An old woman in a nursing home speaks of a child buried behind the fireplace...When Tommy and Tuppence visited an elderly aunt in her gothic nursing home, they thought nothing of her mistrust of the doctors; after all, Ada was a very difficult old lady. But when Mrs Lockett mentioned a poisoned mushroom stew and Mrs Lancaster talked about 'something behind the fireplace', Tommy and Tuppence found themselves caught up in an unexpected adventure involving possible black magic...
The strange disappearance of old Mrs. Lancaster from the nursing home. . . the coincidental deaths of several other residents including feisty, cantankerous Aunt Ada . . . an odd reference to a dead child hidden behind a fireplace and a painting of a deserted house put Tuppence and Tommy Beresford, both themselves "just past the prime," on a trail that backtracks in time to a series of unexplained child murders, a haunted house divided into two parts with a past history of smuggling and weird love affairs and a doll filled with diamonds. Some story hour this! Thumbs Up again for another misty Miss Christie. (Kirkus Reviews)
Series: Tommy and Tuppence Mystery Ser.
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 2nd January 2001
Dimensions (cm): 17.7 x 11.3 x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.186