Trouble is brewing at the estate of physicist Sir Claud Amory. A potentially dangerous – and extremely lucrative – formula has gone missing. Sir Claud has trapped his guests in the library and summoned worldfamous detective Hercule Poirot to smoke out the thief. But before he arrives, someone is murdered.

Outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare, Agatha Christie has penned 66 detective novels and 19 plays. Hailed as the Queen of Crime, she will be celebrated at ChristieFest, our 17th Master Playwright Festival.