By Agatha Christie
While Cora is savagely murdered with a hatchet, the intense comment she made the day gone by at her brother Richard's funeral by surprise takes on a chilling value. on the analyzing of Richard's will, Cora used to be truly heard to claim: 'It's been hushed up very well, hasn't itBut he used to be murdered, wasn't he?' In desperation, the relatives solicitor turns to Hercule Poirot to resolve the secret.
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She had no power to dispose of the capital. Now that she is dead, it will be divided amongst the five other beneficiaries of Richard Abernethie's will. That is what I meant. " The Inspector looked disappointed. "Oh, I thought we were on to something. Well, there certainly seems no motive there for anyone to come and swipe her with a hatchet. Looks as though it's some chap with a screw loose - one of these adolescent criminals, perhaps - a lot of them about. And then he lost his nerve and bushed the trinkets and ran...
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After the Funeral: A Hercule Poirot Mystery (Agatha Christie Collection) by Agatha Christie