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Publisher Description

A classic Agatha Christie short story, available individually for the first time as an ebook.

Miss Politt has been waiting and waiting outside Laburnum Cottage for Mrs. Spenlow, to no avail. She nervously acquires the help of the next door neighbour whose gumption and persistence reveal that Mrs. Spenlow is dead on the hearthrug. The whole of St. Mary Mead are convinced it’s Mr. Spenlow, who has shown no emotion upon his wife’s sudden death, but, with Miss Marple’s characteristic assiduity she shows that it is perhaps not that simple. And when people’s pasts catch up with them, it can make them act rashly.


‘The plots are so good that one marvels … most of them would have made a full length thriller.’ Daily Mirror

About the author

Agatha Christie is known throughout the world as the Queen of Crime. Her books have sold over a billion copies in English with another billion in over 100 foreign languages. She is the most widely published author of all time and in any language, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. She is the author of 80 crime novels and short story collections, 20 plays, and six novels written under the name of Mary Westmacott.

Fiction & Literature
1 September

Customer Reviews

Maria Pfeffer ,

The tape measure murder

This book by Agatha Christie is definitely worth the money. At only 47 pages it is a book that does not create the issue of "when do I have time to read this ?" Agatha Christie has used her talent for murder mysteries to the full and you are sucked into the short yet interesting plot very early on in the story.

Mariahcloudoutthere ,

Too short

Too short - 15 pages!! Not 30

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