By Agatha Christie
For an immediate the 2 trains ran jointly, aspect via facet. In that frozen second, Elspeth witnessed a homicide. Helplessly, she stared out of her carriage window as a guy remorselessly tightened his grip round a woman’s throat. The physique crumpled. Then the opposite teach drew away.
But who, except omit Marple, could take her tale heavily? in any case, there have been no suspects, no different witnesses . . . and no corpse.
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