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A classic Christie mystery. Read by Hugh Fraser who plays Hugh Fraser in the popular TV series. At a Hallowe’en party, Joyce – a hostile thirteen-year-old – boasts that she once witnessed a murder. When no-one believes her, she storms off home. But within hours her body is found, still in the house, drowned in an apple-bobbing tub. That night, Hercule Poirot is called in to find the ‘evil presence’. But first he must establish whether he is looking for a murderer or a double-murderer…

©2008 Agatha Christie (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic Reviews

"A thundering success… a triumph for Hercule Poirot" ( Daily Mirror)

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Snappy Dragons & Narracist

I found Mrs Oliver somewhat irritating. Hugh was his best as usual. Agatha s story good .

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  • Sigurd R Dahl
  • 28-04-2018

Å must

Hugh Fraser måkes ut all! Å fullfillment og listening to AC story performed to perfection!
Listen and enjoy!

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  • Raye
  • 02-06-2016

Excellent!

Hugh Fraser was magical as the narrator! And of course Agatha Christie is the greatest female murder mystery writer of our time!

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  • Selene
  • 08-04-2013

Another good who-done-it

I am a big fan of Agatha Christie's novels. Hugh Fraser does a really good job of bringing the characters to life and telling this story with easy expertise.

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  • POS
  • 13-05-2018

Good Listen.

Hugh Fraser brings all of Agatha Christie's characters to life very well. Very well indeed.

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  • Satinalibrary
  • 06-12-2017

One of my favourites.

Well narrated with great layers of moral questioning outside the basic plot. one of Christie's best.

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  • Pavarotta
  • 21-10-2016

Dull

Very slow and repetitive, too much irrelevant stuff. First time I've been bored by an Agatha Christie!

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  • Mr
  • 25-03-2017

Good, but slightly predicatable

Unfortunately, while I love the Poirot books, I do feel as Christie got older her creative imagination did falter a little, and I was able to half guess the solution about half way through which is a cardinal sin for a detective novel; the reader should never feel more intelligent than Poirot! However, you may have noticed I said half guessed as there was still a little twist, and therefore I still rate this reasonably.

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  • Mr. P. Hoggan
  • 25-02-2017

Outstanding!

Hugh Fraser demonstrates great vocal talents and brings the characters to life in this version - without the full cast recording.

My first listen to this particular mystery and a great treat it was.

I thoroughly recommend it if you are looking for a relaxing afternoon/ evening with familiar characters you look forward to meeting again.

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