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 whole thing is utterly impossible and utterly fascinating. It is the most baffling mystery Agatha Christie has ever written." -- New York Times"One of the most ingenious thrillers in many a day." -- Time magazine"One of the very best, most genuinely bewildering Christies." -- The Observer (UK)"There is no cheating; the reader is just bamboozled in a straightforward way from first to last....The most colossal achievement of a colossal career. The book must rank with Mrs. Christie's previous best--on the top notch of detection." -- New Statesman (UK)"The most astonishingly impudent, ingenious and altogether successful mystery story since The Murder of Roger Ackroyd." -- Daily Herald (UK)"What Agatha Christie taught me was all about the delicate placement of the red herring. She was the ultimate genius behind 'by indirections shall we find directions out.' " -- Elizabeth George, New York Times bestselling author of the Inspector Lynley novels