Lord Edgware Dies By Agatha Christie

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Lord Edgware Dies Agatha Christie 1933
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2 To Dr and Mrs Campbell Thompson
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3 Contents 1. A Theatrical Party 2. A Supper Party 3. The Man with the Gold Tooth 4. An Interview 5. Murder 6. The Widow 7. The Secretary 8. Possibilities 9. The Second Death 10. Jenny Driver 11. The Egoist 12. The Daughter 13. The Nephew 14. Five Questions 15. Sir Montagu Corner 16. Mainly Discussion 17. The Butler 18. The Other Man 19. A Great Lady 20. The Taxi Driver 21. Ronald’s Story 22. Strange Behaviour of Hercule Poirot 23. The Letter 24. News from Paris 25. A Luncheon Party 26. Paris? 27. Concerning Pince Nez 28. Poirot Asks a Few Questions 29. Poirot Speaks 30. The Story 31. A Human Document
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5 Chapter 1 A Theatrical Party The memory of the public is short. Already the intense interest and excitement aroused by the murder of George Alfred St Vincent Marsh, fourth Baron Edgware, is a thing past and forgotten. Newer sensations have taken its place. My friend, Hercule Poirot, was never openly mentioned in connection with the case. This, I may say, was entirely in accordance with his own wishes. He did not choose to appear in it. The credit went elsewhere—and that is how he wished it to be. Moreover, from Poirot’s own peculiar private point of view, the case was one of his failures. He always swears that it was the chance remark of a stranger in the street that put him on the right track. However that may be, it was his genius that discovered the truth of the affair. But for Hercule Poirot I doubt if the crime would have been brought home to its perpetrator. I feel therefore that the time has come for me to set down all I know of the affair in black and white. I know the ins and outs of the case thoroughly and I may also mention that I shall be fulfilling the wishes of a very fascinating lady in so doing. I have often recalled that day in Poirot’s prim neat little sitting room when, striding up and down a particular strip of carpet, my little friend gave us his masterly and astounding résumé of the case. I am going to begin my narrative where he did on that occasion—at a London theatre in June of last year. Carlotta Adams was quite the rage in London at that moment. The year before she had given a couple of matinees which had been a wild success. This year she had had a three weeks’ season of which this was the last night but one. Carlotta Adams was an American girl with the most amazing talent for single handed sketches unhampered by make up or scenery. She seemed to speak every language with ease. Her sketch of an evening in a foreign hotel was really wonderful. In turn, American tourists, German tourists, middle class English families, questionable ladies, impoverished Russian aristocrats and weary discreet waiters all flitted across the scene. Her sketches went from grave to gay and back again. Her dying Czecho
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