SOS, sometimes spelled "S.0.S." is a short story, written by Agatha Christie which was first published in issue 252 of The Grand Magazine in February 1926. It was subsequently compiled and published the collection The Hound of Death and Other Stories in the U.K. in 1933. In the U.S. the story first appeared in the collection The Witness for the Prosecution and Other Stories in 1948.
SOS is a tale of the right person in the right place at the right moment to avert a crime of cold planning.
One rainy night on the Wiltshire downs, the Dinsmead's evening meal is interrupted by a stranger. Mortimer Cleveland interrupts their life when his car breaks down and he seeks shelter. Cleveland is a psychic researcher, who immediately senses that something is wrong; he detects murder in the air. Can he save the victim before it is too late?
- Mortimer Cleveland
Tropes and Themes
- 1926: The Grand Magazine, vol. 48, no. 252, Feb 1926.
- 1933: The Hound of Death and Other Stories, Odhams Press, October 1933, Hardcover, 252 pp
- 1936: Hutchinson's Adventure & Mystery Story Magazine, vol. 4 no. 20, May 1929.
- 1936: The Grand Magazine, vol. 70, no. 379, Sep 1936.
- 1939: Christmas Pie, Dec 1939.
- 1947: Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, vol. 10, no. 49, Dec 1947.
- 1948: The Witness for the Prosecution and Other Stories, Dodd Mead and Company (New York), 1948, Hardcover, 272 pp