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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Well, it's no wonder. The plot-suspicion for an elderly woman's murder falls on her mysterious lodger-is from Agatha Christie. The wonderful character happens to be the world's most famous sleuth, Hercule Poirot.

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Well, it's no wonder. The plot-suspicion for an elderly woman's murder falls on her mysterious lodger-is from Agatha Christie. The wonderful character happens to be the world's most famous sleuth, Hercule Poirot.

Editorial Reviews

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425175453
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date:
07/10/2000
Series:
Hercule Poirot Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.68(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet 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.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
September 15, 1890
Date of Death:
January 12, 1976
Place of Birth:
Torquay, Devon, England
Education:
Home schooling
Website:
http://www.agathachristie.com

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Mrs. Mcginty's Dead 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Benedick_101 More than 1 year ago
As a gigantic Agatha Christie fan (this was my 29th Christie), I naturally entered into "Mrs. McGinty's Dead" with high expectations. These expectations were greatly satisfied. This is one of her novels that focuses on a particular village rather than one particular househole (much like "The A.B.C. Murders"), and she does a remarkable jod of portraying rural English life. The book contains eveything that all of her really good stories do:a murder(naturally!), a village crawling with suspects, several clues, several red herrings, and an intense feeling of mystique. I recommend "Mrs. McGinty's Dead" to any of Mrs. Christie-Mallowan's many fans.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Excellent book. This was a real page turner I couldn't put it down. It was a real mystery I just couldn't wait for Poirot to let me in on 'whodunnit'. If you like other Christie books you will love this and if you like the Poirot character this is definitely a must read.
Becky-Books More than 1 year ago
One of Ms. Christie's better books. I find the Hercule Poirot books to be better than the Miss Marple ones, but that may be personal opion. This book kept me intrigued, I tried to guess "who did it" and did not want to put it down until it was finished. A cute and delightful book (if that can be said about a murder!). If you like Christie or mysteries, read this one.
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