In these eleven short stories, Agatha Christie is at her best as a murder trial takes a bizarre twist, a stranded motorist is a victim of deception, a morning golfer involves himself in a diabolical scheme, and Hercule Poirot uses his remarkable intuition to solve a locked-room mystery. The title story in this mystery collection revolves around the case of a man charged with the murder of a wealthy elderly woman. It is a gripping tale of courtroom suspense with a dazzling double climax. Other stories range from the strange tale of a French peasant girl with four personalities, to the letters "SOS" scrawled in dust on a nightstand, to the mystery of a blue Chinese jar and its connection to a murdered woman. Each suspenseful, each different, the tales are of brutal murder, brilliant criminals and detectives, and love in the face of death. Together they showcase the versatility and genius of Dame Agatha Christie.