By the Pricking of My Thumbs
A Tommy and Tuppence Mystery
By Agatha Christie
(William Morrow Paperbacks, Paperback, 9780062074331, 304pp.)
Publication Date: April 2012
Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover
Categories: Mystery & Detective - Traditional British
When Tommy and Tuppence visit an elderly aunt in her gothic nursing home, they think nothing of her mistrust of the doctors; after all, Ada is a very difficult old lady.
But when Mrs. Lockett mentions a poisoned mushroom stew and Mrs. Lancaster talks about "something behind the fireplace," Tommy and Tuppence find themselves caught up in a spine-chilling adventure that could spell death for either of them . . .
Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time and in any language, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Her books have sold over a billion copies in English and another billion in one hundred foreign countries. She is the author of eighty novels and short-story collections, nineteen plays, and six novels under the name Mary Westmacott. She died in 1976.
“Agatha Christie taught me many important lessons about the inner workings of the mystery novel before it ever occurred to me that I might one day be writing mysteries myself.”
-Sue Grafton, New York Times bestselling author
“The most memorable and eerie Christie I have read for a long time.”
-Sunday Express (London)