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Mrs McGinty died from a brutal blow to the back of her head. Suspicion fell immediately on her shifty lodger, James Bentley, whose clothes revealed traces of the victim's blood and hair. Yet something was amiss: Bentley just didn't look like a murderer.Poirot believed he could save the man from the gallows. What he didn't realise was that his own life was now in great danger.
©1953 Agatha Christie Mallowan; (P)2002 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London UK
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Critic Reviews

"The plot is perfect and the characters are wonderful." (San Francisco Chronicle)
"The best Poirot since such pre-war classics as Cards on the Table." (New York Times)
"So simple, so economical, so completely baffling. Every clue scrupulously given, with superb sleight of hand." (Sunday Times)
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By Anonymous User on 11-27-17

The best mystery!

So easy to listen and so addictive! keeps us guessing until the very end of the story.

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By LORNA on 06-22-15

Love it

I love Hugh Fraser narrating Agatha Christie
now own almost all of the them. Definitely recommend

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By James on 09-21-15

One of her best

Not as well known as 'orient express' or 'death on the Nile', but this book is one of her best with solid back story (where are they now) and excellent characterisations of all the residents at Broadhinney. Coupled with High Fraser's narration this is one of the best Christies I've download.

You can't go wrong with Agatha Christie. Time and again I return to her books (spoken or word) due to the timeless quality and appeal of her work.

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By Kathryn on 01-19-15

Always keeps you guessing

I love Agatha Christie's books. She keeps you guessing right to the very end.
Hugh Fraser is a fantastic narrator. You often forget that it is one person reading the entire story. He makes it seem like a dramatized version.

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