The ABC Murders
To James Watts
One of my most sympathetic friends
UK
Collins, London, Jan. 1936
Dairy Express, Nov.28-Dec.12 1935
US
Dodd, Mead, New York, Feb. 1936
Cosmopolitan, Nov. 1935

Plot

There's a serial killer on the loose. His macabre calling-card: to leave the ABC Railway Guide beside each victim's body. But if A is for Alice Ascher, bludgeoned to death in Andover, and B is for Betty Bernard, strangled with her belt on the beach at Bexhill, then who will victim C be?
Hercule Poirot is intrigued by this murderer's mind. Something just doesn't ring true about a psychopath who lays his clues so carefully.

Contents

1. The Letter
2. (Not from Captain Hastings' Personal Narrative)
3. Andover
4. Mrs Ascher
5. Mary Drower
6. The Scene of the Crime
7. Mr Partridge and Mr Riddell
8. The Second Letter
9. The Bexhill-on-Sea Murder
10. The Barnards
11. Megan Barnard
12. Donald Fraser
13. A Conference
14. The Third Letter
15. Sir Carmichael Clarke
16. (Not from Captain Hastings' Personal Narrative)
17. Marking Time
18. Poirot Makes a Speech
19. By Way of Sweden
20. Lady Clarke
21. Description of a Murderer
22. (Not from Captain Hastings' Personal Narrative)
23. September 11th. Doncaster
24. (Not from Captain Hastings' Personal Narrative)
25. (Not from Captain Hastings' Personal Narrative)
26. (Not from Captain Hastings' Personal Narrative)
27. The Doncaster Murder
28. (Not from Captain Hastings' Personal Narrative)
29. At Scotland Yard
30. (Not from Captain Hastings' Personal Narrative)
31. Hercule Poirot Asks Questions
32. And Catch a Fox
33. Alexander Bonaparte Cust
34. Poirot Explains
35. Finale

Characters

Hercule Poirot, Arthur Hastings, Alice Ascher, Franz Ascher, Mary Drower, Elizabeth "Betty" Barnard, Megan Barnard, Donald "Don" Fraser, Sir Carmichael Clarke, Lady Charlotte Clarke, Franklin Clarke, Thora Grey, George Earlsfield, Alexander Bonaparte Cust, Dr. Thompson, Insp. Crome, Chief Insp. James Japp

Colonel Anderson, Insp. Wells, Dr. Kerr, Superintendent Carter, Capstick, Insp. Glen, Insp. Kelsey, Sergeant Jacobs, Jameson, Colonel Jerome, Mary Stroud, Strange, Bert Smith, Roger Emmanuel Downes, Deveril, Police Constable Dover, Tom, Tom Hartigan, James Partridge, Mr. Barnard, Geoffrey Parnell, Harry, Milly Higley, Mrs. Fowler, Briggs, Sam Baker, Ball, Lily Marbury, Mrs. Marbury, Miss Merrion, Insp. Rice, Mr. Leadbetter, Albert Riddell, Katherine Royal, Miss Rose, Dick Willows, Curdie, George, Platt, Edie, Mabel Homer, Capper, Mr. Court, Mr. Brunskill, Sir Lionel, Stoneman, Dr. Logan, Hill, Lord Trenchard, Lucas, Maynard, Cole

Films & TV

The Alphabet Murders, US, 1965
Film list
The ABC Murders, ITV/UK, 1992
Agahta Christie's POIROT IV
ABC satsujin-jiken, NHK/JP, 2004
Meitantei POIROT to MARPLE
ABC satsujin-jiken, JP, 2005
TV drama list
Les meurtres ABC, FR, 2009
Les petits meurtres d'Agatha Christie Saison 1
Grandmaster, India, 2012
Film list

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Penguin

Berkley

Pan

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Western Europe covers

ABC contre Poirot

French index

Le Masque (#263) 1938

Club des Masques (#296) 1976

Le Livre de Poche (#1703) 1966

Le Livre de Poche jeunesse (#67) 1982

others

ABC mysterie / Het ABC-mysterie

Dutch index


Audio
The House of Books, 2019

Die Morde des Herrn ABC / ABC-Fahrplan / ABC-Morde

German index


Audio
Der Hörverlag, 2003

Northern Europe covers

ABC-morden

Swedish index


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Bookmark Förlag, 2018

ABC mordene

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ABC-leyndarmálið

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La serie infernale
Mondadori Libri S.p.A., 2020
La serie infernale
GoodMood, 2021

Los asesinatos del ABC / El misterio de la guía de Ferrocarriles

Spanish index


Createspace Independent Pub, 2016; ISBN:9781537741727
Independently published, 2021; ISBN:9798545642427

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Os Crimes ABC


Os Crimes do ABC


Os ABC do Crime


Mensagens Sinistras


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Greek index

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ABC / АБЦ убиства / ABC ubistva

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ABC ubistva

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Tympanum, 2019

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A.B.C.

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A.B.C.
Wydawnictwo Szkolne Omega: Wielka Kolekcja Audiobooków Agathy Christie, 2009
ISBN:9788372674173

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Ucigașul ABC
Litera Media Group, 2021

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Убийства по алфавиту
Эксмо, 2018

The ABC Murders


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