A physicist dies after consuming a poisoned beverage. Enter Hercule Poirot, one of Christie's most beloved sleuths, to solve the mystery!
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TREDWELL - the butler
LUCIA AMORY - Richard's wife
MISS CAROLINE AMORY - Sir Claud Amory's sister
RICHARD AMORY - Sir Claud's son
BARBARA AMORY - Sir Claud's niece
EDWARD RAYNOR - Sir Claud's secretary
SIR CLAUD AMORY
CAPTAIN ARTHUR HASTINGS, O.B.E.
JOHNSON - a constable
Black Coffee Script
This little known mystery will surprise and delight Christie fans. The story concerns a physicist named Sir Claude Amory who has come up with a formula for an atom bomb (Black Coffee was written in 1934!). In the first act, Sir Claude is poisoned (in his coffee, naturally) and Hercule Poirot is called in to solve the case. He does so after many wonderful twists and turns in true Christie tradition.