A Murder is Announced Author:Agatha Christie The date was advertised in the Gazette: "A murder is announced and will take place on Friday, October 29th, at Little Paddocks, at 6:30 p.m. Friends please accept this, the only intimation." — Everyone thought it was a harmless game. And so on the night of October 29, the neighbors dropped by, just out of curiousity. Then, as the clock chimed 6:3... more »0, the room went dark. A gun exploded! A body fell! A woman screamed!
When the lights went on, a man was found lying on the floor. He was wrapped in a black cloak. He wore a black mask and he lay in a pool of blood, dead.
There had been thirteen people in the room - thirteen witnesses who might have identified the killer. Who was the corpse? Who was the killer? And why had this murder been announced?« less