By Agatha Christie
The Queen of puzzle has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the stated mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth leave out Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and such a lot of different unforgettable characters—brings her complete oeuvre of creative whodunits, locked room mysteries, and difficult puzzles to Harper Paperbacks. In Murder at the Links, Poirot makes an attempt to resolve the grisly conundrum of no longer one, yet lifeless our bodies found on a French golfing course.
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Hautet paused for a minute, the quiet voice of Giraud broke in: “I may still prefer to placed a number of questions of my very own, Monsieur le juge. ” “By all capability, Monsieur Giraud, in the event you wish,” stated the Justice of the Peace coldly. Giraud edged his chair a bit closer to the desk. “Were you on sturdy phrases along with your father, Monsieur Renauld? ” “Certainly I was,” back the lad haughtily. “You assert that absolutely? ” “Yes. ” “No little disputes, eh? ” Jack shrugged his shoulders. “Everyone can have a distinction of opinion from time to time. ” “Quite so, rather so. yet, if someone have been to claim that you just had a violent quarrel together with your father at the eve of your departure for Paris, that individual, definitely, will be mendacity? ” i couldn't yet appreciate the ingenuity of Giraud. His boast, “I recognize everything,” have been no idle one. Jack Renauld was once truly disconcerted by means of the query. “We—we did have an argument,” he admitted. “Ah, a controversy! during that argument, did you utilize this word: ‘When you're useless i will do as I please? ’” “I could have done,” muttered the opposite. “I don’t recognize. ” “In reaction to that, did your father say: ‘But i'm really not lifeless yet!? ’ To that you answered: ‘I want you have been! ’” The boy made no solution. His arms fiddled nervously with the issues at the desk in entrance of him. “I needs to request a solution, please, Monsieur Renauld,” stated Giraud sharply. With an offended exclamation, the boy swept a heavy paper knife to the ground. “What does it topic? chances are you'll besides understand. convinced, I did quarrel with my father. I dare say I stated all these things—I was once so indignant i can't even bear in mind what I acknowledged! i used to be furious—I may possibly nearly have killed him at that moment—there, utilize that! ” He leant again in his chair, flushed and defiant. Giraud smiled, then, relocating his chair again a bit, acknowledged: “That is all. you'll, absolutely, like to proceed the interrogatory, Monsieur Hautet. ” “Ah, convinced, exactly,” stated M. Hautet. “And what was once the topic of your quarrel? ” “That I decline to nation. ” M. Hautet sat up in his chair. “Monsieur Renauld, it's not approved to trifle with the legislations! ” he thundered. “What was once the topic of the quarrel? ” younger Renauld remained silent, his boyish face sullen and overcast. yet one other voice spoke, imperturbable and calm, the voice of Hercule Poirot: “I will let you know, if you happen to like, monsieur. ” “You recognize? ” “Certainly i do know. the topic of the quarrel used to be Mademoiselle Marthe Daubreuil. ” Renauld sprang around, startled. The Justice of the Peace leaned ahead. “Is that so, monsieur? ” Jack Renauld bowed his head. “Yes,” he admitted. “I love Mademoiselle Daubreuil, and that i desire to marry her. whilst I educated my father of the actual fact he flew immediately right into a violent rage. certainly, i couldn't stand listening to the woman I enjoyed insulted, and that i, too, misplaced my mood. ” M. Hautet regarded throughout at Mrs. Renauld. “You have been conscious of this—attachment, madame? ” “I feared it,” she responded easily. “Mother,” cried the boy. “You too! Marthe is pretty much as good as she is gorgeous. What are you able to have opposed to her?