The Veiled Lady (Caple Books Classic Short Stories) (Volume 12)

July 3, 2016 - Comment

Poirot tells Hastings that the criminals of England fear him too much, so he has no cases. Hastings describes a recent theft from a jeweller’s shop window in Bond Street. The perpetrator was arrested on the spot, yet he had paste copies of the six stolen stones on him, having immediately passed the real jewels

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Poirot tells Hastings that the criminals of England fear him too much, so he has no cases. Hastings describes a recent theft from a jeweller’s shop window in Bond Street. The perpetrator was arrested on the spot, yet he had paste copies of the six stolen stones on him, having immediately passed the real jewels to an accomplice. A heavily veiled lady arrives. She is Lady Millicent Castle Vaughan whose engagement to the Duke of Southshire was recently announced. At age sixteen she wrote a letter to a soldier; this letter would surely anger her fiancé, and it is held by Mr. Lavington. He is demanding twenty thousand pounds for its return, a sum she cannot afford. She went to Lavington’s house in Wimbledon to plead with him. He showed her the letter in a Chinese puzzle box that he keeps in a place she will never find.

Comments

Sharon Scanlan says:

Five Stars I like all of agatha Christian work

Guy Priel says:

Excellent mystery I have always been a fan of Hercule Poirot and this story did not disappoint. There was a TV episode based on this story, but it does not compare to the story. Although not a Nobel, it kept my attention until the surprise ending, typical of Agatha Christie.

Kindle Customer says:

Love Christie Short, sweet and to the point. I always hear David Suchet’s voice when I read Poirot. I gave it a 4 as I wanted it to be longer. I am greedy when it comes to Mrs. Christie.

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