Whose Body? (Lord Peter Wimsey, #1)

Whose Body?  (Lord Peter Wimsey, #1)The stark naked body was lying in the tub Not unusual for a proper bath, but highly irregular for murder especially with a pair of gold pince nez deliberately perched before the sightless eyes What s , the face appeared to have been shaved after death The police assumed that the victim was

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Hercule Poirot, #4)

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Hercule Poirot, #4)Considered to be one of Agatha Christie s most controversial mysteries, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd breaks all the rules of traditional mystery writing n nThe peaceful English village of King s Abbot is stunned First, the attractive widow Ferrars dies from an overdose of veronal Not twenty four ho

The A.B.C. Murders (Hercule Poirot, #13)

The A.B.C. Murders (Hercule Poirot, #13)When Alice Asher is murdered in Andover, Hercule Poirot is already on to the clues Alphabetically speaking, it s one down, twenty five to go n nThere s a serial killer on the loose His macabre calling card is to leave the ABC Railway guide beside each victim s body But if A is for Alice Asher, blu

Death on the Nile (Hercule Poirot, #17)

Death on the Nile (Hercule Poirot, #17)The tranquillity of a cruise along the Nile is shattered by the discovery that Linnet Ridgeway has been shot through the head She was young, stylish and beautiful, a girl who had everything until she lost her life Hercule Poirot recalls an earlier outburst by a fellow passenger I d like to put

And Then There Were None

And Then There Were NoneFirst, there were ten a curious assortment of strangers summoned as weekend guests to a little private island off the coast of Devon Their host, an eccentric millionaire unknown to all of them, is nowhere to be found All that the guests have in common is a wicked past they re unwilling to reveal a

Strong Poison (Lord Peter Wimsey, #6)

Strong Poison (Lord Peter Wimsey, #6)Mystery novelist Harriet Vane knew all about poisons, and when her former lover died in the manner prescribed in one of her books, a jury of her peers had a hangman s noose in mind But Lord Peter Wimsey was determined to find her innocent.

Murder at the Vicarage (Miss Marple, #1)

Murder at the Vicarage (Miss Marple, #1)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 favour 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 when t

Murder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot, #10)

Murder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot, #10)Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks The luxurious train is surprisingly full for the time of the year, but by the morning it is one passenger fewer An American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside n nIsolated

Peril at End House (Hercule Poirot, #8)

Peril at End House (Hercule Poirot, #8)An Alternate Cover Edition of this ISBN can be found here n nHercule Poirot is vacationing on the Cornish coast when he meets Nick Buckly Nick is the young and reckless mistress of End House, an imposing structure perched on the rocky cliffs of St Loo n nPoirot has taken a particular interest in the

Lord Edgware Dies (Hercule Poirot, #9)

Lord Edgware Dies (Hercule Poirot, #9)An Agatha Christie mystery story Poirot had been present when Jane bragged of her plan to get rid of her estranged husband Now the monstrous man was dead And yet the great Belgian detective couldn t help feeling that he was being taken for a ride After all, how could Jane have stabbed Lord Edg

The Man in the Brown Suit (Colonel Race, #1)

The Man in the Brown Suit (Colonel Race, #1)Newly orphaned Anne Beddingfeld is a nice English girl looking for a bit of adventure in London But she stumbles upon than she bargained for Anne is on the platform at Hyde Park Corner tube station when a man falls onto the live track, dying instantly A doctor examines the man, pronounces hi

Death in the Clouds (Hercule Poirot, #12)

Death in the Clouds (Hercule Poirot, #12)A woman is killed by a poisoned dart in the enclosed confines of a commercial passenger plane n nFrom seat No.9, Hercule Poirot was ideally placed to observe his fellow air passengers Over to his right sat a pretty young woman, clearly infatuated with the man opposite ahead, in seat No.13, sat a Co

The Body in the Library (Miss Marple, #3)

The Body in the Library (Miss Marple, #3)It s seven in the morning The Bantrys wake to find the body of a young woman in their library She is wearing evening dress and heavy make up, which is now smeared across her cheeks n nBut who is she How did she get there And what is the connection with another dead girl, whose charred remains are

Silent Nights: Christmas Mysteries

Silent Nights: Christmas MysteriesChristmas is a mysterious, as well as magical, time of year Strange things can happen, and this helps to explain the hallowed tradition of telling ghost stories around the fireside as the year draws to a close Christmas tales of crime and detection have a similar appeal When television becomes ti

Crimson Snow: Winter Mysteries

Crimson Snow: Winter MysteriesCrimson Snow brings together a dozen vintage crime stories set in winter Welcome to a world of Father Christmases behaving oddly, a famous fictional detective in a Yuletide drama, mysterious tracks in the snow, and some very unpleasant carol singers There s no denying that the supposed season of g

Murder at the Manor: Country House Mysteries

Murder at the Manor: Country House MysteriesThe English country house is an iconic setting for some of the greatest British crime fiction This new collection gathers together stories written over a span of about 65 years, during which British society, and life in country houses, was transformed out of all recognition It includes fascinating