Famous stage actor Sir Charles Cartwright throws a fancy dinner party in this Agatha Christie novel that sees her favourite diminutive Belgium detective get to work once again to solve a murder that nearly goes unnoticed. Hercule Poirot appears in 33 novels and 54 short stories written by the unequivocal queen of crime writing, and we see him at his quirky best in this audiobook edition of Three Act Tragedy.
The first murder seems like nothing more than a tragic accident and goes unnoticed by the super sleuth - until a second death in deviously identical circumstances peaks his interest... Poirot soon finds himself hunting down a killer with a penchant for poisoning their victims, but the motive remains strangely unclear. Christie has a passion for misleading her readers, and this is a classic example of how she misdirects the plot to ensure the murderer is hidden until the very end. A slightly altered version of the story was filmed for television in 1986 starring English actor Peter Ustinov and Some Like it Hot star Tony Curtis.
In this CD audiobook (also available as an MP3 downloadable audiobook), Hercule Poirot is brought vividly to life by John Moffatt, who is joined by Minder’s George Cole and Michael Cochrane of Sharpe fame for this BBC Radio 4 audiobook dramatisation.