The ABC Murders Author:Agatha Christie A is for Mrs. Ascher--fatally attacked in Andover. B is for Betty Barnard--strangled on the beach in Bexhill. C is for Sir Carmichael Clarke--now a corpse in Churston. If nothing else, the murderer knew his ABCs. But the alphabetical assassin would need to know more than that to outwit the world's cleverest detective...Hercule Poirot!