Black Coffee

Full Length Play / Dramatic Comedy(Mystery/Thriller) / More than 120 minutes
written in 1930
Alfred Ashley, Nov. 1934
Samuel French, London, Jul. 1952

Characters

Hercule Poirot, Tredwell, Lucia Amory, Miss Caroline Amory, Richard Amory, Barbara Amory, Edward Raynor, Dr. Carelli, Sir Claud Amory, Captain Arthur Hastings, Dr. Graham Inspector Japp Johnson

Films & TV

Black Coffee, UK, 1931
Film list
Le Coffret de laque, FR, 1932
Film list
Black Coffee, W.Germany, 1973
TV drama list

Black Coffee (Novelize)

adapted as a novel by Charles Osborne, 1997

Sir Claud Amory has discoverd the formula for a new powerful explosive, which is stolen by one of the large household of relatives and friends.
Locking everyone in the library, Sir Claud switches off the lights to allow the thief to replace the formula on the table, no questions asked.
When the lights come on, he is dead, and Hercule Poirot - with assistance from Hastings and Inspector Japp - has to unravel a tangle of family feuds, old flames and suspicious foreigners to find the killer and prevent a global catastrophe.

UK/US covers

HarperCollins

Samuel French

Audio

Western Europe covers

Black coffee

French index

Le Masque (#2451) 2001

Le Livre de Poche (#14707) 1999

Zwarte koffie

Dutch index


Black coffee

German index


Northern Europe covers

Mörk Brygd

Swedish index


Sort kaffe

Danish index


Audio
Sort kaffe
Lindhardt og Ringhof, 2020
ISBN:9788726596137

Hercule poirot ja salainen kaava

Finnish index


Must kohv

Estonian index


Juoda kava

Lithuanian index


Southern Europe covers

Black Coffee / Un caffè nero per Poirot

Italian index


Café solo

Spanish index


Independently published, 2021; ISBN:9798542157535

Café Preto / Café Negro

Portuguese index


Πικρός καφές

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Crna kafa

former Yugoslavia index


Crna kava

former Yugoslavia index


Eastern Europe covers

Černá káva

Czech index


Feketekávé

Hungarian index


Черно кафе

Bulgarian index


Czarna kawa

Polish index


Cafea neagra / Cafeaua Neagra

Romanian index


Чорна кава

Черный кофе

Russian index


Audio
Черный кофе
Эксмо, 2021; ISBN:9785041547202

Middle East & Asian covers

Acı Kahve

Turkish index


Qara Qəhvə


القهوة السوداء / فنجان قهوة

Arabic index

القهوة السوداء


فنجان قهوة


(Marathi) ब्लॅक कॉफी

India index


කළු කෝපි

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ฆาตกรไม่กลับใจ

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黑咖啡

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ブラック・コーヒー

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