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The Mysterious Mr. Quin by Agatha Christie

By Agatha Christie

A conjurer of ability with an intuition for detection, Mr. Harley Quin has a nearly magical aptitude for showing on the scene of the main notable crimes. yet is it only a trick of sunshine that haunts his shadow with a ghostly apparition? Is it destiny that invitations him to a brand new Year's homicide? And what forces are at paintings while his automobile breaks down open air Royalston corridor, an remoted property with a dangerous history?

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