Synopses & Reviews
In this classic Hercule Poirot mystery from the Queen of Crime, a kindly widow is bludgeoned to death. Is her lodger guilty? Or is he being framed? Either way, the condemned man's time is running out.
"The plot is perfect and the characters are wonderful." (San Francisco Chronicle)
When a widow is found bludgeoned to death in her cottage parlor and the hiding place for her life savings dug up, all fingers point to her lodger. With no alibi and every piece of evidence working against him, the condemned man has but one way out. Enter Hercule Poirot.
Well, it's no wonder. The plot-suspicion for an elderly woman's murder falls on her mysterious lodger-is from Agatha Christie. The wonderful character happens to be the world's most famous sleuth, Hercule Poirot.