The Agatha Christie Hour: The Complete Collection
“From renowned mystery writer Agatha Christie come these 10 tales of intrigue and romance set in Art Deco-era England. In these suspenseful stories, lesser-known Christie protagonists—including “happiness expert” Parker Pyne—find themselves embroiled in illicit love affairs, supernatural mysteries, false accusations, life-changing encounters, and murder. These classic adaptations are “an engrossing, mystery-lover’s treasure from beginning to end” (Library Bookwatch). The star-studded ensemble casts include John Nettles (Midsomer Murders), Amanda Redman (New Tricks), Christopher Cazenove (The Duchess of Duke Street), Ralph Bates (Poldark), Cherie Lunghi (Secret Diary of a Call Girl), Maurice Denham (All Passion Spent), James Grout (Inspector Morse), Stephanie Cole (Doc Martin), and Rupert Everett (My Best Friend’s Wedding).”
When a woman suspects that her husband is having an affair, she is introduced to a young French beau by Parker Pyne; an army officer attempts to discourage his friend’s sister from getting married; an investment broker who has just lost his job seeks a new adventure; three men discuss a case of multiple personalities on a train ride from London to Scotland; when an army major returns from life overseas, he becomes bored and looks to find excitement in his life with the help of Parker Pyne; an unhappily married woman looks to separate from her husband; a young man looks to find out more about the paranormal; a sâeance predicts sudden death and danger; a woman takes a job as a decoy for the visiting duchess, who is rumored to be the target of a potential assassination attempt; a man sets out on a road trip after hitting it big in a newspaper contest.