The ABC Murders, Hardback Book
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A facsimile first edition hardback of one of the very best Poirot books, published to mark the 80th anniversary of his first appearance.There's a serial killer on the loose, bent on working his way through the alphabet. And as a macabre calling card he leaves beside each victim's corpe the ABC Railway Guide open at the name of the town where the murder has taken place.Having begun with Andover, Bexhill and then Churston, there seems little chance of the murderer being caught - until he makes the crucial and vain mistake of challenging Hercule Poirot to frustrate his plans...To mark the 80th anniversary of Hercule Poirot's first appearance, and to celebrate his renewed fortunes as a primetime television star, this launch 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: 256 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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  • Category: Classic crime
  • ISBN: 9780007234431

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Fabulous misdirection and great charcters. Told from the perspective of the loveable Captain Hastings this is an engaging crime story. I was able to guess at the twist but the way the story was told did not allow me to focus my mind on it and work out who the murderer was. One of her best I think.

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I love this book, it's a classic Christie story. A superb mystery , full of misdirection and with a twist in the tale. Oh yes and Hastings is back, I am very fond of Hastings.

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