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    • The Regatta Mystery and Other Stories

    • Featuring Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple, and Mr. Parker Pyne
    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser, Joan Hickson, David Suchet
    • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    There's a body in a trunk; a dead girl's reflection is caught in a mirror; and one corpse is back from the grave, while another is envisioned in the recurring nightmare of a terrified eccentric. What's behind such ghastly misdeeds? Try money, revenge, passion, and pleasure. With multiple motives, multiple victims, and multiple suspects, it's going to take a multitude of talent to solve these clever crimes. In this inviting collection, Agatha Christie enlists the services of her finest - Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple, and Parker Pyne.

    Regular price: £16.79

    • The Golden Ball and Other Stories

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser, Christopher Lee
    • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Is it a gesture of goodwill or a sinister trap that lures Rupert St. Vincent and his family to a magnificent estate? How desperate is Joyce Lambert, a destitute young widow whose only recourse is to marry a man she despises? What unexpected circumstance stirs old loyalties in Theodora Darrell, an unfaithful wife about to run away with her lover?

    In this collection of short stories, the answers are as unexpected as they are satisfying. The Queen of Mystery takes bizarre romantic entanglements, supernatural visitations, and classic murder to inventive new heights.

    Regular price: £23.09

    • Three Blind Mice and Other Stories

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Joan Hickson, Hugh Fraser, David Suchet, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A blinding snowstorm - and a homicidal maniac - traps a small party of friends in an isolated estate. Out of this deceptively simple setup, Agatha Christie fashioned one of her most ingenious puzzlers, which in turn would provide the basis for The Mousetrap, the longest-running play in history. From this classic title novella to the deliciously clever gems on its tail (solved to perfection by Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple), this rare collection of murder most foul showcases Christie at her inventive best.

    Regular price: £21.99

    • The Kidnapped Prime Minister

    • A Hercule Poirot Short Story
    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
    • Length: 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Just as World War I is drawing to an end, the prime minister is kidnapped. It is down to Hercule Poirot to locate him before a crucial conference, to avert an international crisis.

    Regular price: £4.19

    • The Labors of Hercules

    • A Hercule Poirot Collection
    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
    • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
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    In appearance Hercule Poirot hardly resembled an ancient Greek hero. Yet, reasoned the detective, like Hercules, he had been responsible for ridding society of some of its most unpleasant monsters. So, in the period leading up to his retirement, Poirot makes up his mind to accept just 12 more cases: his self-imposed "Labors". Each would go down in the annals of crime as a heroic feat of deduction.

    Regular price: £23.09

    • The Harlequin Tea Set and Other Stories

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser, Simon Vance, Isla Blair
    • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A grand treasure for fans of the grande dame of mystery, The Harlequin Tea Set and Other Stories brings together nine rare and brilliant Christie tales of murder and detection that span nearly half a century of her storytelling genius. In "The Mystery of the Spanish Chest," Hercule Poirot unravels the psychological conundrums that motivate a killer.... In "The Actress," a great star's shady past becomes the plaything of a blackmailer.... In "The Harlequin Tea Set," Mr. Harley Quin helps a man save his loved ones from the greedy hand of murder.

    Regular price: £19.89

    • The Mysterious Mr. Quin

    • A Harley Quin Collection
    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
    • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
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    It had been a typical New Year's Eve party. But as midnight approaches, Mr. Satterthwaite - a keen observer of human nature - senses that the real drama of the evening is yet to unfold. And so it proves when a mysterious stranger knocks on the door. Who is this Mr. Quin? Mr. Satterthwaite's new friend is an enigma. He seems to appear and disappear almost like a trick of the light. In fact, the only consistent thing about him is that his presence is always an omen - sometimes good, but sometimes deadly....

    Regular price: £26.19

    • The House at Shiraz

    • A Short Story
    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
    • Length: 28 mins
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    Mr. Parker Pyne is having trouble trying to get to Beirut, what with his rusty linguistic skills and the less-than-comfortable traveling arrangements. But, with the help of a German pilot, Herr Schlagel, he is soon able to get his bearings. Herr Schlagel confesses that his thoughts are dominated by the mysterious and sudden death of one of his last passengers, who was in the company of Lady Esther from the House of Shiraz. Taking the initiative, Pyne writes to Lady Esther offering his services. When he arrives at the House of Shiraz, he waits to see what the infamously mad Lady Esther has to say for herself....

    Regular price: £4.19

    • The Shadow on the Glass

    • A Harley Quin Short Story
    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
    • Length: 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    At Mr. and Mrs. Unkerton's party in Greenway's House, Mr. Satterthwaite learns of a haunted window: No matter how many times it is replaced, it always contains the image of a gentleman in a plumed hat. When gunshots are heard, Satterthwaite finds that two of the guests have been shot dead, which is shortly followed by a sighting of the gentleman in the newly-replaced windowpane. Can Mr. Quin shed light on the mystery?

    Regular price: £4.19

    • The Mystery of the Spanish Shawl

    • A Short Story
    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
    • Length: 36 mins
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    Mystery writer Anthony Eastwood is lured to the crime scene of a faked murder, where two individuals masquerading as police officers arrest him and charge him with murder. As the phony police officers escort Mr. Eastwood home, the true goal of the masquerade becomes apparent.

    Regular price: £4.19

    • The Coming of Mr. Quin

    • A Harley Quin Short Story
    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
    • Length: 40 mins
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    On a dark evening, Mr. Harley Quin appears at the door of Royston Hall under the premise that his car has broken down. Once inside, he embarks upon the tragic tale of Royston Hall's former occupants, leading to a dramatic change in the perceptions of the current inhabitants - but has Mr. Quin's revelation come too late?

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    • The Million Dollar Bond Robbery

    • A Hercule Poirot Short Story
    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
    • Length: 22 mins
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    A young banker is suspected of stealing one million dollars in Liberty Bonds on a transatlantic journey to New York, and appeals to Hercule Poirot to clear his name. Poirot learns the identities of the three people who hold keys to the locked trunk, but it won't be as easy to identify the true thief.

    Regular price: £4.19

    • The Dead Harlequin

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
    • Length: 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When Mr. Satterthwaite visits a new exhibit at the Harchester Galleries, there is one painting that bears an unusual likeness to a mysterious acquaintance of his, Mr. Quin. In one bold move he purchases the canvas on the spot, and in another invites the artist of "The Dead Harlequin" to dine with him that night, with an empty place at the table set for Mr. Quin. Dinner conversation soon turns to the setting of "The Dead Harlequin", the doomed and ghostly house Charnley, where many have perished under tragic circumstances.

    Regular price: £4.19

    • The Affair of the Pink Pearl

    • A Tommy & Tuppence Short Story
    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
    • Length: 31 mins
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    While staying with the Kingston Bruce family, Mrs. Hamilton Betts discovers that her valuable pink pearl is missing. Presuming it to have been stolen by another houseguest, the concerned host contacts the Beresfords for help.

    Regular price: £4.19

    • The Manhood of Edward Robinson

    • A Short Story
    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
    • Length: 33 mins
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    Sane and sensible Edward Robinson secretly dreams of fast cars, adventurous women, and danger, but his fiancée, Maud, keeps him grounded in reality. When Edward wins money in a newspaper competition, he immediately buys the sleek red car of his dreams without telling Maud. Adventure swiftly ensues, as he is embroiled in high-society scandals that lead him to a significant transformation.

    Regular price: £4.19

    • The Love Detectives

    • A Harley Quin Short Story
    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
    • Length: 44 mins
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    Mr. Satterthwaite and Colonel Melrose are comfortably ensconced in the Colonel's study when the phone suddenly rings. Someone has been murdered, and, as the county chief constable, the Colonel lets Satterthwaite accompany him to the scene of the crime. The two of them have opposing opinions on why Sir James Dwighton has been bashed over the head with a blunt instrument. Rumor had it that red-haired beauty Laura Dwighton and her guest, the very attractive Mr. Paul Delangua, were engaged in an illicit affair, and Paul was thrown out by the disgruntled Sir James. But the facts of the murder all seem to add up too nicely....

    Regular price: £4.19

    • The Adventure of the Sinister Stranger

    • A Tommy & Tuppence Short Story
    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
    • Length: 30 mins
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    Tommy and Tuppence Beresford wait anxiously for a letter from Russia that may contain information of international importance hidden beneath the stamp. The letter is anticipated by more than just the Beresfords, and they must fight to keep the information from getting into the wrong hands.

    Regular price: £4.19

    • The Mystery of the Spanish Chest

    • A Hercule Poirot Short Story
    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
    • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
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    Major Hastings and Hercule Poirot are not interested in the mystery of the Spanish chest, which has been reported in the papers so often that it seems to be an entirely closed case. But, when Hastings persuades Poirot to attend a fabulous party given by Lady Chatterton, they discover someone sequestered upstairs who is desperate for their help. Will the contents of a dead man's pockets reveal to the inscrutable eye of Hercule Poirot who the culprit is?

    Regular price: £12.59

    • The Tragedy of Marsdon Manor

    • A Hercule Poirot Short Story
    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
    • Length: 30 mins
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    An aging, heavily-insured country squire whose estate is in financial ruin is thought to have committed suicide. Hercule Poirot investigates, in the guise of a representative of the victim's insurance company, to uncover the identity of the real murderer.

    Regular price: £4.19

    • Four-and-Twenty Blackbirds

    • A Hercule Poirot Short Story
    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
    • Length: 31 mins
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    Hercule Poirot is about to tuck into a very traditional English supper with his old friend Bonnington when a lone diner sparks his interest. Like clockwork, the man has eaten at the restaurant on Thursdays and Tuesdays for the last 10 years, but no one on the staff knows his name. When "Old Father Time", as they have fondly nicknamed him, suddenly stops coming, Poirot believes that he might have picked up the one essential clue that could shed light on this mysterious man. Could what Old Father Time ordered as his final meal provide the key?

    Regular price: £4.19

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