By the Pricking of My Thumbs, Paperback
3.5 out of 5 (1 rating)


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...


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Classic crime
  • ISBN: 9780007111497



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Tommy, but mainly Tuppence, investigate a mystery surrounding one of the old ladies at Tommy's Aunt Ada's nursing home. I'm not a fan of Tommy and Tuppence, but this wasn't too terrible a read.

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