Synopses & Reviews
Take one dead lothario; add his jealous wife accused of his murder; toss in a devoted daughter who wants to clear her mother's name, and you get one of the greatest challenges of Hercule Poirot's career.
Beautiful deducing. (New York Times)
Uncanny...brilliant. (Times Literary Supplement)
A famous painter's jealous wife is tried, convicted and sentenced to life for his murder. But did she really do it? Hercule Poirot sets out to find the fatal flaw in the perfect crime.
Amyas Crale's passion for women made him famous. His murder made him infamous. Sixteen years after the crime, his daughter needs Poirot to clear the name of the convicted killer-her own mother.