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Hercule Poirot doesn t need all his detective skillsto realize something is troubling his secretary, MissLemon she has made three mistakes in a simpleletter. It seems an outbreak of kleptomania at thestudent hostel in which her sister works isdistracting his usually efficient assistant.
Deciding that desperate times call for desperatemeasures, the great detective agrees to investigate.Unknown to Poirot, however, desperation isa motive he shares with a killer. . . .
“When it comes to fiendish plotting, there’s nobody to compare with Agatha Christie.”
-Peter Robinson, New York Times bestselling author of the Inspector Banks novels
“The Christie fan of longest standing, who thinks he knows every one of her tricks, will still be surprised by some of the twists here.”
-New York Times
“The characters are as good as ever and there is plenty of entertainment.”
-Times Literary Supplement (London)