When Emily Arundell, a wealthy spinster, falls to her death down a staircase, her greedy relatives attribute her death to a ball left around by her pet fox terrier, Bob. Her companion, Miss Lawson, becomes the unexpected heir to her estates, and the matter is assumed closed. Howeer, detective extraordinaire and grey-cells expert Hercule Poirot receives a letter Emily had written shortly before her death, and in it she tells him that she thinks someone has been trying to kill her. The letter reaches Poirot late and Emily is already dead. But something like that can barely dissuade the sleauth from tackling the case. In fact, it might be just the distraction Poirot is searching for.
About Agatha Christie
Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie was an English writer known for her murder mystery novels and short stories. She has also written romances under the name Mary Westmacott.
A prolific writer, Agatha Christie wrote 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections and is best remembered for characters such as Hercule Poirot, Miss Jane Marple, and Tommy and Tuppence Beresford. Some of her most famous works are: The Mysterious Affair At Styles, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, And Then There Were None andCurtain: Poirot's Last Case. Her play, The Mousetrap, holds the record as the longest initial run of any play in history, running at the West End of London since 1952. She was bestowed with the Order of the British Empirefor her contributions towards English literature.