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Agatha Christie
Curtain

First Published

UK
Collins, London, Sep. 1975
US
Dodd Mead, New York, 1975

Plot

(from HarperCollins "The Agatha Christie Collection" cover)

The house guests at Styles seemed perfectly pleasant to Captain Hastings: there was his own daughter Judith, an inoffensive ornithologist called Norton, dashing Mr Allerton, brittle Miss Cole, Doctor Franklin and his Fragile wife Barbara, Nurse Craven, Colonel Luttrell and his charming wife Daisy, and the charismatic Boyd-Carrington.

So Hastings was shocked when Poirot declared that one of them was a five-times murderer. True, that ageing detective was crippled with arthritis, but had his deductive instincts finally deserted him?

Characters

Hercule Poirot, Major Allerton, Sir William Boyd Carrington, Elizabeth Cole, Nurse Craven, Curtiss, Barbara Franklin, Dr.John Franklin, George, Captain Arthur Hastings, Judith Hastings, Daisy Luttrell, Colonel George Luttrell, Stephan Norton

Movie & TV

Curtain, 2013
Agahta Christie's POIROT XIII
cast David Suchet (Hercule Poirot), Hugh Fraser (Captain Hastings), Helen Baxendale (Elizabeth Cole), Anne Reid (Daisy Luttrell), John Standing (Col. Toby Luttrell), Aidan McArdle (Stephen Norton), Philip Glenister (Sir William Boyd Carrington), Alice Orr-Ewing (Judith), Shaun Dingwall (Dr Franklin), Matthew McNulty (Major Allerton), Anna Madeley (Barbara Franklin), Claire Keelen (Nurse Craven), David Yelland (George), Gregory Cox (Coroner)

Link

  1. Official Site: Curtain: Poirot's Last Case
  2. Wikipedia: Curtain
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