Hercule Poirot, the renowed Belgian detective, and his friend/sidekick Hastings, receive a letter informing them of a murder on a certain day in a certain town. They don't really think very much of it, but then the murder actually happens. Strangely, the murder was commited in a town called Andover, on a woman named Alice Ascher, and an A.B.C. railroad guide is left behind. Then there is another murder on a woman named Betty Barnard, and the A.B.C. guide is left behind again. After the C murder, two people working a a boarding house believe that they have caught the murderer- a man named Alfred Bernard Cust, who turns himself into the police, believing that he commited the murders while in an epileptic state. Hercule Poirot interviews him, but has another idea. He believes it to be someone else.
This report prepared by Caroline