The Pale Horse

The Pale Horse

Book - 1961
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In the classic mystery by Queen of Mystery Agatha Christie, an elderly priest is murdered, quite possibly doomed by a woman's deathbed confession and by the secrets kept safely locked behind closed doors of a mysterious local pub.

When an elderly priest is murdered, the killer searches the victim so roughly that his already ragged cassock is torn in the process. What was the killer looking for? And what had a dying woman confided to the priest on her deathbed only hours earlier?

Mark Easterbrook and his sidekick Ginger Corrigan are determined to find out. Maybe the three women who run The Pale Horse public house, and who are rumored to practice the "Dark Arts," can provide some answers?

Publisher: London : HarperCollins, c1961.
ISBN: 9780062074119
9780007395729
9780007151653
0007151659
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY CHR

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EljayJohnson
Mar 06, 2020

At one point this looked like it might take a supernatural turn, but -- nah. I didn't like this as much as I've enjoyed other Christies; it felt like it took forever to get going. But it had a satisfying final act.

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gerhardh
Nov 09, 2017

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JCLJoyceM Nov 06, 2016

Numerous residents are succumbing to unexpected illnesses. None are murdered outright, and their names are all on a list offered at the deathbed of one woman.
This book was somewhat slow to draw me in. As is the case with many Agatha Christie novels, the early details turn out to be crucial.

EuSei Nov 11, 2014

This was the first of Mrs. Christie’s book of which I didn’t enjoy the beginning. It took me several pages to get into it, but since it was Agatha Christie I kept reading—and am glad I did: I thoroughly enjoyed it. I watched two movie versions of this book and they have very little resemblance to it. One of them even gets Miss Marple in the story! Highly recommended.

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