An unusual invitation to dinner and an evening of bridge turns into a murder investigation for Hercule Poirot. His host, the eccentric Mr. Shaitana, also invited three other detectives and four people he greatly admires. When their host is found dead, the crime experts turn to the other guests to find the culprit. After all, Mr. Shaitana admired them because he believed each of them had already gotten away with murder. Considered the best of Christie's closed-door mysteries, Cards on the Table offers Poirot an intriguing cast of suspects on which to exercise his little grey cells.