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Five Little Pigs by Agatha Christie
  

Five Little Pigs

Part of the Poirot Series
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Agatha Christie's ingenious murder mystery, reissued with a striking new cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers.

If you like Agatha Christie you might also like to read books by Alexander McCall Smith, M. C. Beaton and Dorothy L Sayers.

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Synopsis

Five Little Pigs by Agatha Christie

Beautiful Caroline Crale was convicted of poisoning her husband, yet there were five other suspects: Philip Blake (the stockbroker) who went to market; Meredith Blake (the amateur herbalist) who stayed at home; Elsa Greer (the three-time divorcee) who had roast beef; Cecilia Williams (the devoted governess) who had none; and Angela Warren (the disfigured sister) who cried 'wee wee wee' all the way home. It is sixteen years later, but Hercule Poirot just can't get that nursery rhyme out of his mind...

Reviews

'Despite only five suspects, Mrs Christie as usual puts a ring through the reader's nose and leads him to one of her smashing last-minute showdowns.' Observer

'The answer to the riddle is brilliant'. Times Literary Supplement

'A brilliant piece of detective fiction, in which character plays an important part.' Daily Telegraph

'Straightforward bamboozling from start to finish.' New Statesman

'As usual, Mrs Christie hoaxes us with a double twist at the denouement, and provides excellent entertainment.' Punch

'Agatha Christie never fails us, and her Five Little Pigs presents a very pretty problem for the ingenious reader.' Manchester Guardian

About the Author

Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie was born in Torquay in 1890 and became, quite simply, the best-selling novelist in history. Her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, written towards the end of the First World War, introduced us to Hercule Poirot, who was to become the most popular detective in crime fiction since Sherlock Holmes. She is known throughout the world as the Queen of Crime. Her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language and another billion in 44 foreign languages. She is the author of 80 crime novels and short story collections, 19 plays, and six novels under the name of Mary Westmacott and saw her work translated into more languages than Shakespeare. Her enduring success, enhanced by many film and TV adaptations, is a tribute to the timeless appeal of her characters and the unequalled ingenuity of the plots.

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Book Info

Publication date

26th September 2013

Author

Agatha Christie

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Author's Website

www.agathachristie.com/

Publisher

Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Paperback
288 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
Historical Fiction
eBook Favourites

Classic crime

ISBN

9780007527519

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