Agatha Christie's most daring crime mystery - an early and particularly brilliant outing of Hercule Poirot, `The Murder of Roger Ackroyd', with its legendary twist, changed the detective fiction genre for ever.
For the first time in a single combined B format, a new edition of Agatha Christie's eight stage plays, published to coincide with the 60th Anniversary Year of The Mousetrap, the longest-running play in history.
When Mrs Spenlow is murdered in St Mary Mead, the village gossips all agree that her husband must have killed her - until Miss Marple is called as an alibi... Miss Marple investigates the problem of a lady's maid who has been mysteriously sacked - while also helping her crime writer nephew Raymond West to cure his writer's block.
Famous crime novelist Ariadne Oliver, visiting her friend Judith Butler in the little town of Woodleigh Common, is invited to a Hallowe'en Party put on by society hostess Mrs Rowena Drake for the local teenagers. During her preparations for the party, the conversation turns to Ariadne's grisly novels.
Ten guests travel to an island at the invitation of someone named U N Owen. All are strangers, but they have two things in common: they have all been responsible for someone's death, and none will leave the island alive.