By the Pricking of My ThumbseBook - 2010
Tommy and Tuppence Beresford, Agatha Christie's delightful sleuthing duo, investigate the strange and troubling doings behind the scenes at a gothic British nursing home in By the Pricking of My Thumbs
When Tommy and Tuppence visit an elderly aunt in her gothic nursing home, they think nothing of her mistrust of the doctors; after all, Ada is a very difficult old lady.
But when Mrs. Lockett mentions a poisoned mushroom stew and Mrs. Lancaster talks about "something behind the fireplace," Tommy and Tuppence find themselves caught up in a spine-chilling adventure that could spell death for either of them.
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Tommy and Tuppence Beresford travelled to a nursing home for women called Sunny Ridge to visit their elderly aunt Ada. While there, Tuppence met another old woman by the name of Mrs. Lancaster, who said to her suddenly, “Was it your poor child?” Though confused, Tuppence dismissed it as an old woman's fancy. A few weeks later, Aunt Ada died, and Tommy and Tuppence once again found themselves at Sunny Ridge, sorting through Aunt Ada's belongings. Tuppence took a liking to a painting of a house by a canal, but she discovered it belonged to Mrs. Lancaster. But before she could ask if Mrs. Lancaster wanted the painting back, Tuppence found out that very suddenly Mrs. Lancaster was taken away from Sunny Ridge to live with some distant relatives. Concerned for Mrs. Lancaster's safety, Tuppence tried to locate her whereabouts, and instead found herself wrapped up in a dangerous mystery that put her life in danger.
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