The ABC Murders
Агата Кристи

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The ABC Murders
Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie’s world-famous serial killer mystery, reissued with a striking cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers.There’s a serial killer on the loose, bent on working his way through the alphabet. And as a macabre calling card he leaves beside each victim’s corpe the ABC Railway Guide open at the name of the town where the murder has taken place.Having begun with Andover, Bexhill and then Churston, there seems little chance of the murderer being caught – until he makes the crucial and vain mistake of challenging Hercule Poirot to frustrate his plans…

The ABC Murders

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To James Watts

One of my most sympathetic readers


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1 The Letter

2 Not from Captain Hastings’ Personal Narrative

3 Andover

4 Mrs Ascher

5 Mary Drower

6 The Scene of the Crime

7 Mr Partridge and Mr Riddell

8 The Second Letter

9 The Bexhill-on-Sea Murder

10 The Barnards

11 Megan Barnard

12 Donald Fraser

13 A Conference

14 The Third Letter

15 Sir Carmichael Clarke

16 Not from Captain Hastings’ Personal Narrative

17 Marking Time

18 Poirot Makes a Speech
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