Hastings: have you thought about it? Poirot: I can think of 5 cases of devoted husbands murdering their wives. And 23 of devoted wives murdering their husbands. No, I thank you Hastings, marriage is not for me.
At a Hallowe’en party, Joyce – a hostile 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.
Agatha Christie is best remembered for her 66 detective novels and more than 15 short story collections (especially those featuring Hercule Poirot or Miss Jane Marple), and her successful West End plays.