Ordeal by innocence

Agatha Christie, 1890-1976

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Published
New York : St. Martin's Minotaur 2002.
Language
English
Item Description
Originally published: 1958.
Physical Description
279 p.
ISBN
0312981627
Main Author
Agatha Christie, 1890-1976 (-)
Review by Publisher Summary 1

An adoptive son dies in prison after being convicted for the murder of his mother, but when Dr. Arthur Calgary proves the boy's innocence, the family becomes surprisingly nervous and hostile. Reprint.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Recovering from amnesia, Dr. Arthur Calgary discovers that he alone could have provided an alibi in a scandalous murder trial. It ended in the conviction of Jacko Argyle. The victim was Jacko's own mother, and to make matters worse, he died in prison. But the young man's innocence means that someone else killed the Argyle matriarch, and would certainly kill again to remain in the shadows. Shaded in the moral ambiguity of murder, the provocative psychological puzzler of guilt, vengeance, and blood secrets is among Agatha Christie's personal favorites.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Recovering from amnesia, Dr. Arthur Calgary discovers that he alone could have provided an alibi in a scandalous murder trial. It ended in the conviction of Jacko Argyle. The victim was Jacko's own mother, and to make matters worse, he died in prison. But the young man's innocence means that someone else killed the Argyle matriarch, and would certainly kill again to remain in the shadows. Shaded in the moral ambiguity of murder, the provocative psychological puzzler of guilt, vengeance, and blood secrets is among Agatha Christie's personal favorites.