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The Unexpected Guest

(2008)
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A young man, broken down in the fog, witnesses a murder he is asked to conceal... A full-length novel adapted by Charles Osborne from Agatha Christie's acclaimed play.

When a stranger runs his car into a ditch in dense fog in South Wales and makes his way to an isolated house, he discovers a woman standing over the dead body of her wheelchair-bound husband, gun in her hand. She admits to murder, and the unexpected guest offers to help her concoct a cover story.

But is it possible that Laura Warwick did not commit the murder after all? If so, who is she shielding? The victim's young half-brother or his dying matriarchal mother? Laura's lover? Perhaps the father of the little boy killed in an accident for which Warwick was responsible? The house seems full of possible suspects...

THE UNEXPECTED GUEST is considered to be one of the finest of Christie's plays. Hailed as 'another Mousetrap' when it opened on 12 August 1958 in the West End, it ran for 604 performances over the succeeding 18 months and has been staged many times around the world over the last 40 years.

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February 2000 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Unexpected Guest
Author(s): Agatha Christie
ISBN: 0-7531-6128-1 / 978-0-7531-6128-9 (UK edition)
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January 2000 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Unexpected Guest
Author(s): Agatha Christie, Charles Osborne
ISBN: 0-7862-2201-8 / 978-0-7862-2201-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
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October 1999 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Unexpected Guest
Author(s): Agatha Christie
ISBN: 0-312-24262-X / 978-0-312-24262-6 (USA edition)
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September 1999 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Unexpected Guest: Novelisation
Author(s): Agatha Christie
ISBN: 0-00-232690-6 / 978-0-00-232690-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Collins Crime
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January 1999 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Unexpected Guest (The Agatha Christie Mystery Collection) Leatherette Edition
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ISBN: 1-58165-110-4 / 978-1-58165-110-2 (USA edition)
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Paperback Editions

March 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Unexpected Guest
Author(s): Agatha Christie
ISBN: 0-00-825559-8 / 978-0-00-825559-6 (UK edition)
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May 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Unexpected Guest
Author(s): Agatha Christie
ISBN: 0-00-819667-2 / 978-0-00-819667-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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January 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Unexpected Guest
Author(s): Agatha Christie
ISBN: 0-573-70237-3 / 978-0-573-70237-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
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July 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Unexpected Guest: Novelisation (Masterpiece Edition)
Author(s): Agatha Christie
ISBN: 0-00-651368-9 / 978-0-00-651368-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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June 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Unexpected Guest (An Agatha Christie signature edition)
Author(s): Agatha Christie
ISBN: 0-00-715489-5 / 978-0-00-715489-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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December 2000 : UK Paperback

Title: The Unexpected Guest
Author(s): Agatha Christie
ISBN: 0-7531-6153-2 / 978-0-7531-6153-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Publishing
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September 2000 : USA Paperback
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Title: Unexpected Guest: Travels in Afghanistan
Author(s): Agatha Christie, Charles Osborne
ISBN: 1-250-09431-3 / 978-1-250-09431-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martins Press-3pl
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September 2000 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Unexpected Guest (St. Martin's Minotaur Mysteries)
Author(s): Agatha Christie
ISBN: 0-312-97512-0 / 978-0-312-97512-8 (USA edition)
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August 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Unexpected Guest
Author(s): Agatha Christie
ISBN: 1-5047-6549-4 / 978-1-5047-6549-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
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August 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Unexpected Guest
Author(s): Agatha Christie, Charles Osborne
ISBN: 1-5047-6546-X / 978-1-5047-6546-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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August 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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ISBN: 1-5047-6548-6 / 978-1-5047-6548-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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July 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Unexpected Guest
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July 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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July 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Unexpected Guest
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June 2007 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Unexpected Guest
Author(s): Agatha Christie
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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June 2006 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Unexpected Guest
Author(s): Agatha Christie
ISBN: 0-00-721166-X / 978-0-00-721166-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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January 2006 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Unexpected Guest & The Pale Horse: AND The Pale Horse (BBC Audio Crime)
Author(s): Agatha Christie
ISBN: 1-84607-037-6 / 978-1-84607-037-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: BBC Physical Audio
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August 2001 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Unexpected Guest
Author(s): Agatha Christie
ISBN: 1-56511-555-4 / 978-1-56511-555-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: HighBridge Company
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September 1999 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: The Unexpected Guest
Author(s): Agatha Christie
ISBN: 0-00-105586-0 / 978-0-00-105586-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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August 1999 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Unexpected Guest
Author(s): Charles Osborne, Agatha Christie
ISBN: 1-55935-323-6 / 978-1-55935-323-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soundelux Audio Pub
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Kindle Editions

October 2010 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Unexpected Guest
Author(s): Agatha Christie
Publisher: HarperCollins
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February 2010 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Unexpected Guest
Author(s): Agatha Christie
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
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