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Agatha Christie
The Pale Horse

To John and Helen Mildmay White
with many thanks for the opportunity given me to see justice done

First Published

Collins, London, Nov. 1961
Woman’s Mirror, Sep.2-Oct.21 1961
Dodd Mead, New York, 1962
Ladies Home Journal, Apr. 1962


(from HarperCollins "The Agatha Christie Collection" cover)

To understand the strange goings on at The Pale Horse Inn, Mark Easterbrook knew he had to begin at the beginning. But where exactly was the beginning?

Was it the savage blow to the back of Father Gorman's head? Or the priest's visit, just minutes before, to a woman on her death bed? Or was there a deeper significance to the violent squabble which Mark Easterbrook had himself witnessed earlier?


David Ardingly, Bella, C.R.Bradley, Eileen Brandon, Dr. Jim Corrigan, Ginger Corrigan, Reverend Caleb Dane Calthrop, Maud Dane Calthrop, Jesse Davis, Colonel John Hugh Despard, Rhoda Dawes Despard, Mark Easterbrook, Father Gorman, Thyrza Grey, Detective Inspector Lejeune, Milly, Mrs. Ariadne Oliver, Zachariah Osborne, Hermia Redcliff, Sybil Stamfordis, Poppy Stirling, Mr. Venables, Bella Webb

Movie & TV

The Pale Horse, 1996 (UK/USA/TV)
director Charles Beeson
cast Colin Buchanan(Mark Easterbrook), Jayne Ashbourne(Kate Mercer), Hermione Norris(Hermia Redcliffe), Michael Byrne(Venables), Ruith Madoc(Sybil), Jean Marsh(Thryza Grey)
The Pale Horse, 2009
Agatha Christie's MARPLE Season 5
director Andy Hay
writer Russell Lewis
cast Julia McKenzie(MISS MARPLE), Jenny Galloway(Bella Ellis), Tom Ward(Captain Cottam), Nigel Planer(Roger Venables), Sarah Alexander(Lydia Harsnet), Jonathan Cake(Mark Easterbrook), Amy Manson(Ginger Corrigan), Bill Paterson(Mr Bradley), Susan Lynch(Sybil Stamfordis), Pauline Collins(Thyrza Grey), Lynda Baron(Mrs Coppins), JJ Feild(Paul Osbourne), Holly Valance(Kanga Cottam), Nicholas Parsons(Father Gorman), Elizabeth Rider(Mrs Davis)


  1. Official Site: The Pale Horse
  2. Wikipedia: The Pale Horse
  3. IMDb: The Pale Horse (1997)
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