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By Agatha Christie

The Queen of puzzle has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the stated mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth pass over Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and such a lot of different unforgettable characters—brings her whole oeuvre of creative whodunits, locked room mysteries, and difficult puzzles to Harper Paperbacks. In Murder at the Links, Poirot makes an attempt to resolve the grisly conundrum of no longer one, yet useless our bodies came across on a French golfing course.

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Rather well, then. yet it’s basically reasonable to warn you—” “I know—I recognize all. you're my enemy! Be my enemy, then. It doesn't fear me in any respect. ” “So lengthy as it’s all reasonable and aboveboard, I don’t brain. ” “You need to the entire the English ardour for ‘fair play! ’ Now your scruples are chuffed, allow us to go away instantly. there is not any time to be misplaced. Our remain in England has been brief yet adequate. I know—what i wished to understand. ” The tone was once gentle, yet I learn a veiled threat into the phrases. “Still—” i started, and stopped. “Still—as you assert! definitely you're chuffed with the half you're enjoying. Me, I preoccupy myself with Jack Renauld. ” Jack Renauld! The phrases gave me a commence. I had thoroughly forgotten that element of the case. Jack Renauld, in criminal, with the shadow of the guillotine looming over him. I observed the half i used to be taking part in in a extra sinister mild. i may shop Bella—yes, yet in doing so I ran the danger of sending an blameless guy to his dying. I driven the idea from me with horror. it can now not be. He will be acquitted. definitely he will be acquitted. however the chilly worry got here again. think he weren't? What then? may perhaps i've got it on my conscience—horrible suggestion! wouldn't it come to that during the top? a call. Bella or Jack Renauld? The promptings of my center have been to avoid wasting the woman I enjoyed at any expense to myself. yet, if the price have been to a different, the matter was once altered. What could the woman herself say? I remembered that no observe of Jack Renauld’s arrest had handed my lips. As but she was once in overall lack of knowledge of the truth that her former lover was once in criminal charged with a hideous crime which he had no longer dedicated. whilst she knew, how could she act? might she enable her lifestyles to be stored on the rate of his? definitely she needs to do not anything rash. Jack Renauld may, and doubtless could, be acquitted with none intervention on her half. if that is so, stable. but when he was once now not! That used to be the negative, the unanswerable challenge. I fancied that she ran no hazard of the intense penalty. The conditions of the crime have been relatively various in her case. She might plead jealousy and severe provocation, and her early life and wonder may opt for a lot. the truth that through a sad mistake it was once Mr. Renauld, and never his son, who paid the penalty wouldn't adjust the purpose of the crime. yet as a minimum, even though lenient the sentence of the court docket, it needs to suggest a protracted time period of imprisonment. No, Bella has to be secure. And, while, Jack Renauld needs to be kept. How this was once to be entire i didn't see essentially. yet I pinned my religion to Poirot. He knew. Come what may well, he might be capable to keep an blameless guy. He needs to locate a few pretext except the genuine one. it would be tricky, yet he could deal with it someway. And with Bella unsuspected, and Jack Renauld acquitted, all could finish satisfactorily. So I instructed myself many times, yet on the backside of my middle there nonetheless remained a chilly worry. Twenty-four “SAVE HIM! ” We crossed from England via the night boat, and the next morning observed us in St. Omer, whither Jack Renauld have been taken.

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