Hercule Poirot's Christmas: A Hercule Poirot Mystery (Hercule Poirot Mysteries #20) (Paperback)
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In this official edition featuring exclusive content from the Queen of Mystery, the holidays are anything but merry when a family reunion is marred by murder—and the brilliant Belgian investigator is quickly on the case.
“Poirot has solved some puzzling mysteries in his time but never has his mighty brain functioned more brilliantly than in Hercule Poirot’s Christmas.” —New York Times
On Christmas Eve at Gorston Hall, the Lee family’s festivities are shattered by a deafening crash of furniture and a high-pitched wailing scream. Upstairs—in a locked bedroom—the tyrannical patriarch Simeon Lee lies dead in a pool of blood, his throat slashed.
When Hercule Poirot offers to assist, he finds an atmosphere not of mourning but of mutual suspicion. It seems everyone had their own reason to hate the old man, but which one of them turned a special occasion into an occasion for homicide? The suspects will indeed be stirring this Christmas Eve...
Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Her books have sold more than a billion copies in English and another billion in a hundred foreign languages. She died in 1976, after a prolific career spanning six decades.
“Reading a perfectly plotted Agatha Christie is like crunching into a perfect apple: that pure, crisp, absolute satisfaction.” — Tana French, New York Times bestselling author of the Dublin Murder Squad novels
“I always wanted to be Agatha Christie when I grew up. I still do.” — J. A. Jance, New York Times-bestselling author of the Joanna Brady and J. P. Beaumont novels
“I read everything by Agatha Christie.” — Gillian Flynn, New York Times bestselling author of Gone Girl
"It is a pleasure to spend some cold winter nights in the comfort of Agatha Christie's special stories, where the holiday spirit is helped along by some expert detectives who make sure that things remain merry and all is made right again by Christmas Day." — Book Reporter