By Agatha Christie
The Queen of puzzle has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the said mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth pass over Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and such a lot of different unforgettable characters—brings her complete oeuvre of inventive whodunits, locked room mysteries, and puzzling puzzles to Harper Paperbacks. In 4:50 From Paddington, a girl in a single educate witnesses a homicide happening in one other passing one…and merely pass over Marple believes her story.
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Certainly, while father fairly felt unwell, he made a very good fuss, and had Quimper going and coming, asking questions, going into every little thing he’d eaten and inebriated. the whole lot was once ridiculous! ” Alfred spoke with strange warmth. Craddock was once silent for a second or , really successfully. Alfred fidgeted, shot him a short look, after which acknowledged petulantly: “Well, what's all this? Why do you need to understand the place i used to be on a selected Friday, 3 or 4 weeks in the past? ” “So you do do not forget that it used to be a Friday? ” “I proposal you acknowledged so. ” “Perhaps I did,” acknowledged Inspector Craddock. “At any price, Friday twentieth is the day i'm asking approximately. ” “Why? ” “A regimen inquiry. ” “That’s nonsense. have you ever figured out whatever extra approximately this girl? approximately the place she got here from? ” “Our info isn't really but whole. ” Alfred gave him a pointy look. “I desire you’re now not being led apart via this wild thought of Emma’s that she could have been my brother Edmund’s widow. That’s whole nonsense. ” “This— Martine, didn't at any expense observe to you? ” “To me? sturdy lord, no! that might were amusing. ” “She will be much more likely, you think that, to visit your brother Harold? ” “Much much more likely. His name’s often within the papers. He’s prosperous. making an attempt a marginally there wouldn’t shock me. now not that she’d have gotten something. Harold’s as tight-fisted because the outdated guy himself. Emma, after all, is the soft-hearted one of many kin, and she or he was once Edmund’s favorite sister. all of the related, Emma isn’t credulous. She was once fairly alive to the potential for this lady being phoney. She had all of it laid on for the complete relatives to be there—and a hard-headed solicitor to boot. ” “Very wise,” acknowledged Craddock. “Was there a distinct date mounted for this assembly? ” “It was once to be quickly after Christmas—the weekend of the 27th…” he stopped. “Ah,” acknowledged Craddock pleasantly. “So I see a few dates have a intending to you. ” “I’ve advised you—no convinced date was once fastened. ” “But you observed it—when? ” “I relatively can’t take note. ” “And you can’t inform me what you your self have been doing on Friday, twentieth December? ” “Sorry—my mind’s an absolute clean. ” “You don’t hold an engagement ebook? ” “Can’t stand the issues. ” “The Friday earlier than Christmas—it shouldn’t be too tricky. ” “I performed golfing at some point with a possible prospect. ” Alfred shook his head. “No, that was once the week prior to. I most likely simply mooched round. I spend loads of my time doing that. i locate one’s company will get performed in bars greater than wherever else. ” “Perhaps the folks the following, or a few of your folks, are able to aid? ” “Maybe. I’ll ask them. Do what i will. ” Alfred appeared extra yes of himself now. “I can’t let you know what i used to be doing that day,” he acknowledged; “but i will let you know what I wasn’t doing. I wasn’t murdering a person within the lengthy Barn. ” “Why for those who say that, Mr. Crackenthorpe? ” “Come now, my pricey Inspector. You’re investigating this homicide, aren’t you? And if you happen to start to ask ‘Where have been you on such and any such day at such and this type of time? ’ you’re narrowing down issues. I’d greatly prefer to understand why you’ve hit on Friday the twentieth between—what?
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