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    • Poirot's Finest Cases

    • Eight Full-Cast BBC Radio Dramatisations
    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Full Cast, John Moffat
    • Length: 15 hrs and 37 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 108

    John Moffatt stars as the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. The ABC Murders: A chilling letter sets the sleuth on the trail of an enigmatic killer. After the Funeral: A wealthy businessman is dead, and his sister thinks it was murder. Death on the Nile: Poirot is in Egypt when a chilling murder takes place. Peril at End House: Whilst on holiday, the sleuth encounters a young woman, a hat and a bullet. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd: Mrs Farrars is found dead, one year after the death of her husband.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent cast recordings of classic mysteries

    • By SheSells on 27-12-2015

    Regular price: $49.97

    • More of Poirot's Finest Cases

    • Seven Full-Cast BBC Radio Dramatisations
    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: full cast, John Moffat
    • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 42

    John Moffat stars as the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot in seven more BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations. The stories in this volume are: Evil Under the Sun, Sad Cypress, Murder in Mesopotamia, Lord Edgware Dies, Halloween Party, Murder on the Links and Five Little Pigs. Based on the original novels by Agatha Christie, these superb adaptations feature a cast of outstanding actors playing an array of likely suspects.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent as always

    • By Telaga on 16-11-2017

    Regular price: $49.95

    • And Then There Were None

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
    • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    Ten strangers, apparently with little in common, are lured to an island mansion off the coast of Devon by the mysterious U.N. Owen. Over dinner, a record begins to play, and the voice of an unseen host accuses each person of hiding a guilty secret. That evening, former reckless driver Tony Marston is found murdered by a deadly dose of cyanide. The tension escalates as the survivors realise the killer is not only among them but is preparing to strike again...and again.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Worth the purchase

    • By Katriona Poyitt on 08-07-2015

    Regular price: $13.26

    • More from Marple's Casebook

    • Full-Cast BBC Radio 4 Dramatisations
    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: full cast, June Whitfield
    • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    June Whitfield stars as Miss Marple in seven full-cast BBC Radio 4 dramatisations. The stories included are: 'The Moving Finger', 'They Do It with Mirrors', 'Nemesis', 'Sleeping Murder', 'Tape-Measure Murder', 'The Case of the Perfect Maid' and 'Sanctuary'. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • master of crime

    • By Raelene on 13-10-2018

    Regular price: $48.62

    • Cards on the Table

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
    • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Mr Shaitana was famous as a flamboyant party host. Nevertheless, he was a man of whom everybody was a little afraid. So, when he boasted to Poirot that he considered murder an art form, the detective had some reservations about accepting a party invitation to view Shaitana's private collection.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Katelin Clark on 28-05-2018

    Regular price: $13.26

    • Partners in Crime

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
    • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    Six short stories from the Queen of Crime, telling, amongst other things, of Pink Pearls and Sinister Strangers.Bonus Feature: Includes an exclusive Q&A session between Hugh Fraser and David Brawn, Publishing Operations Director at HarperCollins.Tommy and Tuppence Beresford were restless for adventure, so when they were asked to take over Blunt’s International Detective Agency, they leapt at the chance

    Regular price: $13.26

    • The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
    • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 56

    Roger Ackroyd knew too much. He knew that the woman he loved had poisoned her brutal first husband. He suspected also that someone had been blackmailing her. Now, tragically, came the news that she had taken her own life with a drug overdose.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • excellent

    • By Saxen49 on 24-09-2018

    Regular price: $13.26

    • The Mysterious Mr. Quin

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
    • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    So far, it had been a typical New Year's Eve house party. But Mr. Satterthwaite, a keen observer of human nature, sensed that the real drama of the evening was yet to unfold. So it proved when a mysterious stranger arrived after midnight. Who was this Mr. Quin? And why did his presence have such a pronounced effect on Eleanor Portal, the woman with the dyed-black hair?

    Regular price: $20.28

    • The Mystery of Three Quarters

    • A Hercule Poirot Mystery
    • By: Sophie Hannah, Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Julian Rhind-Tutt
    • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Returning home after lunch one day, Hercule Poirot finds an angry woman waiting outside his front door. She demands to know why Poirot has sent her a letter accusing her of the murder of Barnabas Pandy, a man she has neither heard of nor ever met. Poirot has also never heard of a Barnabas Pandy and has accused nobody of murder. Shaken, he goes inside, only to find that he has a visitor waiting for him - a man who also claims also to have received a letter from Poirot that morning, accusing him of the murder of Barnabas Pandy.... 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Yes!

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-09-2018

    Regular price: $19.75

    • Five Little Pigs

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
    • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    Beautiful Caroline Crale was convicted of poisoning her husband, yet there were five other suspects: Philip Blake (the stockbroker) who went to market; Meredith Blake (the amateur herbalist) who stayed at home; Elsa Greer (the three-time divorcee) who had roast beef; Cecilia Williams (the devoted governess) who had none; and Angela Warren (the disfigured sister) who cried ‘wee wee wee’ all the way home.It is sixteen years later, but Hercule Poirot just can’t get that nursery rhyme out of his mind…

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Some technical glitches

    • By Jason on 15-07-2017

    Regular price: $18.57

    • Murder on the Orient Express

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: David Suchet
    • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81

    Just after midnight, a snowdrift stopped the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train was surprisingly full for the time of the year. But by the morning there was one passenger fewer. An American lay dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Classic Murder portrayed Fantastically

    • By Lily Davison on 11-11-2016

    Regular price: $13.26

    • The Seven Dials Mystery

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Emilia Fox
    • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    Gerry Wade had proved himself to be a champion sleeper, so the other house guests decided to play a practical joke on him. Eight alarm clocks were set to go off, one after the other, starting at 6.30 a.m. But when morning arrived, one clock was missing, and the prank had backfired with tragic consequences. For Jimmy Thesiger in particular, the words "seven dials" were to take on a new and chilling significance.

    Regular price: $18.72

    • One, Two, Buckle My Shoe

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
    • Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    The dentist was found with a blackened hole below his right temple. A pistol lay on the floor near his out-flung right hand. Later, one of his patients was found dead from a lethal dose of local anaesthetic. It's a clear case of murder and suicide. But why would a dentist commit a crime in the middle of a busy day of appointments? A shoe buckle holds the key to the mystery. Now, in the words of the rhyme, can Poirot pick up the sticks and lay them straight?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Twists and turns

    • By Robyn on 23-01-2015

    Regular price: $13.26

    • Hercule Poirot's Christmas

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
    • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    It is Christmas Eve. The Lee family reunion is shattered by a deafening crash of furniture, followed by a high-pitched wailing scream. Upstairs, the tyrannical Simeon Lee lies dead in a pool of blood, his throat slashed. But when Hercule Poirot, who is staying in the village with a friend for Christmas, offers to assist, he finds an atmosphere not of mourning but of mutual suspicion. It seems everyone had their own reason to hate the old man.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful.

    • By Amazon Customer on 16-11-2016

    Regular price: $12.72

    • The Unexpected Guest

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
    • Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    When a stranger runs his car into a ditch in dense fog near the South Wales coast, and makes his way to an isolated house, he discovers a woman standing over the dead body of her wheelchair-bound husband, a gun in her hand. She readily admits to murder, and the unexpected guest offers to help her concoct a cover story.

    Regular price: $10.47

    • The Monogram Murders

    • The New Hercule Poirot Mystery
    • By: Sophie Hannah, Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Julian Rhind-Tutt
    • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    Hercule Poirot's quiet supper in a London coffeehouse is interrupted when a young woman confides to him that she is about to be murdered. She is terrified - but begs Poirot not to find and punish her killer. Once she is dead, she insists, justice will have been done. Later that night, Poirot learns that three guests at a fashionable London Hotel have been murdered, and a cufflink has been placed in each one’s mouth. Could there be a connection with the frightened woman?

    Regular price: $45.10

    • Taken at the Flood

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
    • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    A few weeks after marrying an attractive young widow, Gordon Cloade is tragically killed by a bomb blast in the London blitz. Overnight, the former Mrs Underhay finds herself in sole possession of the Cloade family fortune. Shortly afterwards, Hercule Poirot receives a visit from the dead man's sister-in-law, who claims she has been warned by "spirits" that Mrs Underhay's first husband is still alive.

    Regular price: $13.26

    • Murder on the Links

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    An urgent cry for help brings Poirot to France. But he arrives too late to save his client, whose brutally stabbed body now lies face downwards in a shallow grave on a golf course. But why is the dead man wearing his son's overcoat? And who was the impassioned love-letter in the pocket for? Before Poirot can answer these questions, the case is turned upside down by the discovery of a second, identically murdered corpse.

    Regular price: $12.72

    • The Sleeping Murder

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Stephanie Cole
    • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 16

    Soon after Gwenda moved into her new home, odd things started to happen. Despite her best efforts to modernise the house, she only succeeded in dredging up its past. Worse, she felt an irrational sense of terror every time she climbed the stairs. In fear, Gwenda turned to Miss Marple to exorcise her ghosts. Between them, they have to solve a "perfect" crime committed many years before.

    Regular price: $13.26

    • A Caribbean Mystery

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Joan Hickson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    As Jane Marple sat basking in the Caribbean sunshine she felt mildly discontented with life. True, the warmth eased her rheumatism, but here in paradise nothing ever happened.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By Kimberley on 20-12-2015

    Regular price: $13.26

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