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Christie, Agatha, 1890-1976, author; Osborne, Charles, author

Sir Claud Amory has the formula for a new powerful explosive, which is stolen by a member of his household. Locking everyone in the library, he switches off the lights to allow the thief to replace the formula. When the lights come on, he is dead

Large print, Book. English. Large type books. Detective and mystery stories. Crime.
Published Leicester: Ulverscroft, 2015
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Statement of responsibility: Agatha Christie, Charles Osborne
ISBN: 1444825771, 9781444825770
Physical Description: 240 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Subject: Poirot, Hercule (Fictitious character) Fiction.; Private investigators Belgium Fiction.


Fearing for the security of his revolutionary new formula for a powerful explosive, Sir Claud Amory requests the assistance of Hercule Poirot in transferring it safely to the Ministry of Defence. But when the formula disappears from its safe, Amory must change his plans. Locking his houseguests in the library, he informs them that the thief has precisely one minute of darkness in which to return the formula anonymously - or face the great detective even now on his way. The lights go off; by the time they come on again, Amory is dead in his arm-chair...