All 51 Hercule Poirot short stories presented in chonological order in a single volume - plus a bonus story not seen for more than 70 years. 'My name is Hercule Poirot and I am probably the greatest detective in the world.' The dapper, moustache-twirling little Belgian with the egg-shaped head, curious mannerisms and inordinate respect for his own 'little grey cells' has solved some of the most puzzling crimes of the century. Appearing in Agatha Christie's very first novel in 1920 and her very last in 1975, Hercule Poirot became the most celebrated detective since Sherlock Holmes, appearing in 33 novels, a play, and these 51 short stories. Arranged in their original publication order, these short stories provide a feast for hardened Agatha Christie addicts as well as those who have grown to love the detective through his many film and television appearances. This new edition now also includes Poirot and the Regatta Mystery, an early version of an Agatha Christie story not published since 1936! / The first ever complete volume of Agatha Christie's Poirot short stories brings together stories from seven separate books / Hercule Poirot remains a favourite with readers, listeners and viewers worldwide -- complements the on-going Poirot TV series starring David Suchet / Exclusive introduction by Agatha Christie on the creation of Poirot and his original short story appearances in The Sketch magazine / Includes the very first illustration of Poirot, commissioned by The Strand in 1923 / Since it was first published in 1999, this has become the best-selling Agatha Christie paperback. / Now includes "Poirot and the Regatta Mystery", which does not appear in any other Agatha Christie book.
Agatha Christie was born in Torquay in 1890 and became, quite simply, the best-selling novelist in history. Her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, written towards the end of the First World War, introduced us to Hercule Poirot, who was to become the most popular detective in crime fiction since Sherlock Holmes. She is known throughout the world as the Queen of Crime. Her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language and another billion in 100 foreign languages. She is the author of 80 crime novels and short story collections, 19 plays, and six novels under the name of Mary Westmacott.
`Little masterpieces of detection. Poirot and Agatha Christie at
their inimitable best.'