Taken at the Flood: A Hercule Poirot Mystery (Hercule Poirot Mysteries #27) (Paperback)
In this exclusive authorized edition from the Queen of Mystery, the indefatigable Hercule Poiroit investigates the troubling case of a twice-widowed woman.
A few weeks after marrying an attractive widow, Gordon Cloade is tragically killed by a bomb blast in the London blitz. Overnight, the former Mrs. Underhay finds herself in sole possession of the Cloade family fortune.
Shortly afterward, Hercule Poirot receives a visit from the dead man’s sister-in-law who claims she has been warned by “spirits” that Mrs. Underhay’s first husband is still alive. Poirot has his suspicions when he is asked to find a missing person guided only by the spirit world. Yet what mystifies Poirot most is the woman’s true motive for approaching him.…
Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Her books have sold more than a billion copies in English and another billion in a hundred foreign languages. She died in 1976, after a prolific career spanning six decades.
“[I’m] fascinated by Poirot’s ‘little grey cells.’” — John Mortimer, author of Rumpole of the Bailey
“One of the better Christies… Don’t miss.” — New York Herald Tribune