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Strapped by a chauffeur's wages, Michael Rogers' want of a better life seems out of reach. Especially elusive is a magnificent piece of property in Kingston Bishop - until a chance meeting with a beautiful heiress makes his dreams possible. Marrying her is the first step. Building the perfect home is the next. Unfortunately Michael ignored the local warnings about the deadly curse buried in the tract of land, and living out his dreams may exact a higher price than he ever imagined.
Praised as one of Agatha Christie's most unusual forays into Gothic psychological suspense, this novel of fate, chance, and the nature of evil was a personal favorite of the author's as well.
©1967 Agatha Christie Limited (P)2004 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
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By Ruth Bain on 01-05-17

Unusual

Very different from the usual style and plotting of an Agatha Christie novel. This is dark and, IMHO, rather unpleasant. And, unfortunately, it wasn't very suspenseful; it seemed that Dame Agatha, nearing the end of her long careers, was borrowing / recycling plot twists from previous stories. I credit her with trying something different, even if it didn't work for me. As always, Hugh Fraser's narration was excellent.

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By Robert A. Payne on 09-13-15

Hugh Fraser is amazing

He does such a good job with this book! The ending made me tear up.

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