Reclusive tycoon, Sir Oswald Coote, and his melancholy wife, Lady Maria, have come upon the ideal plan to spice up their quiet lives. They'll host a lavish weekend party at Chimneys, their isolated estate, and invite only "bright young things". But the festive mood is clouded by doom. A practical joke involving seven clocks and a sleeping guest has ended in accidental death-and cause for alarm. For the guests may not be all that they appear. And as whispers of a strange club called Seven Dials echo through the halls of Chimneys, all hands will be pointing to murder...
About the Author
Agatha Christie is the world's best-known mystery writer. Her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language and another billion in 44 foreign languages. She is the most widely published author of all time in any language, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare.
Her writing career spanned more than half a century, during which she wrote 80 novels and short story collections, as well as 14 plays, one of which, The Mousetrap, is the longest-running play in history. Two of the...read more
A TIMELESS MYSTERY VERY WELL READ, August 4, 2003 Reviewer: G. Cooke from TX Arguably the most famous mystery writer in the world and, most likely, the most beloved, Agatha Christie's English language books have sold over a billion copies. Her total sales in numerous foreign languages also reach that enviable number. Also an accomplished playwright, Ms. Christie's iconic drama "The Mousetrap" is one of the longest running plays in the history of the theatre. Her imagination knew no bounds nor did her energies. Time has not diminished the unique quality of her work as is evident in "The Seven Dials Mystery" expertly read by Jenny Funnell. With this story rather than Miss Marple or the eccentric Hercule Poirot our heroine is Lady Eileen "Bundle" Brent. An intended practical joke on Gerry Wade turned out not to be funny at all but murder. "Bundle" and her cohort Jimmy Thesiger are put to the test in trying to discover the meaning of seven clocks found at the murder scene. Their detective work leads them to a nightclub, the Seven Dials Club, which is a cover for a secret society. What is "Bundle" to do now? - Gail Cooke --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition