By Agatha Christie
First there has been the secret of the movie superstar and the diamond . . . then got here the “suicide” that was once homicide . . . the secret of the absurdly reasonable flat . . . a suspicious loss of life in a locked gun room . . . a milliondollar bond theft . . . the curse of a pharaoh’s tomb . . . a jewel theft through the ocean . . . the kidnapping of a main minister . . . the disappearance of a banker . . . a mobilephone name from a demise guy . . . and, eventually, the secret of the lacking will.
What hyperlinks those interesting instances? purely the intense deductive powers of Hercule Poirot!
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Oakley, and say, “Marty had this knocking about in his toy-cupboard. ” But it wasn’t. When she thought about doing it she couldn’t even open the door and go in. It was too stupid. If Doris, who was one of the housemaids, hadn’t come along the passage, she might have just stuck there and grown into the floor. As it was, she got herself inside the room and found it empty. Voices from the bedroom next door proclaimed that Mrs. Oakley was dressing for dinner. With a feeling of relief, Dorinda put the photograph down upon a gimcrack writing-table and ran upstairs to assume the despised blue dress.
That I am a person to be believed. Detective Sergeant Abbott, or in fact any of the officers on the detective side, will be able to assure you that I have the confidence of the police. ” The manager, thus baited, turned with ferocity upon the shopwalker. His diminished ego obtained some helpful support from having a subordinate at hand to bully. “Mr. ” “On what evidence did you act? This lady says that one of the assistants came up and spoke to you. ” Mr. Sopeley began to see before him the unenviable role of the scapegoat.
Miss Masterman, following a maid in a very becoming dark red uniform, had no answering smile. Her handsome haggard face was stamped with fatigue. She looked as if she had forgotten how to sleep. When Gladys had left her in the comfortable, well-appointed bedroom she walked slowly towards the hearth, as if drawn by the warmth of the fire. She had removed her gloves and had unfastened a rather shabby fur coat. Gregory Porlock had noticed it as she came in—but Gregory Porlock noticed everything.