Problem at Pollensa Bay
HarperCollins, London, Nov. 1991


All great crime writers have their favourite creations. Similarly, every great sleuth has his own preferred method of deduction.
Take the charming Parker Pyne, who relies upon an intuitive knowledge of human nature to solve the Problem at Pollensa Bay. Or Mr Satterthwaite, who seeks inspiration through his collaboration with the enigmatic Mr Quin in The Harlequin Tea Set mystery. Then, of course, there's Poirot whose measured analysis of motive and opportunity is tested to the full in Yellow Iris, when he receives an anonymous call about a matter of life and death.

Problem at Pollensa Bay

Strand Magazine, Nov. 1936
a.k.a. 'Siren Business', Liberty, 1936

The Second Gong

Strand Magazine, Jul. 1932; Ladies Home Journal, Jun. 1932

This story was expanded in 1937 into 'Dead Man's Mirror'.

Yellow Iris

Strand Magzine, Jul. 1937


Radio Play / Melodrama / 30 minutes
Characters: Hercule Poirot, Pauline Weatherby, Señora Lola Valdez, Barton Russell, Anthony Chappell, Stephen Carter, waiter, cloakroom attendant, compére

Films & TV

Yellow Iris, ITV/UK, 1993
Agahta Christie's POIROT V

The Harlequin Tea Set

Winter's Crimes #3, 1971

The Regatta Mystery

a.k.a. 'Poirot and the Regatta Mystery', Strand Magzine, Jun. 1936

The Love Detectives

a.k.a. 'At the Crossroads', The Story-Teller, Dec. 1926; Flynn's Weekly, Oct.30 1926

Next to a Dog

Grand Magzine, Sep. 1929

Magnolia Blossom

Royal Magazine, Mar. 1926

Films & TV

Magnolia Blossam, UK, 1982
Agatha Christie's Hour

UK/US covers





Western Europe covers

Die mörderische Teerunde / Die Uhr war Zeuge / Paradies Pollensa Kurzgeschichten

German index

Die mördDie Uhr war Zeuge

Paradies Pollensa Kurzgeschichten

Die mörderische Teerunde

Northern Europe covers

Gul iris och andra mysterier

Swedish index


Danish index

Problemer i Pollensa

Norwegian index

Toinen kutsu

Finnish index

Juhtum Pollensa Bays ja teisi jutte

Estonian index


Problēma Polensas līcī

Dilema Polensos kurorte

Lithuanian index

Southern Europe covers

Iris gialli (play)

Italian index

Problema en Pollensa

Spanish index

O Caso da Baía de Pollensa

Portuguese index

Το μυαλό της αλεπούς (Πρόβλημα στον κόλπο της Πολένσα)

Greek index

Проблем у Поленси / Problem u Polensi

former Yugoslavia index

Problem u Pollenskom zaljevu //

former Yugoslavia index

Problem u Pollenskom zaljevu

former Yugoslavia index

Eastern Europe covers

Potíže v zálivu Pollensa

Czech index


A Pollensa-öböl / A pollensai probléma

Hungarian index

Detektywi w służbie miłości

Polish index

Problema in Golful Pollensa

Romanian index

Проблеми у Пол'єнсі та інші історії

Случай в Поллензе / Второй удар гонга

Russian index

Middle East & Asian covers

Cinayet Randevusu

Turkish index

مشكلة في خليج بولنساي ⁄ مشكلة في خليج بولينسا وقصص أخرى

Arabic index

گرفتاری در خلیج پولنسا

A.P. = anno Persico (Persian year); Persian index

Masalah di Teluk Pollensa

Indonesian index

หมาสองชั้น ⁄ หมากสองชั้น

Thai index

神秘的第三者 / 情牽波倫沙

Chinese index