Agatha Christie – Taken at the Flood


A few weeks after marrying an attractive young widow, Gordon Cloade is tragically killed by a bomb blast in the London blitz. Overnight, the former Mrs Underhay finds herself in sole possession of the Cloade family fortune.

Shortly afterwards, Hercule Poirot receives a visit from the dead man’s sister-in-law, who claims she has been warned by “spirits” that Mrs Underhay’s first husband is still alive. Poirot has his suspicions when he is asked to find a missing person guided only by the spirit world. Yet what mystifies Poirot most is the woman’s true motive for approaching him.

Author: Agatha Christie
Narrator: Hugh Fraser
Duration: 6 hours 17 minutes
Released: 7 Jul 2005
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Language: English

User Review:

commoner trembling

It took a bit to get into this novel, but I really enjoyed it once I did.

I was childishly excited to know that I read a book originally published in 1923. It’s wild to know all the nuances and sayings were true to form. I can’t get enough of how the English added ‘what’ to the end of it all – delightful!