After the Funeral: A Hercule Poirot Mystery (Hercule Poirot Mysteries)

By Agatha Christie

Hercule Poirot is termed directly to examine the homicide of a brother and sister, during this vintage Agatha Christie secret now to be had in an up to date version with a foreword Sophie Hannah.

 “He was once murdered, wasn’t he?”

When Cora Lansquenet is savagely murdered, the extreme comment she had made the day before today at her brother Richard’s funeral unexpectedly takes on a chilling value. on the analyzing of Richard’s will, Cora used to be essentially heard to assert, “It’s been hushed up very well, hasn’t it. yet he used to be murdered, wasn’t he?”

Did Cora’s accusation a depressing fact that sealed her personal destiny? Or are the siblings’ deaths simply tragic coincidences?

Desperate to understand the reality, the Lansquenet’s solicitor turns to Hercule Poirot to solve the secret. For even after the funeral, demise isn’t complete but . . .

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Are there any of his work within the cottage? " "Yes. " "Then I shall pass judgement on for myself," acknowledged Susan. Mr Entwhistle smiled on the resolute tilt of Susan's chin. "So be it. no doubt i'm an previous fogey and hopelessly outdated in concerns of paintings, yet i actually don't believe you are going to dispute my verdict. " "I believe I should cross down there, besides? And glance over what there's. Is there anyone there now? " "I have prepared with leave out Gilchrist to stay there till additional discover. " Greg acknowledged: "She should have an outstanding nerve - to stick in a cottage the place a murder's been dedicated. " "Miss Gilchrist is sort of a wise lady, I should still say. Besides," additional the legal professional dryly, "I don't believe she has at any place else to head until eventually she will get one other scenario. " "So Aunt Cora's demise left her excessive and dry? Did she - have been she and Aunt Cora - on intimate phrases? " Mr Entwhistle checked out her fairly apparently, considering simply precisely what used to be in her brain. "Moderately so, I imagine," he acknowledged. "She by no means handled leave out Gilchrist as a servant. " "Treated her a damned sight worse, I dare say," acknowledged Susan. "These wretched so referred to as 'ladies' are those who get it taken out of them these days. i'm going to attempt to locate her an honest put up someplace. It will not be tricky. a person who is prepared to do a bit housekeeping and cook dinner is worthy their weight in gold - she does cook dinner, does not she? " "Oh certain. I assemble it really is whatever she known as, er, 'the tough' that she objected to. i am afraid i do not particularly be aware of what 'the tough' is. " Susan looked to be tons amused. Mr Entwhistle, glancing at his watch, acknowledged: "Your aunt left Timothy her executor. " "Timothy," acknowledged Susan with scorn. "Uncle Timothy is virtually a fantasy. not anyone ever sees him. " "Quite. " Mr Entwhistle glanced at his watch. "I am traveling as much as see him this afternoon. i'm going to acquaint him with, your selection to head right down to the cottage. " "It will in simple terms take me an afternoon or , I think. i do not are looking to be lengthy clear of London. i have quite a few schemes in hand. i go into company. " Mr Entwhistle seemed around him on the cramped sitting-room of the tiny flat. Greg and Susan have been obviously not easy up. Her father, he knew, had run via such a lot of his funds. He had left his daughter badly off. "What are your plans for the long run, if i could ask? " "I've obtained my eye on a few premises in Cardigan road. i guess, if invaluable, you could enhance me a few funds? i'll need to pay a deposit. " "That will be managed," stated Mr Entwhistle. "I rang you up the day after the funeral numerous occasions yet may get no resolution. i presumed probably you may take care of an increase. I questioned even if it's possible you'll maybe have long gone out of city. " "Oh no," stated Susan quick. "We have been in all day. either one of us. We did not exit in any respect. " Greg acknowledged lightly: "You comprehend, Susan, i believe our cell should have been out of order that day. You consider how i could not get via to not easy and Co. within the afternoon. I intended to record it, however it was once very well the following morning. " "Telephones," acknowledged Mr Entwhistle, "can be very unreliable occasionally.

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