Gorgeous new covers for Agatha Christie’s bestselling mysteries

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Some of the best Agatha Christie murder mysteries have been released today with a striking new cover design. Following the stunning new cover interpretations of Murder on The Orient Express, The Mysterious Affair at Styles and Curtain, these gorgeous new jackets will be a great addition to your Christie library.

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Cat Among the Pigeons

cat among pigeons

Unpleasant things are going on in an exclusive school for girls – things like murder… Late one night, two teachers investigate a mysterious flashing light in the sports pavilion and they stumble upon the body of the unpopular games mistress. Schoolgirl Julia Upjohn knows too much and without Hercule Poirot’s help she could be the next victim.

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The Labours of Hercules

the labours of hercules

In appearance Hercule Poirot hardly resembled an ancient Greek hero. Yet – reasoned the detective – like Hercules he had been responsible for ridding society of some of its most unpleasant monsters. So, in the period leading up to his retirement, he made up his mind to accept just twelve more cases: his self-imposed ‘Labours’. Each would go down in the annals of crime as a heroic feat of deduction.

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Death on the Nile

Death on the Nile

The tranquillity of a cruise along the Nile is shattered by the discovery that Linnet Ridgeway has been shot through the head. She was young, stylish and beautiful, a girl who had everything – until she lost her life.  However, in this exotic setting nothing is ever quite what it seems…

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Evil Under the Sun

evil under the sun

It was not unusual to find the beautiful bronzed body of the sun-loving Arlena Stuart stretched out on a beach, face down. Only, on this occasion, there was no sun… she had been strangled. Ever since Arlena’s arrival at the resort, Hercule Poirot had detected sexual tension in the seaside air. But could this apparent ‘crime of passion’ have been something more evil and premeditated altogether?

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Dead Man’s Folly

dead mans folly

Sir George and Lady Stubbs, the hosts of a village fête, hit upon the novel idea of staging a mock murder mystery. Despite weeks of meticulous planning, Ariadne, the crime writer who was in charge of organising the murder hunt, calls her friend Hercule Poirot for his expert assistance. Instinctively, she senses that something sinister is about to happen…

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Mrs McGinty’s Dead

mrs mcgintys dead

The old children’s game now seemed rather tasteless. The real Mrs McGinty was killed by a crushing blow to the back of the head and her pitifully small savings were stolen. Suspicion falls immediately on her lodger, hard up and out of a job. Hercule Poirot has other ideas – unaware that his own life is now in great danger…

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15 thoughts on “Gorgeous new covers for Agatha Christie’s bestselling mysteries

  1. Ooh I just love the cover of Cat Among the pigeons- the contrast between the woman’s emerald dress and vivid deep red hair is very striking. Her dress and appearance sum up the spirit and setting of the story very well and harks back to a time of elegance. I love her expression too as she seems deep in thought and makes you wonder why.

  2. Great designs, they certainly lend a great air of mystery and intrigue to the titles! Evil Under The Sun especially gives an impression of sweltering heat!

  3. love,love, love ‘murder on the orient express’! my first ever who done it? read…has had me hooked ever since! and the ending is brilliant!!

  4. Used to love Agatha Christie but haven’t read her in years. Now seems a good time to start again.

  5. The Labours of Hercules has the most crime-eye-catching image in the mysterious, dark figure watching from beyond sand dune immersed railings, haloed by a gloomy cloudbank of foreboding.

  6. I like the Death on the Nile cover the best.
    The colours look inviting remind you of sunshine yet Miss Marple is dressed in heavy clothes – a British detective in a strange land. So this is my favourite.

  7. Sorry, I know it’s not a Miss Marple novel but Hercule Poirot but the picture on the cover of Evil under the Sun made me think of her. It’s been a long time since I’ve read them. It still is my favourite cover though, a British detective all wrapped up going to a foreign land with the heat from the sun, shown with the yellow colours.

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