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Mrs. McGinty's Dead

By: Agatha Christie
Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
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Mrs McGinty died from a brutal blow to the back of her head. Suspicion fell immediately on her shifty lodger, James Bentley, whose clothes revealed traces of the victim's blood and hair. Yet something was amiss: Bentley just didn't look like a murderer.

Poirot believed he could save the man from the gallows. What he didn't realise was that his own life was now in great danger.

©1953 Agatha Christie Mallowan (P)2002 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London UK

Critic Reviews

"The plot is perfect and the characters are wonderful." (San Francisco Chronicle)
"The best Poirot since such pre-war classics as Cards on the Table." (New York Times)
"So simple, so economical, so completely baffling. Every clue scrupulously given, with superb sleight of hand." (Sunday Times)

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The best mystery!

So easy to listen and so addictive! keeps us guessing until the very end of the story.

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  • James
  • 09-21-15

One of her best

Not as well known as 'orient express' or 'death on the Nile', but this book is one of her best with solid back story (where are they now) and excellent characterisations of all the residents at Broadhinney. Coupled with High Fraser's narration this is one of the best Christies I've download.

You can't go wrong with Agatha Christie. Time and again I return to her books (spoken or word) due to the timeless quality and appeal of her work.

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  • LORNA
  • 06-22-15

Love it

I love Hugh Fraser narrating Agatha Christie
now own almost all of the them. Definitely recommend

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  • Shopaholic
  • 04-11-15

Mrs McGinty dead

A blast from the past waiting for Poirot DCI SPENCE his cases has just been heard in court on his evidence and testimony he's found guilty and condemned to death, but they're problems SPENCE doesn't think he's done it again turns to Poirot can he find the real killer in 3 weeks

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  • Janey
  • 02-05-15

Brilliant

This is my favourite Agatha Christie, Poirot, story. Whilst one suspects the murderer pretty quickly, the twists and turns and individuals stories are fascinating as they unfold.
Hugh Frasier's narration is superb. His vocal characterisations brilliant. I love his voice, and his range of accents etc is extraordinary. You could be listening to a play, he is so good.

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  • Mr. M. Elsy
  • 11-14-22

Great and Enjoyable.

This is a great story by Agatha Christie and superbly narrated by Hugh Fraser. Poirot is asked to prove a man is innocent of murder and is about to be hanged.

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  • prettythings
  • 08-09-22

Classic poirot

One of my most favourite agatha books. Listened to this so many times. Excellent narration voices

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  • SB
  • 07-02-22

love a good Agatha Christie mystery

Hugh Frazer reads so wonderfully. I can listen to these stories over and over again

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  • sheila jones
  • 02-26-22

Ten stars to the outstanding Hugh Fraser!

My favourite audiobook ever. The story is one of her best. But narrator Hugh Fraser takes it into another class altogether. He manages to make it feel like a full cast dramatisation. I really forgot it was one person. Outstanding. It's an acting master class. I am in awe! What a brilliant actor. I've always loved his work, especially as Poirot's sidekick Hastings, but this tops the lot. Marvellous.

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  • Dani
  • 12-06-21

Brilliant

What a terrific tangle. Amazing plot beautifully narrated .something to engage you for a long time

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-02-21

Detectives, detectives

This is the type of stories that I was searching for. Classic Poirot and his little grey cells ☺️ Love it

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  • Kathryn
  • 01-19-15

Always keeps you guessing

I love Agatha Christie's books. She keeps you guessing right to the very end.
Hugh Fraser is a fantastic narrator. You often forget that it is one person reading the entire story. He makes it seem like a dramatized version.

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