By the Pricking of My Thumbs by Agatha Christie

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When Tommy and Tuppence visit an elderly aunt in her gothic nursing home, they think nothing of her mistrust of the doctors; after all, Ada is a very difficult old lady.

But when Mrs. Lockett mentions a poisoned mushroom stew and Mrs. Lancaster talks about "something behind the fireplace," Tommy and Tuppence find themselves caught up in a spine-chilling adventure that could spell death for either of them . . .


About Agatha Christie

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Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time and in any language, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Her books have sold over a billion copies in English and another billion in a hundred foreign countries. She is the author of eighty novels and short-story collections, nineteen plays, and six novels under the name Mary Westmacott. She died in 1976.
Published February 10, 2010 by William Morrow Paperbacks. 227 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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Not one to let a simple mystery be a simple mystery, Christie mixes in elements of the black arts, long dead children, and unspoken dangers that will raise the hairs on your arm as you follow Tommy and Tuppence on their perilous adventures.

Feb 21 2012 | Read Full Review of By the Pricking of My Thumbs

As usual with Christie, the characterisations are light-on and fluffy, and nobody really seems to take anything terribly serious, but the plot is, as always, brilliant conceived.

Jan 24 2007 | Read Full Review of By the Pricking of My Thumbs

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