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Sheila Webb expected to find a respectable blind lady waiting for her at 19 Wilbraham Crescentnot the body of a middle-aged man sprawled across the living room floor. But when old Miss Pebmarsh denies sending for her in the first place, or of owning all the clocks that surround the body, its clear that they are going to need a very good detective.
This crime is so complicated that it must be quite simple, declares Hercule Poirot. But theres a murderer on the loose, and time is ticking away.
Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time and in any language, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Her books have sold over a billion copies in English and another billion in one hundred foreign countries. She is the author of eighty novels and short-story collections, nineteen plays, and six novels under the name Mary Westmacott. She died in 1976.
“Hercule Poirot is one of those rare fictional characters who came to shape my thinking as both a lawyer and a crime novelist.”
-James Grippando, New York Times bestselling author of the Jack Swyteck Novels
“Here is the grand-manner detective story in all its glory.”
-New York Times Book Review
“Christie addicts will cherish this book. Total absorption is guaranteed.”
-Sunday Times (London)