The Witness for the Prosecution and Other Stories

The Witness for the Prosecution and Other Stories

First edition
Author Agatha Christie
Cover artist Paul Galdone
Country United States
Language English
Genre Detective fiction
short story
Publisher Dodd, Mead and Company
Publication date
Media type Print (hardback & paperback)
Pages 272 pp
Preceded by Taken at the Flood
Followed by The Rose and the Yew Tree

The Witness for the Prosecution and Other Stories is a short story collection written by Agatha Christie and first published in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company in 1948.[1] The first edition retailed at $2.50.[1] The story The Second Gong features Hercule Poirot, the only character in the stories who appears in any other of Christie's works.

Each story, has also appeared in either of the UK collections The Hound of Death, The Listerdale Mystery or Problem at Pollensa Bay and Other Stories and therefore this collection was not published in the UK. Some of the stories are fantasy fiction rather than mysteries.

List of stories

Publication history

First publication of stories in the US

The first US magazine publication of all the stories has not been fully documented. A partial listing is as follows:

In addition, the following were published unillustrated in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine:

For first publications in the UK, see the applicable UK collections referenced above.


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