After the Funeral - Agatha Christie 1953 - Published for The Crime Club by Collins, London - First Edition The master of a Victorian mansion dies suddenly - and his sister is convinced it was murder... When Cora is savagely murdered with a hatchet, the extraordinary remark she made the previous day at her brother Richard's funeral suddenly takes on a chilling significance. At the reading of Richard's will, Cora was clearly heard to say: 'It's been hushed up very nicely, hasn't it! But he was murdered, wasn't he?' In desperation, the family solicitor turns to Hercule Poirot to unravel the mystery.

A Hercule Poirot mystery, published as 'Funerals are Fatal' in America and the basis for the 1963 film '
Murder at the Gallop', although Miss Marple replaced Poirot as the sleuth for the big screen.
  Dame Agatha Christie, Lady Mallowan, DBE (1890 - 1976) - the first of the really distinguished women writers in the field of detective fiction.

References: Wagstaff & Poole. Cooper & Pike; Detective Fiction p. 82-89.
Agatha Christie, web. The Times Literary Supplement. web.

Octavo (19 x 13 cm). pp. 192. Publisher’s red cloth with black lettering to spine. Dust jacket price clipped.
  Condition: Near fine, fading along top edge of cloth, in near fine price-clipped dust jacket, very minor toning to spine.   Ref: 108847   Price: HK$ 2,500