Four Classic Murder Mysteries
'The ABC Murders': Alice Ascher is murdered at Andover. Betty Barnard is strangled at Bexhill-on-Sea. Each time, an ABC railway guide is found by the dead bodies and, each time Poirot is warned in advance by a letter from someone signed ABC. But who is ABC? And can Poirot find out in time to prevent the death of another?
'The Murder At The Vicarage': "Anyone who murdered Colonel Protheroe," declared the parson, brandishing a carving knife above a joint of roast beef, "would be doing the world at large a service!" It was a careless remark for a man of the cloth. And one which was to come back and haunt the clergyman just a few hours later. From seven potential murderers Miss Marple seeks the suspect who has both motive and opportunity.
'Murder Is Easy': On her way to Scotland Yard to report several murders in her village, an elderly woman encounters retired policeman Luke Fitzwilliam. He dismisses her ravings about the murderer finding it easy to kill, as long as no one knows who he is - until two more killings occur, one of which is the old lady's.
'The Murder On The Links': An urgent cry for help brings Poirot to France. But he arrives too late to save his client, whose brutally stabbed body now lies face downwards in a shallow grave on a golf course. But why is the dead man wearing his son's overcoat? And who was the impassioned love-letter in the pocket for? Before Poirot can answer these questions, the case is turned upside down by the discovery of a second, identically-murdered corpse . . .
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 12 / 2000