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Cards on the Table

7 Male, 7 Female

Leslie Darbon from Agatha Christie Price: $12.99

Mr. Shaitana is a strange and wealthy collector of snuff boxes and other objets d'art

One evening he invites two specialists, Superintendent Battle of Scotland Yard and crime novelist Ariadne Oliver, to a dinner party to view his special collection: four people who have committed murder and gotten away with it

As they play bridge after dinner, Shaitana is daringly murdered by someone at the party

Battle sets out to solve the crime aided, of course, by the eager Mrs. Oliver who begins with psychological deductions from the bridge score cards

After many red herrings, skeletons in the cupboard and two more deaths, Battle lays his cards on the table

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"As a puzzle, this murder mystery constantly teases, frustrates and surprises" ~ Daily Telegraph

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