Funerals Are Fatal (Hercule Poirot, Bk 30) (aka: After the Funera)
Funerals Are Fatal - Hercule Poirot, Bk 30 - aka: After the Funera Author:Agatha Christie 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?&... more »quot; In desperation, the family solicitor turns to Hercule Poirot to unravel the mystery.
Richard Abernethie died peacefully in his sleep at Enderby Hall. Why then did flighty Aunt Cora call it murder? Cora's own passing, shortly after, was far from peaceful -- and anything but natural.
A slice of wedding cake . . . an arrangement of wax flowers . . . a family with too many secrets to hide. Hercule Poirot is treading softly in the footsteps of an imaginative and deliberate killer. For, as the wily Belgian detective knows all too well, a frightened murderer is . . . deadly!