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When Hercule Poirot receives a letter requesting his investigative assistance, he quickly responds. However, the woman no longer needs his services, he finds, because she died before the letter was mailed! Poirot investigates her death with the help of Captain Hastings, and the two soon conclude that Emily Arundell was murdered. The pair must act quickly to expose the murderer and prevent another death.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 60%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   Dry-cynical How difficult to spot villain?    -   Difficult, but some clues given Time/era of story:    -   1900-1920's What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   nearly 100% Special suspect?    -   relative Murder of certain profession?    -   "All in the family" murder Kind of investigator    -   british mystery (I say!) Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   life in small town Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   private investigator Age:    -   60's-90's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Unusual forms of death    -   poisoning Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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