Lord Edgware Dies (Hercule Poirot #9) by Agatha Christie

Published: 1933 (Also published as “Thirteen at Dinner” in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company 2. Genre: Murder mystery 1. First lines. 2. Cover: Harper Collins 3. Background: Retro Woman 1930s [Public Domain] via Public Domain Pictures. 4. A selection of different editions of “Lord Edgware Dies” [Fair use]

Actor Jane Wilkinson is unhappily married to Lord Edgware who has refused a divorce. After she tells friends she wants him dead, he is found murdered in his home. Poirot investigates the usual suspects.

“And that same evening – that very same evening – Lord Edgware dies. Good title that, by the way. Lord Edgware Dies. Look well on a bookstall.”

“Lord Edgware Dies by Agatha Christie

Glanceabook: All the red herrings, mistaken identities, and plot twists are here as expected from Agatha Christie. Another enjoyable whodunnit.


“The positive witness should always be treated with suspicion, my friend. The uncertain witness, who doesn’t remember, is unsure, will think a minute – ah! yes, that’s how it was – is infinitely more to be depended upon!”

“Enemies! People these days don’t have enemies! Not English people!”

Author: Agatha Christie


  • “Lord Edgware Dies” is a 1934 British movie directed by Henry Edwards and starring Austin Trevor, Jane Carr, and Richard Cooper.
  • Thirteen at Dinner” is a 1985 British-American television movie adapted from the novel “Lord Edgware Dies” directed by Lou Antonio and starring Peter Ustinov, Faye Dunaway, Jonathan Cecil, Diane Keen, Bill Nighy and David Suchet.
  • Lord Edgware Dies” is an episode of the British crime drama “Agatha Christie’s Poirot“, featuring David Suchet as Poirot, aired in 2000.

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