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, Carolines daughter is determined to prove her mothers innocence, and Poirot just cant get that nursery rhyme out of his mind.
About the Author
Agatha Christie is the best-selling author of all time. She wrote eighty crime novels and story collections, fourteen plays, and several other books. Her books have sold roughly four billion copies and have been translated into 45 languages. She is the creator of the two most enduring figures in crime literature--Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple--and author of "The Mousetrap", the longest-running play in the history of modern theatre. Christie was born in Torquay, Devon in 1890. She died in 1976 in Wallingford, Oxfordshire.
“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.”
“Agatha Christie never fails us, and her Five Little Pigs presents a very pretty problem for the ingenious reader.”
-Manchester Guardian (UK)