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4.13833333333333 out of 54.13833333333333 out of 54.13833333333333 out of 54.13833333333333 out of 54.13833333333333 out of 5 4.14 (12 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Agatha Christie Narrator: Hugh Fraser Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Hercule Poirot Mysteries Release Date: July 2012 ISBN: 9780062233981
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Sir Charles Cartwright should have known better than to allow thirteen guests to sit down for dinner. For at the end of the evening one of them is dead—choked by a cocktail that contained no trace of poison.

Predictable, says Hercule Poirot, the great detective. But entirely unpredictable is that he can find absolutely no motive for murder.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Makes uncommonly good reading.”

    New York Times

  • “Mrs. Christie at the top of her form.”

    Sunday Times (London)

  • “There has never been, and probably never will be, a PI more fun to observe and listen to than Hercule Poirot.”

    Joseph Wambaugh, New York Times bestselling author, praise for the series

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Samita | 6/21/2011

    " Much better. I kept suspecting pretty much everyone. Poirot never disappoints. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny | 6/13/2011

    " Enjoyed every minute! Come join us as we cool down with AC this summer by reading & watching new productions on PBS Masterpiece Mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Athul | 6/5/2011

    " Even if you start suspecting every character ever mentioned in this book, you'll surely be surprised at the end. Unlike some of her other works I've read, the motive in this is quite satisfactory. This may not be her top work, but is still one among the best. Enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jonas | 5/31/2011

    " I want to give this novel a third name : the nicotine crime
    awasome crime , i love this story
    thank u agatha christie , thank u thank u

    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessie | 2/27/2011

    " Cozy. Good settings and a twist at the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meredith | 2/26/2011

    " Another quick and fun read from the Dame. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Don | 2/19/2011

    " This is one of the best of Agatha Christie's novels! Its was such a drama that the murderer has always been 2 feet away from Poirot himself and that 'it'(I don't want to be a spoiler) has also injected 'itself' in the investigation. Poirot was absolutely funny in the end... XD "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ishki | 2/6/2011

    " I managed to figure this one out before the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate | 12/5/2010

    " Some strange deaths caused by nicotine poisoning at unrelated dinner parties which have some of the same people attending. It take Poirot to sort it out eventually, he gets involved late in the book, although present at the first date. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Holly | 10/20/2010

    " this is a good mystery, as with most of Christie's books it is not really suspenseful it is just solving the mystery. But she is always so clever and cunning in the twists and turns they are very hard to figure out. If in if you figure out parts it is very difficult to figure it all out. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katie | 9/14/2010

    " While fairly slow paced, the ending was stellar! "

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About the Author
Author Agatha Christie

Dame Agatha Christie (1890–1976) was a British crime writer best known for her detective novels and short stories. According to Guinness World Records, she is the best-selling novelist of all time, her novels having sold over four billion copies and having been translated into more than one hundred languages. The Agatha Award for best mystery and crime writers was named in her honor.

About the Narrator

Hugh Fraser is an English actor and theater director who is best known for his portrayal of Captain Hastings in the television series Agatha Christie’s Poirot. He studied acting at Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art and is currently an associate tutor, director, and member of the audition panel at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, specializing in Shakespeare. He is the winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award.