Mrs. McGinty's Dead (Hercule Poirot Series)

Mrs. McGinty's Dead (Hercule Poirot Series)

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by Agatha Christie
     
 

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The Queen of Mystery has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the acknowledged mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth Miss Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and so many other unforgettable characters—brings her entire oeuvre of ingenious whodunits, locked room mysteries, and perplexing puzzles to Harper Paperbacks. In

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The Queen of Mystery has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the acknowledged mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth Miss Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and so many other unforgettable characters—brings her entire oeuvre of ingenious whodunits, locked room mysteries, and perplexing puzzles to Harper Paperbacks. In Mrs. McGinty’s Dead, the intrepid Poirot looks into the case of a brutally murdered landlady.

Editorial Reviews

New York Times
“The best Poirot since such prewar classics as Cards on the Table.”
San Francisco Chronicle
“The plot is perfect and the characters are wonderful.”
The plot is perfect and the characters are wonderful.
Publishers Weekly

Who could be better reading this recording of Christie's 1952 classic than Hugh Fraser, who not only has done several audio versions of her novels but who also plays Captain Hastings in those lovely TV adaptations starring David Suchet as Hercule Poirot? Fraser uses his own British accent to narrate, then switches impressively to a perfect Belgian tinge as he lets the master detective ramble on about French food, suspicious deaths and how hard it is to handle both in the cities and villages of his adopted England. When Mrs. McGinty, a sweet-natured widow, is found bludgeoned to death, suspicion falls on James Bentley, her somewhat dodgy lodger. Bentley's trial looks like a guaranteed guilty verdict, but a leading policeman is suspicious enough to ask for Poirot's help. As the story begins to explode into a complex web of lies and hidden identities, novelist Ariadne Oliver (much more like the real Christie than the cute Miss Marple) joins the hunt to find the real murderer. Even fans familiar with the novel will enjoy this classic Christie audio. (Mar.)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062074089
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/25/2011
Series:
Hercule Piorot Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
164,798
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.61(d)

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