A classic Agatha Christie short story, available individually for the first time as an ebook. When a six foot tanned giant of man comes into Albert Blunt’s International Detective agency the sly, comical duo Tommy and Tuppence are in for a treat. Not only has Mr. Stavansson remerged after a two year arctic adventure but he’s lost his fiancée Hermione too. What telegrams and scraps of information Tommy and Tuppence, married couple and detecting aficionados, can gather are all the hope the adventurer has. But the telegrams lead the duo into rather a dangerous situation, swarming up ladders in the dead of night into secluded country houses, and that’s only the start of it.
‘The plots are so good that one marvels … most of them would have made a full length thriller.’ Daily Mirror
Agatha Christie is known throughout the world as the Queen of Crime. Her books have sold over a billion copies in English with another billion in over 70 foreign languages. She is the most widely published author of all time and in any language, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. She is the author of 80 crime novels and short story collections, 20 plays, and six novels written under the name of Mary Westmacott.