Queen of Crime Agatha Christie invites you into a shadowy world of black magic and cold-blooded murder. The Pale Horse is the latest volume in the Folio Christie collection.
Ordeal by Innocence
Illustrated by Laura Hope
A glamorous family, unbearable suspense and murder. The Folio edition of this classic mystery from the queen of detective fiction, Agatha Christie’s Ordeal by Innocence is illustrated by Laura Hope.
‘Christie is the gateway drug to crime fiction both for readers and for writers … Just one book is never enough.’
- Val McDermid
Mrs Rachel Argyle gave her whole life to her adopted children, lavishing them with gifts, money and love. So why did it end so brutally, with a poker to the back of the head? Dr Arthur Calgary is determined to uncover the truth. Ordeal by Innocence is a delicious standalone psychological thriller from the undisputed queen of golden age crime. Can you figure out ‘whodunit’ before turning the final page? This first ever illustrated edition features seven atmospheric colour images by artist Laura Hope, as well as a striking binding design guaranteed to draw the eye. Described by Christie herself as one of her favourites, Ordeal by Innocence is a must read for any fan of detective fiction and a delicious new volume in the hugely popular Folio Christie collection.
Three-quarter bound in blocked cloth, with a printed and blocked textured paper front board
Set in Bell with Kabel as display
Frontispiece plus 6 full-page colour illustrations
9˝ x 5¾˝
Dr Arthur Calgary returns from an expedition to Antarctica to find that he has inadvertently assisted a terrible miscarriage of justice. Jacko Argyle, convicted of murdering his adoptive mother in a heated row over money, died in prison protesting his innocence, while the absent Calgary was his alibi. Determined to do what he can to make amends, Calgary approaches the Argyle family only to find that rather than relief, his revelation only brings them fresh terror – because someone in the family has blood on their hands, and they will kill again to keep their secrets.
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