Agatha Christie’s Poirot : Dead Man’s Folly (2013)


The sleuth is reunited with old friend Ariadne Oliver, who has been commissioned to stage a game of murder hunt at a summer fete in the grounds of Nasse House, the recently purchased home of wealthy financier Sir George Stubbs. However, the novelist’s instincts tell her she’s getting involved in something much darker – and she’s proved right when the girl volunteering to play the part of the victim really does turn out to be dead.

Mystery, starring David Suchet, with Zoe Wanamaker, Sean Pertwee, Martin Jarvis, Sam Kelly, Sinead Cusack, Rosalind Ayres and Tom Ellis.

In 1954, Agatha Christie wrote the novella “The Greenshore Folly” with the intention of donating the proceeds to a fund set up to buy stained glass windows for her local church at Churston Ferrers, and she filled the story with references to local places, including her own home of Greenway. But having completed it, she decided instead to expand the story into a full-length novel, Dead Man’s Folly, which was published two years later, and donated a Miss Marple story (Greenshaw’s Folly) to the church fund instead.

This story is a classic Hercule Poirot with the great Ariadne Oliver.

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