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It's very easy to kill - so long as no one suspects you.' So says Miss Pinkerton when ex-policeman Luke Fitzwilliam meets her on a train. Luke doesn't take much notice of this little old lady's story about a serial killer on the loose in her village - until her predictions start to come true, when he feels compelled to check it out. Very soon the race is on to prevent any more murders...

Dramatised by Joy Wilkinson, and with a distinguished cast including Patrick Baladi, Lydia Leonard, Michael Cochrane and Marcia Warren, this is a gripping BBC Radio dramatisation of one of Agatha Christie's most ingenious detective stories.

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excellent

narrators were brilliant. really enjoyed it. all the characters were well displayed. thank you Audible !

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  • Mary Specht
  • 21-10-2017

Not That Easy

I thought I knew who was the murder, wrong! I loved sitting and having my coffee and listening to this radio show. Great performance by the actors enjoyed a great deal.

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  • Author Kadian Thomas
  • 06-10-2015

Really interesting short story

It was a good mystery, I liked the conclusion, everything was summed up pretty nicely.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-03-2020

You'll never see this coming . . . .

I've read and listened to this story for years. It is such detailed writing, that you'll never see it coming at the end! Characters are exactly as expected in a small town, and some are too self-centered to recognize the harm their doing. Some incidents are a bit shorter in the audio version; howerver, it's a good mystery! Narrator is also very good, even though it's not Hugh Fraser. Quintessential Christie!

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  • gary p
  • 13-08-2019

4 and a half star

Typical first class Mystery by the 'Best' Mystery Writer of all time. I only gave it 4 and a half stars because I can't give all her works' 5 Stars!

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  • J-me
  • 03-07-2019

Quite delightful

Well directed drama. The characters were very good. Paced well. Recommend this as a pleasant and fun listen.

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  • ButterflyRose
  • 25-02-2019

5 star perfromances.

Excellent BBC radio production. Great sound effects and narration by the different actors. This is based on a stand alone mystery by Christie.

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  • Book Maven
  • 15-11-2018

A Christie overlooked but very well done

I thought I had read all of Christie’s work over the years but I had missed this one. The story is clever with subtle twists and turns. The narration was excellent. I’m sure I will re-listen at times to enjoy the first-time feeling.

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  • jpo
  • 07-07-2014

Fantastic dramatisation

Would you listen to Agatha Christie: Murder Is Easy (Dramatised) again? Why?

I just bought this dramatisation last week and have already listened to it at least 3 times. I love the characters and actors as this has always been a favourite Agatha Christie story. I had not heard Michael Cochrane before but will be checking out more of his work.

What did you like best about this story?

I liked that for a change this story didn't include Poirot or Miss Marple and even though I knew the outcome the twists and turns as it went along took me with it.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

My favourite scene is the final reveal of the mystery as I can remember the first time I read the book I was surprised at the outcome because it is so unexpected.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I really like the start of the story when the stage is set by Miss Pinkerton and the assumption that she is a bit batty is very well done. But then Luke changes his mind about her and decides to investigate due to the subsequent happenings, it is an engaging start.

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I will be listening to and enjoying this audio book for years to come as the story is one of Agatha Christie's best and so well done.

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  • Steven Lawson
  • 06-01-2018

Highly Recommended

Great cast. Highly enjoyable. Recommended listening for all Agatha Christie fans. Don't miss this one.

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  • Minnie
  • 03-04-2015

Lovely Murder!

I've always enjoyed a good Agatha Christie, and this is no exception! Top marks on all accounts! Perhaps if it had been a little longer is the only tiny minus, but I'm not deducting marks for that!

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  • Jaye Hardy
  • 20-03-2015

Murder is Easy

I've not heard of Micheal Cochrane before but he did a good job of narrating this book.
Again Agatha Christie did her brilliant job of keeping you guessing all the way through.
The culprit was definitely the least person you'd expect.

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  • Highlight
  • 28-02-2015

Another Fabulous Hit from Agatha

Agatha Christie never fails to hit the spot when it comes to the murder mystery. A slightly different feel to this one, a little more enclosed than the majority but just as good. Nice to get away from the razzmatazz of the City or holiday resort. And for a change their are no Miss Marple's nor the beautiful Hercule Piorot this plot holds its own.

Well played by a professional full cast keeping you gripped the whole way through. My fave bit is the revelation at the end. If you know your Christie, you will get it straight away, but this does not spoil the plot one bit.

I have every single Agatha Christie performance on Audible & look out all the time for more! I can not get enough. I do not mind listening to the same title by a different cast or production team, for me, this just adds
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  • Lee Rich
  • 29-12-2020

fantastic.... just a little short

Very well dramatised and acted. just runs a little short meaning the pace is a little quick for action and events to sink in.

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  • Razmaries
  • 21-10-2019

Classic ingredients .. perfect dish

All superb English elements and ingredients in a quick and intriguing murder mystery .. superb and a quick fix

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  • Katie Pybus
  • 16-10-2017

Fabulous dramatisation but so expensive

Really enjoyed this. Love Agatha Christie and this was excellent, however, it's quite expensive for 90 minutes of listening. (was £8)

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  • Sniffy and Particular
  • 28-06-2017

Keeps you guessing till the end!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Great acting and a good story.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Wonky Poo.... what a cat!

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Stranger in danger

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