Murder in the Mews
Four Cases of Hercule Poirot
By Agatha Christie
(William Morrow Paperbacks, Paperback, 9780062073990, 320pp.)
Publication Date: September 2011
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How did a woman holding a pistol in her right hand manage to shoot herself in the left temple? What was the link between a ghost sighting and the disappearance of top secret military plans? How did the bullet that killed Sir Gervase shatter a mirror in another part of the room? And should the beautiful Valentine Chantry flee for her life from the holiday island of Rhodes?
Hercule Poirot is faced with four mystifying cases each a miniature classic of characterization, incident, and suspense.
Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time and in any language, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Her books have sold over a billion copies in English and another billion in one hundred foreign countries. She is the author of eighty novels and short-story collections, nineteen plays, and six novels under the name Mary Westmacott. She died in 1976.
“All great characters are capable of entertaining us again and again, but only the very greatest are new every time we read them. Hercule Poirot is a member of this very small club.”
-Timothy Hallinan, author of the Poke Rafferty thrillers
“All four tales are admirable entertainment....Her solutions are unexpected and satisfying.”
-Daily Mail (London)
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