By Agatha Christie
While a loathsome vacationer is murdered in complete view of her fellow sightseers, Poirot doesn't query who did it, yet particularly, who wouldn't have?
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DC Marsden can handle the stabbing investigation. ’ Horton saw Uckfield frown. Marsden was the fast track graduate and blue-eyed boy. ‘It’ll give him the chance to head up an investigation, under my guidance of course. ’ ‘I’m not. I’m just utilising manpower,’ Horton replied calmly. Uckfield pursued his lips. ‘I’m not sure…’ ‘Marsden’s only waiting to go before the next promotion board. ’ Horton said tauntingly. Uckfield flashed him a look, which said not before me sunshine. ’ He stretched back in the chair and clasped his hands behind his head.
I’ve seen Uckfield try to brow beat her without the slightest effect and you know what he can be like when he gets into his stride. ’ The corridor back into the main part of the hospital smelt of cabbage and disinfectant but even that was better than the formaldehyde of the mortuary. ‘I suppose she’s got used to holding her own; it’s still predominantly a man’s world, or so Kate Somerfield keeps telling me. She should try living in my house,’ Cantelli added, dodging a woman pushing a grumbling elderly man in a wheelchair.
So she had either been paid well to lie about him and was living off the proceeds, or she was holding down a job. If she was, then it was a black economy job because the Inland Revenue had no record of her paying any tax. His guess was that Lucy could afford not to work for some time but when the money ran out what then? pmd 53 14/11/2005, 18:15 54 P AULINE R OWSON waiting, ready. She’d show up again if only to ask for more money from the man who had paid her to lie. And he knew who that was despite all his protestations of innocence: Colin bloody Jarrett.