By Agatha Christie
While Richard Abernethie, the grasp of Enderby corridor, dies his heirs gather on the giant Victorian mansion to listen to the analyzing of the desire. it really is then that Cora, Abernethie's sister, comes out with an alarming notion: "But he used to be murdered, wasn't he?" tomorrow 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 doubtless innocent sister-in-law, feuding nieces, a nosey housekeeper, and a disingenuous artwork collector.
Poirot needs to conjure all of his deductive powers so one can unmask the killer and his ultimate end is an excellent and unforeseen as ever. After the Funeral is vintage Christie at her top.
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After the Funeral (Hercule Poirot, Book 29) by Agatha Christie