When Luke Fitzwilliam encounters a timid old lady on a train travelling to Scotland Yard, the retired policeman makes light conversation. What he discovers is that she is travelling to report a series of murders, and she believes that there will be more. She even names the next victim, Dr. John Humbleby. He takes her for a delusional old woman and ignores her. However, days later, he finds an obituary which confirms her prediction. He travels to the village and melds in with the crowd to try and find the murderer. What he discovers is that in this idyllic village, the murderer can be anyone, and he can trust no one. Can Luke solve the murders in time, or will there be more victims to one mad man's lunacy?
About Agatha Christie
Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie was an English writer known for her murder mystery novels and short stories. She has also written romances under the name Mary Westmacott.
A prolific writer, Agatha Christie wrote 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections and is best remembered for characters such as Hercule Poirot, Miss Jane Marple, and Tommy and Tuppence Beresford. Some of her most famous works are: The Mysterious Affair At Styles, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, And Then There Were None andCurtain: Poirot's Last Case. Her play, The Mousetrap, holds the record as the longest initial run of any play in history, running at the West End of London since 1952. She was bestowed with the Order of the British Empirefor her contributions towards English literature.