Double Sin, and Other Stories (Hercule Poirot Mysteries)

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In one of London’s most elegant shops, a decorative doll in green velvet adopts some rather human–and sinister–traits … A country gentleman is questioned about a murder that has yet to be committed … While summoning spirits, a medium is drawn closer to the world of the dead than she ever imagined possible … In

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In one of London’s most elegant shops, a decorative doll in green velvet adopts some rather human–and sinister–traits … A country gentleman is questioned about a murder that has yet to be committed … While summoning spirits, a medium is drawn closer to the world of the dead than she ever imagined possible … In a small country church, a dying man’s last word, sanctuary, becomes both an elegy and a clue to a crime. Only the Queen of Mystery could have conceived such delicious treats for suspense lovers. And only the inimitable Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple could solve them with such chilling perfection.

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Michele L. Worley says:

4 Poirot, 2 Marple, 2 fantastic fiction “Double Clue” (December 1923) – Marcus Hardman, a collector of antiques, has been robbed of some historic jewelry during one of his fashionable tea parties. Poirot and Hastings are called in because Hardman (suspecting one of his distinguished guests) wants to avoid scandal. Incidentally, this marks Poirot’s 1st meeting with Countess Vera Rossakoff, who we meet again occasionally in later years; Poirot’s interest in her isn’t entirely professional. 🙂 One of the key clues in this case is…

L. M. Keefer says:

Doubly Diverting The title is provocative – double sin sounds doubly nefarious. But just what is the sin? Poirot and Hastings decide to take a train trip to the North Devon coast. Hastings meets an attractive 19-year-old redhead who is in the antique business with an elderly aunt. She is carrying expensive antiques in her suitcase. Poirot thinks she is very indiscreet talking about her business. A crime occurs. Is it a mysterious passenger on the train or something more complex? This story is a tad…

Donna Mccool says:

I like Christie and had never read these I like Christie and had never read these. She has to be the best. She is always coming up with endings that surprise you.

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