By Agatha Christie
Hercule Poirot is termed directly to examine the homicide of a brother and sister, during this vintage Agatha Christie secret now on hand in an up-to-date variation with a foreword Sophie Hannah.
“He used to be murdered, wasn’t he?”
When Cora Lansquenet is savagely murdered, the extreme comment she had made the day prior to this at her brother Richard’s funeral unexpectedly takes on a chilling value. on the studying of Richard’s will, Cora used to be essentially heard to assert, “It’s been hushed up very well, hasn’t it. yet he was once murdered, wasn’t he?”
Did Cora’s accusation a gloomy fact that sealed her personal destiny? Or are the siblings’ deaths simply tragic coincidences?
Desperate to understand the reality, the Lansquenet’s solicitor turns to Hercule Poirot to solve the secret. For even after the funeral, dying isn’t entire but . . .
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