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A far-from-warm welcome greets Hercule Poirot as he arrives for lunch at Lucy Angkatells country house. A man lies dying by the swimming pool, his blood dripping into the water. His wife stands over him, holding a revolver.
As Poirot investigates, he begins to realize that beneath the respectable surface lies a tangle of family secrets and everyone becomes a suspect.
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.
“A strange, poignant book; these are deep waters, with powerful undercurrents.”
-Michel Houellebecq, award-winning international author
“A grade-A plot—the best Christie in years.”
-San Francisco Chronicle