
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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.
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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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    Agatha Christie's famous murder mystery, reissued with a striking new cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers. Poirot had been present when Jane bragged of her plan to 'get rid of' her estranged husband. Now the monstrous man was dead. And yet the great Belgian detective couldn't help feeling that he was being taken for a ride. After all, how could Jane have stabbed Lord Edgware to death in his library at exactly the same time she was seen dining with friends? And what could be her motive now that the aristocrat had finally granted her a divorce?
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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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    Agatha Christie's seasonal Poirot and Marple short story collection, reissued with a striking new cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers. First came a sinister warning to Poirot not to eat any plum pudding...then the discovery of a corpse in a chest...next, an overheard quarrel that led to murder...the strange case of the dead man who altered his eating habits...and the puzzle of the victim who dreamt his own suicide. What links these five baffling cases? The little grey cells of Monsieur Hercule Poirot!
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    Agatha Christie's seasonal mystery thriller, reissued with a striking new cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers. It is Christmas Eve. The Lee family reunion is shattered by a deafening crash of furniture, followed by a high-pitched wailing scream. Upstairs, the tyrannical Simeon Lee lies dead in a pool of blood, his throat slashed. But when Hercule Poirot, who is staying in the village with a friend for Christmas, offers to assist, he finds an atmosphere not of mourning but of mutual suspicion. It seems everyone had their own reason to hate the old man...
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    A ruthless international cartel seeks world domination...Framed in the doorway of Poirot's bedroom stood an uninvited guest, coated from head to foot in dust. The man's gaunt face stared for a moment, then he swayed and fell. Who was he? Was he suffering from shock or just exhaustion? Above all, what was the significance of the figure 4, scribbled over and over again on a sheet of paper? Poirot finds himself plunged into a world of international intrigue, risking his life to uncover the truth about 'Number Four'.
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    An archaeologist's wife is murdered on the shores of the River Tigris in Iraq...It was clear to Amy Leatheran that something sinister was going on at the Hassanieh dig in Iraq; something associated with the presence of 'Lovely Louise', wife of celebrated archaeologist Dr Leidner. In a few days' time Hercule Poirot was due to drop in at the excavation site. But with Louise suffering from terrifying hallucinations, and tension within the group becoming almost unbearable, Poirot might just be too late...
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    A wealthy Greek businessman is found dead at his London home...The Leonides were one big happy family living in a sprawling, ramshackle mansion. That was until the head of the household, Aristide, was murdered with a fatal barbiturate injection. Suspicion naturally falls on the old man's young widow, fifty years his junior. But the murderer has reckoned without the tenacity of Charles Hayward, fiance of the late millionare's granddaughter...
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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.
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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.
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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.