Poirot : Cards on the Table, Hardback

Poirot : Cards on the Table Hardback

Part of the Poirot series

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A facsimile first edition hardback of the Poirot book, introducing Ariadne Oliver in Christie's exemplary 'murder in a locked room' scenario.

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.

Indeed, what began as an absorbing evening of bridge was to turn into a more dangerous game altogether...To mark the 80th anniversary of Hercule Poirot's first appearance, and to celebrate his renewed fortunes as a primetime television star, this title in a collection of facsimile first editions is the perfect way to experience Agatha Christie.

Reproducing the original typesetting and format of the first edition from the Christie family's own archive, this book sports the original cover which has been painstakingly restored to its original glory.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 288 pages, 8 col plates (8pp)
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Classic crime
  • ISBN: 9780007234455



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Superb. Mr Shaitana hints to Poirot that he collects murderers who got away with it and invites Poirot and three other 'experts', Battle, Race and Mrs Olover to dinner with four people who may already have murdered someone. When Shaitana is killed Poirot and the others experts must discover which of the other four is definitely a killer. Just when you think you know who the murderer is you discover you actually don't. All this plus Christie's sort of alter ego, Mrs Oliver, wonderful!

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