- Author: Christie
- Binding: PB
Meet Hercule Poirot, the Belgian refugee and retired detective in this, the first mystery story by the best-selling novelist of all time. When a woman dies of poison in a locked bedroom, Poirot must determine whodunit: the fortune-hunting new spouse, the aimless stepsons, her private doctor, her hired companion? When first published a century ago, one review said this was written as "the result of a bet about the possibility of writing a detective story in which the reader would not be able to spot the criminal. Every reader must admit that the bet was won." Addictive and fun.