In this exclusive authorized edition from the Queen of Mystery, beloved detective Hercule Poirot races to solve a case from out of the past.
Beautiful Caroline Crale was convicted of poisoning her husband, but just like the nursery rhyme, there were five other “little pigs” who could have done it: Philip Blake (the stockbroker), who went to market; Meredith Blake (the amateur herbalist), who stayed at home; Elsa Greer (the three-time divorcée), who had her roast beef; Cecilia Williams (the devoted governess), who had none; and Angela Warren (the disfigured sister), who cried all the way home.
Sixteen years later, Caroline’s daughter is determined to prove her mother’s innocence, and Poirot just can’t get that nursery rhyme out of his mind.
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.
“The answer to the riddle is brilliant.” — Times Literary Supplement (London)
“A brilliant piece of detective fiction, in which character plays an important part.” — Daily Telegraph (London)
“Straightforward bamboozling from start to finish.” — New Statesman (UK)
“As usual, Mrs. Christie hoaxes us with a double twist at the denouement, and provides excellent entertainment.” — Punch (UK)
“Agatha Christie never fails us, and her Five Little Pigs presents a very pretty problem for the ingenious reader.” — Manchester Guardian (UK)