A Pocket Full of Rye (Miss Marple Mysteries, Book 7) by Agatha Christie

By Agatha Christie

Rex Fortescue, king of a monetary empire, used to be sipping tea in his “counting house” whilst he suffered an agonizing and surprising dying. On later inspection, the wallet of the deceased have been chanced on to comprise strains of cereals.

Yet, it used to be the incident within the parlor which proven leave out Marple’s suspicion that right here she was once taking a look at a case of crime by way of rhyme. . . .

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Eve watched as her father took the plastic bag, opened it, and took out a small stack of yellowed papers. He unfolded one and began to read. “I was named for him. Caleb,” he explained. “His name was Caleb Alford. His son and grandson were both named Jessie. ” He was talking to Eve, since the Captain was reading the letters and appeared not to be listening. “When I read about the skeleton, I finally decided to quit just reading stories from home at my computer. ” Eve nodded. ” she asked. He shook his head.

I know,” Eve replied. “It’s just that she’s not returning any of the calls I’ve made this week. ” “Doesn’t she change out her cell phones all the time? ” Eve considered this. ” Eve shook her head. ” He waited. “Check the bank records,” he said. ” Eve sat up. “That’s a great idea. ” She hurried into the kitchen and picked up the phone. She had called the bank before to check on outstanding checks. It was an automated system, and even though she didn’t recall the check number, she did remember the date it was written and the amount.

Since she left home twenty years ago she’s been out of touch more than in touch. I figure she’s busy and she doesn’t need us right now. I wouldn’t be too concerned about her just yet. ” Eve nodded. “You’re probably right. She isn’t one to check in on a regular basis. ” She waited, ate another grape, and sat back. ” he asked, as if he knew something was wrong. “I don’t know. It’s just a feeling,” she answered. ” He blew out a breath. ” Eve smiled and sat up, grateful to be able to talk about her concerns.

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