Agatha Christie publishes The Pale Horse
The Pale Horse is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie and first published in the UK by the Collins Crime Club on November 6 1961 and in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company the following year.
The UK edition retailed at fifteen shillings (15/-) and the US edition at $3.75. The novel features her novelist detective Ariadne Oliver as a minor character, and reflects in tone the supernatural novels of Dennis Wheatley who was then at the height of his popularity.
A dying woman, Mrs Davis, gives her last confession to a Catholic priest, but along with her confession she gives him a list of names and a terrible secret. Before he can take action, however, he is struck dead in the fog. As the police begin to investigate, a young hero begins to piece together evidence that sets him upon a converging path.