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Agatha Christie
Third Girl

To Norah Blackmore

First Published

Collins, London, Nov. 1966
Dodd Mead, New York, 1967
Redbook, Apr. 1967


(from HarperCollins "The Agatha Christie Collection" cover)

Three single girls shared the same London flat. The first worked as a secretary; the second was an artist; the third, who came to Poirot for help, disappeared believing she was a murderer.

Now there were rumours of revolvers, flick-knives and blood stains. But, without hard evidence, it would take all Poirot's tenacity to establish whether the third girl was guilty, innocent or insane.


Hercule Poirot, David Baker, Miss Battersby, Louse Birell, Frances Cary, Mr. Boby, Sir Roderick Horsefield, Felicity Lemon, Chief Inspector Neele, Mrs. Ariadne Oliver, Robert Orwell, Claudia Reece-Holland, Andrew Restarick, Mary Restarick, Norma Restarick, Sonia, Dr. John Stillingfleet

Film & TV Dramas

Third Girl
Agahta Christie's POIROT XI, 2008
director Dan Reed
writer Peter Flannery
cast David Suchet(Hercule Poirot), David Yelland(George), Jemima Rooper(Norma Restarick), Zoë Wanamaker(Ariadne Oliver), Clemency Burton-Hill(Claudia Reece-Holland), Matilda Sturridge(Frances Cary), Tom Mison(David Baker), John Warnaby(Inspector Nelson), Caroline O'Neill(Nanny Lavinia Seagram), James Wilby(Andrew Restarick), Peter Bowles(Sir Roderick Horsfield), Lucy Liemann(Sonia), Tim Stern(Alf Renny), Simon Hill(Bus Ticket Inspector), Tessa Bell-Briggs(Daphne the Waitress)


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