By Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie is the main broadly released writer of all time together with her works outsold in simple terms via Shakespeare and the Bible. She is appeared by way of generations of enthusiasts because the maximum secret author ever, and her novels are learn and adored the area over.
Clarissa, the younger spouse of a overseas workplace Diplomat, delights in tweaking the sensibilities of her extra severe neighbors and for enjoying a online game she calls "supposing" - imagining a tough scenario and realizing how humans may reply. yet Clarissa's lighthearted online game turns into lethal severe whilst she discovers the useless physique of an unknown individual in her personal drawing room. If that wasn't undesirable adequate, her husband is at the approach domestic with a big international baby-kisser and the attendant scandal of the useless physique may irrevocably harm his occupation no less than. for that reason, Clarissa makes a decision to cast off the physique and persuades her 3 houseguests to aid.
But sooner than she will be able to get the physique off the premises, a policeman arrives at her entrance door. The police bought an nameless tip a few homicide in the home and feature proven as much as examine. Now Clarissa needs to preserve the physique hidden, persuade the skeptical police inspector that there was no homicide, and, meanwhile, discover who has been murdered, why, and what the physique is doing in her house.
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Jessica Langley lived in an apartment overlooking the Town Camber in Old Portsmouth, where he had been crouched in that blessed fishing boat with only Mickey Johnson and his holdall of stolen goods to show for it. Shit! Uckfield was going to crucify him if it proved that Langley had been killed in her apartment and taken from there to a boat in the Town Camber. , which was before they had arrived. And she might have met her killer elsewhere, for example here. He flicked through the rest of the file.
The man glanced at it, looked surprised and then sheepish. ‘Sorry, didn’t know. You should still be wearing hard hats though. Neil Cyrus, assistant caretaker. Is it about the breakin last night? ’ He gulped as he finished speaking as if he couldn’t quite suck enough air into his lungs. A nervous mannerism, Horton guessed, which had become a habit. Horton recognized the name from the information that DC Walters had given to him earlier. Scrutinizing Cyrus, he tried to put an age on him yet found it difficult, he could have been anywhere between thirty and late forties.
Maybe she liked exotic holidays, or an expensive yacht, he thought, recalling the photograph. qxd 2/7/07 12:00 pm Page 53 Deadly Waters 53 Ignoring Walters’ sarcastic tone, Horton entered Langley’s bedroom. It was tidier than he had expected. A plain cream duvet had been thrown over the bed and there were no items of clothing lying around. He opened a drawer that was part of a built-in wardrobe and sifted through her clothes. ’ Cantelli asked, coming up behind him. ‘Just poking around. ’ He held up a pair of red and black skimpy knickers.