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4.50 From Paddington

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4.50 From Paddington

by Christie, Agatha

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LONDON: Collins, 1957. A first edition, first printing published by Collins in 1957. A very good book without inscriptions - some marks to the boards (one small spot to the front board) in a very good+ neatly clipped wrapper. Some small marks to the rear panel. The story begins when Elspeth McGillicuddy, a friend of Miss Marple, is travelling by train from London to visit her. During her journey, she witnesses a murder in a passing train travelling parallel to hers. Shocked and convinced of the murder, Mrs. McGillicuddy reports it to the authorities, but they are sceptical due to the lack of evidence. Miss Marple, known for her sharp intuition and understanding of human nature, takes Mrs. McGillicuddy's story seriously. She begins to investigate the case herself, and with the help of her friend Lucy Eyelesbarrow, who is a professional housekeeper, they uncover clues and secrets hidden in the countryside near the railway line.


E-book exclusive extras:1) Christie biographer Charles Osborne's essay on 4.50 from Paddington;2) "The Marples": the complete guide to all the cases of crime literature's foremost female detective.For an instant the two trains ran side by side. In that frozen moment, Elspeth McGillicuddy stared helplessly out of her carriage window as a man tightened his grip around a woman’s throat. The body crumpled. Then the other train drew away. But who, apart from Mrs McGillicuddy’s friend Jane Marple, would take her story seriously? After all, there are no other witnesses, no suspects, and no case—for there is no corpse, and no one is missing. Miss Marple asks her highly efficient and intelligent young friend Lucy Eyelesbarrow to infiltrate the Crackenthorpe family, who seem to be at the heart of the mystery, and help unmask a murderer.


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