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Apr 6, 2021

There aren’t many characters who are recognisable just from a silhouette, but Hercule Poirot is one of them.

Thanks to my guest, Mark Aldridge. You can find out more about his work at and order a copy of his new book, Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Greatest Detective in the World, from all good booksellers.

There are no major spoilers about clues or endings in this episode. However, there is some mention or discussion of the books listed below.

Sources and further information:

The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie

An Autobiography by Agatha Christie

The Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux

Arsène Lupin, Gentleman-Thief by Maurice Leblanc

"The Dispenser" episode of Shedunnit about Agatha Christie's wartime hospital work

After the Funeral by Agatha Christie

Appointment with Death by Agatha Christie

Cards on the Table by Agatha Christie

Elephants Can Remember by Agatha Christie

Mrs McGinty’s Dead by Agatha Christie

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie

"The Lady Vanishes" episode of Shedunnit about Agatha Christie's 1926 "disappearance" and divorce

The Sittaford Mystery by Agatha Christie

The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie

Murder in Mesopotamia by Agatha Christie

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