By Agatha Christie
Hercule Poirot will be on holiday, yet a killer isn't. The victim's a hateful vacationer despised even by means of her personal little ones. For the visitors on the hotel lodge, sympathies are with the assassin, this means that a difficult task for the Belgian detective.
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