A classic Agatha Christie short story, available individually for the first time in digital audio, performed by Christopher Lee.
When wealthy spinster Emily French is found murdered, suspicion falls to Leonard Vole, the man to whom she hastily bequeathed her riches before she died. Leonard assures the investigators that his wife, Romaine Heilger, can provide them with an alibi. However, when questioned, Romaine informs the police that Vole returned home late that night covered in blood.
During the trial, Ms French's housekeeper, Janet, gives damning evidence against Vole, but as Romaine's cross-examination begins, her motives come under scrutiny from the courtroom. One question remains: will justice out?
©1933 Agatha Christie Ltd (P)1998 HarperCollins Publishers
"The plots are so good that one marvels...most of them would have made a full length thriller." (Daily Mirror)
Eclectic taste in audiobooks, with a particular thirst to discover Classics I'd never get around to reading in physical book format!
An intriguing short story from the master, similar in tone to the likes of Endless Night and And Then There Were None, in terms of darker motives undisguised by a kindly Marple or Poirot protagonist: plumbs darker depths, leaving you with a classic Christie twist. Superbly narrated by the 'other' Master!
The narrator, Christopher Lee, with his distinctive voice and pace made this very enjoyable.
It's a short mystery and as such, should be enjoyed in one sitting (or dog walk in my case)
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