Peril at End House
Агата Кристи

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Peril at End House
Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie’s ingenious murder mystery, reissued with a striking cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers.Nick Buckley was an unusual name for a pretty young woman. But then she had led an unusual life. First, on a treacherous Cornish hillside, the brakes on her car failed. Then, on a coastal path, a falling boulder missed her by inches. Later, an oil painting fell and almost crushed her in bed.Upon discovering a bullet-hole in Nick’s sun hat, Hercule Poirot decides the girl needs his protection. At the same time, he begins to unravel the mystery of a murder that hasn’t been committed. Yet.

Peril at End House

Copyright (#u103a12f1-b330-5e08-9a43-f39a6c8349fd)

This novel is entirely a work of fiction. The names, characters and incidents portrayed in it are the work of the author’s imagination. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events or localities is entirely coincidental.

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First published in Great Britain by Collins 1932

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Source ISBN: 9780008129521

Ebook Edition © SEPTEMBER 2016 ISBN: 9780007422692

Version: 2017-04-12

To EDEN PHILLPOTTS

To whom I shall always be grateful for his friendship and the encouragement he gave me many years ago

Contents

Cover (#udc18ba33-b1e2-5be2-9e7e-105ca0400df3)

Title Page (#u90a97840-7149-544b-bf0b-06ab6f7ffbb8)

Copyright (#u6488d2b1-18f3-5677-befa-5d8750812c03)

Dedication (#ub1c1d17a-ecc9-50ba-a11b-f4b07a79af5e)

CHAPTER 1: The Majestic Hotel (#ud79b9df7-2ef6-5674-aca9-00385e9b5b01)

CHAPTER 2: End House (#u358e8230-3b6e-5d39-97ee-2eab7cea78d6)

CHAPTER 3: Accidents? (#u1acadbed-89bf-5678-8ddc-b4abd369a666)

CHAPTER 4: There Must Be Something! (#u04604ac7-a5d9-5dc5-b0d7-dd8f43c3874f)

CHAPTER 5: Mr and Mrs Croft (#u92b70b6e-fdd9-5d6a-a41a-e390d02d0b89)

CHAPTER 6: A Call Upon Mr Vyse (#litres_trial_promo)

CHAPTER 7: Tragedy (#litres_trial_promo)

CHAPTER 8: The Fatal Shawl (#litres_trial_promo)

CHAPTER 9: A. to J. (#litres_trial_promo)

CHAPTER 10: Nick’s Secret (#litres_trial_promo)

CHAPTER 11: The Motive (#litres_trial_promo)

CHAPTER 12: Ellen (#litres_trial_promo)

CHAPTER 13: Letters (#litres_trial_promo)

CHAPTER 14: The Mystery of the Missing Will (#litres_trial_promo)

CHAPTER 15: Strange Behaviour of Frederica (#litres_trial_promo)

CHAPTER 16: Interview With Mr Whitfield (#litres_trial_promo)

CHAPTER 17: A Box of Chocolates (#litres_trial_promo)

CHAPTER 18: The Face at the Window (#litres_trial_promo)

CHAPTER 19: Poirot Produces a Play (#litres_trial_promo)

CHAPTER 20: J. (#litres_trial_promo)
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