‘So simple, so economical, so completely baffling. Every clue scrupulously given, with superb sleight of hand.’
‘The plot is perfect and the characters are wonderful.’
San Francisco Chronicle
‘The best Poirot since such pre-war classics as Cards on the Table.’
New York Times
From the Back Cover
Mrs. McGinty died from a brutal blow to the back of her head. Suspicion falls immediately on her shifty lodger, James Bentley, whose clothes reveal traces of the victim s blood and hair. Yet something is amiss: Bentley just doesn t seem like a murderer.
Could the answer lie in an article clipped from a newspaper two days before the death? With a desperate killer still free, Hercule Poirot will have to stay alive long enough to find out. . . ."