A BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of the atmospheric murder mystery novel by Agatha Christie, first published in 1961.
A dying woman confesses a terrible secret to her priest along with a cryptic list of nine names. Before he is able to uncover anything more, the priest is struck dead in the fog and the police discover the list in his shoe.
Our hero Mark Easterbrook, a historian, learns of a secretive organisation known as The Pale Horse and of their supernatural connections in the village of Much Deeping. The list of names seems to foretell the deaths of several people and Mark must piece together the clues and unearth the connections between them all.
Who is behind the strange powers of The Pale Horse?
Dramatised by Joy Wilkinson
Directed by Mary Peate
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