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  1. 10.2 hrs • Sep/06/2016 • Unabridged

    The world’s most famous detective returns in this ingenious, stylish, and altogether delicious mystery from the author of the instant bestseller The Monogram Murders.“What I intend to say to you will come as a shock …”With these words, Lady Athelinda Playford—one of the world’s most beloved children’s authors —springs a surprise on the lawyer entrusted with her will. As guests arrive for a party at her Irish mansion, Lady Playford has decided to cut off her two children without a penny … and leave her vast fortune to someone else: an invalid who has only weeks to live.Among Lady Playford’s visitors are two strangers: the famous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and Inspector Edward Catchpool of Scotland Yard. Neither knows why he has been invited—until Poirot begins to wonder if Lady Playford expects a murder. But why does she seem so determined to provoke a killer? And why—when the crime is committed despite Poirot’s best efforts to stop it —does the identity of the victim make no sense at all?Addictive, ferociously clever, and packed with clues, wit, and murder, Closed Casket is a triumph from the author whose work is “as tricky as anything written by Agatha Christie” (Alexander McCall Smith, the New York Times Book Review).

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    Closed Casket

    10.2 hrs • Sep/06/2016 • Unabridged
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  2. 3.5 hrs • Aug/16/2016 • Unabridged

    Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time with her works outsold only by Shakespeare and the Bible. She is regarded by generations of fans as the greatest mystery writer ever, and her novels are read and cherished the world over.Clarissa, the young wife of a Foreign Office diplomat, delights in tweaking the sensibilities of her more serious friends and for playing a game she calls “supposing” —imagining a difficult situation and figuring out how people would respond. But Clarissa’s lighthearted game becomes deadly serious when she discovers the dead body of an unknown person in her own drawing room. If that wasn’t bad enough, her husband is on the way home with an important foreign politician and the attendant scandal of the dead body would irrevocably damage his career at the very least. Therefore, Clarissa decides to dispose of the body and persuades her three houseguests to help.But before she can get the body off the premises, a policeman arrives at her front door. The police received an anonymous tip about a murder in the house and have shown up to investigate. Now Clarissa must keep the body hidden, convince the skeptical police inspector that there has been no murder, and, in the meantime, find out who has been murdered, why, and what the body is doing in her house.

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    The Unexpected Guest by Agatha Christie

    The Unexpected Guest

    Read by Hugh Fraser
    3.5 hrs • Aug/16/2016 • Unabridged
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  3. 2.9 hrs • Aug/09/2016 • Unabridged

    A retelling of the Christmas Story in a way you’ve never heard it before …The fable of a donkey who carries a mother and child safely to Egypt …The tale of a widow who dislikes people until she meets a stranger…From the most popular writer of all time comes a treasured collection of short stories and poems celebrating the holiday season.This special edition also contains a wealth of Agatha Christie rarities—not only all the stories, poems, and illustrations from her long out-of-print book Star over Bethlehem (1965) but also a reproduction of all her rare poetry from the two collections The Road of Dreams (1924) and Poems (1973).

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    Star over Bethlehem

    Read by Simon Vance
    2.9 hrs • Aug/09/2016 • Unabridged
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  4. 7.2 hrs • Jul/03/2012 • Unabridged

    While playing an erratic round of golf, Bobby Jones slices his ball over the edge of a cliff. His ball is lost, but on the rocks below he finds the crumpled body of a dying man. The man opens his eyes and with his last breath says, “Why didn’t they ask Evans?”Haunted by those words, Bobby and his vivacious companion, Frankie, set out to solve a mystery that will bring them into mortal danger.

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    Why Didn’t They Ask Evans?

    Read by Emilia Fox
    7.2 hrs • Jul/03/2012 • Unabridged
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  5. 5.8 hrs • Jul/03/2012 • Unabridged

    Sir Charles Cartwright should have known better than to allow thirteen guests to sit down for dinner. For at the end of the evening one of them is dead—choked by a cocktail that contained no trace of poison.Predictable, says Hercule Poirot, the great detective. But entirely unpredictable is that he can find absolutely no motive for murder.

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    Three Act Tragedy

    Read by Hugh Fraser
    5.8 hrs • Jul/03/2012 • Unabridged
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  6. 6.3 hrs • Jul/03/2012 • Unabridged

    A few weeks after marrying an attractive widow, Gordon Cloade is tragically killed by a bomb blast in the London blitz. Overnight, the former Mrs. Underhay finds herself in sole possession of the Cloade family fortune.Shortly afterward, Hercule Poirot receives a visit from the dead man’s sister-in-law who claims she has been warned by “spirits” that Mrs. Underhay’s first husband is still alive. Poirot has his suspicions when he is asked to find a missing person guided only by the spirit world. Yet what mystifies Poirot most is the woman’s true motive for approaching him.This title was previously published as There Is a Tide.

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    Taken at the Flood

    Read by Hugh Fraser
    6.3 hrs • Jul/03/2012 • Unabridged
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  7. 7.0 hrs • Jul/03/2012 • Unabridged

    Three young women share a London flat. The first is a coolly efficient secretary. The second is an artist. The third interrupts Hercule Poirot’s breakfast confessing that she is a murderer—and then promptly disappears.Slowly, Poirot learns of the rumors surrounding the mysterious third girl, her family, and her disappearance. Yet hard evidence is needed before the great detective can pronounce her guilty, innocent, or insane …

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    Third Girl

    Read by Hugh Fraser
    7.0 hrs • Jul/03/2012 • Unabridged
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  8. 6.6 hrs • Jul/03/2012 • Unabridged

    In a remote house in the middle of Dartmoor, six shadowy figures huddle around a table for a séance. Tension rises as the spirits spell out a chilling message: “Captain Trevelyan … dead … murder.”Is this black magic or simply a macabre joke? The only way to be certain is to locate Captain Trevelyan. Unfortunately, his home is six miles away and, with snowdrifts blocking the roads, someone will have to make the journey on foot …

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    The Sittaford Mystery

    Read by Hugh Fraser
    6.6 hrs • Jul/03/2012 • Unabridged
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  9. 6.2 hrs • Jul/03/2012 • Unabridged

    What is the connection among a failed suicide attempt, a wrongful accusation of theft against a schoolgirl, and the romantic life of a famous tennis player?To the casual observer, apparently nothing. But when a house party gathers at Gull’s Point, the seaside home of an elderly widow, earlier events come to a dramatic head. As Superintendent Battle discovers, it is all part of a carefully laid plan—for murder.

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    Towards Zero

    Read by Hugh Fraser
    6.2 hrs • Jul/03/2012 • Unabridged
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  10. 7.7 hrs • Jul/03/2012 • Unabridged

    Baghdad is holding a secret superpower summit, but the word is out, and an underground organization in the Middle East is plotting to sabotage the talks. Into this explosive situation appears Victoria Jones, a young woman with a yearning for adventure who gets more than she bargains for when a wounded spy dies in her hotel room.The only man who can save the summit is dead. Can Victoria make sense of his dying words: Lucifer … Basrah … Lefarge …

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    They Came to Baghdad

    Read by Emilia Fox
    7.7 hrs • Jul/03/2012 • Unabridged
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  11. 7.8 hrs • Jul/03/2012 • Unabridged

    Little did Anthony Cade suspect that an errand for a friend would place him at the center of a deadly conspiracy. Drawn into a web of intrigue, he begins to realize that the simple favor has placed him in serious danger.As events unfold, the combined forces of Scotland Yard and the French Sûreté gradually converge on Chimneys, the great country estate that hides an amazing secret …

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    The Secret of Chimneys

    Read by Hugh Fraser
    7.8 hrs • Jul/03/2012 • Unabridged
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  12. 7.7 hrs • Jul/03/2012 • Unabridged

    The first Tommy and Tuppence mystery, including an all-new introduction by Agatha Christie expert John CurranTommy and Tuppence, two people flat broke and out of work, are restless for excitement. They embark on a daring business scheme—Young Adventurers, Ltd.—“willing to do anything, go anywhere.”But their first assignment, for the sinister Mr. Whittington, draws them into a diabolical political conspiracy. Under the eye of the elusive, ruthless Mr. Brown, they find themselves plunged into more danger than they ever imagined.

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    The Secret Adversary

    Read by Hugh Fraser
    7.7 hrs • Jul/03/2012 • Unabridged
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  13. 6.0 hrs • Jul/03/2012 • Unabridged

    Beautiful young Elinor Carlisle stood serenely in the dock, accused of the murder of Mary Gerrard, her rival in love. The evidence was damning: only Elinor had the motive, the opportunity, and the means to administer the fatal poison.Yet, inside the hostile courtroom, only one man still presumed Elinor was innocent until proven guilty. Hercule Poirot was all that stood between Elinor and the gallows.

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    Sad Cypress

    Read by David Suchet
    6.0 hrs • Jul/03/2012 • Unabridged
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  14. 7.8 hrs • Jul/03/2012 • Unabridged

    Gerry Wade had proved himself to be a champion sleeper, so the other houseguests decided to play a practical joke on him. Eight alarm clocks were set to go off, one after the other, starting at 6:30 a.m. But when morning arrived, one clock was missing and the prank then backfired, with tragic consequences.For Jimmy Thesiger in particular, the words “Seven Dials” were to take on a new and chilling significance …

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    The Seven Dials Mystery

    Read by Emilia Fox
    7.8 hrs • Jul/03/2012 • Unabridged
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  15. 4.3 hrs • Jul/03/2012 • Unabridged

    Clarissa, the young wife of a foreign office diplomat, delights in tweaking the sensibilities of her more serious friends by playing a game she calls “supposing”—imagining a difficult situation and finding out how people would respond. But Clarissa’s lighthearted game becomes deadly serious when she discovers the body of an unknown person in her own drawing room. If that weren’t bad enough, her husband is on the way home with an important foreign politician. Clarissa decides to dispose of the body and persuades her three houseguests to help. But before she can get the corpse off the premises, a policeman knocks at her front door. Now Clarissa must keep the body hidden, convince the skeptical police inspector that there has been no murder, and, in the meantime, find out who has been murdered, why, and what the body is doing in her house …

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    Spider’s Web

    Read by Hugh Fraser
    4.3 hrs • Jul/03/2012 • Unabridged
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  16. 6.5 hrs • Jul/03/2012 • Unabridged

    Six people sit down to a sumptuous meal at a table laid for seven. In front of the empty place is a sprig of rosemary—“rosemary for remembrance.” A strange sentiment considering no one is likely to forget the night, exactly a year ago, that Rosemary Barton died at exactly the same table, her beautiful face unrecognizable, convulsed with pain and horror.But then Rosemary had always been memorable—she had the ability to arouse strong passions in most people she met. In one case, strong enough to kill …

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    Sparkling Cyanide

    Read by Hugh Fraser
    6.5 hrs • Jul/03/2012 • Unabridged
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