Murder in Three Acts (Hercule Poirot novel) . Agatha Christie . UB5060
Murder in Three Acts (Hercule Poirot novel)
First published : 1934
Also known as: Three act tragedy
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Hercule Poirot is a fictional Belgian detective created by Agatha Christie. Poirot is one of Christie’s most famous and long-running characters, appearing in 33 novels, and more than 50 short stories published between 1920 and 1975.
Murder in Three Acts
(Three act tragedy)
Renowned stage actor Sir Charles Cartwright hosts a dinner party at his home in Cornwall. His guests include: Hercule Poirot; psychiatric doctor Sir Bartholomew Strange; Hermione “Egg” Lytton Gore and her mother; Captain Dacres and his wife Cynthia; the playwright Muriel Wills; Egg’s friend Oliver Manders; Mr Satterthwaite; and Reverend Babbington and his wife. When Babbington suddenly dies after sipping one of the cocktails being served, Cartwright believes it was murder, though Strange finds no poison in his glass. Some time later, Poirot is in Monte Carlo and hears news from Satterthwaite and Cartwright that Strange died from nicotine poisoning after drinking a glass of port wine, despite there being no trace in the glass. With the exception of the three men, Strange’s guests are the same ones who attended Cartwright’s party. Both Satterthwaite and Cartwright return to England to investigate the murders. They learn that prior to the party, Strange had sent his usual butler away for two months, and that he exhibited strange behaviour as if expecting something. A temporary replacement he hired named Ellis has since disappeared, with Satterthwaite and Cartwright finding drafted blackmail letters from Ellis in his room. Babbington’s body is soon exhumed, showing he too died from nicotine poisoning.
Cartwright, Satterthwaite and Egg partner to investigate the deaths, joined by Poirot as a consultant. Each guest has a possible motive or suspicious circumstances surrounding Strange’s death, but no connection to Babbington.