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Young Anne needed some air and followed the him. Suddenly he throw a piece of paper with the inscription 17.1 22 Kilmorden Castle away. It smelt horribly of mothballs. Although Scotland Yard?s verdict was accidental death. Anne decided to investigate the case and her first clue was the headline of the Daily Budget: EXTRAORDINARY SEQUEK TO TUBE ACCIDENT WOMAN FOUND STRANGLED IN LONELY HOUSE At the Mill House in Marlow, which is property of Sir Eustace Pedler, the body of a beautiful young woman was found. The house is to be let unfurnished and Mr. Pedler is wintering on the Rivera. An order to view the property of Mr. Pedler was found in a pocket of the man who was found in the tube station. Now Anne got assured that there was more than a accidental death and she finds out some

hints point by point. She found a roll of films at the Mill House, but they still had been developed. The Kilmorden Castle was a ship to South Africa, from where the victim was. She bought a ticket and went on board. There she experienced some adventures but to describe them all would go beyond the scope of a book report. On the ship different characters appear. Anne gets acquainted with Suzanne Blair, a woman, who helps Anne unselfish in her investigations. Anne also finds out that Sir Eustace Pedler and his secretary Guy Pagett join the Kilmorden. There is also a second secretary with Pedler, Mr. Harry Rayburn and another human being Anne meets, Rev. Edward Chichester. Colonel Race, an alleged Secret Service Agent, tells a story about a diamonds robbery. Anne asked to get cabin

17, because of the clue on the scarp of paper and one night somebody wants to get in. Now Anne and Suzanne think about and finally find diamonds in one of the film-rolls. Anne took them with her just by chance. Anne gave them to Suzanne, she should care about them. On the last night of the journey Anne is nearly thrown overboard by an strong man, but Mr. Rayburn saves her life. On the next morning he tells her a secret. He is the Man in the Brown Suit and that she should better stop investigating in this case. Her life might be in great danger. After arriving in South Africa Anne walks into her enemies trap. She visits the supposed house of an old friend of her father. Fortunately she can escape and hears a conversation of Edward Chichester and another man. Now the story gets so

tangled that I only want to sum it up. Anne, Suzanne, Colonel Race and Mrs. Pettigrew, a new secretary of Mr. Pedler, travel with Mr. Pedler in his private wagon to Rhodesia. There Anne got a message that Mr. Rayburn will wait for her in the night and our young heroine of course follows this hint. The only thing she remembers that she was hit and awakes in Mr. Rayburns house on a small island. Rayburn has saved her life. There she is told the truth by Harry Rayburn. He travelled to London because he has been told that Carton, who works at De Beers?, a diamonds-agency, is going to sell diamonds, which he and a friend of him have been suspected to have stolen from his friend?s father. (That is the story Colonel Race told at the Kilmorden) . When Carton saw Rayburn at the

tube-station, he was so frightened that he had lost balance and felt on the rails. (Carton has seen Rayburn?s face in the newspapers.) Rayburn said that he is a doctor and checked Carter. He found some film-rolls and a paper with 1.17.Kilmorden. He lost the paper somewhere and also the film-rolls. (Anne found it both during her investigation) But there was still another figure. Anita Gr?nberg, or Nadia. She was married to Carton and was also involved in the robbery. She had been killed at the Mill-House. But Rayburn says that he has nothing to do with that. In the end of the book Anita discovers that ?The Colonel? Sir Eustace Pedler and he killed Nadia at his house in Marlow. He sent Pagett on holiday and so he could easy travel from the Rivera to London and kill Nadia in his own

house. Finally Anne and Harry Rayburn, who is in fact John Harold Eardsley, the son of a diamond-mine owner, marry and have a son together. C o m m e n t This is a typical Agatha Christie ?book. Bibliography (1988) HarperCollins Trade; ISBN: 0006174752