By Agatha Christie

The Queen of poser has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the stated 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 whole oeuvre of creative whodunits, locked room mysteries, and complicated puzzles to William Morrow Paperbacks. what's The mystery of Chimneys? a tender drifter reveals out while a prefer for a pal pulls him into the guts of a dangerous conspiracy during this alluring vintage from Agatha Christie.

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It have been, he remembered, an extended epistle, respiring mingled ardour and depression. The genius of Professor Wynwood had reworked it into an basically businesslike conversation. Operations conducted effectively, yet S double-crossed us. Has got rid of stone from hiding position. now not in his room. i've got searched. came across following memorandum which i feel refers to it: RICHMOND SEVEN instantly 8 LEFT 3 correct. “S? ” stated Anthony. “Stylptitch, in fact. crafty previous puppy. He replaced the hiding position. ” “Richmond,” stated Virginia thoughtfully. “Is the diamond hid someplace at Richmond, i ponder? ” “It’s a favorite spot for royalties,” agreed Anthony. conflict shook his head. “I nonetheless imagine it’s a connection with whatever during this apartment. ” “I know,” cried Virginia unexpectedly. either males grew to become to examine her. “The Holbein portrait within the Council Chamber. They have been tapping at the wall slightly under it. And it’s a portrait of the Earl of Richmond! ” “You’ve acquired it,” stated conflict, and slapped his leg. He spoke with an animation particularly unwonted. “That’s the place to begin, the image, and the crooks recognize not more than we do what the figures consult with. these males in armour stand at once beneath the image, and their first inspiration was once that the diamond used to be hidden in a single of them. The measurements could have been inches. That failed, and their subsequent inspiration was once a mystery passage or stairway, or a sliding panel. are you aware of this type of factor, Mrs. Revel? ” Virginia shook her head. “There’s a priest’s gap, and no less than one mystery passage, I know,” she acknowledged. “I think I’ve been proven them as soon as, yet I can’t keep in mind a lot approximately them now. Here’s package, she’ll understand. ” package was once coming quick alongside the terrace in the direction of them. “I’m taking the Panhard as much as city after lunch,” she remarked. “Anyone desire a elevate? Wouldn’t you're keen on to come back, Mr. Cade? We’ll be again by means of dinnertime. ” “No, thanks,” acknowledged Anthony. “I’m rather chuffed and busy down right here. ” “The guy fears me,” stated package. “Either my riding or my deadly fascination! that's it? ” “The latter,” stated Anthony. “Every time. ” “Bundle, dear,” stated Virginia, “is there any mystery passage best out of the Council Chamber? ” “Rather. yet it’s just a mouldy one. presupposed to lead from Chimneys to Wyvern Abbey. So it did within the outdated, previous days, yet it’s all blocked up now. you could simply get alongside it for approximately 100 yards from this finish. the only upstairs within the White Gallery is ever a lot more a laugh, and the priest’s gap isn’t part undesirable. ” “We’re now not concerning them from a creative standpoint,” defined Virginia. “It’s enterprise. How do you get into the Council Chamber one? ” “Hinged panel. I’ll convey it you after lunch in the event you like. ” “Thank you,” stated Superintendent conflict. “Shall we are saying at 2:30? ” package deal checked out him with lifted eyebrows. “Crook stuff? ” she inquired. Tredwell seemed at the terrace. Luncheon is served, my lady,” he introduced. Twenty-three come upon within the ROSE backyard At 2:30 a bit get together met jointly within the Council Chamber: package deal, Virginia, Superintendent conflict, M.

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