By Agatha Christie
Whilst Richard Abernethie, the grasp of Enderby corridor, dies his heirs gather on the colossal Victorian mansion to listen to the examining of the need. it truly is then that Cora, Abernethie's sister, comes out with an alarming concept: "But he was once murdered, wasn't he?" the following day Cora is located brutally bludgeoned to demise in her domestic.
None except Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot is summoned to Enderby in pursuit of the assassin. Suspects abound together with a wayward nephew unfortunate with girls and horses, a favourite and doubtless innocent sister-in-law, feuding nieces, a nosey housekeeper, and a disingenuous artwork collector.
Poirot needs to conjure all of his deductive powers with the intention to unmask the killer and his ultimate end is an excellent and unforeseen as ever. After the Funeral is vintage Christie at her top.
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Editor-publisher Emma Lord and her Alpine suggest employees suspect pleasure whilst glamorous Ursula O'Toole Randall returns to Alpine to marry her 3rd husband. yet hers is a deadly homecoming. . . .
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I delight in crossing Wild’s path,” I promised him. Though Wild and I had met only once, our competition was a vigorous one, and I enjoyed nothing more than tracking down the goods his men stole. I made it my policy, when possible, to avoid impeaching thieves in Wild’s employ, for their master had no similar scruples, and my mercy toward these prigs had earned me some little gratitude. Sir Owen smiled broadly. “I like a man of your spirit,” he said, and then grabbed my hand with a wrenching vigor.
I like a man of your spirit,” he said, and then grabbed my hand with a wrenching vigor. I smiled as I governed my hand’s retreat from Sir Owen’s enthusiastic grip. ” Sir Owen stepped to the side of the path to let a handsome collection of young couples pass us. “I like you, Weaver,” he said. “I have never been a bigot in matters of religion, and now I can see why. What signifies whether or not a man eats pork? ” I sensed that I had been dismissed, so I bowed to Sir Owen and allowed him to walk over to a group of gentlemen of his acquaintance.
For vessels carrying tobacco, the process is known as “socking”; the laborers merely plunge their hands into the bales of tobacco, sock away as much as they can hold and then resell it on their own. True enough it was a kind of sanctioned theft, but years ago tobacco merchants had realized that their porters were helping themselves to the cargo despite any measures meant to prevent them, so they simply cut the wages and looked the other way. Old Balfour, however, had taken the unhappy step of hiring men to inspect the workers and make sure no one socked his goods, but he refused to raise wages proportionately.