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.
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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.