In the world of Hercule Poirot, a movie star's visit to London turns into a quest to recover a fabulous diamond, an ordinary dinner conversation about rented flats and houses leads to the discovery of a murder, superstitious speculations over the death of an archaeologist in Egypt unravel a tale of ruthless greed, and an ordinary theft from a shop window in Bond Street entangles Poirot in an international jewel heist. With the amiable Hastings in tow, Poirot dazzles while solving an array of spellbinding riddles. In fourteen razor-sharp, engrossing episodes, Poirot apprehends the perpetrators of robberies, kidnappings, thievery, and fraud with inimitable panache and style.
The collection of superb short stories featuring Hercule Poirot and Captain Hastings...
First there was the mystery of the film star and the diamond... then came the 'suicide' that was murder... the mystery of the absurdly chaep flat... a suspicious death in a locked gunroom... a million dollar bond robbery... the curse of a pharoah's tomb... a jewel robbery by the sea... the abduction of a Prime Minister... the disappearance of a banker... a phone call from a dying man... and, finally, the mystery of the missing will.
What links these fascinating cases? Only the brilliant deductive powers of Hercule Poirot