Also published as Murder in Retrospect.
Famous painter Amyas Crale's wife was sentenced to life in prison for murdering him. Now, after sixteen years, their daughter has presented Hercule Poirot with a challenge: clear her mother's name by returning to the scene of the murder to find out... read more
“"A jingle ran through Poirot's head. He repressed it. He must <i>not </i> always be thinking of nursery rhymes. it seemed an obsseion with him lately. and yet the jingle persisted."”
I admired Caroline Crale because she didn’t fight, because she retreated into her world of half lights and shadows. She was never defeated because she never gave battle.’Highlighted by 9 Kindle customers
There are people to whom agreement is monotony. They require the stimulant of dissension to create drama in their lives.’Highlighted by 9 Kindle customers
Mind you, she had charm. She had that kind of sweetness of manner that deceives people utterly. She had a frail, helpless look about her that appealed to people’s chivalry.Highlighted by 4 Kindle customers
One has to pay one’s debts. It’s lovely to feel peaceful.Highlighted by 4 Kindle customers
But then, I am not a very convincing person. I never have been.’ Poirot threw him a quick glance. He read into that slight acerbity of tone the dissatisfaction of a sensitive man with his own lack of personality.Highlighted by 4 Kindle customers
There is an inability to put on the brakes. It comes — it comes withHighlighted by 4 Kindle customers
Edmunds was a man of slow speech. His eyes gleamed with legal caution. He took his time in sizing up Poirot before he let himself be betrayed into speech.Highlighted by 4 Kindle customers
‘What do most people mean when they say that? So young. Something innocent, something appealing, something helpless. But youth is not that! Youth is crude, youth is strong, youth is powerful — yes, and cruel! And one thing more — youth is vulnerable.’Highlighted by 3 Kindle customers
As a rich property owner says ‘Bolsheviks’ — as an earnest Communist says ‘Capitalists!’ — as a good housewife says ‘Blackbeetles’ — so did Miss Williams say ‘Men!’Highlighted by 3 Kindle customers
‘Yes. Mind you, sixteen years ago, divorce wasn’t looked on quite so much as a matter of course as it is now.Highlighted by 3 Kindle customers
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