The Moving Finger: A Miss Marple Mystery (Miss Marple Mysteries)

By Agatha Christie

The Queen of poser has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the stated mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth leave out Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and such a lot of different unforgettable characters—brings her whole oeuvre of inventive whodunits, locked room mysteries, and complicated puzzles to Harper Paperbacks… together with The relocating Finger, which issues omit Marple to a small city and its shameful secrets and techniques, and to a so much suspicious “suicide.”

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Nobody’s ever talked a lot to me approximately my father. They’ve no longer sought after me to grasp approximately him. yet i know that he went to legal and that i be aware of why. It used to be for blackmail! ” She paused. “Well, I’m his daughter. and maybe I take after him. besides, I’m asking you to provide me funds because—if you don’t”—she stopped after which went on very slowly and evenly—“if you don’t—I shall say what I observed you doing to the cachet that day in my mother’s room. ” there has been a pause. Then Symmington acknowledged in a totally impassive voice: “I don’t comprehend what you suggest. ” Megan acknowledged: “I imagine you do. ” and he or she smiled. It was once now not a pleasant smile. Symmington received up. He went over to the writing table. He took a cheque-book from his pocket and wrote out a cheque. He blotted it rigorously after which got here again. He held it out to Megan. “You’re grown up now,” he acknowledged. “I can remember that you could consider you must purchase whatever particularly unique within the means of garments and all that. I don’t be aware of what you’re conversing approximately. I didn’t watch out. yet here’s a cheque. ” Megan checked out it, then she acknowledged: “Thank you. that would do to head on with. ” She became and went out of the room. Symmington stared after her and on the closed door, then he became around and as I observed his face I made a rapid out of control circulation ahead. It was once checked within the so much awesome model. the massive bush that I had spotted through the wall stopped being a bush. Superintendent Nash’s hands went around me and Superintendent Nash’s voice simply breathed in my ear: “Quiet, Burton. For God’s sake. ” Then, with limitless warning he beat a retreat, his arm impelling me to accompany him. around the aspect of the home he straightened himself and wiped his brow. “Of course,” he stated, “you must butt in! ” “That woman isn’t safe,” I acknowledged urgently. “You observed his face? We’ve bought to get her out of right here. ” Nash took an organization grip of my arm. “Now, glance the following, Mr. Burton, you’ve obtained to pay attention. ” VI good, I listened. I didn’t like it—but I gave in. yet I insisted on being instantaneous and that i swore to obey orders implicitly. in order that is how I got here with Nash and Parkins into the home by way of the again door which used to be already unlocked. and that i waited with Nash at the upstairs touchdown at the back of the velvet curtain overlaying the window alcove until eventually the clocks in the home struck , and Symmington’s door opened and he went around the touchdown and into Megan’s room. i didn't stir or make a stream for I knew that Sergeant Parkins was once inside of masked through the hole door, and that i knew that Parkins used to be a great guy and knew his activity, and that i knew that I couldn’t have depended on myself to maintain quiet and never get away. And ready there, with my center thudding, I observed Symmington pop out with Megan in his hands and hold her downstairs, with Nash and myself a discreet distance at the back of him. He carried her via to the kitchen and he had simply prepared her with ease along with her head within the gasoline oven and had became at the fuel whilst Nash and that i got here in the course of the kitchen door and switched at the gentle. And that used to be the top of Richard Symmington.

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