Cards on the Table
Collins, London, Nov. 1936
Dodd Mead, New York, 1937
The Saturday Evening Post, May.2-Jun.6 1936


Mr Shaitana was famous as a flamboyant party host. Nevertheless, he was a man of whom everybody was a little afraid. So, when he boasted to Poirot that he considered murder an art form, the detective had some reservations about accepting a party invitation to view Shaitana's private collection.
Indeed, what began as an absorbing evening of brdge was to turn into a more dangerous game altogether.


1. Mr Shaitana
2. Dinner at Mr Shaitana's
3. A Game of Bridge
4. First Murderer?
5. Second Murderer?
6. Third Murderer?
7. Fourth Murderer?
8. Which of Them?
9. Dr Roberts
10. Dr Roberts (continued)
11. Mrs Lorrimer
12. Anne Meredith
13. Second Visitor
14. Third Visitor
15. Major Despard
16. The Evidence of Elsie Batt
17. The Evidence of Rhoda Dawes
18. Tea Interlude
19. Consultation
20. The Evidence of Mrs Luxmore
21. Major Despard
22. Evidence from Combeacre
23. THe Evidence of a Pair of Silk Stockings
24. Elimination of Three Murderers?
25. Mrs Lorrimer Speaks
26. The Truth
27. The Eye-Witness
28. Suicide
29. Accident
30. Murder
31. Cards on the Table


Hercule Poirot, Superintendent Battle, Mrs. Benson, Mrs. Cradock, Charles Cradock, Rhoda Dawes, Major John Hugh Despard, Gerald Hemmingway, Mrs. Lorrimer, Mrs. Luxmore, Anne Meredith, Sergent O'Connor, Mrs. Ariadne Oliver, Colonel Johnny Race, Dr. Roberts, Mr. Shaitana

Cards on the Table (play)

adapted by Leslie Darbon
at the Vaudeville Theatre, London, on December 9, 1981

Films & TV

Cards on the Table, ITV/UK, 2006
Agahta Christie's POIROT X
Cartes sur table, FR, 2014
Les petits meurtres d'Agatha Christie Saison 2
Chorabali, India, 2016
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