Designed to match the new look Hercule Poirot series.
Read by Hugh Fraser who play Captain Hastings in the popular TV series.
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.
“A grade-A plot – the best Christie in years”
San Francisco Chronicle
About the author
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 over 100 foreign languages. She is the author of 80 crime novels and short story collections, 19 plays, and six novels under the name of Mary Westmacott.
I've listened to loads of Agatha Christie mysteries and this is by far the best. All the main characters are fully fleshed out, not one-dimensional, and lots of time is taken to set out the back story and relationships in the lead up to the murder. I was glued to this one from start to finish, the ending is satisfyingly credible too, not like some of the more far-fetched storylines in other Christie stories.