'By the pricking of my thumbs
Something wicked this way comes.'
When Tommy and Tuppence visit an elderly aunt in her gothic nursing home, they think nothing of her mistrust of the doctors; after all Ada is a very difficult old lady.
But when Mrs Lockett mentions a poisoned mushroom stew and Mrs Lancaster talks about 'something behind the fireplace', Tommy and Tuppence find themselves caught up in an unexpected adventure involving a strange inheritance, a mysterious house, black magic, a missing tombstone - and almost death for the redoutable Tuppence...
'The most macabre and eerie Christie I have read for a long time.' Sunday Express
'Mystery at the usual high Christie level.' Evening Standard
旧文扒拉出来见见太阳：ppg @ 10.1 2006 阿婆笔下汤米塔彭斯夫妇是和读者一样不断成长的，从《暗藏杀机》里的相遇，同生共死，到《命运之门》里的闲言絮语，回忆憧憧...