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Ordeal by Innocence (Paperback)
Dr. Calgary expected gratitude from the Argyle family after providing a too-late alibi for the disgraced Argyle son who was wrongly imprisoned for his mother’s murder. But when the Argyle family becomes angry that their scapegoat won’t hold up, Dr. Calgary takes it upon himself to investigate. You’ll be up way past your bedtime to find out who killed Mrs. Argyle. Oh, and the ending? You won’t see it coming.— From Olivia's Recommendations
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Considered by critics as one of the best of Agatha Christie’s later novels, and a personal favorite for Christie herself, Ordeal by Innocence is a psychological thriller involving crimes from both past and present.
According to the courts, Jacko Argyle bludgeoned his mother to death with a poker. The sentence was life imprisonment. But when Dr. Arthur Calgary arrives with the proof that confirms Jacko’s innocence, it is too late—Jacko died behind bars following a bout of pneumonia. Worse still, the doctor’s revelations reopen old wounds in the family, increasing the likelihood that the real murderer will strike again.
About the Author
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.
“Family tensions and suspicions are adroitly handled, and the solution is characteristically surprising.”
— New York Times
“Agatha Christie is grade A fun.”
— Phillip Margolin, New York Times bestselling author