Dumb Witness: A Hercule Poirot Mystery (Paperback)

A Hercule Poirot Mystery

By Agatha Christie

Harper Paperbacks, 9780062073754, 317pp.

Publication Date: June 14, 2011



In Agatha Christie's Dumb Witness, Hercule Poirot investigates the very suspicious death of an elderly spinster who, fearing the very worst, had written to the great detective prior to her demise.

Everyone blamed Emily Arundell's accident on a rubber ball left on the stairs by her frisky terrier. But the more she thought about her fall, the more convinced she became that one of her relatives was trying to kill her....

On April 17th she wrote her suspicions in a letter to Hercule Poirot. Mysteriously, he didn't receive the letter until June 28th...by which time Emily was already dead....

Praise For Dumb Witness: A Hercule Poirot Mystery

“Agatha Christie’s ability to devise intricate plots, coupled with her understanding of human nature—at its best and worst—have made her tales timeless.”
-Jan Burke, award-winning author of the Irene Kelly mysteries

“Novelty, intriguing character types, and ingenuity. ”
-New York Times

“One of Poirot’s most brilliant achievements.”
-Glasgow Herald