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Agatha Christie
Peril at End House

To Eden Philpotts
To whom I shall always be grateful for his friendship and the encouragement he gave me many years ago

First Published

Collins, London, Mar. 1932
Women's Pictorial, Oct.10-Dec.19 1931
Dodd Mead, New York, Feb. 1932
Liberty, Jun.13-Aug.22 1931


(from HarperCollins "The Agatha Christie Collection" cover)

Nick Buckley was an unusual name for a pretty young woman. But then she had led an unusual life. First, on a treacherous Cornish hillside, the brakes on her car failed. Then, on a coastal path, a falling boulder missed her by inches. Later, an oil painting fell and almost crushed her in her bed.

Upon discovering a bullet-hole in Nick's sun hat, Hercules Poirot decides the girl needs his protection. At the same time, he begins to unravel the mystery of a murder that hasn't been committed. Yet.


1. The Majestic Hotel
2. End House
3. Accidents?
4. There Must Be Something!
5. Mr and Mrs Croft
6. A Call Upon Mr Vyse
7. Tragedy
8. The Fatal Shawl
9. A. to J.
10. Nick's Secret
11. The Motive
12. Ellen
13. Letters
14. The Mystery of the Missing Will
15. Strange Behaviour of Frederica
16. Interview with Mr Whitfield
17. A Box of Chocolates
18. The Face at the Windows
19. Poirot Produces a Play
20. J.
21. The Person-K.
22. The End of the Story


Hercule Poirot, Reverend Giles Buckley, Jean Buckley, Maggie Buckley, Nick Buckley, Commander George Challenger, Bert Croft, Milly Croft, Captain Arthur Hastings, Chief Inspector James Japp, Jim Lazarus, Mr. Rice, Frederica Rice, Charles Vyse, Dr. Whitefield, Ellen Wilson


Peril at End House
adapted by Arnold Ridley
at the Vaudeville Theatre, London, 1st May 1940

Movie & TV

Zagadka Endhauza, 1989 (USSR)
director & writer Vadim Derbenyov
cast Anatoli Ravikovich(Hercules Poirot), Ilona Ozola, Virginia Kelmelite, Dmitri Krylov(Hastings), Inara Slucka, Andrei Kharitono
Peril at End House
Agahta Christie's POIROT II, 1990
director Renny Rye
writer Clive Exton
cast David Suchet(Poirot), Hugh Fraser(Hastings), Philip Jackson(Japp), Pauline Moran(Miss Lemon), Polly Walker(Nick Buckley), John Harding(Cmdr Challenger), Jeremy Young(Bert Croft), Mary Cunningham(Ellen Wilson), Paul Geoffrey(Jim Lazarus), Alison Sterling(Freddie Rice), Christopher Baines(Charles Vyse), Carol MacReady(Milly Croft), Elizabeth Downes(Maggie Buckley)
END HOUSE no kaijiken 25min.x3
Meitantei POIROT to MARPLE, 2004/05 (JP/TV)
director Naohito Takahashi;
writer Hiroshi Shimokawa,
cast/voice Kotaro Satomi(Poirot), Misaki Ito, Shinobu Nakayama, Whitefield
La maison du péril
Les petits meurtres d'Agatha Christie, 2009 (fr/TV)
director Éric Woreth
cast Antoine Duléry, Marius Colucci, Elsa Kikoïne, Clémentine Poidatz, Éric Naggar, Stefan Kollmuss, Gilian Petrovski, Josiane Lévêque, Juliette Coulon


  1. Official Site: Peril at End House
  2. Wikipedia: Peril at End House
  3. IMDb: Zagadka Endkhauza (1989)
  4. IMDb: Peril at End House (1990)
  5. IMDb: La maison du péril (2009)
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