Five Little Pigs by Agatha Christie (1942)

When famed artist Amayas Crale was found dead no one doubted that it was his wife who poisoned him. All the evidence points directly at Caroline—Amayas is leaving her for a younger woman, and she admits to stealing the poison that killed him. Her attitude of quiet resignation during the trial leads to a quick …

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The Secret of Chimneys by Agatha Christie (1925)

A “regrettable necessity for cash” has led Anthony Cade to work as a tour guide to a group of British citizens in Bulawayo Africa.  So, when his friend Jimmy McGrath makes him an offer of a bit of adventure and quick cash, he accepts without hesitation. First, he is to deliver a manuscript to a London publisher. …

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Appointment with Death by Agatha Christie (1937)

"You do see, don't you, that she's got to be killed?"  While holidaying in Jerusalem, Hercule Poirot overhears these chilling words. Days later, he is called to investigate a death in Petra and learns who "she" was. Mrs. Boynton, a sadistic tyrant who dominates her family, has been found dead. Other than a puncture wound …

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Mini Reviews: The Moving Finger by Agatha Christie (1943)

When Jerry Burton and his sister Joanna arrive in the sleepy village of Lymstock they initially find it charming, and the inhabitants quaint and friendly. Charming, quaint and friendly that is, until Jerry receives an anonymous letter implying they are not siblings at all, and worst. They soon learn that most people in the village …

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The Sittaford Mystery (aka The Murder at Hazelmoor) by Agatha Christie (1931)

The village of Sittaford sits on the edge of Dartmoor, and after four days of snow, is virtually cut off from the outside world. Despite this a small group of neighbors gather at Sittaford House for tea, a chat, and some table turning. The game starts off well as the table rocks and spirits rap …

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Poirot Investigates by Agatha Christie (1924)

This is wonderful collection of stories which show off the brilliant deductive powers of Hercule Poirot. While the stories themselves are much simpler than a full-fledged Christie novel, the puzzles are classic in style, filled with twists and seemingly impossible situations. These stories also place an emphasis on the relationship between Poirot and Hastings. Each …

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