The Murder on the Links: A Hercule Poirot Mystery (Hercule Poirot Mysteries)

By Agatha Christie

The Queen of puzzle has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the said mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth pass over Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and such a lot of different unforgettable characters—brings her whole oeuvre of creative whodunits, locked room mysteries, and complicated puzzles to Harper Paperbacks. In Murder at the Links, Poirot makes an attempt to resolve the grisly conundrum of no longer one, yet useless our bodies chanced on on a French golfing course.

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