Towards Zero
To Robert Graves
Since you are kind enough to say you like my stories, I venture to dedicate this book to you. All I ask is that you should sternly restrain your critical faculties (doubtless sharpened by your recent excesses in that line!) when reading it
This is a story for your pleasure and not a candidate for Mr. Graves' literary pillory!
Your frend, Agatha Christie
UK
Collins, London, Jul. 1944
US
Dodd Mead, New York, Jun. 1944
Collier's Weekly, May.6-20 1944 as 'Come and Be Hanged'

Plot

What is the connection between a failed suicide attempt, a wrongful accusation of theft against a schoolgirl, and the romantic life of a famous tennis player?
To the casual observer, apparently nothing. But when a houseparty gathers at Gull's Point, the seaside home of an elderly widow, earlier events come to a dramatic head.

Contents

Prologue: November 19th
"Open the Door and Here are the People"
Snow White and Red Rose
A fine Italian Hand
Zero Hour

Characters

Mary Aldin, Miss Amphrey, Susperintendent Battle, Sylvia Battle, Load Cornelly, Detective Sergeant Jones, Ted Latimer, Inspector James Leach, Andrew MacWhirter, Olive Parsons, Thomas Royde, Andrey Strange, Kay Strange, Nevile Strange, Lady Camilla Tressilian, Mr. Treves

Towards Zero (play)

dramatised by herself and Gerald Verner at the St.James's Theatre, London, 1956.
Presented by Peter Saunders at the St James's Theatre, London, on 4th September 1956, with the following cast of characters: (in the order of their appearance)

THOMAS ROYDECyril Raymond
KAY STRANGEMary Law
MARY ALDINGillian Lind
MATHEW TREVESFrederick Leister
NEVILE STRANGEGeorge Baker
LADY TRESSILIANJanet Barrow
AUDREY STRANGEGwen Cherrell
TED LATIMERMichael Scott
SUPERINTENDENT BATTLEWilliam Kendall
INSPECTOR LEACHMax Brimmell
PC BENSONMichael Nightingale

Directed by Murray MacDonald
Decor by Michael Weight

Films & TV

Verso l'ora zero, IT, 1980
TV drama list
Towards Zero, ITV/UK, 2008
Agatha Christie's MARPLE Season 3
L'Heure zéro, FR, 2007
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