A dinner party thrown by theatre actor Sir Charles Cartwright at his home in Cornwall ends in tragedy…
Thirteen guests arrived at dinner at the actor’s house. It was to be a particularly unlucky evening for the mild-mannered Reverend Stephen Babbington, who choked on his cocktail, went into convulsions and died.
But when his martini glass was sent for chemical analysis, there was no trace of poison – just as Poirot had predicted. Even more troubling for the great detective, there was absolutely no motive…
Not the best
Great story - keeps you guessing - and brilliantly read by Hugh Fraser.
The audio quality is not as good as the other Hugh Fraser readings (some white noise) but you soon get used to it.
The story has been split into 3 parts - not three Acts, as the title suggests, but 3 random parts. These three parts are not segmented at all so if you lose your place or get distracted, you have to rewind/fast-forward manually through up to 2 hours of track which can be irritating.