“Poirot is the guide who led me into the wondrous maze of crime fiction. And I’ve never wanted to escape.” (Meg Gardiner, Edgar Award-winning author)
“The infallibly original Agatha Christie has come up, once again, with a new and highly ingenious puzzle-construction.” (New York Times
“A classic Christie and one of the best.” (The Times
“The solution is of the colossal ingenuity we have been conditioned to expect.” (The Times Literary Supplement
From the Back Cover
Sir George and Lady Stubbs, the hosts of a villagefete, hit upon the novel idea of staging a mockmurder mystery. In good faith, Ariadne Oliver, thewell-known crime writer, agrees to organize theirmurder hunt.
Despite weeks of meticulous planning, at the lastminute Ariadne calls her friend Hercule Poirot forhis expert assistance. Instinctively, she senses thatsomething sinister is about to happen….