By the Pricking of My Thumbs : Tommy & Tuppence

  • by Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by Hugh Fraser
  • Series: Tommy & Tuppence
  • 6 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When Tommy and Tuppence visit an elderly aunt in her gothic nursing home, they think nothing of her mistrust of the doctors; after all, Ada is a very difficult old lady.But when Mrs Lockett mentions a poisoned mushroom stew, and Mrs Lancaster talks about "something behind the fireplace", Tommy and Tuppence find themselves caught up in an unexpected adventure involving possible black magic.


What the Critics Say

"The most macabre and eerie Christie I have read for a long time." (Sunday Express)
"Ladies disappearing from homes of rest, sinister empty houses, hints of gang-leaders mixed with black magic: mystery at the usual high Christie level." (Evening Standard)
"All beautifully plotted in the way that Mrs Christie is famous for. The title is from Macbeth: 'By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes.' Wicked indeed!" (Best Sellers)


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Customer Reviews

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Rather creepy

A rather elderly Tommy and Tuppemce (mainly Tuppence) investigate the disappearance of an elderly lady from a Rest Home; their only clue is a painting of a house. Before long they are wrapped up in a mystery involving historical child murders and a criminal gang. An interesting and creepy twist at the end - does this spell the end for Tuppence...? A rather unusual Christie with a good mix of characters. As always, beautifully narrated by Hugh Fraser - I wish it was possible to get every Agatha Christie read by him!
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- Melissa

By the Pricking of my thumbs

To start with, this was a bit confusing, but once you got into it, the storyline, became very intriguing.
This is the first Tommy & Tuppence book I've listened to and I'm tempted to buy some of the other book's, in the same series I hope that when I'm their age, I've got the same enthusiasm for life
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- Jaye Hardy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-01-2007
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited