A far-from-warm welcome greets Hercule Poirotas he arrives for lunch at Lucy Angkatell's countryhouse. A man lies dying by the swimming pool, hisblood dripping into the water. His wife stands overhim, holding a revolver.
As Poirot investigates, he begins to realize that beneaththe respectable surface lies a tangle of familysecrets and everyone becomes a suspect.
About the Author
Agatha Christie was born in 1890 and created the detective Hercule Poirot in her debut novel, "The Mysterious Affair at Styles" (1920). She achieved wide popularity with "The Murder of Roger Ackroyd" (1926) and produced a total of eighty novels and short-story collections over six decades. Twenty-four of Christie's best whodunits are now available from Black Dog & Leventhal as part of their bestselling hardcover Agatha Christie Collection.
“A strange, poignant book; these are deep waters, with powerful undercurrents.”
-Michel Houellebecq, award-winning international author
“A grade-A plot—the best Christie in years.”
-San Francisco Chronicle