A middle-aged diplomat is accosted in an airport lounge and his identity stolen... Sir Stafford Nye's journey home from Malaya to London takes an unexpected twist in the passnger loungs at Frankfurt -- a young woman confides in him that someone is trying to kill her. Yet their paths are to cross again and again -- and each time the mystery woman is introduced as a different person. Equally at home in any guise in any society she draws Sir Stafford into a game of political intrigue more dangerous than he could possibly imagine. In an arena where no-one can be sure of anyone, Nye must do battle with a well-armed, well-financed, well-trained -- and invisble -- enemy! / A new series of Agatha Christie mass market editions, stylishly repackaged based on new market research, and designed to bring the books to a wider readership. / Market research shows that two out of three of all fiction readers have read an Agatha Christie book, and more than half want to read her again / Major marketing campaign behind these new Agatha Christie editions.
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 over 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.
Hugh Fraser turns in a stellar performance in this audio version of Christie's classic mystery. When bored diplomat Stafford Nye meets a mysterious young woman at an airport lounge in Frankfurt, he learns her life in in danger and is drawn into a dangerous world of intrigue. Fraser-whom listeners will recognize as Captain Hastings on the BBC television series Poirot-reads with excellent pacing, tone, and inflection. He conjures up a host of compelling voices and accents for the cast of characters; his portrayal of Nye is spot-on and his high-pitched Aunt Matilda is a delight. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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