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!