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 handmanage to shoot herself in the left temple? Whatwas the link between a ghost sighting and the disappearanceof top secret military plans? How did thebullet that killed Sir Gervase shatter a mirror inanother part of the room? And should the beautifulValentine Chantry flee for her life from the holidayisland of Rhodes?
Hercule Poirot is faced with four mystifying cases—each a miniature classic of characterization,incident, and suspense.About the Author:
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 44 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.
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