Inspector Japp remarked to Hercule Poirot as they walked home from a dinner on Guy Fawkes Night. 'Nobody would hear a shot, for instance, on a night like this.' And indeed the next morning the two men are called to 14 Bardsley Gardens Mews to investigate a mysterious case of murder disguised as suicide.
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How did a woman holding a pistol in her right hand manage to shoot herself in the left temple? What was the link between a ghost sighting and the disappearance of top secret military plans? How did the bullet that killed Sir Gervase shatter a mirror in another part of the room? And should the beautiful Valentine Chantry flee for her life from the holiday island of Rhodes?
Hercule Poirot is faced with four mystifying cases—each a miniature classic of characterization, incident, and suspense.About the Author:
Dame Agatha Christie (1890-1976) was a British crime writer best known for her detective novels and short stories. According to Guinness World Records, she is the best-selling novelist of all time, her novels having sold over four billion copies and having been translated into more than one hundred languages. The Agatha Award for best mystery and crime writers was named in her honor.
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