Ask Dr. Roberts if he’ll be so good as to step this way.”
“I should have kept him to the end,” said Mrs. Oliver. “In a book, I mean,” she added apologetically.
“Real life’s a bit different,” said Battle.
“I know,” said Mrs. Oliver. “Badly constructed.”
Hercule Poirot, Inspector Battle, Colonel Race, and Mrs Oliver, three detectives and a crime novelist play bridge in one room. Four people with secrets to hide play in another room while the host of the party naps in a chair. Only the host has been killed, unnoticed. Who is the murderer? Cards on the Table: A Hercule Poirot Mystery (Hercule Poirot Mysteries) by Agatha Christie