Five Little Pigs, Paperback
4 out of 5 (1 rating)


Agatha Christie's ingenious murder mystery, reissued with a striking new cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers.

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...


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Classic crime
  • ISBN: 9780007120734



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There are five remaining suspects for a murder that happened 16yrs ago. The woman who was convicted at the time died shortly afterwards and her daughter is convinced of her innocence. She asks Poirot to investigate. Each of the five characters writes down how they remember the events of the days leading up to the murder and the murder itself as well as their opinions on the victim and the woman found guilty of his murder. Poirot analyses each perspective and reveals the truth at the end in typical style. A classic Poirot story, but the way the story is told makes it a bit repetative and the ending came as no surprise to me, although perhaps I have read too many Agatha Christie novels.

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