Dead Man's Folly (Paperback)
Sir George and Lady Stubbs, the hosts of a village fete, hit upon the novel idea of staging a mock murder mystery. In good faith, Ariadne Oliver, the well-known crime writer, agrees to organize their murder hunt.
Despite weeks of meticulous planning, at the last minute Ariadne calls her friend Hercule Poirot for his expert assistance. Instinctively, she senses that something sinister is about to happen.
About the Author
Agatha Christie was born in 1890 and created the detective Hercule Poirot in her debut novel, "The Mysterious Affair at Styles" (1920). She achieved wide popularity with "The Murder of Roger Ackroyd" (1926) and produced a total of eighty novels and short-story collections over six decades. Twenty-four of Christie's best whodunits are now available from Black Dog & Leventhal as part of their bestselling hardcover Agatha Christie Collection.
“Poirot is the guide who led me into the wondrous maze of crime fiction. And I’ve never wanted to escape.”
-Meg Gardiner, Edgar Award-winning author
“The infallibly original Agatha Christie has come up, once again, with a new and highly ingenious puzzle-construction.”
-New York Times
“A classic Christie and one of the best.”
-The Times (London)
“The solution is of the colossal ingenuity we have been conditioned to expect.”
-The Times Literary Supplement (London)