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The Leonides are one big happy family livingin a sprawling, ramshackle mansion. Thatis until the head of the household, Aristide, ismurdered with a fatal barbiturate injection.
Suspicion naturally falls on the old man’s youngwidow, fifty years his junior. But the murdererhas reckoned without the tenacity of CharlesHayward, fiancé of the late millionaire’s granddaughter.
The denoument is so gripping I couldn't put the book down, even after I finished reading it.
I would highly recommend this book for anyone who would like to pass the afternoon or evening with an intelligent and baffling mystery.
The characters were original and interesting, and the suspense was maintained through to the end.
Sometimes I can figure out the murderer but, not here. Would give more than 5 starsPublished 9 hours ago by mildred
Pretty good mystery. The story starts off really well, building very good characters and exploring their interplay in a captivating manner. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Jac Wright
The book was five stars, but there were a few typos in the kindle edition, so I deducted one star.Published 1 month ago by Daniel Sheehy
Christie includes a foreword to this book saying how enjoyable it was for her to write. My guess is that it was super easy
for her because she'd done it all before. Read more
Definitely, Agatha Christie is a storyteller. But individuals like some of her books better than others, maybe because of plot, venue or characters. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Commenter77
I had read this many years ago. I ordered it for my grandson who is now into Agatha Christie. He has enjoyed it very much. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Dorothy Labermeyer
Agatha Christie once more does not disappoint. Her mysteries are a joy to read. I only regret I didn't discover her sooner.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
I thought I had read every Agatha Christie, but recently read a quote from the author that this was one of her favorites. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Cheryl Herrera