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Agatha Christie
Cat among the Pigeons

First Published

Collins, London, Nov. 1959
John Bull, Sep.26-Oct.31 1959
Dodd Mead, New York, Mar. 1960
Ladies Home Journal, Nov. 1959


(from HarperCollins "The Agatha Christie Collection" cover)

Late one night, two teachers investigate a mysterious flashing light in the sports pavilion, while the rest of the school sleeps. There, among the lacrosse sticks, they stumble upon the body of the unpopular games mistress - shot through the heart from point blank range.

The school is thrown into chaos when the 'cat' strikes again. Unfortunately, schoolgirl Julia Updike knows too much. In particular, she knows that without Hercule Poirot's help, she will be the next victim...


Prologue - Summer Term
1. Revolution in Ramat
2. The Woman on the Balcony
3. Introducing Mr Robinson
4. Return of a Traveller
5. Letters from Meadowbank School
6. Early Days
7. Straws in the Wind
8. Murder
9. Cat Among the Pigeons
10. Fanastic Story
11. Conference
12. New Lamps for Old
13. Catastrophe
14. Miss Chadwick Lies Awake
15. Murder Repeats Itself
16. The Riddle of the Sports Pavilion
17. Aladdin's Cave
18. Consultation
19. Consultation Continued
20. Conversation
21. Gathering Threads
22. Incident in Anatolia
23. Showdown
24. Poirot Explains
25. Legacy


Prince Ali Yusuf, Angele Blanche, Honoria Bulstode, Alice Calder, Miss Chadwick, John Edmundson, Adam Goodman, Detective Inspector Kelsey, Colonel Ephraim Pikeaway, Dennis Rathbone, Squadron Leader Bob Rawlinson, Eileen Rich, Mr. Robinson, Miss Rowan, Princess Shaista, Anne Shapland, Grace Springer, Jennifer Sutcliffe, Joan Sutcliffe, Mrs. Upjohnm Julia Upjohn, Eleanor Vansittart

Film & TV Dramas

Cat among the Pigeons
Agahta Christie's POIROT XI, 2008
director James Kent
writer Mark Gatiss
cast David Suchet(Hercule Poirot), Harriet Walter(Miss Bulstrode), Raji James(Prince Ali), Adam De Ville(Bob Rawlinson), Don Gallagher(Mr. Forbes), Georgie Glen(Mrs. Forbes), Georgia Cornick(Patricia Forbes), Carol MacReady(Miss Johnson), Claire Skinner(Miss Rich), Susan Wooldridge(Miss Chadwick), Natasha Little(Ann Shapland), Amara Karan(Princess Shaista), Adam Croasdell(Adam), Amanda Abbington(Miss Blake), Miranda Raison(Mlle Blanche)
Le Chat et les Souris
Les petits meurtres d'Agatha Christie, 2010(FR)
director Éric Woreth
cast Antoine Duléry, Marius Colucci, Flore Bonaventura, Stéphanie Caillard, Isabelle Candelier, Marilyne Canto, Brigitte Catillon, Anna Cottis, Hélène Darras, Caroline Ducey, Nailia Harzoune, Gaelle Hausermann, Claire Magnin, Marion Monier, Anouchka Vingtier


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