A Pocket Full of Rye
A handful of grain is found in the pocket of a murdered businessman…Rex Fortescue, king of a financial empire, was sipping tea in his ‘counting house’ when he suffered an agonising and sudden death. On later inspection, the pockets of the deceased were found to contain traces of cereals.Yet, it was the incident in the parlour which confirmed Jane Marple’s suspicion that here she was looking at a case of crime by rhyme…
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Ebook Edition © December 2016 ISBN: 9780007422708
For Bruce Ingram
who liked and published my first short stories
Table of Contents
Title Page (#ua176e15f-cc4d-54b6-8568-3170be3f3c66)
Chapter 1 (#u3f621606-7e7c-5ab9-ab27-7dbbc3ca9f80)
Chapter 2 (#u0d0c27f1-a7c5-544e-8b7b-57298608a3cd)
Chapter 3 (#u6590bb81-f72f-5e8a-8742-c70f0e2642f1)
Chapter 4 (#uc78af732-00ab-5677-b9bb-795984d2d581)
Chapter 5 (#u95269858-77c4-5925-91d3-a0ce0a7a2d4a)
Chapter 6 (#u389c42e3-522b-5412-9551-0bfacd541c7e)
Chapter 7 (#u7000b0af-35ee-5564-8a50-0a461ca73019)
Chapter 8 (#u56186f7d-79cc-5af8-8ccd-d17dc680c1f3)
Chapter 9 (#litres_trial_promo)
Chapter 10 (#litres_trial_promo)
Chapter 11 (#litres_trial_promo)
Chapter 12 (#litres_trial_promo)
Chapter 13 (#litres_trial_promo)
Chapter 14 (#litres_trial_promo)
Chapter 15 (#litres_trial_promo)
Chapter 16 (#litres_trial_promo)
Chapter 17 (#litres_trial_promo)
Chapter 18 (#litres_trial_promo)
Chapter 19 (#litres_trial_promo)
Chapter 20 (#litres_trial_promo)
Chapter 21 (#litres_trial_promo)