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Beautiful Caroline Crale was convicted of poisoningher husband, but just like the nursery rhyme, therewere five other little pigs who could have done it: Philip Blake (the stockbroker), who went to market;Meredith Blake (the amateur herbalist), who stayedat home; Elsa Greer (the three-time divorcee), whohad her roast beef; Cecilia Williams (the devotedgoverness), who had none; and Angela Warren (thedisfigured sister), who cried all the way home.
Sixteen years later, Caroline's daughter is determinedto prove her mother's innocence, and Poirotjust can t get that nursery rhyme out of his mind.
“The answer to the riddle is brilliant.”
-Times Literary Supplement (London)
“A brilliant piece of detective fiction, in which character plays an important part.”
-Daily Telegraph (London)
“Straightforward bamboozling from start to finish.”
-New Statesman (UK)
“As usual, Mrs. Christie hoaxes us with a double twist at the denouement, and provides excellent entertainment.”
“Agatha Christie never fails us, and her Five Little Pigs presents a very pretty problem for the ingenious reader.”
-Manchester Guardian (UK)