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Summary

Mrs McGinty died from a brutal blow to the back of her head. Suspicion fell immediately on her shifty lodger, James Bentley, whose clothes revealed traces of the victim's blood and hair. Yet something was amiss: Bentley just didn't look like a murderer.

Poirot believed he could save the man from the gallows. What he didn't realise was that his own life was now in great danger.

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©1953 Agatha Christie Mallowan (P)2002 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London UK

Critic reviews

"The plot is perfect and the characters are wonderful." ( San Francisco Chronicle)
"The best Poirot since such pre-war classics as Cards on the Table." ( New York Times)
"So simple, so economical, so completely baffling. Every clue scrupulously given, with superb sleight of hand." ( Sunday Times)

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One of her best

Not as well known as 'orient express' or 'death on the Nile', but this book is one of her best with solid back story (where are they now) and excellent characterisations of all the residents at Broadhinney. Coupled with High Fraser's narration this is one of the best Christies I've download.

You can't go wrong with Agatha Christie. Time and again I return to her books (spoken or word) due to the timeless quality and appeal of her work.

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Love it

I love Hugh Fraser narrating Agatha Christie
now own almost all of the them. Definitely recommend

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Mrs McGinty dead

A blast from the past waiting for Poirot DCI SPENCE his cases has just been heard in court on his evidence and testimony he's found guilty and condemned to death, but they're problems SPENCE doesn't think he's done it again turns to Poirot can he find the real killer in 3 weeks

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Brilliant

This is my favourite Agatha Christie, Poirot, story. Whilst one suspects the murderer pretty quickly, the twists and turns and individuals stories are fascinating as they unfold.
Hugh Frasier's narration is superb. His vocal characterisations brilliant. I love his voice, and his range of accents etc is extraordinary. You could be listening to a play, he is so good.

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Narrator of "Mrs McGuinty is dead"

narrator Hugh Fraser is just wonderful. all those different voices and accents
so funny , impressive, entertaining. want to have him in my ears forever!

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Fantastic

Hugh Fraser is brilliant. So many voices and accents. He is superb and entertaining.

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I really lose myself in these narrations

Hugh Fraser has a beautiful voice and performs the different accents so well it’s like a full cast is involved. Highly recommend.

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Wonderful

What I enjoy most about listening to Agatha Christie is Hugh Frasers absolutely brilliant narration. I doubt I would read any of her books again,but hearing them literally brought to life by Mr Fraser is an absolute joy.
Don’t ever replace him.

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A bit too morbid for my taste, otherways very good

A bit too morbid for my taste, but otherways a good story, and always a pleasure both to "meet" Poirot, and to enjoy the wonderful narrating by Hugh Fraser.

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Never a disappointment

Wonderfully narrated and such a great listen at the end of a hard day. It's one of her classics. Highly recommend.

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The best mystery!

So easy to listen and so addictive! keeps us guessing until the very end of the story.