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by | Read by John Moffatt, Donald Sinden, Sian Phillips

Mystery & Suspense/ Audio Theater • 45 min. • Audio Program • © 1960

The last place Hercule Poirot wants to be for the holidays is a drafty manor house, yet he's been asked to "savor the joys" of an English Christmas as part of the hunt for a stolen ruby. John Moffatt's dual duties as actor and first-person narrator create a subtly accented portrait of the fussy yet dignified detective as he deals with a possible poisoning and a dead body at the holiday celebration. A strong supporting cast adds to the fun, emphasizing the humor in Agatha Christie's story. The piece might be a minor Christie mystery, but this BBC drama treats it well. J.A.S. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/ SEP 07]



Library Ed. • BBC Audiobooks America/ BBC Radio • 2006

CD ISBN 978-0-7927-4704-8 $19.95 • One CDs

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