When Tommy and Tuppence visit an elderly aunt in her gothic nursing home, they think nothing of her mistrust of the doctors; after all, Ada is a very difficult old lady.
But when Mrs. Lockett mentions a poisoned mushroom stew and Mrs. Lancaster talks about "something behind the fireplace," Tommy and Tuppence find themselves caught up in a spine-chilling adventure that could spell death for either of them....
©1968 Agatha Christie Limited (P)2006 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Yes, I would listen to this again. Hugh Fraser (Hastings from Poirot stories) does a very good job with the reading. And the story is quite creepy enough.
Albert, the slightly excitable butler, who must read American crime novels in his spare time.
Fraser has the nuances we have come to enjoy from his role as Hastings. His voices are very well done.
The description of Mrs. Packard's face - if hairs rising can be called "moving."
It's been a while since I read any Tommy and Tuppence and I was not disappointed in this audio version.
It really is fantastic! I love the story and I love how much trouble Tuppence always seems to get into. The relationship between these two only progresses with age and I love that they are very real as a couple. The mystery was very different and I enjoyed listening to it.
One of the most memorable scenes for me was that of Tommy leaving for his conference and telling Tuppence to keep out of trouble while she isn't listening to him and is immediately plotting her adventure as he's walking out the door. I LOVE them!
Mr. Fraser is perhaps the most talented performer of audio books I have heard. His vocal range is brilliant and he completely understands Christie's writing.
I don't include spoilers, but the scene that reveals the killer was very intense.
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