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Hercule Poirot doesnt need all his detective skills to realize something is troubling his secretary, Miss Lemonshe has made three mistakes in a simple letter. It seems an outbreak of kleptomania at the student hostel in which her sister works is distracting his usually efficient assistant.
Deciding that desperate times call for desperate measures, the great detective agrees to investigate. Unknown to Poirot, however, desperation is a motive he shares with a killer. . . .
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.
“When it comes to fiendish plotting, there’s nobody to compare with Agatha Christie.”
-Peter Robinson, New York Times bestselling author of the Inspector Banks novels
“The Christie fan of longest standing, who thinks he knows every one of her tricks, will still be surprised by some of the twists here.”
-New York Times
“The characters are as good as ever and there is plenty of entertainment.”
-Times Literary Supplement (London)