Dumb Witness
To dear Peter, most faithful of friends
and dearest of companions, a dog in a thousand
Collins, London, Jul. 1937
Women's Pictorial, Feb.20-Apr.3 1937 as 'Mystery of Littlegreen House'
Dodd, Mead & Co., New York, 1937 as "Poirot Loses a Client"
The Saturday Evening Post, Nov.7-Dec.19 1936 as 'Poirot Loses a Client'


Everyone blamed Emily's accident on a rubber ball left on the stairs by her frisky terrier. But the more she thought about her fall, the more convinced she became that one of her relatives was trying to kill her.
On April 17th she wrote her suspicions in a letter to Hercule Poirot. Mysteriously, he didn't receive the letter until June 28th ... by which time Emily was already dead.


1. The Mistress of Littlegreen  House • 2. The Relations • 3. The Accident • 4. Miss Arundell Writes a Letter • 5. Hercule Poirot Recieves a  Letter • 6. We Go to Littlegreen House • 7. Lunch at the George • 8. Interior of Littlegreen House • 9. Reconstruction of the Dog's Ball  Incident • 10. Visit to Miss Peabody • 11. Visit to the Misses Tripp • 12. Poirot Discusses the Case • 13. Theresa Arundell • 14. Charles Arundell • 15. Miss Lawson • 16. Mrs Tanios • 17. Dr Tanios • 18. 'A Nigger in the Woodpile' • 19. Visit to Mr Purvis • 20. Second Visit to Littlegreen  House • 21. The Chemist; The Nurse; The  Doctor • 22. The Woman on the Stairs • 23. Dr Tanios Calls on Us • 24. Theresa's Denial • 25. I Lie Back and Reflect • 26. Mrs Tanios Refuses to Speak • 27. Visit of Dr Donaldson • 28. Another Victim • 29. Inquest at Littlegreen House • 30. The Last Word


Emily Arundel • Wilhemina • Charles • Theresa • Bella • Jacob • Julia Tripp • Isabel Tripp • Dr. Grainger • Arthur Hastings • Hercule Poirot

Films & TV

Dumb Witness, ITV/UK, 1996
Agahta Christie's POIROT VI
Témoin muet, FR, 2013
Les petits meurtres d'Agatha Christie Saison 2

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