Dumb Witness

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Dumb Witness

Detective fiction novel by British writer Agatha Christie, first published in the UK by the Collins Crime Club on 5 July 1937 and in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company later in the same year under the title of Poirot Loses a Client add

Category: Literature (420)

Launched in 1937.

Countries: United Kingdom (43%), England (29%), United States (14%)

Main connections: Agatha Christie, HarperCollins, Patrick Ryecart

Linked to: HarperCollins, Dodd, Mead and Company, British Library

 

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1937

In the UK, the novel was serialised as an abridged version in the weekly "Women's Pictorial" magazine in seven instalments from 20 February 1937 to 3 April 1937 under the title "Mystery of Littlegreen House" add something

 

"The Scotsman" of 5 July 1937 started off with: "In Agatha Christie's novel there is a minor question of construction which might be raised add something

 

"'Dumb Witness"' is a detective fiction novel by British writer Agatha Christie, first published in the UK by the Collins Crime Club on 5 July 1937 and in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company later in the same year under the title of "'Poirot Loses a Client"' add something

 

In "The Observer"'s issue of 18 July 1937, "Torquemada" said, "usually after reading a Poirot story the reviewer begins to scheme for space in which to deal with it adequately; but Dumb Witness, the least of all the Poirot books, does not have this effect on me, though my sincere admiration for Agatha Christie is almost notorious add something

 

The book was first serialised in the US in "The Saturday Evening Post" in seven instalments from 7 November 1937 to 19 December 1936 under the title "Poirot Loses a Client" with illustrations by Henry Raleigh add something


1996

In 1996, the novel was adapted as part of the television series "Agatha Christie's Poirot", starring David Suchet as Poirot add something


1997

Patrick Ryecart - He appeared in the 1997 "Agatha Christie's Poirot" episode, "Dumb Witness


2004

This short story was lost for many years but found by the author's daughter in a crate of her personal effects, in 2004 add something


2005

Two Kindle editions have been issued: one in January 2005 by William Morrow Paperbacks and again in October 2010 by HarperCollins add something


2006

BBC Radio 4 did a full cast adaptation of the novel in 2006, featuring John Moffatt as Hercule Poirot and Simon Williams as Captain Arthur Hastings add something


2009

The short story was published by "The Strand Magazine" in their tenth anniversary issue of the revived magazine in 2009 add something

 

"Dumb Witness" was released by HarperCollins as a graphic novel adaptation on 6 July 2009, adapted and illustrated by "Marek" add something

 

"The Incident of the Dog's Ball" was published in Britain in September 2009 in John Curran's "Agatha Christie's Secret Notebooks: Fifty Years Of Mysteries" add something


2010

The production was recorded for sale as an audio book on cassette or CD. Three editions of this BBC Radio Full Cast Drama were released in the UK and US markets, the latest being the January 2010 US edition on CD, add something


2013

The most recent hardback edition was issued in April 2013 for the US market by Center Point add something