By the Pricking of My Thumbs (Paperback)

A Tommy and Tuppence Mystery (Tommy & Tuppence Mysteries #4)

By Agatha Christie

William Morrow Paperbacks, 9780062074331, 304pp.

Publication Date: April 17, 2012

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Hardcover (8/1/2011)
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Mass Market Paperback (1/1/1985)

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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.

About the Author

Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Her books have sold more than a billion copies in English and another billion in a hundred foreign languages. She died in 1976, after a prolific career spanning six decades.

Praise For By the Pricking of My Thumbs: A Tommy and Tuppence Mystery (Tommy & Tuppence Mysteries #4)

“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)