By Agatha Christie

The Queen of poser has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the stated mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth omit Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and such a lot of different unforgettable characters—brings her whole oeuvre of creative whodunits, locked room mysteries, and puzzling puzzles to Harper Paperbacks. The pleasant pass over Marple is ensnared in A Caribbean Mystery whilst a retired army guy sparks her interest with a photo and a wierd tale of a murderer.

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A knife, I inform you. She had a knife in her hand. She come via my kitchen and out the door. Out into the backyard. I observed her. ” “Now calm down,” acknowledged Daventry, “calm down. who're you speaking approximately? ” “I let you know who I’m speaking approximately. I’m speaking concerning the boss’s spouse. Mrs. Kendal. I’m speaking approximately her. She have a knife in her hand and she or he exit into the darkish. earlier than dinner that was—and she didn’t get back. ” Fifteen INQUIRY persevered I “Can we have now a note with you, Mr. Kendal? ” “Of path. ” Tim regarded up from his table. He driven a few papers apart and indicated chairs. His face used to be drawn and depressing. “How are you getting on? received any forwarder? There looks a doom during this position. everyone is eager to depart, you recognize, asking approximately air passages. simply whilst it appeared every little thing used to be being a hit. Oh Lord, you don’t recognize what it skill, this position, to me and to Molly. We staked every little thing on it. ” “It’s very not easy on you, I know,” stated Inspector Weston. “Don’t imagine that we don’t sympathize. ” “If all of it may be cleared up quickly,” stated Tim. “This wretched woman Victoria—Oh! I oughtn’t to discuss her like that. She used to be relatively an outstanding style, Victoria was once. But—but there needs to be a few very simple cause, some—kind of intrigue, or love affair she had. probably her husband—” “Jim Ellis wasn’t her husband, and so they appeared a settled kind of couple. ” “If it may possibly purely be cleared up quickly,” stated Tim back. “I’m sorry. You desired to consult me approximately anything, inquire from me anything. ” “Yes. It was once approximately final evening. based on clinical proof Victoria used to be killed your time among 10:30 pm and hour of darkness. Alibis lower than the situations that be successful listed here are now not really easy to end up. everyone is relocating approximately, dancing, strolling clear of the terrace, coming again. It’s all very tough. ” “I think so. yet does that suggest that you just certainly give some thought to Victoria used to be killed via one of many visitors right here? ” “Well, we need to research that threat, Mr. Kendal. What i need to invite you fairly approximately, is a press release made via one in every of your chefs. ” “Oh? Which one? What does he say? ” “He’s a Cuban, I comprehend. ” “We’ve obtained Cubans and a Puerto Rican. ” “This guy Enrico states that your spouse gone through the kitchen on her manner from the eating room, and went out into the backyard and that she was once wearing a knife. ” Tim stared at him. “Molly, sporting a knife? good, why shouldn’t she? I mean—why—you don’t think—what are you attempting to recommend? ” “I am speaking of the time sooner than humans had come into the eating room. it'd be, i guess, your time approximately 8:30. You your self have been within the eating room chatting with the top waiter, Fernando, i feel. ” “Yes. ” Tim solid his brain again. “Yes, I bear in mind. ” “And your spouse got here in from the terrace? ” “Yes, she did,” Tim agreed. “She regularly went out to seem over the tables. occasionally the lads set issues fallacious, forgot the various cutlery, such things as that. most likely that’s what it was once. She can have been rearranging cutlery or anything. She may need had a spare knife or a spoon, anything like that during her hand.

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