Ordeal by Innocence

Ordeal by Innocence

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Considered by critics as one of the best of Agatha Christie's later novels, and a personal favorite for Christie herself, Ordeal by Innocence is a psychological thriller involving crimes from both past and present.

According to the courts, Jacko Argyle bludgeoned his mother to death with a poker. The sentence was life imprisonment. But when Dr. Arthur Calgary arrives with the proof that confirms Jacko's innocence, it is too late--Jacko died behind bars following a bout of pneumonia. Worse still, the doctor's revelations reopen old wounds in the family, increasing the likelihood that the real murderer will strike again.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 135 x 203 x 23mm | 218g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 0062073524
  • 9780062073525
  • 703,433

Back cover copy

According to the courts, Jacko Argyle bludgeoned his mother to death with a poker. The sentence was life imprisonment. But when Dr. Arthur Calgary arrives with the proof that confirms Jacko's innocence, it is too late--Jacko died behind bars following a bout of pneumonia. Worse still, the doctor's revelations reopen old wounds in the family, increasing the likelihood that the real murderer will strike again.
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Review quote

"Family tensions and suspicions are adroitly handled, and the solution is characteristically surprising."--New York Times
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Rating details

22,554 ratings
3.84 out of 5 stars
5 25% (5,706)
4 41% (9,283)
3 27% (6,155)
2 5% (1,129)
1 1% (281)
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