In this classic Agatha Christie detective story, former diplomat Charles Hayward has returned from Cairo to London to become a private detective. When Aristide Leonides, a wealthy and ruthless tycoon, is poisoned in his own bed, Detective Hayward is invited to solve the crime. As the investigation deepens he must confront the shocking realization that one of the key suspects is Aristede's beautiful granddaughter, his employer and former lover; and must keep a clear head to navigate the sultry Sophia and the rest of her hostile family.
Josephine tells Charles that she is reading "Salome" and gives him a short synopsis of the story. Glenn Close (Lady Edith) famously played Norma Desmond in the musical version of "Sunset Boulevard" - twice - in which Norma has written an overly long screenplay adaptation of "Salome". See more »
Charles gave the car repairman a starter cable, which he had obviously removed himself, and claimed this is the reason the car would not start, however, when he tried to start it, the starter worked perfectly, but the engine would not fire. This implies that it was the ignition system that he tampered with, not the starter motor. See more »
Death of a legend. It is with sorrow that the country learned this week of the death of Aristide Leonides. Born in 1871, he arrived from Greece, aged 23, without a penny in his pocket, and opened his first restaurant that same year. The first hotel was ready for business not long after. His first wife, Lady Marcia de Haviland, died young. But Mr. Leonides wasn't alone at the end. He is survived by his young and lovely American widow, Brenda. Here is Mr. Leonides with his eldest ...
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