One of Agatha Christie’s darkest and most sinister mysteries, newly adapted for BBC television by the award-winning team behind and then there were none, witness for the prosecution, ordeal by innocence and the ABC murders. When an elderly priest is murdered, the killer searches the victim so desperately that father Gorman’s already ragged cassock is torn in the process. But just what was the killer looking for? And what had a dying woman confides to the priest on her death-bed, only hours earlier? Maybe the three women, rumoured to practise the ‘dark arts’, who run the pale horse public house can provide the answers. Or maybe the solution lies in the darker side of human nature…
The Pale Horse
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Agatha Christie was born in Torquay in 1890 and became, quite simply, the bestselling novelist in history. Her first novel, the Mysterious Affair at Styles, written towards the end of the First World War, introduced us to Hercule Poirot, who was to become the most popular detective in crime fiction since Sherlock Holmes. She is known throughout the world as the Queen of Crime. Her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language and another billion in 100 foreign languages. She is the author of 80 crime novels and short story collections, 19 plays and six novels under the name of Mary Westmacott.