“Hallowe’en is not the time to tell ghost stories, but a time to light candles for the dead.” replied Poirot.
A teenage murder witness is drowned in a tub of apples… At a Hallowe’en party, Joyce—a hostile thirteen-year-old—boasts that she once witnessed a murder. When no-one believes her, she storms off home.
But within hours her body is found, still in the house, drowned in an apple-bobbing tub.
That night, Hercule Poirot is called in by Ariadne Oliver to find the ‘evil presence’.
But first he must establish whether he is looking for a murderer or a double-murderer…
When asked why he was looking into the past, Poirot replied “Old sins cast long shadows, Madam.”
And this one is well executed in its macabre plot.
Like all of Christie’s books, I seemed to be drawn back time and time again!
A very enjoyable story teller is Mrs Christie.