From the very first book publication in 1920 to the release of Kenneth Branagh’s film of Death on the Nile, this investigation into Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot celebrates a century of probably the world’s favourite fictional detective.
This book tells his story decade-by-decade, exploring his appearances not only in the original novels, short stories and plays but also across stage, screen and radio productions – and include more than 400 illustrations.
Based on Mark Aldridge’s original research, review excerpts and original Agatha Christie correspondence, Poirot: The Greatest Detective in the World is a lively and accessible history of the character, offering new information and helpful pieces of context, that will delight all Agatha Christie fans, from a new generation of readers to those already highly familiar with the canon.
Dr Mark Aldridge, is Associate Professor of Screen Histories at Solent University, Southampton. His research into the world of Agatha Christie has resulted in publications including 2016’s Agatha Christie on Screen and the forthcoming Agatha Christie’s Marple. He is a regular speaker at Agatha Christie festivals and events.