One of Agatha Christie’s own ten favorite novels, Towards Zero puts Superintendent Battle and Inspector Leach on the case as they investigate the murder of an elderly widow.
What is the connection among a failed suicide attempt, a wrongful accusation of theft against a schoolgirl, and the romantic life of a famous tennis player?
To the casual observer, apparently nothing. But when a house party gathers at Gull’s Point, the seaside home of an elderly widow, earlier events come to a dramatic head. As Superintendent Battle discovers, it is all part of a carefully laid plan—for murder.
Praise For Towards Zero…
“Agatha Christie has surpassed herself.” — New York Times
“Masterly storytelling.” — Times Literary Supplement (London)
“Agatha Christie set the bar.” — Katherine Hall Page, Agatha award-winning author of the Faith Fairchild Mysteries
William Morrow Paperbacks, 9780062073549, 256pp.
Publication Date: February 1, 2011
About the Author
Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Her books have sold more than a billion copies in English and another billion in a hundred foreign languages. She died in 1976, after a prolific career spanning six decades.