Author(s): Agatha Christie
Evidence that clears the name of a boy sentenced for killing his adopted mother arrives too late to save his life - so who did kill her?According to the courts, Jacko Argyle bludgeoned his mother to death with a poker. The sentence was life imprisonmentBut when Dr Arthur Calgary turns up a year later with the proof that confirms Jacko's innocence, he is too late - Jacko died behind bars from a bout of pneumonia.Worse still, the doctor's revelations re-open old wounds in the family, increasing the likelihood that the real murderer will strike again...
`Family tensions and suspicions are adroitly handled, and the solution is characteristically surprising'New York Times `Has the particular distinction of presenting a new temporary detective in place of Poirot or Miss Marple.'New York Herald Tribune Book Review
Agatha Christie was born in Torquay in 1890 and became the best-selling novelist in history. Her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, introduced us to Hercule Poirot, the most popular detective since Sherlock Holmes. She is known throughout the world as the Queen of Crime and her works have sold over two billion copies - 80 crime books, 30 plays, and six novels under the name of Mary Westmacott.