IBNA- Persian translation of 'Curtain: Poirot's Last Case' (1975) a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie which portrays Hercule Poirot's swan song in his final appearance in Christie's works has been published.
In this exclusive authorized edition from the Queen of Mystery, the legendary detective saves his best for last as he races to apprehend a five-time killer before the final curtain descends - the last book Agatha Christie published before her death. The book has been translated into Persian by Fereshteh Shayan. Mahi Publishing in Tehran has released 'Curtain: Poirot's Last Case' in 248 pages.
Arthritic and immobilized, Poirot calls on his old friend Captain Hastings to join him at Styles to be the eyes and ears that will feed observations to Poirot's still razor sharp mind. Though aware of the criminal's identity, Poirot will not reveal it to the frustrated Hastings, and dubs the nameless personage 'X'. Already responsible for several murders, X, Poirot warns, is ready to strike again, and the partners must work swiftly to prevent imminent murder.
Poirot’s final case, a mystery which brings him and Hastings back to Styles where they first solved a crime together. The story was both anticipated and dreaded by Agatha Christie fans worldwide, many of whom still refuse to read it, as it is known to contain Poirot’s death.
Agatha Christie wrote it during World War II, as a gift for her daughter should she not survive the bombings, and it was kept in a safe for over thirty years. It was agreed among the family that Curtain would be published finally in 1975 by Collins, her long-standing publishers, and that Sleeping Murder (the Marple story written during the war for her husband, Max) would follow.
Christie wrote the novel in the early 1940s, during World War II. Partly fearing for her own survival and wanting to have a fitting end to Poirot's series of novels, Christie had the novel locked away in a bank vault for over thirty years.
The reception of Poirot’s death was international, even earning him an obituary in The New York Times; he is still the only fictional character to have received such an honor. The first actor to take on the role of portraying Poirot in his final hours was David Suchet, as the final episode of the series Agatha Christie’s Poirot for which he’d been playing the role for twenty-five years. The episode was adapted in 2013.
Agatha Christie also wrote romance novels under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott, and was occasionally published under the name Agatha Christie Mallowan.
She is the best-selling author of all time who wrote 66 crime novels and story collections, fourteen plays, and six novels under a pseudonym in Romance. Her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language and a billion in translation.
According to Index Translationum, she remains the most-translated individual author, having been translated into at least 103 languages. She is the creator of two of the most enduring figures in crime literature-Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple-and author of ‘The Mousetrap’, the longest-running play in the history of modern theatre.
Christie often stayed at Abney Hall in Cheshire where became her greatest inspiration for country-house life, with all the servants and grandeur which have been woven into her plots.
To honor her many literary works, she was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 1956 New Year Honours. The next year, she became the President of the Detection Club.