When Cora is savagely murdered with a hatchet, the extraordinary remark she made the previous day at her brother Richard's funeral suddenly takes on a chilling significance.At the reading of Richard's will, Cora was clearly heard to say: `It's been hushed up very nicely, hasn't it...But he was murdered, wasn't he?'In desperation, the family solicitor turns to Hercule Poirot to unravel the mystery.
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 70 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.