Hercule Poirot rushes to France in response to an urgent and cryptic plea from a client, but the Belgian detective arrives just too late. He had been stabbed multiple times with a letter opener and left in a freshly dug grave. The victim lay face down in a grave located within a golf course. He was wearing his son's overcoat and a love letter within. His wife had reported that masked men had abducted him from their home in the dead of the night. The mystery thickens when another corpse is found, stabbed with the same weapon, in the same way. While the local authorities pursue the false leads suggested by the evidence, Poirot fights to unravel the mystery behind `The Murder on the Links'. He relies instead upon his famous 'little grey cells' to cut through the confusion and untangle a story of blackmail, forbidden love and a long-buried secret.
About the Author:
Agatha Christie, in full Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, née Miller, (born 15th September 1890, Torquay, Devon, England - died 12th January 1976, Wallingford, Oxfordshire), English detective novelist and playwright whose books have sold more than 100 million copies and have been translated into some 100 languages.
Educated at home by her mother, Christie began writing detective fiction while working as a nurse during World War I. Her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1920), introduced Hercule Poirot, her eccentric and egotistic Belgian detective; Poirot reappeared in about 25 novels and many short stories before returning to Styles, where, in Curtain (1975), he died. The elderly spinster Miss Jane Marple, her other principal detective figure, first appeared in Murder at the Vicarage (1930). Christie's first major recognition came with The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (1926), which was followed by some 75 novels that usually made best-seller lists and were serialized in popular magazines in England and the United States.
Christie's plays include The Mousetrap (1952), which set a world record for the longest continuous run at one theatre (8,862 performances - more than 21 years - at the Ambassadors Theatre, London) and then moved to another theatre, and Witness for the Prosecution, which, like many of her works, was adapted into a successful film. Other notable film adaptations include Murder on the Orient Express (1933; film 1974 and 2017) and Death on the Nile (1937; film 1978). Her works were also adapted for television.
In 1926 Christie's mother died, and her husband, Colonel Archibald Christie, requested a divorce. In a move she never fully explained, Christie disappeared and, after several highly publicized days, was discovered registered in a hotel under the name of the woman her husband wished to marry. In 1930 Christie married the archaeologist Sir Max Mallowan; thereafter she spent several months each year on expeditions in Iraq and Syria with him. She also wrote romantic nondetective novels, such as Absent in the Spring (1944), under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott.