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Author: Agatha Christie Narrator: Hugh Fraser Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2012 ISBN: 9780062231604
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According to the courts, Jacko Argyle bludgeoned his mother to death with a poker. The sentence was life imprisonment. But when Dr. Arthur Calgary arrives with the proof that confirms Jacko’s innocence, it is too late—Jacko died behind bars following a bout of pneumonia. Worse still, the doctor’s revelations reopen old wounds in the family, increasing the likelihood that the real murderer will strike again.

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  • “Family tensions and suspicions are adroitly handled, and the solution is characteristically surprising.”

    New York Times

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth | 3/23/2011

    " This could have used a little less conversation, a little more action. It's also heavy on the 1950's pop psychology of adoption and kids who were "born bad." I'm surprised this was one of Agatha Christie's personal favorites, but it was still a pleasant way to spend a few hours. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mimi | 3/23/2011

    " Loved the little romantic ending in this book. It was a fun read, just not one of my absolute favorites. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Manasie | 1/12/2011

    " was a good book.. one of my firsts in the Agatha Christie series... looking fwd to keep reading more of them! :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Flavio | 12/1/2010

    " Maybe the best book I've read by Agatha Christie. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ryan | 11/16/2010

    " I am going to read it again "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 10/25/2010

    " This book has neither Poirot or Marple in it. Characters for which Christie is famous. However it's still entertaining and there is quite a list of suspects in it. We get a glimpse into everyone's heads in this one. "

About the Author

Dame Agatha Christie (1890–1976) was a British crime writer best known for her detective novels and short stories. According to Guinness World Records, she is the best-selling novelist of all time, her novels having sold over four billion copies and having been translated into more than one hundred languages. The Agatha Award for best mystery and crime writers was named in her honor.

About the Narrator

Hugh Fraser, an Earphones Award–winning narrator, is an English actor and theater director who is best known for his portrayal of Captain Hastings in the television series Agatha Christie’s Poirot. He studied acting at Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art and is an associate tutor, director, and member of the audition panel at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, specializing in Shakespeare.