A flamboyant party host is murdered in full view of a roomful of bridge players+óe-ª
Mr Shaitana was famous as a flamboyant party host. Nevertheless, he was a man of whom everybody was a little afraid. So, when he boasted to Poirot that he considered murder an art form, the detective had some reservations about accepting a party invitation to view Shaitana+óe(tm)s private collection.
Indeed, what began as an absorbing evening of bridge was to turn into a more dangerous game altogether+óe-ª