Postern of Fate
A poisoning many years ago may not have been accidental after all…Tommy and Tuppence Beresford have just become the proud owners of an old house in an English village. Along with the property, they have inherited some worthless bric-a-brac, including a collection of antique books. While rustling through a copy of The Black Arrow, Tuppence comes upon a series of apparently random underlinings.However, when she writes down the letters, they spell out a very disturbing message:M a r y – J o r d a n – d i d – n o t – d i e – n a t u r a l l y…And sixty years after their first murder, Mary Jordan's enemies are still ready to kill…
Postern of Fate
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For Hannibal and his master
Four great gates has the city of Damascus …
Postern of Fate, the Desert Gate, Disaster’s Cavem,
Fort of Fear …
Pass not beneath, O Caravan, or pass not singing.
Have you heard
That silence where the birds are dead, yet something
pipeth like a bird?
from Gates of Damascus by James Elroy Flecker
Title Page (#u9279cc30-6625-5b1c-8889-b0212226e50e)
BOOK I (#ubec4b426-6dbe-5b41-b7cb-31cd4d39d943)
CHAPTER 1: Mainly Concerning Books (#u49f7edec-6dad-5c9f-9e82-c93de4f61e77)
CHAPTER 2: The Black Arrow (#u7d57f13d-ba7a-5efd-a9d0-63d685f0fd3e)
CHAPTER 3: Visit to the Cemetery (#ue951af6d-9fb3-555a-85ca-12337cfe116f)
CHAPTER 4: Lots of Parkinsons (#u3dd14361-4f34-5dca-8ee6-6c9ae333c59b)
CHAPTER 5: The White Elephant Sale (#uf7c3a938-2031-59c7-993c-f043c9cb2bc1)
CHAPTER 6: Problems (#u7f9e0eae-42b1-5ade-8ce9-97047fad73af)
CHAPTER 7: More Problems (#u68877cbf-dbf4-55e7-97cb-ddb4bdfe15d8)
CHAPTER 8: Mrs Griffin (#u60ce0c6c-5ebc-526f-bb35-e1e10fd49952)
BOOK II (#u93369cc5-0c3d-5cd0-9503-080105b64810)
CHAPTER 1: A Long Time Ago (#u667105a7-0266-524b-a278-c09c722f6d85)
CHAPTER 2: Introduction to Mathilde, Truelove and kk (#u9775761f-ad57-583b-a3bd-0c27638401e1)
CHAPTER 3: Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast (#litres_trial_promo)
CHAPTER 4: Expedition on Truelove; Oxford and Cambridge (#litres_trial_promo)
CHAPTER 5: Methods of Research (#litres_trial_promo)