The Pale Horse

The Pale Horse

Large Print - 2012
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And I looked, and behold a pale horse; and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. Writer/historian Mark Easterbrook stopped into a coffee shop for a quick meal and witnessed an argument between two young women that ended with one pulling out a handful of hair from the other. The unfortunate woman had an unusual name, Thomasina Tuckerton, and Easterbrook remembered it when he saw it again - in the obituary notices.

Meanwhile the police begin to investigate the murder of an elderly priest who was killed on his way home after hearing a last confession. Stuffed in the priest's shoe was a list of names, including that of the police inspector. As the two threads of the story weave through London, out to the country, on to Birmingham and back to London, the circuitous path leads to witchcraft - and murder.

Publisher: Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Publishing, 2012
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9781611735130
1611735130
Branch Call Number: LP M F CHR

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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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