Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub
The Queen of Mystery has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the acknowledged mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth Miss Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and so many other unforgettable characters—brings her entire oeuvre of ingenious whodunits, locked room mysteries, and perplexing puzzles to William Morrow Paperbacks. In Sparkling Cyanide, Christie seats six—including a murderer—around a dining table set for seven , one year to the day that a beautiful heiress was poisoned in that very room.
doesn't know about the query mark - but we keep it in mind. Sometimes we go on quite a bit hunting about quietly. "Sometimes something crops up - sometimes it doesn't. In this case it didn't." "Until now." "Until now. Somebody tipped Mr Barton off to the fact that his wife had been murdered. He got busy on his own - he as good as announced that he was on the right track - whether he was or not I don't know - but the murderer must have thought so - so the murderer gets rattled and bumps
suicide?" "No, indeed. That was why I was so startled just now." "And Miss Marle? She never talked about her sister's death, either?" "No." "Have you any idea what made George Barton buy a house in the country? Did you or your husband suggest the idea to him?" "No. It was quite a surprise." "And his manner to you was always friendly?" "Very friendly indeed." "And what do you know about Mr Anthony Browne, Lady Alexandra?" "I really know nothing at all. I have met him
voice: "So you just wrote an anonymous letter to Mr George Barton?" She stared at him. He detected no uneasy guilt - nothing but pure astonishment. "Me? Write to Mr Barton? Never." "Now don't be afraid to tell about it. It was really a very good idea. It warned him without your having to give yourself away. It was very clever of you." "But I didn't, sir. I never thought of such a thing. You mean write to Mr Barton and say that his wife had been done in? Why, the idea never came into
funeral arrangements - a man's advice, so valuable - and really I was feeling so upset, as I said to Miss Lessing, that really I couldn't even think - and I must say that Miss Lessing was really very sympathetic for once and offered to do everything she could to take the burden off my shoulders - only, as she put it very reasonably, naturally I should be the person most likely to know what were George's favourite hymns - not that I actually did, because I'm afraid George didn't very often go to
play the part of Pedro Morales was child's play to an actor, but to move deftly round a table, with the step and gait of a waiter, filling up the champagne glasses, needed the definite knowledge and technique of a man who had actually been a waiter. A clumsy action or movement would have drawn your attention to him, but as a bona fide waiter none of you noticed or saw him. You were looking at the cabaret, not noticing that portion of the restaurant's furnishings - the waiter!" Iris said in a