John Moffatt stars as the great Belgian detective in a BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation. Famous crime novelist Ariadne Oliver, visiting her friend Judith Butler in the little town of Woodleigh Common, is invited to a Hallowe'en Party put on by society hostess Mrs Rowena Drake for the local teenagers.
During her preparations for the party, the conversation turns to Ariadne's grisly novels. One of the teenagers, Joyce Reynolds, boasts that she once witnessed a murder, although she didn't realise at the time what she'd seen. Convinced that she is just trying to attract attention, no-one believes her - but later she is found tragically drowned in an apple-bobbing tub. Distraught, Ariadne decides to call upon the services of her old friend Hercule Poirot to solve the case.
Assuming that Joyce was killed because of what she said, Poirot knows he must find out if the teenager was telling the truth. If so, there is not just one death for him to investigate, but two....
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"Don't miss this one!"
This is one of my favorite Agatha Christie books and this radio dramatization is excellent. Not disappointed in it at all and I'm so happy to have found these in Audible. I enjoy listening and being "read to".
"Gripping Murder Mystery"
Another gripping murder mystery solved by Poirot. Good dramatisation. Thoroughly enjoyable. I would recommend this drama to anyone at anytime.
"perfect Halloween listening"
having heard the narrator as Poirot in many radio4 extra plays,
the able bobbing death.
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