By the Pricking of My Thumbs

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By the Pricking of My Thumbs

By Agatha Christie

William Morrow & Company, Paperback, 9780062074331, 277pp.

Publication Date: April 17, 2012


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 . . .

Praise For By the Pricking of My Thumbs

“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)