A typical Poirot mystery - Light must be shed, indeed, on the fateful dinner party staged by the famous actor Sir Charles Cartwright for thirteen guests. It will be a particularly unlucky evening for the mild-mannered Reverend Stephen Babbington, whose martini glass, sent for chemical analysis after he chokes on its contents and dies, reveals no trace of poison. Just as there is no apparent motive for his murder. The first scene in a succession of carefully staged killings, but who is the director? Hercule Poirot is then called in to help solve the mystery of this and the subsequent murders.
The plot includes a test murder – make a slight difference when trying to guess who done it, but it is all part of the fun. I listened to this as an audio book, and it made a great way of passing several hours on the motorway. This is book 46 – week 35 – fiction 41 (11 on audio) non fiction 5
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