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4.50 from Paddington

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What to expect

Two trains

Side by side for a brief moment

In that moment, a murder

Elspeth McGillicuddy is positive she witnessed a man strangling a woman to death.

But it was only the merest glimpse through a carriage window as the trains drew parallel.

She is the only witness, there are no suspects, and, most importantly, there is no corpse.

Who, apart from her friend Jane Marple, would take her seriously?

Never underestimate Miss Marple

‘All crime writers around the globe owe Agatha Christie a massive debt.’
Peter James

‘Never a dull moment.’
The Times

Critics Review

  • ‘Without a doubt, the greatest mystery writer of all time’ – Ragnar Jonasson

    ‘A hundred years after her first novel, and we are all still standing in her shadow’ – Andrew Taylor

    ‘She gives us an insight into human nature that few, if any, have surpassed’ – Susan Lewis

    ‘Dame Agatha has sold more books than all besides Shakespeare and the Bible’ – David Baldacci

    ‘All crime fiction writers around the globe owe Agatha Christie a massive debt’ – Peter James

    ‘Reading a perfectly plotted Agatha Christie is like crunching into a perfect apple: that pure, crisp, absolute satisfaction.’ – Tana French

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