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Publisher's Summary

First came a sinister warning to Poirot not to eat any plum pudding...then the discovery of a corpse in a chest, but what can link these baffling cases? The little grey cells of Monsieur Hercule Poirot! Feast yourself on these intriguing crime mysteries from the distinctive hand of the queen of crime fiction. Stories include:



The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding
The Mystery of the Spanish Chest
Four-And-Twenty Blackbirds
The Under Dog
The Dream
©1960 Agatha Christie Limited. A Chorion Company. All rights reserved; (P)2000 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London UK
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"There is irresistible simplicity and buoyancy of a Christmas treat about it all." (Times Literary Supplement)
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By Diana on 01-15-18

Hugh Fraser is enjoyable as always

What did you love best about The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding?

A different kind of Christmas tale in true Agatha Christie style. LOVED it. As I loved all her books.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Little Bridget strikes me as a forceful young lady in the making.

Which scene was your favorite?

The Christmas dinner where the pudding was eaten and each found their little trinket. So aptly, HP received the bachelor's button!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, definitely.

Any additional comments?

No one but Hugh Fraser (or perhaps Dan Stevens) should be given AC mysteries to read. As Hastings in the ITV series, Hugh is a master at recreating the emotion of each story he reads.

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By colin ross on 01-06-15

perfect holiday listening

Good short stories, Hugh Fraser excellent at reading almost like having David Suchet himself! easy to navigate each of the five plots and some interesting twists and turns.

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By Jaye Hardy on 06-15-16

ADVENTURES OF OF THE CHRISTMAS PUDDING

great tape audio book

5 of Poriot struggles short stories it is an easy to listen to

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By SP Parkinson on 11-27-15

Bravo! Hugh Fraser. Bien joué.

I couldn't think of a finer narrator for the Poirot mysteries than Captain Hastings himself, Hugh Fraser. Well done and I will certainly listening/reading more. Merci beaucoup, as the little detective would say.

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