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 ABC's. But the alphabetical assassin would need to know more than that to outwit the world's cleverest detective...Hercule Poirot!