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Agatha Christie
The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding

First Published

UK
Collins, London, Oct. 1960

Plot

(from HarperCollins "The Agatha Christie Collection" cover)

First came a sinister warning to Poirot not to eat any plum pudding...then the discovery of a corpse in a chest...next, an overheard quarrel that led to murder...the strange case of the dead man who altered his eating habits...and the puzzle of the victim who dreamt his own suicide.

What links these six baffling cases? The distinctive hand of the queen of crime fiction.

Link

  1. Official Site: The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding
  2. Wikipedia: The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding

The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding

The Sketch, Dec.11 1923

Film & TV Dramas

The Theft of the Royal Ruby
Agahta Christie's POIROT III, 1991
director Andrew Grieve
writer Anthony Horowitz
cast David Suchet(Poirot), Nigel Le Vaillant(Desmond Lee-Wortley), John Vernon(David Welwyn), Frederick Treves(Col Horace Lacey), Stephanie Cole(Mrs Emily Lacey), David Howey(Jesmond), Tariq Alibali(Prince Farouk), Helen Mitchell(Sarah Lacey), John Dunbar(Peverill)
CHRISTMAS PUDDING no boken
Meitantei POIROT to MARPLE, 2004/05 (JP/TV)
director Naohito Takahashi;
writer Seishi Togawa,
cast/voice Kotaro Satomi(Poirot), Yuriko Hoshi(Mrs Lacey)

Link

  1. Official Site: The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding
  2. IMDb: Poirot: The Theft of the Royal Ruby (1991)

The Mystery of The Spanish Chest

Women's Illustrated, Sep.17-Oct.1 1960

Film & TV Dramas

The Mystery of the Spanish Chest
Agahta Christie's POIROT III, 1991
director Andrew Grieve
writer Anthony Horowitz
cast David Suchet(Poirot), Hugh Fraser(Hastings), Philip Jackson(Japp), John McEnery(Colonel Curtiss), Pip Torrens(Major Rich), Antonia Pemberton(Lady Chatterton), Caroline Langrishe(Marguerite Clayton), Malcolm Sinclair(Edward Clayton), Peter Copley(Burgoyne)

Link

  1. Official Site: The Mystery of the Spanish Chest
  2. IMDb: Poirot: The Mystery of the Spanish Chest (1991)

The Under Dog

The London Magazine, Oct. 1926
The Mystery Magazine, Apr. 1926
Characters
Hercule Poirot, Lady Astwell, Victor Astwell, Sir Reuben Astwell, Gladys, Humphrey Naylor, Charles

Film & TV Dramas

The Under Dog
Agahta Christie's POIROT V, 1993
director John Bruce
writer Bill Craig
cast David Suchet(Poirot), Hugh Fraser(Hastings), Pauline Moran(Miss Lemon), Bill Wallis(Horace Trefusis), Andrew Seear(Humphrey Naylor), Denis Lill(Sir Reuben Astwell), Ian Gelder(Victor Astwell), Jonathan Phillips(Charles), Adie Allen(Lily), Ann Bell(Lady Astwell), John Evitts(Parsons), Lucy Davidson(Gladys)

Link

  1. Official Site: The Under Dog
  2. IMDb: Poirot: The Under Dog (1993)

Four and Twenty Blackbirds

a.k.a. 'Poirot and the Regular Customer'
The Strand Magazine, Mar. 1941

Film & TV Dramas

Four and Twenty Blackbirds
Agahta Christie's POIROT I, 1989
director Renny Rye
writer Russell Murray
cast David Suchet(Poirot), Hugh Fraser(Hastings), Philip Jackson(Japp), Pauline Moran(Miss Lemon), Richard Howard(George Lorrimer), Tony Aitken(Tommy Pinner), Charles Pemberton(Stooge), Geoffrey Larder(Harry Clarke), Denys Hawthorne(Bonnington), Holly de Jong(Dulcie Lane), Clifford Rose(Makinson), Phillip Lacke(Cutter), Hilary Mason(Mrs Hill), Marjie Lawrence(Irene Mullen), Su Elliott(Edith)
24wa no Kuro-Tsugumi
Meitantei POIROT to MARPLE, 2004/05 (JP/TV)
director Naohito Takahashi;
writer Seishi Togawa,
cast/voice Kotaro Satomi(Poirot)

Link

  1. Official Site: Four and Twenty Blackbirds
  2. IMDb: Poirot: Four and Twenty Blackbirds (1989)

The Dream

The Saturday Evening Post, Oct.23 1937
The Strand Magazine, Feb. 1938

Film & TV Dramas

The Dream
Agahta Christie's POIROT I, 1989
director Edward Bennett
writer Clive Exton
cast David Suchet(Poirot), Hugh Fraser(Hastings), Philip Jackson(Japp), Pauline Moran(Miss Lemon), Alan Howard(Hugo Cornworthy), Joely Richardson(Joannna Farley), Mary Tamm(Mrs Louise Farley), Martin Wenner(Herbert Chudley), Christopher Saul(Mr Tremlett), Paul Lacoux(Dr Stillingfleet)

Link

  1. Official Site: The Dream
  2. IMDb: Poirot: The Dream (1989)

Greenshaw's Folly

The Daily Mail, 1956
Woman's Journal, Aug. 1960
Characters
Jane Marple, General Easterly, Raymond West, Joan West, Inspector Welch, Louisa "Lou" Oxley, Katherine Dorothy Greenshaw, Nathaniel Greenshaw, Mrs Cresswell, Sergeant Cayley, Mr Naysmith, Horace Bindler, Nat Fletcher, Nettie Fletcher, Harry Fletcher, Alfred Pollock, Thomas Pollock, Laura

Film & TV Dramas

Greenshaw's Folly
Agatha Christie's MARPLE Season 6, 2013
director Sarah Harding
writer Tim Whitnall
cast Julia McKenzie(MISS MARPLE), Kimberley Nixon(Louisa Oxley), Julia Sawalha(Mrs Cresswell), Martin Compston(Alfred Pollock), Sam Reid(Nat Fletcher), John Gordon Sinclair(Inspector Welch), Matt Jay(Willis Cayley), Robert Glenister(Father Brophy), Judy Parfitt(Cicely Beauclerk), Fiona Shaw(Miss Greenshaw), Rufus Jones(Horace Bindler), Jim Moir(Walter Cracken), Oscar Pearce(Philip Oxley), Candida Gubbins(Minnie Tulliver), Joanna David(Grace Ritchie), Bobby Smalldridge(Archie Oxley)

Link

  1. Official Site: Greenshaw's Folly
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