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According to the courts, Jacko Argyle bludgeoned his mother to death with a poker. The sentence was life imprisonment. But when Dr. Arthur Calgary arrives with the proof that confirms Jacko's innocence, it is too late - Jacko died behind bars followinga bout of pneumonia. Worse still, the doctor's revelations reopen old wounds in the family, increasing the likelihood that the real murderer will strike again.

©1958 Agatha Christie Limited (P)2003 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

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Not the best!

I love love love Agatha Christie books especially when Hugh Fraser is the narrator.
This one was somewhat disappointing though I really feel like there were too many voices that frankly kind of got mixed up!
Sometimes I thought he was doing a man’s voice when really he was doing one of the women’s voices and the storyline just didn’t flow very well.

The ending was definitely a let down and I thought it was thrown together -not one of her best.

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I had never heard of this story by Miss Christie & I’ve always loved everything I’ve read or heard of hers. This was no exception & I liked the narration.

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Good Englis h Murder Mystery

Christy does it again. All the ingredients of a solid mystery are in this book

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