Taken at the Flood

Taken at the Flood

Hardback Poirot

By (author) Agatha Christie

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  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 116mm x 186mm x 22mm | 240g
  • Publication date: 1 October 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0007280521
  • ISBN 13: 9780007280520
  • Edition: Facsimile
  • Edition statement: Facsimile edition
  • Sales rank: 195,623

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A man returns from the dead, and the body of a mysterious stranger is found in his room...A few weeks after marrying an attractive young widow, Gordon Cloade is tragically killed by a bomb blast in the London blitz. Overnight, the former Mrs Underhay finds herself in sole possession of the Cloade family fortune. Shortly afterwards, Hercule Poirot receives a visit from the dead man's sister-in-law who claims she has been warned by 'spirits' that Mrs Underhay's first husband is still alive. Poirot has his suspicions when he is asked to find a missing person guided only by the spirit world. Yet what mystifies Poirot most is the woman's true motive for approaching him...

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Agatha Christie was born in Torquay in 1890 and became, quite simply, the best-selling novelist in history. Her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, written towards the end of the First World War, introduced us to Hercule Poirot, who was to become the most popular detective in crime fiction since Sherlock Holmes. She is known throughout the world as the Queen of Crime. Her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language and another billion in 100 foreign countries. She is the author of 80 crime novels and short story collections, 20 plays, and six novels under the name of Mary Westmacott.

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'One of the best... her gift for blending the cosy with the macabre has seldom been more in evidence than it is here.' Elizabeth Bowen, Tatler 'Told briskly, vivaciously, and with ever-fertile imagination.' Manchester Evening News 'One of the better Christies... Don't miss.' New York Herald Tribune