Lord Edgware Dies

Lord Edgware Dies Book


The glamorous actress Jane Wilkinson asks Poirot's assistance in persuading her estranged and unsympathetic husband Lord Edgware to grant her a divorce. Reluctantly agreeing to help, Poirot is soon caught up in a murder case when the same man is found dead and Jane the obvious suspect for the murder was at a dinner with 12 other guests. There are plenty of suspects with motives but who could have done it?


7th Novel featuring the famous Belgium detective as the sleuth.

when to read

I always save this for the autumn as I love to read it on a rainy day. I'm sure many read it at any time of the year but that's just my personal preference!

murder mystery

Great 'who done it' with multiple murders.


Set in the city with references to the opera, rather than your classic country village.

Publishing info

Published in 1933 this is Agatha Christie's 13th novel.

overall rating


On Screen

Watching Agatha Christie

Lord Edgware Diesby Agatha Christie was filmed as part of the ITV feature length episodes and is Season 10 episode 3 starring David Suchet.

Castle Combe in Wiltshire, England was used of as the village of Kings Abbot in the filming of ‘The Murder of Roger Ackroyd’ .

David Suchet starres as Hercule Poirot alongside Oliver Ford Davies as Dr Sheppard

Lord Edgware Dies Character List

AltonLord Edgware’s butler
Bryan MartinActor
Captain Arthur HastingsPoirot’s friend
Captain Ronald MarshLord Edgware’s nephew
Carlotta Adams American actress and impersonator
Chief Inspector James JappScotland Yard detective
Donald RossYoung actor
EllisJane Wilkinson’s maid
Genevieve DriverFriend of Carlotta
Geraldine MarshLord Edgeware’s daughter from his first marriage
Jane WilkinsonAmerican actress, married to Lord Edgware but separated
Lord Edgwarevictim
Miss CarolLord Edgware’s housekeeper
The Duke of MertonWealthy aristocrat whom Jane Wilkinson wishes to marry


Lord Edgware is the first to be killed followed by Carlotta Adams and Donald Ross

Jane Wilkinson

Rather than Lord Edgware being the blocker to her marrying the Duke, it was actually that the Duke was a devout Catholic and wouldn’t marry a divorcee. So, Jane had to become a widow…

Carlotta is killed to she doesn’t give away Jane’s alibi and Donald Ross is killed as he realises the truth.

Lord Edgware and Donald Ross are both stabbed

Carlotta Adams is poisoned with veronol to look like a drug overdose. 

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