Three Act Tragedy
Delicated to
My Friends, Geoffrey and Violet Shipston
Collins, London, Jan. 1935
Dodd, Mead & Co., New York, 1934 as "Murder in Three Act"
Saturday Evening Post, Jun.9-Jul.14 1934 as 'Murder in Three Acts'


Thirteen guests arrived for dinner at the actor's house. It was to be a particularly unlucky evening for the mild-mannered Reverend Stephen Babbington, who choked on his cocktail, went into convulsions and died.
But when his martini glass was sent for chemical analysis, there was no trace of poison - just as Poirot had predicted. Even more troubling for the great detective, there was absolutely no motive ...


First Act - Suspicion
1. Crow's Nest • 2. Incident Before Dinner • 3. Sir Charles Wonders • 4. A Modern Elaine • 5. Flight From A Lady
Second Act - Certainty
1. Sir Charles Receives A Letter • 2. The Missing Butler • 3. Which Of Them? • 4. The Evidence Of The Servants • 5. In The Butler's Room • 6. Concerning An Ink-Stain • 7. Plan Of Campaign
Third Act - Discovery
1. Mrs Babbington • 2. Lady Mary • 3. Re-Enter Hercule Poirot • 4. A Watching Brief • 5. Division of Labour • 6. Cynthia Dacres • 7. Captain Dacres • 8. Angela Sutcliffe • 9. Murial Wills • 10. Oliver Manders • 11. Poirot Gives A Sherry Party • 12. Day At Gilling • 13. Mrs De Rushbridger • 14. Miss Milray • 15. Curtain


Charles Cartwright • Mr Satterthwaite • Dr.Strange • Miss Milray • Rev.Babbington • Mrs.Babbington • Hercule Poirot

Films & TV

Murder in Three Acts, US, 1986
TV drama list
Three Act Tragedy, ITV/UK, 2010
Agahta Christie's POIROT XII
Drame en trois actes, FR, 2018
Les petits meurtres d'Agatha Christie Saison 2

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