By Agatha Christie
The Queen of puzzle has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the stated mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth pass over Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and such a lot of different unforgettable characters—brings her complete oeuvre of inventive whodunits, locked room mysteries, and difficult puzzles to Harper Paperbacks. The unstoppable Poirot reveals himself within the heart East with just one day to unravel a homicide within the vintage Agatha Christie secret, Appointment with loss of life.
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