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By Agatha Christie

The Queen of poser has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the said mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth pass over Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and such a lot of different unforgettable characters—brings her whole oeuvre of creative whodunits, locked room mysteries, and confusing puzzles to Harper Paperbacks…including one of her personal ten favourite novels, Towards Zero, which places Superintendent conflict and Inspector Leach at the case as they examine the homicide of an aged widow.

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Mary checked out her inquiringly. "Like Henry the Eighth," stated girl Tressilian. Mary regarded questioned. girl Tressilian elaborated her final comment. "Conscience, you recognize! Henry used to be regularly attempting to get Catherine to agree that the divorce used to be the best factor. Nevile is aware that he has behaved badly - he desires to think cozy approximately all of it. So he has been attempting to bully Audrey into announcing every little thing is okay and that she'll come and meet Kay and that she does not brain in any respect. " "I wonder," acknowledged Mary slowly. girl Tressilian checked out her sharply. "What's on your brain, my pricey? " "I used to be puzzling over -" She stopped, then went on: "It - it sort of feels so in contrast to Nevile -this letter! you do not imagine that, for a few cause, Audrey wishes this - this assembly? " "Why should still she? " stated girl Tressilian sharply. "After Nevile left her she went to her aunt, Mrs. Royde, on the Rectory, and had an entire breakdown. She used to be totally like a ghost of her former self. evidently it hit her extraordinarily tough. She's a type of quiet self-contained those that think issues intensely. " Mary moved uneasily. "Yes, she is severe. A queer lady in lots of methods ... " "She suffered much ... Then the divorce went via and Nevile married the woman, and bit by bit Audrey started to recover from it. Now she's nearly again to her previous self. you cannot inform me she desires to rake up outdated thoughts back. " Mary stated with mild obstinacy: "Nevile says she does. " The outdated woman checked out her apparently. "You're terribly obstinate approximately this, Mary. Why? do you need to have them the following jointly? " Mary Aldin flushed. "No, after all no longer. " woman Tressilian stated sharply: "It's no longer you who've been suggesting all this to Nevile? " "How are you able to be so absurd? " "Well, i do not believe for a minute it really is particularly his thought. it is not like Nevile. " She paused a minute, then her face cleared. "It's the first of may well day after today, is not it? good, at the third Audrey is coming to stick with the Darlingtons at Esbank. it is just twenty miles away. Write and ask her to return over and lunch right here. " may well fifth. "Mrs. unusual, m'lady. " Audrey unusual got here into the large bed room, crossed the room to the massive mattress, stooped down and kissed the outdated woman and sat down within the chair positioned prepared for her. "Nice to determine you, my dear," acknowledged woman Tressilian. "And great to work out you," acknowledged Audrey. there has been a high quality of intangibility approximately Audrey unusual. She used to be of medium top with very small palms and toes. Her hair used to be ash blonde and there has been little or no color in her face. Her eyes have been set huge aside and have been a transparent light gray. Her good points have been small and ordinary, a instantly little nostril set in a small, oval, light face. With such colouring, with a face that was once lovely yet no longer attractive, she had however a high quality approximately her which can no longer be denied nor neglected and that drew your eyes to her repeatedly. She was once a bit like a ghost, yet you felt whilst ghost should be possessed of extra truth than a reside person ... She had a singularly gorgeous voice; tender and transparent like a small silver bell.

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