Taken at the Flood

Taken at the Flood

A Hercule Poirot Mystery

Large Print - 2012
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Celebrated Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot has been sent to the sleepy English village of Warmsley Vale to check into the background of Gordon Cloade, supposedly a victim of the London Blitz. He had wed an attractive young widow, Rosaleen, who is now the sole heir of the Cloade family fortune. Most of the Cloade family members had grown dependent on money from Gordon Cloade, a bachelor who was expected to die and leave his fortune to them.

But there is some question about whether Rosaleen was ever a widow at all. There's a growing suspicion that her first husband is still among the living, making Rosaleen a bigamist. This raises skepticism, not only about the will, but on Gordon Cloade's demise.

With some members of the Cloade family on the verge of financial collapse, it isn't long before murder shakes the family tree in this vintage Christie mystery, which proves that murder is more exciting when it's kept in the family.

Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : Center Point Pub., 2012.
Edition: Large print ed.
ISBN: 9781611734027
Characteristics: 326 p. (large print) ; 23 cm.


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Apr 11, 2018

Great book, but as another poster said, the last few pages were unlikable (very much a product of their time).

Jun 19, 2017

Loved the book, until the last two pages actually, won't say anything more. Definitely worth reading.

Dec 30, 2014

Five Chapters in and couldnt get into the book love her books but for some reason cant seem to get into this one

Aug 23, 2013

Couldn't get into this one. Don't try it again.

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