An old widow is brutally killed in the parlour of her cottage…
‘Mrs McGinty’s dead!’
‘How did she die?’
‘Down on one knee, just like I!’
The old children’s game now seemed rather tasteless. The real Mrs McGinty was killed by
a crushing blow to the back of the head and her pitifully small savings were stolen.
Suspicion falls immediately on her lodger, hard up and out of a job. Hercule Poirot has
other ideas – unaware that his own life is now in great danger…
Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, Lady Mallowan, DBE was an English writer known for her 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections, particularly those revolving around fictional detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple.