An outbreak of kleptomania at a student hostel was not normally the sort of crime that aroused Hercule Poirot's interest. But when he saw the list of stolen and vandalized items - including a stethoscope‚ some old flannel trousers‚ a box of chocolates‚ a slashed rucksack and a diamond ring found in a bowl of soup - he congratulated the warden‚ Mrs Hubbard‚ on a 'unique and beautiful problem'.
The list made absolutely no sense at all. But‚ reasoned Poirot‚ if this was merely a petty thief at work‚ why was everyone at the hostel so frightened?
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 06 / 2009
- 120 x 184mm