David Suchet returns as Hercule Poirot, Agatha Christie’s endearingly fastidious sleuth, in three baffling new cases based on her classic novels. As seen on the "PBS Masterpiece Mystery!" series.
Three Act Tragedy
Deadly Dinners Whet Poirot's Investigative Appetite
While visiting the Cornish coast, Hercule Poirot (David Suchet) attends a dinner at which one of the guests suddenly dies. An inquest finds no evidence of foul play. But Poirot’s host, renowned stage actor Sir Charles Cartwright, thinks otherwise, and another death at a later party with the same guests seems to confirm his suspicions. Together with Sir Charles and his vivacious friend Egg, Poirot applies “la technique classique”—eliminating the suspects, one by one.
Poirot Identifies A Man Whose Time Ran Out
While trying to unmask a mole at Dover’s military base, Lt. Colin Race enlists Poirot to help him aid a pretty secretary apparently framed for murder. Called to a residence on a quiet street for a temporary typing job, she found only a man’s corpse lying on the floor. No one can identify the body, find a murder weapon, or explain the presence of four strange clocks—none of which belongs in the home, and all of which stopped at 4:13.
Poirot Looks For Ghosts From A Young Girl's Past
Wholesome fun at Woodleigh Common turns harrowing when a children’s Halloween party ends in the murder of 13-year-old Joyce Reynolds. Poirot is summoned by an old acquaintance, crime novelist Ariadne Oliver, to help in the investigation. He seizes on a clue: immediately before her death, Joyce had boasted of having witnessed a murder several years before, although she didn’t realize it was a murder at the time. Although everyone pooh-poohs her claim, Poirot knows that “old sins cast long shadows.”