Monday, March 17, 2014

Murder In March Madness Day 17

Today we are on the other side of the hump so to peak with Murder In March Madness. Day number seventeen brings up with the title The A.B.C. Murders by Agatha Christie, published in1964.

The A.B.C. Murders (1936)
Written by Agatha Christie (1890-1976)

Alice Ascher, a shopkeeper in Andover, is bludgeoned to death at her place of work. Next to die is Miss Bernard in Bexhill, then Mr. Clarke in Churston. More disturbing than the alphabetic sequence of the killings or the ABC Railway guide that the killer leaves at the crime scenes are the taunting notes warning Hercule Poirot before each murder.


Printing History
Collins Crime Club January 1936, Hardcover
Dodd Mead and Company February 1936 Hardcover
Pocket Books 1941 Paperback
Penguin Books 1948 Paperback
Pan Books, 1958 Paperback 
Fontana Books 1962 Paperback
Pan Books, 1979 Paperback
Collins Crime Club 1980 Hardcover
Ulverscroft 1980 Hardback
HarperCollins September 2006 Hardcover

1 comment:

  1. Scott - Oh, this is such a good Christie novel!! I'm so glad you've featured it today. :-)