Three act tragedy: Hercule Poirot Series, Book 10
In Agatha Christie's classic, Three Act Tragedy, the normally unflappable Hercule Poirot faces his most baffling investigation: the seemingly motiveless murder of the thirteenth guest at dinner party, who choked to death on a cocktail containing not a trace of poison.
Sir Charles Cartwright should have known better than to allow thirteen guests to sit down for dinner. For at the end of the evening one of them is dead--choked by a cocktail that contained no trace of poison.
Predictable, says Hercule Poirot, the great detective. But entirely unpredictable is that he can find absolutely no motive for murder....
|Grouped Work ID||491cc858-10bb-9951-c317-c2b1445cc53c|
|Grouping Title||three act tragedy|
|Grouping Author||christie agatha|
|Last Grouping Update||2020-01-21 10:22:38AM|
|Last Indexed||2020-01-21 10:23:47AM|
|auth_author2||Christie, Agatha, 1890-1976.|
|author||Christie, Agatha, 1890-1976.|
|author2-role||Christie, Agatha,1890-1976.Murder in three acts.|
|detailed_location_catalog||Hermitage - Adult Fiction|
The novel opens as a theatre programme, with this telling credit: 'Illumination by HERCULE POIROT.' 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?
The New York Times: 'Makes for uncommonly good reading.'
|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|series||Hercule Poirot Mystery|
|subject_facet||Detective and mystery stories, English|
|title_display||Three act tragedy|
Three Act Tragedy Hercule Poirot Series, Book 10
Three Act Tragedy Hercule Poirot Series, Book 11
Three act tragedy / by Agatha Christie
|title_short||Three act tragedy|
|title_sub||Hercule Poirot Series, Book 10|
Detective and mystery stories, English