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Agatha Christie
The Murder on the Links

First Published

UK
John Lane (The Bodley Head), London, May 1923
Grand Magazine, Dec. 1922 - Mar. 1923 as 'The Girl with the Anxious Eyes'
US
Dodd Mead, New York, 1923

Plot

(from HarperCollins "The Agatha Christie Collection" cover)

An urgent cry for help brings Poirot to France. But he arrives too late to save his client, whose brutally stabbed body now lies face downwards in a shallow grave on a golf course.

But why is the dead man wearing his son's overcoat? And who was the impassioned love-letter in the pocket for? Before Poirot can answer these questions, the care is turned upside down by the discovery of a second, identically-murdered corpse ...

Characters

Hercule Poirot, Arthur Hastings, Paul T. Renauld, Eloise Renauld, Jack Renauld, Gabriel Stonor, Madame Daubreuil, Marthe Daubreuil, Cinderella, Lucien Bex, Hautet, Giraud, Joseph Aarons, Madame la Vicomtesse, Denise Oulard, Leonie Oulard, Auguste, Grosier, Georges Conneau, James Japp, Bella Duveen, Dr. Durand, Hiram P. Trapp, Francoise Arrichet, Arnold Beroldy, Jeanne Beroldy, Masters, Marchaud

Movie & TV

Murder on the Links
Agahta Christie's POIROT VI, 1995-97
director Andrew Grieve
writer Anthony Horowitz
cast David Suchet(Poirot), Hugh Fraser(Hastings), Bill Moody(Giraud), Damien Thomas(Paul Renauld), Jacinta Mulcahy(Bella Duveen), Bernard Latham(Lucien Bex), Ben Pullen(Jack Renauld), Diana Fletcher(Eloise Renauld), Terence Beesley(Stonor), Sophie Linfield(Marthe), Kate Fahy(Bernadette Daubreuil)
Itoshino Cendrillon
Meitantei AKAFUJI TAKASHI, 2005 (JP/TV)
director Kazuki Watanabe
writer Yuki Fujimoto
cast Shiro Ito, Takashi Tsukamoto, Toru Masuoka
Le crime ne paie pas (2014)
director Marc Angelo
writer Thierry Debroux
cast Samuel Labarthe, Blandine Bellavoir, Élodie Frenck, Dominique Thomas, Éric Beauchamp, Dominique Pinon, Laura Mañá, Nicolas Vaude, Christophe Reymond, Éise Louesdon, Harrison Arevalo, Renaud Rutten, Sylvie David, Éric Beauchamp, Saverio Maligno, Liza Gosselin, Nicolas Grard, Julien Bouvard, Sébastien Trioux, Anne Conti, Sophie Boulanger, Allan Collins

Link

  1. Official Site: The Murder on the Links
  2. Wikipedia: The Murder on the Links
  3. IMDb: Poirot: The Murder on the Links (1996)
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