By the Pricking of My Thumbs (Paperback)
William Morrow & Company, 9780062074331, 277pp.
Publication Date: April 17, 2012
Tommy and Tuppence Beresford, Agatha Christie's delightful sleuthing duo, investigate the strange and troubling doings behind the scenes at a gothic British nursing home in By the Pricking of My Thumbs
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)