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Hercule Poirot and the Greenshore Folly

Special treat from the great lady of mystery

November 21, 2013
By REGINA M. ANGELI - Books Writer , The Daily News

Readers of digitized books have much to be thankful for as HarperCollins-Witness Impulse has released an eBook exclusive edition of a never before printed Agatha Christie novella, "Hercule Poirot and the Greenshore Folly."

The story was originally written in 1954. Though intended to be published and its proceeds donated to raise money for stained glass windows for Christie's local church, the odd length of the story prevented the work from being printed in magazine form.

Thus, the work was expanded into the novel "Dead Man's Folly."

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The story reunites her great Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot, with the irrepressible mystery writer, Mrs. Ariadne Oliver.

When Mrs. Oliver is invited to write a murder mystery for a fete at Greenshore House, the home of Sir James Stubbs, she suspects something sinister is brewing. She enlists the help of her fellow professional, Hercule Poirot.

Though the two have had their differences, Poirot has come to respect Mrs. Oliver's intuition which proves to be spot on when the staged murder becomes the perfect setting for a real murder and the two must hunt a cunning killer.

Fans of Agatha Christie will be delighted with this clever whodunit which is seasoned with a dash of Christie's gentle sense of humor. In this time of thanksgiving, we are given a special treat from the great lady of mystery.



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