Black Coffee: A Mystery Play in Three Acts
Mystery/Thriller Characters: 10 males, 3 females Interior Set This little known mystery will surprise and delight Christie fans. The story concerns a physicist named Sir Claude Amory who has come up with a formula for an atom bomb (Black Coffee was written in 1934 ). In the first act, Sir Claude is poisoned (in his coffee, naturally) and Hercule Poirot is called in to solve the case. He does so after many wonderful twists and turns in true Christie tradition.
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A locked room mystery with Poirot in charge. Written after Christie's death based on a play she wrote. Luckily the author read Christie and did her detective justice. Read full review
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AGATHA CHRISTIE Amory's armchair Atropine Aunt Caroline Beeswax beg your pardon bookcase box of drugs Captain Hastings CARELLI moves chair cigarette coffee cup coffee table course CURTAIN dear dinner door up L downstage end Dr Carelli DR GRAHAM enters up L exits eyes father fireplace formula french windows Genoa girl glass gramophone hand handbag HASTINGS moves Hercule Poirot Inspector Japp Italian JOHNSON knitting needle last night LUCIA enters LUCIA moves LuciA rises madame mademoiselle mantelpiece mean minutes Monsieur Poirot moving to POIROT pause PoiROT moves PoiROT rises POIROT stands POIROT takes poisoned RAYNOR enters RAYNOR moves RICHARD enters RICHARD moves rises and moves sal volatile Satan's Whisker Selma Goetz settee and sits shakes his head Sir Claud Amory slowly smiling sorry speak Strychnine suitcase tablets tell there's things tin box TREDWELL enters turns upstage end voice