The mystery writer Ariadne Oliver stages a murder hunt at an annual fete and Poirot is to award the prize. Ms. Oliver proceeds to introduce the actress playing the corpse. Only she's not acting.
Slow going at first, but ..., September 30, 2002 Reviewer: A reader from Oak Park, IL USA ... It really picks up, and when it does, look out! Ms. Christie takes a little longer than usual to introduce us to all the characters -- all of whom will, of course, either become victims or suspects, except for the incomparable Hercule Poirot. The mystery is centered around a real-life game of CLUE, played with real people, that's meant to be entertainment at a local fair. And then it goes terribly wrong. Tortured family relationships and issues of class and heritage complicate matters. Just as the murder was introduced a little too slowly for my taste, its resolution was come upon a bit too abruptly. But these are just quibbles. Suchet's performance as Poirot made this unabridged audio book a delight.