By Agatha Christie

One of the towering crimson cliffs and the traditional ruins of Petra sits the corpse of Mrs. Boynton, the tough and tyrannizing matriarch of the Boynton relatives. A tiny puncture mark on her wrist is the single signal of the deadly injection that killed her. With merely twenty-four hours to unravel the secret, Hercule Poirot recollects a comment he overheard again in Jerusalem: "You do see, don't you, that she's obtained to be killed?" Mrs. Boynton used to be, certainly, the main detestable girl he had ever met.

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Whenever I feel dismayed, I hold my head erect,” I sang to myself. While Billy went up the hall to the print room, the smokers pinched off the ends of their cigarettes and carefully put them in their pockets. Nolan went into Grobian’s office and shut the door. When he came out a few minutes later, the other men trooped in in a group. Since they left the door open, I followed them. 5 Imperial Relations ffices in industrial spaces aren’t designed for the comfort or prestige of the inhabitant. Grobian got a bigger space than the tiny rooms I’d poked into earlier—it even included a closet in the far corner—but it was painted the same dirty yellow, held the same metal desk and chairs as the others, and, like them, even had a video cam in the ceiling.

I didn’t talk to her about her ten minutes out of the room, just put her at the back of one of the lines. “Your turn, Theresa,” I called. ” “Don’t take any chances,” I said. ” She blushed again and insisted she was fine. I put her in the lane where Celine wasn’t and looked at Marcena Love, to see if she’d heard; the journalist turned her head and seemed intent on the play under the basket in front of her. I smiled to myself: point to the South Side street fighter. Although street fighting wasn’t the most useful tool with Marcena Love: she had too much in her armory that went beyond me.

She drove down with me. Can you take her as far as the Loop when you’re done? ” He grinned salaciously. ” Resisting an impulse to smack him, I started collecting balls from around the floor. I let him hang on to the one he was playing with, but I put the rest in the equipment room. If I didn’t lock them up at once they evaporated, as I’d learned to my cost: we’d lost two when friends and family were milling around the gym after my first practice. I’d FIRE SALE 27 scrounged four new ones from friends who belong to tony downtown gyms.

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