The Witness for the Prosecution: A Short Story

The Witness for the Prosecution: A Short Story

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by Agatha Christie
     
 

When wealthy spinster Emily French is found murdered, suspicion falls on Leonard Vole, the man to whom she hastily bequeathed her riches before she died. Leonard assures the investigators that his wife, Romaine Heilger, can provide them with an alibi. However, when questioned, Romaine informs the police that Vole returned home late that night covered in blood.

Overview

When wealthy spinster Emily French is found murdered, suspicion falls on Leonard Vole, the man to whom she hastily bequeathed her riches before she died. Leonard assures the investigators that his wife, Romaine Heilger, can provide them with an alibi. However, when questioned, Romaine informs the police that Vole returned home late that night covered in blood. During the trial, Ms. French’s housekeeper, Janet, gives damning evidence against Vole, and, as Romaine’s cross-examination begins, her motives come under scrutiny from the courtroom. One question remains, will justice prevail?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062129727
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/27/2011
Series:
Short Story e-book
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
100
Sales rank:
119,689
File size:
3 MB

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Meet the Author

Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time and in any language, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Her books have sold over a billion copies in English and another billion in one hundred foreign countries. She is the author of eighty novels and short-story collections, nineteen plays, and six novels under the name Mary Westmacott. She died in 1976.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
September 15, 1890
Date of Death:
January 12, 1976
Place of Birth:
Torquay, Devon, England
Education:
Home schooling
Website:
http://www.agathachristie.com

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The Witness for the Prosecution: A Short Story 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
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I quickly needed the script and saw this; warning, this is only the 25 page short story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I usually like Agatha Christie books and have read quite a few of them, however, I did not like this one, was not quite sure who the murderer was. This book might work for a group discussion as the ending is not clear.