Ordeal by InnocenceBook - 1958
Soon to be a limited streaming series starring Anna Chancellor and Bill Nighy
Considered by critics as one of the best of Agatha Christie's later novels, and a personal favorite for Christie herself, Ordeal by Innocence is a psychological thriller involving crimes from both past and present.
According to the courts, Jacko Argyle bludgeoned his mother to death with a poker. The sentence was life imprisonment. But when Dr. Arthur Calgary arrives with the proof that confirms Jacko's innocence, it is too late--Jacko died behind bars following a bout of pneumonia. Worse still, the doctor's revelations reopen old wounds in the family, increasing the likelihood that the real murderer will strike again.
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It's been 2 years since the vicious murder of Mrs. Argyle.. a woman who couldn't have any children of her own, so she and her husband adopted many unwanted or orphan children. She was very protective of them and lavished them with all the luxuries. But is there such a thing as too much love? How much will they stand before they lash out? The police thought they had caught the murderer, and he had died in prison. But two years later a man comes to confirm the supposed killer's alibi. Will they figure out who the real killer was after all this time? And how could they find any evidence to prove it?
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