Dead mans folly is a work of detective fiction by agatha christie first published in the us by dodd mead and company in october 1956 and in the uk by the collins crime club on 5 november of the same year the us edition retailed at 295 and the uk edition at twelve shillings and sixpence 12 6 it features hercule poirot and ariadne oliver. Directed by tom vaughan with david suchet sean pertwee chris gordon richard dixon mrs oliver is asked to devise a murder hunt for a devon fte but her sense of foreboding summons poirot to the scene her fears are realized when the girl playing murder victim winds up truly murdered. Dead mans folly is one of agatha christies jolliest stories evidently one she had fun writing it is set in a country fte held in the grounds of a large country house so the cast of characters includes the whole span of village life from sir george through foreign hikers from the next door hostel to the locals being obligingly . Dead mans folly sees the return of ariadne oliver who summons poirot to a country house to investigate a lingering suspicion which she fears might lead to something serious the country house in question was inspired by agatha christies own holiday home greenway house in devon which looks over the river dart and contains many of the features mentioned in the novel. Dead mans folly is a work of detective fiction by agatha christie and first published in the us by dodd mead and company in october 1956 and in the uk by the collins crime club on november 5 of the same year the us edition retailed at295 and the uk edition at twelve shillings and sixpence
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