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The adventure of the Christmas pudding: and a selection of entrèes

The adventure of the Christmas pudding: and a selection of entrèes

Christie, Agatha, 1890-1976

This collection of Agatha Christie stories features 'The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding', 'The Mystery of the Spanish Chest', 'The Under Dog', 'Four-and-Twenty Blackbirds', 'The Dream' and 'Greenshaw's Folly'

Hardback, Book. English.
Published London: HarperCollins, 2009
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Statement of responsibility: Agatha Christie
ISBN: 0007313527, 9780007313525
Note: Originally published: London: Collins, 1960.
Physical Description: 255 p. ; 19 cm.
Series: The Crime Club
Subject: Detective and mystery stories, English.; Marple, Jane (Fictitious character) Fiction.; Poirot, Hercule (Fictitious character) Fiction.

Author note

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 countries. She is the author of 80 crime novels and short story collections, 20 plays, and six novels under the name of Mary Westmacott.


Agatha Christie's seasonal Poirot and Marple short story collection.

First came a sinister warning to Poirot not to eat any plum pudding. then the discovery of a corpse in a chest. next, an overheard quarrel that led to murder. the strange case of the dead man who altered his eating habits. and the puzzle of the victim who dreamt his own suicide.

What links these five baffling cases? The little grey cells of Monsieur Hercule Poirot!


'There is irresistible simplicity and buoyancy of a Christmas treat about it all' Times Literary Supplement