By Agatha Christie
Quantity forty eight within the Agatha Christie assortment (1949) restricted version of a thousand copies around the world The Leonides have been one enormous chuffed kin dwelling in a sprawling, ramshackle mansion. That used to be till the top of the family, Aristide, used to be murdered with a deadly barbiturate injection. Suspicion evidently falls at the outdated man's younger widow, fifty years his junior. however the assassin has reckoned with out the tenacity of Charles Hayward, fiance of the overdue millionare's granddaughter...
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The years of our separation might never have been. "Sophia," I said. " I drew a deep breath of relief. "Thank goodness that's over," I said. " "Probably my fault. " We smiled at each other. " I said. " Her smile died. The something, whatever it was, was back. "I don't know," she said. " "But, Sophia! Why not? Is it because you feel I'm a stranger? Do you want time to get used to me again? Is there someone else? No -" I broke off. "I'm a fool. " She shook her head. I waited. " "Your grandfather's death?
19th, at Three Gables, Swinly Dean, Aristide Leonides, beloved husband of Brenda Leonides, in his eighty-fifth year. Deeply regretted. There was another announcement immediately below: Leonides. Suddenly, at his residence Three Gables, Swinly Dean, Aristide Leonides. Deeply mourned by his loving children and grandchildren. Flowers to St Eldred's Church, Swinly Dean. I found the two announcements rather curious. There seemed to have been some faulty staff work resulting in overlapping. But my main preoccupation was Sophia.
I don't know how she managed to give the impression of its being three women rather than one who entered. She was smoking a cigarette in a long holder and was wearing a peach satin negligee which she was holding up with one hand. A cascade of Titian hair rippled down her back. Her face had that almost shocking air of nudity that a woman's has nowadays when it is not made up at all. Her eyes were blue and enormous and she was talking very rapidly in a husky rather attractive voice with a very clear enunciation.