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The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding (original 1960; edition 1980)
The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding by Agatha Christie (1960)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0007121083, Paperback)Agatha Christie's seasonal Poirot and Marple short story collection, reissued with a striking new cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers. First came a sinister warning to Poirot not to eat any plum pudding! then the discovery of a corpse in a chest! next, an overheard quarrel that led to murder! the strange case of the dead man who altered his eating habits! and the puzzle of the victim who dreamt his own suicide. What links these five baffling cases? The little grey cells of Monsieur Hercule Poirot!
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Poirot agrees to expose himself to the rigours of a traditional English Christmas in order to recover a priceless ruby stolen from a young Indian Prince by his former girlfriend. The ruby is returned to the Prince, thus averting a national scandal.
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