By Agatha Christie
The Queen of poser has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the said mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth omit Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and such a lot of different unforgettable characters—brings her complete oeuvre of creative whodunits, locked room mysteries, and difficult puzzles to Harper Paperbacks. within the Christie vintage Peril at finish House, a tender girl who has lately survived a chain of very shut calls seems to be the objective of a committed killer—and it’s as much as Hercule Poirot to save lots of her life.
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Her eyes were very light grey with large pupils. She had a curious look of detachment. She was staring at me. Suddenly she spoke. ' She had an affected voice, languid and artificial-yet which had a curious attraction-a kind of resonant lingering beauty. She impressed me, I think, as the most tired person I had ever met. Tired in mind, not in body, as though she had found everything in the world to be empty and valueless. 'Miss Buckley very kindly helped my friend when he twisted his ankle this morning,' I explained as I accepted her offer.
It may have been an accident. It is impossible to say. But the damage to the brakes of your car-that was not an accident. ' Nick took us out in the garden and led us to the cliff edge. The sea glittered blue below us. A rough path led down the face of the rock. Nick described just where the accident occurred and Poirot nodded thoughtfully. ' 'There's the front way-past the lodge. And a tradesman's entrance-a door in the wall half-way up that lane. Then there's a gate just along here on the cliff edge.
Your cousin, Mademoiselle, will do admirably. ' 'All right,' said Nick, with a sigh. 'I'll wire her. I certainly don't know who else I could get hold of just now. Everyone's fixed up. But if it isn't the Choirboys' Outing or the Mothers' Beanfeast she'll come all right. ' 'Oh, no, Maggie never thinks. She just does -earnestly, you know. Christian works-with faith and perseverance. ' 'With Sunday trains? She'll think I'm dying if I suggest that. No, I'll say Monday. ' 'Nous verrons. You still make a jest of it?