By Agatha Christie
Whilst Richard Abernethie, the grasp of Enderby corridor, dies his heirs gather on the mammoth Victorian mansion to listen to the examining of the need. it really is then that Cora, Abernethie's sister, comes out with an alarming inspiration: "But he was once murdered, wasn't he?" the next day to come Cora is located brutally bludgeoned to dying in her domestic.
None except Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot is summoned to Enderby in pursuit of the assassin. Suspects abound together with a wayward nephew unfortunate with girls and horses, a favourite and probably innocent sister-in-law, feuding nieces, a nosey housekeeper, and a disingenuous artwork collector.
Poirot needs to conjure all of his deductive powers that allows you to unmask the killer and his ultimate end is a superb and unforeseen as ever. After the Funeral is vintage Christie at her most sensible.
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