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Mrs. McGinty's dead : a Hercule Poirot mystery

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2011

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  • 9780062074089
  • 0062074083

Description: 260 pages ; 21 cm

Notes: "The Agatha Christie Collection"--P. facing t.p.

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Approval Rating: 100% (1/1)
Average Rating: 3.5

★★★★☆ Pretty Good

By jennirigby on Mon, 18 Jun 2012 09:41:07

"Alas that one can only eat but three times a day" laments Hercule Poirot at the beginning of this book. This book was pretty tasty. With many different clues pointing at different people, I, along with Poirot, was waiting until the end to discover who the murderer was. And apple eating Mrs. Oliver makes an appearance and is as always, entertaining.

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