A dead heiress on a train, a murdered recluse, a wealthy playboy slain at a costume ball are but a few of the unfortunate victims of confounding crimes committed in the pages of Agatha Christie’s The Under Dog and Other Stories, a superior collection of short mystery fiction all featuring Hercule Poirot as the investigator.
A beautiful heiress has been found dead on a train. A playboy has been stabbed through the heart during a costume ball. An elderly woman suspects that she is being slowly poisoned to death. A prince fears for his reputation when his fiancée is embroiled in another man's murder. A forgotten recluse makes headlines after he is shot in the head.
Who but Agatha Christie could concoct such canny crimes? Who but Belgian detective Hercule Poirot could possibly solve them? It's a challenge to be met—in a triumph of detection.
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.
Date of Birth:September 15, 1890
Date of Death:January 12, 1976
Place of Birth:Torquay, Devon, England
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I bought this book specifically for taking with me on short plane rides. I have read (I think) every Hercule Poirot book written by Agatha Christie with the exception of "Curtain". I just can't read of Hercule Poirot dying. This book is filled with short stories and fascinating little mysteries. A great book to take on plane rides or anytime you need a minute to get away. I love these little stress relievers.
I very very much enjoy the regular long fiction Hercule Poirot novels by Agatha Christie so I was really quite surprised at how much I disliked this short story collection. The first one is quite long and it was quite good for a bit, but the ending was very cheesy. I could not even follow the second one, the whole case and how Hercule solved it just seemed to crazy fast to me and I couldn't really follow the "logic" behind it, I stopped reading halfway through the 3rd story. Sadly, I have no motivation at all to finish the stories, I am quite disappointed so far. I recommend sticking to her regular books, there is just so much more going on, and passing up on her short stories.