Middlebrow Syllabus #22–The Hollow by Agatha Christie (1946)

Invited to The Hollow for lunch, Hercule Poirot is extremely irritated to find that his host has arranged a melodrama to greet him with. A man lies at the edge of the pool, red paint drips gently into the water. A woman stands over him with a gun in her hand. Several others stand on …

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The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie (1926)

Ackroyd was sitting as I had left him in the armchair before the fire.His head had fallen sideways,and clearly visible, just below the collar of his coat, was a shining piece of twisted metalwork. Parker and I advanced till we stood over the recumbent figure. I heard the butler draw in his breath with a …

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