You can’t go wrong with Dame Agatha, she does not
disappoint. Richard Abernethie was a
very wealthy man. At his funeral the
relatives gather with one burning question.
How much will they inherit? Cora,
long estranged from the family, comes out with the shocking suggestion that
Richard was murdered. The man was ill
and murder was not on anyone’s mind until Cora’s outrageous statement. Although
Cora is known for blurting inappropriate disclosures, they are often laced with
truth. Mr. Entwhistle was more than
Richard Abernethie’s lawyer, he was a friend.
He cannot let the matter rest and he knows who to approach with his concerns. His friend Hercule Poirot is just the man to
find the truth. There are plenty of
clues and red herrings for the mystery buff.
It kept me guessing to the very end.
Hercule Poirot is called on to investigate the murder of a brother and sister, in this classic Agatha Christie mystery now available in an updated edition with a foreword Sophie Hannah.
“He was murdered, wasn’t he?”
When Cora Lansquenet is savagely murdered, the extraordinary remark she had made the previous day at her brother Richard’s funeral suddenly takes on a chilling significance. At the reading of Richard’s will, Cora was clearly heard to say, “It’s been hushed up very nicely, hasn’t it. But he was murdered, wasn’t he?”
Did Cora’s accusation a dark truth that sealed her own fate? Or are the siblings’ deaths just tragic coincidences?
Desperate to know the truth, the Lansquenet’s solicitor turns to Hercule Poirot to unravel the mystery. For even after the funeral, death isn’t finished yet . . .
About the Author
Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Her books have sold more than a billion copies in English and another billion in a hundred foreign languages. She died in 1976, after a prolific career spanning six decades.
“Agatha Christie’s puzzles have delighted fans for decades.”
— Diane Mott Davidson, New York Times bestselling author
“Complete with a genealogical tree, a dubious will, and a family full of potential murderers.”
— New York Times