Superintendent Battle

5 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 710 ratings

The Secret of Chimneys Summary

Little did Anthony Cade suspect that a simple errand on behalf of a friend would make him the centrepiece of a murderous international conspiracy. Someone would stop at nothing to prevent the monarchy being restored in faraway Herzoslovakia. The combined forces of Scotland Yard and the French Surete can do no better than go in circles - until the final murder at Chimneys, the great country estate that yields up an amazing secret.
©1925 Agatha Christie Limited, a Chorion Company (P)2003 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London UK
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  • Book 1

    • The Secret of Chimneys

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
    • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 168
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138

    Little did Anthony Cade suspect that a simple errand on behalf of a friend would make him the centrepiece of a murderous international conspiracy. Someone would stop at nothing to prevent the monarchy being restored in faraway Herzoslovakia. The combined forces of Scotland Yard and the French Surete can do no better than go in circles - until the final murder at Chimneys, the great country estate that yields up an amazing secret.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • "Damned chilly things, pyjamas"

    • By Norma Miles on 01-02-16

    Regular price: £11.99

  • Book 2

    • The Seven Dials Mystery

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Emilia Fox
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 121
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 90

    Gerry Wade had proved himself to be a champion sleeper, so the other house guests decided to play a practical joke on him. Eight alarm clocks were set to go off, one after the other, starting at 6.30 a.m. But when morning arrived, one clock was missing, and the prank had backfired with tragic consequences. For Jimmy Thesiger in particular, the words "seven dials" were to take on a new and chilling significance.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Audio perfection

    • By Sue on 17-06-07

    Regular price: £11.99

  • Book 3

    • Cards on the Table

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
    • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122

    Mr Shaitana was famous as a flamboyant party host. Nevertheless, he was a man of whom everybody was a little afraid. So, when he boasted to Poirot that he considered murder an art form, the detective had some reservations about accepting a party invitation to view Shaitana's private collection.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another cracking story

    • By Dr. R. Brompton on 08-01-15

    Regular price: £8.49

  • Book 4

    • Murder is Easy

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
    • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 108

    Luke Fitzwilliam could not believe Miss Pinkerton's wild allegation that a multiple murderer was at work in the quiet English village of Wychwood, or her speculation that the local doctor was next in line. But, within hours, Miss Pinkerton had been killed in a hit-and-run car accident. Mere coincidence? Luke was inclined to think so, until he read in The Times of the unexpected demise of Dr Humbleby.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Narration

    • By RoxyR on 25-01-18

    Regular price: £8.49

  • Book 5

    • Towards Zero

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
    • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93

    What is the connection between a failed suicide attempt, a wrongful accusation of theft against a schoolgirl, and the romantic life of a famous tennis player? To the casual observer, apparently nothing. But when a houseparty gathers at Gull's Point, the seaside home of an elderly widow, earlier events come to a dramatic head. It's all part of a carefully paid plan for murder.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hugh Fraser + Agatha Christie = Fantastic

    • By Miss on 06-06-15

    Regular price: £8.49