The greatest mystery by the greatest mystery-writer of them all – the crowning achievement of the ‘Queen of Crime’.
Five Little Pigs
Illustrated by Andrew Davidson
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˝
Award-winning illustrator Andrew Davidson is back on the case
Originally titled Murder in Retrospect, this hidden gem in the Queen of Crime’s repertoire was renamed and joined Christie’s collection of books inspired by well-known nursery rhymes. Published by the Folio Society in series with our popular edition of The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, this new addition to Folio’s Poirot books is also illustrated by award-winning artist Andrew Davidson. His striking use of light and shadow, vivid colours and brilliantly portrayed characters is the perfect fit for the twists and tension of Christie’s narrative, and, of course, for the astonishing final revelation.
Who are the five little pigs?
As each of the five suspects revisits the crime through hazy memories, the inimitable Poirot pieces together events, motives and alibis in his search for the truth. Amyas Crale’s lifelong friend Philip Blake is the stockbroker who went to market; herbalist Meredith Blake stayed at home; Crale’s young mistress Elsa Greer had roast beef, while loyal governess Cecilia Williams had none. And finally, Caroline’s physically scarred half-sister Angela Warren cried ‘wee wee wee’ all the way home. All had the opportunity to commit the crime, but who had the audacity?
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