This product is designed for those people who wish to improve their English by the tried and tested method of "reading, hearing and understanding". Using Christie's simple, yet flawless, English, the twists and turns of her plots should keep listeners entertained whilst they improve their grammar and vocabulary. Each volume is read by a selection of celebrated readers, many of whom are already synonymous with Agatha Christie, The Queen of Crime, after appearing in the television adaptations of her work - David Suchet, Hugh Fraser, James Warwick and Joan Hickson to name a few. With each CD specifically featuring a variety of readers, listeners should get used to hearing and understanding English spoken in a variety of dialects, tones and pitches. The first CD in this pack features the titles "The Bloodstained Pavement" and "Wireless". "The Bloodstained Pavement" tells the story of a bloodstain that mysteriously appears and disappears, pointing to the murderer of a drowned woman. "Wireless" relates the tale of a dead husband who communicates with his wife through a newly bought radio. The second CD features the titles "The Hound of Death", the story of a nun who blows up her convent using psychic powers and "Four-and-Twenty Blackbirds", in which a man's altered eating habits lead to a tale of murder.