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Halloween Party By Agatha Christie

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Halloween Party ° hallowHALLOWE’EN PARTY Mrs. Ariadne Oliver, famed mysterystory writer is visiting her friend Judith Butler in Woodleigh Common. During her visit she attends a Hallowe’en party given by the local society leader. On the evening following the party, Hercule Poirot receives a visit from Mrs. Oliver at his London flat. Nearly hysterical Ariadne tells him that Joyce has been drowned in a galvanized bucket of water, her head pushed down among the bobbing apples. Hercule Poirot sets out to find the murderer but first he seeks the aid of his old friend Superintendent Spence who has surprisingly retired in Woodleigh Commo ° AGATHA CHRISTIE HALLOWE’EN PARTY jj Complete and Unabridged ^w^ Q ULVERSCROFT Leicester ° First published in Great Britain in 1969 by William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd., London First Large Print Edition published August 1987 by arrangement with William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd., London and Dodd, Mead & Company, Inc., New York Copyright ' 1969 by Agatha Christie All rights reserved e^THE scarborough______ Pl JRL1C LipP^RY British Library CIP Data BQABP -------------------------- Christie, Agatha Hallowe’en party.--Large print ed.-- Ulverscroft large print series: mystery I. Title 823’.912[F] PR6005.H66 ISBN 0-7089-1666-X Published by IF . A. Thorpe (Publishing) Ltd. Anstey, Leicestershire Set by Rowland Phototypesetting Ltd. Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk Printed and bound in Great Britain by T. J. Press (Padstow) Ltd., Padstow, Cornwall ° To P. G. Wodehouse whose books and stories have brightened my life for many years. Also to show my pleasure in his having been kind enough to tell me that he enjoys my books ° 1 MRS. ARIADNE OLIVER had gone with the friend with whom she was staying, Judith Butler, to Page 1
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Halloween Party help with the preparations for a children’s party which was to take place that same evening. At the moment it was a scene of chaotic activity. Energetic women came in and out of doors moving chairs, small tables, flower vases, and carrying large quantities of yellow pumpkins which they disposed strategically in selected spots. It was to be a Hallowe’en party for invited guests of an age group between ten and seventeen years old. Mrs. Oliver, removing herself from the main group, leant against a vacant background of wall and held up a large yellow pumpkin, looking at it critically--"The last time I saw one of these," she said, sweeping back her grey hair from her prominent forehead, "was in the United States last year--hundreds of them. All ° over the house. I’ve never seen so many pumpkins. As a matter of fact," she added thoughtfully, "I’ve never really known the difference between a pumpkin and a vegetable marrow. What’s this one?" "Sorry, dear," said Mrs. Butler, as she fell over her friend’s feet. Mrs. Oliver pressed herself closer against the wall.
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