After the Funeral
Агата Кристи

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After the Funeral
Agatha Christie

The master of a Victorian mansion dies suddenly – and his sister is convinced it was murder….When Cora is savagely murdered with a hatchet, the extraordinary remark she made the previous day at her brother Richard’s funeral suddenly takes on a chilling significance.At the reading of Richard’s will, Cora was clearly heard to say: ‘It’s been hushed up very nicely, hasn’t it…But he was murdered, wasn’t he?’In desperation, the family solicitor turns to Hercule Poirot to unravel the mystery.

Agatha Christie

AFTER

THE

FUNERAL

Copyright

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Source ISBN: 9780007562695

Ebook Edition 2010 ISBN: 9780007422128

Version: 2018-09-26

For James

in memory of happy days

at Abney

Contents

Cover (#u05f882a7-9b05-5113-8235-5c340c2105de)

Title Page (#u042a07b3-fc00-5195-ae5c-8c0f7d5629c7)

Copyright

After the Funeral: An introduction by Sophie Hannah (#u1f53f68d-9a86-5702-bb35-4eec279e8b3b)

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Chapter 12

Chapter 13

Chapter 14

Chapter 15

Chapter 16

Chapter 17

Chapter 18

Chapter 19

Chapter 20
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