When Cora is savagely murdered with a hatchet, the extraordinary remark she 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 itBut he was murdered, wasn't he?' In desperation, the family solicitor turns to Hercule Poirot to unravel the mystery.
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Agatha Christie was born in Torquay in 1890 and became, quite simply, the best-selling novelist in history. Her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, written towards the end of the First World War, introduced us to Hercule Poirot, who was to become the most popular detective in crime fiction since Sherlock Holmes. She is known throughout the world as the Queen of Crime. Her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language and another billion in over 100 foreign languages. She is the author of 80 crime novels and short story collections, 19 plays, and six novels under the name of Mary Westmacott.Review:
"Keeps us guessing - and guessing wrongly - to the very last page" Liverpool Post
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Book Description Collins, London, 1985. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. N/A (illustrator). HB DJ reprint. Plastic protective sleeve. See my pic. DJ not clipped. Black cloth boards, gilt titles spine. 20.5 x 14cm. 191 pages. Richard Abernethie dies a very wealthy man. All the relatives who attended his funeral benefitted by his death. The family lawyer is uneasy and events increase his concern to the point he seeks the help of his old friend Poirot. Condition: Plastic cover creased, scuffed on spine + corners. Small piece of tape holding this and DJ to end paste downs. DJ scuffed on spine + corners. Boards slight rub on spine + corners. Opening paste down, library stamps and marks. Seam cracked at top making top of cover wobbly. Following paste down remains of library label. Publication page library stamp. End of last page library stamp. No further library stamps/marks. P13 has blue biro ring around page number. Pages yellowing on edges. Remainder clean, little wear. Binding firm, overall GC. Hardback. Bookseller Inventory # 004661