When nurse Amy Leatheran agrees to look after American archaeologist Dr Leidner’s wife Louise at a dig near Hassanieh she finds herself taking on more than just nursing duties – she also has to help solve murders. Fortunately for Amy, Hercule Poirot is visiting the excavation site but will the... read more
“What's happened has happened and can't be mended. It's no use fretting”Amy Leatheran
As a matter of fact it wouldn’t be safe to tell any man the truth about his wife! Funnily enough, I’d trust most women with the truth about their husbands. Women can accept the fact that a man is a rotter, a swindler, a drug-taker, a confirmed liar, and a general swine without batting an eyelash and without its impairing their affection for the brute in the least! Women are wonderful realists.’Highlighted by 11 Kindle customers
A woman who doesn’t lie is a woman without imagination and without sympathy.Highlighted by 6 Kindle customers
Somehow, the more I get older, and the more I see of people and sadness and illness and everything, the sorrier I get for everyone.Highlighted by 6 Kindle customers
Men don’t understand how their mannerisms can get on women’s nerves so that you feel you just have to snap.Highlighted by 6 Kindle customers
‘Far from everywhere,’ repeated Mrs Leidner. ‘Yes. Here at least one might expect to be safe.’Highlighted by 6 Kindle customers
There was a queer atmosphere of tension. I can explain best what I mean by saying that they all passed the butter to each other too politely.’Highlighted by 6 Kindle customers
‘An English architect, a French Father from Carthage—he does the inscriptions—tablets and things, you know. And then there’s Miss Johnson. She’s English too—sort of general bottle-washer. And a little plump man who does the photography—he’s an American. And the Mercados.Highlighted by 5 Kindle customers
allumeuse that Mrs Kelsey had used in a dictionary, but couldn’t get any sense out of it. ‘Well,’ I thought to myself, ‘I must wait andHighlighted by 4 Kindle customers
‘How extraordinary! There’s actually wax on it. Someone must have been in here with a candle.’ She detached the little flake and replaced the cup in its place.Highlighted by 4 Kindle customers
‘Mon ami, let this be a lesson to you. You are a man. Behave, then, like a man! It is against Nature for a man to grovel. Women and Nature have almost exactly the same reactions! Remember it is better to take the largest plate within reach and fling it at a woman’s head than it is to wriggle like a worm whenever she looks at you!’Highlighted by 3 Kindle customers
Foreword by Giles Reilly, M.D.
2. Introducing Amy Leatheran
4. I Arrive in Hassanieh
5. Tell Yarimjah
6. First Evening
7. The Man at the Window
8. Night Alarm
9. Mrs. Leidner's Story
10. Saturday Afternoon
11. An Odd Business
12. I Didn't Believe. . .
13. Hercule Poirot Arrives
14. One of Us?
15. Poirot Makes a Suggestion
16. The Suspects
17. The Stain by the Wash-stand
18. Tea at D. Reilly's
19. A New Suspicion
20. Miss Johnson, Mrs. Mercado, Mr. Reiter
21. Mr. Mercado, Richard Carey
22. David Emmot, Father Lavigny, and a Discovery
23. I Go Psychic
24. Murder Is A Habit
25. Suicide or Murder?
26. Next It Will Be Me!
27. Beginning of a Journey
28. Journey's End
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