Cora Lansquenet had always been tactless – and her well bred family chose to ignore the remark she made after her brother Richard’s funeral:  “He was murdered, wasn’t he?” They remembered it the next day, when Cora was found murdered with a hatchet – and several days later, when Cora’s companion was sent a sliver of wedding cake steeped in arsenic…But by then, the family solicitor had called in Hercule Poirot.