Hercule Poirot doesnt need all his detective skills to realize something is troubling his secretary, Miss Lemonshe has made three mistakes in a simple letter. It seems an outbreak of kleptomania at the student hostel in which her sister works is distracting his usually efficient assistant.
Deciding that desperate times call for desperate measures, the great detective agrees to investigate. Unknown to Poirot, however, desperation is a motive he shares with a killer. . . .
About the Author
The Guinness Book of World Records lists Christie as the best-selling novelist of all time. Her novels have sold roughly 2 billion copies, and her estate claims that her works come third in the rankings of the world's most-widely published books, behind Shakespeare's works and the Bible.
“When it comes to fiendish plotting, there’s nobody to compare with Agatha Christie.”
-Peter Robinson, New York Times bestselling author of the Inspector Banks novels
“The Christie fan of longest standing, who thinks he knows every one of her tricks, will still be surprised by some of the twists here.”
-New York Times
“The characters are as good as ever and there is plenty of entertainment.”
-Times Literary Supplement (London)