After the Funeral (Hercule Poirot, Book 29) by Agatha Christie

By Agatha Christie

While Richard Abernethie, the grasp of Enderby corridor, dies his heirs gather on the enormous Victorian mansion to listen to the analyzing of the need. it truly is then that Cora, Abernethie's sister, comes out with an alarming notion: "But he was once murdered, wasn't he?" the following day Cora is located brutally bludgeoned to loss of life in her domestic.

None except Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot is summoned to Enderby in pursuit of the assassin. Suspects abound together with a wayward nephew unfortunate with girls and horses, a favourite and likely innocent sister-in-law, feuding nieces, a nosey housekeeper, and a disingenuous paintings collector.

Poirot needs to conjure all of his deductive powers to be able to unmask the killer and his ultimate end is a superb and unforeseen as ever. After the Funeral is vintage Christie at her top.

Show description

Read or Download After the Funeral (Hercule Poirot, Book 29) PDF

Best detective fiction books

Pawing Through the Past (Mrs. Murphy, Book 8)

"You'll by no means get outdated. "

Each member of the category of 1980 has obtained the letter. Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen, who's at the organizing committee for Crozet High's 20th reunion, comes to a decision to take it as a praise. Others imagine it's a comic story.

But Mrs. Murphy senses difficulty. And the sly tiger cat is quickly confirmed correct . .. while the category womanizer turns up useless with a bullet among his eyes. Then one other word by way of one other homicide makes it transparent that somebody has waited two decades to take revenge.

While Harry attempts to piece jointly the puzzle, it's as much as Mrs. Murphy and her animal associates to smell out the reality. And there isn't a lot time. Mrs. Murphy is the 1st to gain that Harry has been selected probably to Die, and if she doesn't hurry, Crozet High's 20th reunion can be Harry's final.

The Woman Who Married a Bear

A compelling narrator/protagonist and colourful neighborhood information propel this commanding secret, the 1st of a projected sequence set in Alaska. Cecil more youthful is a package of paradoxes: a hard-drinking deepest eye in Sitka, he writes haiku and lives with the guilt of occupation failure and the soreness born whilst he spouse walked out on him.

The Killing (The Killing, Book 1)

Throughout the darkish wooden the place the useless bushes supply no defend Nanna Birk Larsen runs . . . there's a vivid monocular eye that follows, like a hunter after a wounded deer. It strikes in a sluggish coming near near zigzag, marching in the course of the Pineseskoven barren region, during the Pentecost wooded area. the chilliness water, the phobia, his presence no longer up to now away .

The Silent Speaker (Nero Wolfe, Book 11)

Unique e-book: 1946

When a strong govt respectable scheduled to talk to a bunch of millionaires turns up lifeless, the enterprise global clamors for an answer, and Nero Wolfe takes the case.

Extra info for After the Funeral (Hercule Poirot, Book 29)

Example text

A couple of days ago. ' Jeudwine peered about 'No, I inside through his thick lenses. E. may have been poking about in it... wait a moment. Yes, he must have been. 's hasn't. ' He took out a small notebook with a battered red leather cover. It looked old and severely used. ' Vachell was looking over personal accounts, and when I Jeudwine's shoulder. ' The secretary held it close to his glasses and peered myopically at its pages. The leaves fluttered over. 'It seems to be a diary, written up ...

He notebook, the cigarette held loosely between his lips. 'Well, chief,' he said at last, in a voice which retained a little of its native Canadian twang, 'I've got plenty, but I don't know what good it's going to do us, yet. The murderer hasn't left his visiting-card lying around. ' 'Quite, quite. You think it may have been a premeditated crime, eh? Most extraordinary. ' Armitage's normal jerkiness was accentuated by worry. 'Understand this, Vachell. We've got to get the murderer, and get him quickly, whatever it costs, whatever it entails.

And a small cigar eh? ' tell Criminals don't what's a make it that easy for the cops. 'There's one more thing I should mention, maybe. I went over the rest of the room as well as I could and found nothing. No sign of a search or a fight; books neatly stacked, curios the same there's scads of these spears and — native daggers lying around. But there's one thing that looks as though something on the bureau had been disturbed. ' Vachell indicated a chromium-plated lamp with a bell- shaped shade, standing on the mahogany desk.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.21 of 5 – based on 38 votes