Cards on the Table : Superintendent Battle

  • by Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by Hugh Fraser
  • Series: Superintendent Battle
  • 6 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Mr Shaitana was famous as a flamboyant party host. Nevertheless, he was a man of whom everybody was a little afraid. So, when he boasted to Poirot that he considered murder an art form, the detective had some reservations about accepting a party invitation to view Shaitana's private collection.

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What the Critics Say

"The finest murder story of her career... Mrs Christie has never been more ingenious." (Daily Mail)

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Customer Reviews

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Another cracking story

Agatha Christie again has the listener wondering who has done the deed. The return of a number of characters, such as the wonderful Mrs Oliver and Superintendent Battle to accompany Hercule Poiret on his quest for the truth, plus the usual twists and turns of plot. An enjoyable story, once again brought to life by the narrator.
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- Dr. R. Brompton

Entertaining preposterous tale.

This I enjoyed, unlike the humourless and misanthropic Curtain. Good old fashioned murder mystery, like a game of Cluedo, twists and turns, Ariadne Oliver as comic relief and gentle mockery of the profession of crime novelist, Poirot (and the police) employing dubious methods which eventually reveal the worst villain.
The relationship between the two young women now seems ambiguous, and I wonder what the author’s intentions were - as I did in Cat among the Pigeons, or even the first Styles novel. This was England with a large US market, not France...
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- Mary Carnegie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 25-08-2006
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited