'You do see, don't you, that she's got to be killed? It's the only solution.' Even when on holiday in Jerusalem - the so-called
City of Peace - Hercule Poirot can't seem to escape the strains of death and murder. His first evening at the King Solomon
Hotel finds the above phrase floating into his room from outside. What does it mean? Who is the speaker, and just how seriously
should it be considered? Whilst Poirot struggles to resist the lure of a fresh mystery, he cannot suppress the foreboding
in his heart. Also in residence at the hotel are the Boyntons, a nervous American family held tightly in the grip of their
matriarch. Then there is the young medic Sarah King, plus Dr Theodore Gerard, an expert in the subject of schizophrenia. These
and other guests are thrown together on an organised trip to the ancient city of Petra. Whilst love apparently blossoms for
Miss King, death visits another member of the party. It is clearly murder, and there are a number of likely suspects. Only
one man has the skill to distinguish between them: Hercule Poirot. Agatha Christie's exotic mystery is dramatised with a
full cast including Jill Balcon and Miriam Karlin.
2 CDs. 1 hr 30 mins.
A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation
starring John Moffatt as the great Belgian detective.