The Secret of Chimneys
To My Nephew
in memory of an inscription at compton castle and a day at the zoo
John Lane (The Bodley Head), London, Jun. 1925
Dodd, Mead, New York, 1925


Little did Anthony Cade suspect that a simple errand on behalf of a friend would make him the centrepiece of a murderous international conspiracy. Someone would stop at nothing to prevent the monarchy being restored in faraway Herzoslovakia.
The combined forces of Scotland Yard and the French Surete can do no better than go in circles - until the final murser at Chimneys, the great country estate that yields up an amazing secret.


1. Anthony Cade Signs On
2. A Lady in Distress
3. Anxiety in High Places
4. Introducing a Very Charming Lady
5. First Night in London
6. The Gentle Art of Blackmail
7. Mr McGrath Refuses an Invitation
8. A Dead Man
9. Anthony Disposes of a Body
10. Chimneys
11. Superintendent Battle Arrives
12. Anthony Tells His Story
13. The American Visitor
14. Mainly Political and and Financial
15. The French Stranger
16. Tea in the Schoolroom
17. A Midnight Adventure
18. Second Midnight Adventure
19. Secret History
20. Battle and Anthony Confer
21. Mr Issacstein's Suitcase
22. The Red Signal
23. Encounter in the Rose Garden
24. The House at Dover
25. Tuesday Night at Chimneys
26. The 13th of October
27. The 13th of October (contd)
28. King Victor
29. Further Explanations
30. Anthony Signs On for a New Job
31. Sunday Details


Anthony Cade, James McGrath, Lord Caterham (the ninth Marquis of Caterham, Clement Edward Alistair Brent), Lady Eileen "Bundle" Brent, Tredwell, Mademoiselle Genevieve Brun, Count Stylptitch, Prince Michael Obolovitch, Boris Anchoukoff, Baron Lolopretjzyl (Lollipop), George "Codders" Lomax, Virginia Revel (Hon. Mrs. Timothy Revel, nee Hon. Virginia Cawthron), Bill Eversleigh, Herman Isaacstein, Mr. Hiram P. Fish, Giuseppe Manuelli, Superintendent Battle, M. Lemoine

Captain Andrassy, Queen Varaga (Countess Varaga Popoffsky), Sir Abner Willis, Professor Wynward, Walton, Lord Edgbaston, Elise, Miss Oscar, Dorothy "Dolly" Kirkpatrick, Dr. Cartwright, Carlo, Captain O'Neill, Lord Caterham (the eighth Marquis of Caterham, Henry), Mr. & Mrs. Caldicott, Mr. Lucius Gott, Constable Johnson, Dutch Pedro, Chilvers, Miss Taylor, Nicholas IV, Prince Nicholas Sergius Alexander Ferdinand Obolovitch, Tom Pearse, Insp. Badgworthy, Mrs. Battle, The Comtesses de Breteuil, Dulcie Brent (Guggle), Daisy Brent (Winkle), Mr. Holmes, Mr. Balderson, Marcia, Colonel Melrose, Angele Mory, Edward Henry Revel, James Revel, Hon. Mr. Timothy "Tim" Revel, Miss Mary Revel, Mrs. Willis Revel, King Victor, Duke of Perth, Richardson, Lennox Revel, Count Stanislaus, Marchioness of Caterham (the fourth), Sir Joshua Reynolds, Ed, Bert, Gladys, M. Chelles

Chimneys (play)

Full Length Play / Melodrama / More than 120 minutes
a Play in 3 Acts by Agatha Christie dramatised from her own novel.
Vertigo Mystery Theatre, Calgary, Canada 16 Oct. 2003
[cast] Ron Hartmann(Tredwell), Len Harvey(Monsieur Lemoine), Brian Gromoff(Lord Caterham), Emiily Talia(Lady Eileen Brent(Bundle)), Hal Kerbes(George Lomax), Patrick Creery(Bill Eversleigh), David McNally(Anthony Cade), Stephanie McNamara(Virginia Revel), Peter Skagen(Superintendent Battle), Arnold Dvorkin(Herman Isaacstein), Grant Linneberg(Boris Andrassy)

Films & TV

The Secret of Chimneys, ITV/UK, 2010
Agatha Christie's MARPLE Season 5

UK/US covers

Bodley Head / HarperCollins

Dodd, Mead / Grosset&Dunlap






Western Europe covers

Le secret de Chimneys

French index

Le Masque (#126) 1933

Club des Masques (#218) 1974

Le Livre de Poche (#5490) 1981


Het mysterieuze manuscript / Het geheim van de zeven schoorstenen

Dutch index

Het geheim van de zeven schoorstenen

Het mysterieuze manuscript

Die Memoiren des Grafen

German index


Northern Europe covers

Hemligheten på Chimneys

Swedish index

Brevet, der dræbte

Danish index

Brevet som drepte

Norwegian index

Rakkauskirjeiden salaisuus

Finnish index

Leyndarmál Chimney hallar

Icelandic index

Chimneysi saladus

Estonian index

'Skurstenu' noslepums

Čimneizo pilies paslaptis

Lithuanian index

Southern Europe covers

Il segreto di Chimneys

Italian index

El secreto de Chimneys

Spanish index

El secret de Chimneys

O Segredo de Chimneys / O Segrêdo de Chimneys

Portuguese index

Κρυφός αντίπαλος (Το μυστικό στις καμινάδες)

Greek index

Тајна Димњака / Tajna zamka Cimniz / Tajna dimnjaka

former Yugoslavia index

Tajna Dimnjaka / Tajna zamka Chimneys

former Yugoslavia index

Tajna zamka Cimniz / Tajna zamka Chimneys

former Yugoslavia index

Eastern Europe covers

Tajemství Chimneys

Czech index

Királyok és kalandorok / Chimneys titka

Hungarian index

Тайната на имението

Bulgarian index

Tajemnica rezydencji Chimneys

Polish index


Secretul de la Chimneys

Romanian index

Таємниця замка Чимниз

Тайна Замка Чимниз

Russian index

Middle East & Asian covers

Köşkteki Esrar / Köşkte Cinayet / Chimneys Şatosunun Esrarı

Turkish index

מסתרי היד האדומה

Hebrew index

أسرار المداخن ⁄ سر جريمة تشيمنيز ⁄ سر المداخن ⁄ الجريمة الأخيرة

Arabic index

اسرار قصر چيمنيز

A.P. = anno Persico (Persian year); Persian index

(Tamil) அந்தப் புதையல் எங்கே

Rahasia Chimneys

Indonesian index


Thai index

煙囪的秘密 / 烟囱大厦的秘密 / 名苑猎凶 / 烟囱宅之谜

Chinese index






チムニーズ館の秘密 / チムニーズ荘の秘密

Japanese index




침니스의 비밀 / 비밀클럽의 살인사건

Korean index