Its seven in the morning. The Bantrys wake to find the body of a young woman in their library. She is wearing an evening dress and heavy makeup, which is now smeared across her cheeks. But who is she? How did she get there? And what is the connection with another dead girl, whose charred remains are later discovered in an abandoned quarry? The respectable Bantrys invite Miss Marple to solve the mystery . . . before tongues start to wag.
About the Author
Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Her books have sold more than a billion copies in English and another billion in a hundred foreign languages. She died in 1976. Sophie Hannah is the internationally bestselling author of nine psychological thrillers, which have been published in more than 20 countries and adapted for television. Sophie is an Honorary Fellow of Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge, and as a poet has been shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize.
“Agatha Christie has made it awfully hard for the rest of us, because whenever we think of a clever twist—she’s already done it.”
-Elizabeth Peters, New York Times bestselling author of the Amelia Peabody novels
“Genuine old-crusted Christie.”
“Professional detectives are no match for elderly spinsters… it is hard not to be impressed.”
-Times Literary Supplement (London)
“One of the most ingeniously contrived of all her murder stories.”