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Black Coffee : A Hercule Poirot Novel (Reprint) (Paperback) (Charles Osborne & Agatha Christie)

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Nearly a quarter-century after her death, Agatha Christie remains the most popular mystery writer of all time. Now, in a celebrated publishing event, fans and newcomers alike are treated to another Christie novel. Created in 1930 as a stage play and faithfully adapted by Charles Osborne, Black Coffee brings back beloved detective Hercule Poirot to exercise his "little grey cells" one more deliciously deductive time...

An urgent call from physicist Sir Claud Amory sends famed detective Hercule Poirot rushing from London to a sprawling country estate. Sir Claud fears a member of his own household wants to steal a secret formula destined for the Ministry of Defense. But Poirot arrives too late. The formula is missing. Worse, Sir Claud has been poisoned by his after-dinner coffee. Poirot soon identifies a potent brew of despair, treachery, and deception amid the mansion's occupants. Now he must find the formula and the killer...while letting no poison slip 'twix his low lips.

Master sleuth Hercule Poirot and Captain Hastings head to Surrey at the request of England's premier physicist, Sir Claud Amory, only to find the client dead, a top-secret formula missing, and a house filled with suspects, in a novel adapted from Christie's original play. Reprint.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 290.0
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Mystery + Crime, English Country House, Locked Room
Format: Paperback
Publisher: St Martins Pr
Author: Charles Osborne & Agatha Christie
Language: English
Street Date: September 15, 1999
TCIN: 13700755
UPC: 9780312970079
Item Number (DPCI): 248-72-5123

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