Five Little Pigs
Agatha Christie is at the peak of her crime-writing powers in this cracking case. A new addition to the Folio Society’s Poirot collection, Five Little Pigs is vividly illustrated by series artist Andrew Davidson.
There are things I know without having to be told.
As a trained apothecary’s assistant who worked for the Red Cross during the First World War, it’s no coincidence that Agatha Christie chose poisoning as the cause of death for many of her fictional victims. This time it’s the turn of artist and serial philanderer Amyas Crale, and his long-suffering wife Caroline is convicted of his murder. When the case is revisited sixteen years later, Poirot’s instinct for injustice is piqued and he gathers fresh testimonies from the only other possible suspects – the Five Little Pigs. Widely regarded as one of Christie’s greatest murder mysteries and one of Poirot’s most compelling cases, in this gorgeous new Folio edition Five Little Pigs is illustrated by award-winning artist Andrew Davidson, including a striking silhouette binding design that offers a tantalising clue to the case. A must-have for Poirot fans and the literary partner-in-crime of recent Folio creation The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, this is the finest edition through which to rediscover, or enjoy a first encounter with, the best of Christie’s page-turning detective fiction.
Bound in blocked buckram
Set in Monotype Bell with Kabel Heavy as display
Frontispiece and 6 full page colour illustrations
9˝ x 5¾˝