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Publisher's Summary

When Cora is savagely murdered with a hatchet, the extraordinary remark she made the previous day at her brother Richard's funeral suddenly takes on a chilling significance.

At the reading of Richard's will, Cora was clearly heard to say: "It's been hushed up very nicely, hasn't it...But he was murdered, wasn't he?"

In desperation, the family solicitor turns to Hercule Poirot to unravel the mystery.

©1953 Agatha Christie Mallowan (P)2001 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London UK

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Thoroughly enjoyable

Hugh Fraser is a wonderful narrator and even sounds like David Suchet’s Poirot in voice. I really enjoy Agatha Christie’s books even more then the Tele-movies (which are also excellent) because of the red herrings she scatters throughout.

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Wonderful!

Hugh Fraser is an absolutely lovely reader! I've always been a huge admirer of Agatha Christies work and After the Funeral only furthers that admiration. I would recommend this to anyone and everyone!

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  • Jane Ng
  • 18-10-2010

Nice twist

It's amazing how, after writing so many detective stories, Christie still manages to surprise the reader/listerner with an unexpected solution to the mystery. Impeccable reading by Hugh Fraser as usual.

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  • Jaye Hardy
  • 11-03-2015

After the Funeral

It was lovely to hear Hugh Frasers voice again.

Well, what can I say..... your father dies, you go to the Funeral & wake then it's time for the reading of the will everyone's, happy,until one, of the daughters shouts up well, that was covered up well!! what do you mean the others asked? well, she said, the he was MURDERED! !!!!!!

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  • Pippa W.
  • 21-05-2017

After the funeral

As usual an excellent Agatha Christi. I enjoyed it so much that I kept repeating the last 45 minutes to 1 hour 15 minutes, as I didn't want to get to the ending! I extended the time to read the conclusion by using sleep timer so I didn't miss the final ending.

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  • Michele
  • 02-04-2021

lovely story amazing vocabulary

I thoroughly enjoyed the rich, detailed language of the book. Beautifully written . what a pleasure to listen to.

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  • Richard
  • 29-06-2018

Brilliant

As always Hugh Fraser brings these stories to life with his easy interpretation of acsents and narration.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 15-04-2014

A classic mystery

What did you like best about After the Funeral? What did you like least?

I liked the twist and turns of the story. At first you think it could be one person, then you doubt yourself and think it must be another. I did not like the narration. I thought it wasn't the best. I also thought, dispute an interesting plot, it wasn't one of Agatha Christie 's better novels.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

I really didn't enjoy the narration. I felt that many of the character's sounded the same.

Did After the Funeral inspire you to do anything?

Not really.

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