Enjoy Agatha Christie’s beloved classic, Hallowe’en Party—the inspiration for the major motion picture A Haunting in Venice, directed by and starring Kenneth Branagh—with a new introduction by Michael Green, screenwriter of the film.
When a Halloween party turns deadly, it falls to Hercule Poirot to unmask a murderer.
At a Halloween party, Joyce—a surly thirteen-year-old—boasts that she once witnessed a murder. When no one believes her, she storms off home. But within hours her body is found, still in the house, drowned in an apple-bobbing tub.
Famed detective Hercule Poirot is called in to investigate. Set against a night of trickery and the occult, it’s up to Poirot to uncover the real evil presence responsible for this ghastly deed.
Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Her books have sold more than a billion copies in English and another billion in a hundred foreign languages. She died in 1976, after a prolific career spanning six decades.
“Agatha Christie needed to create an exceptional detective to outthink every reader and Hercule Poirot is the result.” — Peter Lovesey, Anthony award-winning author of Stagestruck
“A thundering success….A triumph for Hercule Poirot.” — Daily Mirror (London)