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* WhatAnIdiot: The killer has been clearly established to be the one writing the poison pen letters
*** '''You'd expect:''' People refrain from sending hate-mail

*** '''Instead''' Amyee just HAD to tell Elsie what a gold digger she was, assuming the killer would be blamed (ignoring among other things the fact that Elsie might not particularly care what the killer thinks of her)

*** '''Unsurprisingly:''' She is arrested on suspicion of murder


'''You'd expect:''' People refrain from sending hate-mail

'''Instead''' Amyee just HAD to tell Megan what a gold digger she was, assuming the killer would be blamed (ignoring among other things the fact that Megan might not particularly care what the killer thinks of her)

'''Unsurprisingly:''' She is arrested on suspicion of murder

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'''You'd ***'''You'd expect:''' People refrain from sending hate-mail

'''Instead''' ***'''Instead''' Amyee just HAD to tell Megan Elsie what a gold digger she was, assuming the killer would be blamed (ignoring among other things the fact that Megan Elsie might not particularly care what the killer thinks of her)

'''Unsurprisingly:''' ***'''Unsurprisingly:''' She is arrested on suspicion of murder


'''You'd expect:''' People refrain from using the postal system to send hate-mail

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'''You'd expect:''' People refrain from using the postal system to send sending hate-mail


'''bold: As a result:''' Unsurprisingly she is arrested on suspicion of murder

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'''bold: As a result:''' Unsurprisingly she '''Unsurprisingly:''' She is arrested on suspicion of murder


* WhatAnIdiot: The killer has been clearly established to be the one writing the poison pen letters//
'''You'd expect:''' People refrain from using the postal system to send hate-mail//
'''Instead''' Amyee just HAD to tell Megan what a gold digger she was, assuming the killer would be blamed (ignoring among other things the fact that Megan might not particularly care what the killer thinks of her)//
'''bold: As a result:''' Unsurprisingly she is arrested on suspicion of murder//

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* WhatAnIdiot: The killer has been clearly established to be the one writing the poison pen letters//
letters
'''You'd expect:''' People refrain from using the postal system to send hate-mail//
hate-mail

'''Instead''' Amyee just HAD to tell Megan what a gold digger she was, assuming the killer would be blamed (ignoring among other things the fact that Megan might not particularly care what the killer thinks of her)//
her)

'''bold: As a result:''' Unsurprisingly she is arrested on suspicion of murder//murder


* WhatAnIdiot: The killer has been clearly established to be the one writing the poison pen letters
'''You'd expect:''' People refrain from using the postal system to send hate-mail
'''Instead''' Amyee just HAD to tell Megan what a gold digger she was, assuming the killer would be blamed (ignoring among other things the fact that Megan might not particularly care what the killer thinks of her)
'''bold: As a result:''' Unsurprisingly she is arrested on suspicion of murder

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* WhatAnIdiot: The killer has been clearly established to be the one writing the poison pen letters
letters//
'''You'd expect:''' People refrain from using the postal system to send hate-mail
hate-mail//
'''Instead''' Amyee just HAD to tell Megan what a gold digger she was, assuming the killer would be blamed (ignoring among other things the fact that Megan might not particularly care what the killer thinks of her)
her)//
'''bold: As a result:''' Unsurprisingly she is arrested on suspicion of murdermurder//


[[bold: You'd expect:]] People refrain from using the postal system to send hate-mail
[[bold: Instead:]] Amyee just HAD to tell Megan what a gold digger she was, assuming the killer would be blamed (ignoring among other things the fact that Megan might not care what a killer thinks of her)
[[bold: As a result: ]] Unsurprisingly she is arrested on suspicion of murder

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[[bold: You'd expect:]] '''You'd expect:''' People refrain from using the postal system to send hate-mail
[[bold: Instead:]] '''Instead''' Amyee just HAD to tell Megan what a gold digger she was, assuming the killer would be blamed (ignoring among other things the fact that Megan might not particularly care what a the killer thinks of her)
[[bold: '''bold: As a result: ]] result:''' Unsurprisingly she is arrested on suspicion of murder

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*WhatAnIdiot: The killer has been clearly established to be the one writing the poison pen letters
[[bold: You'd expect:]] People refrain from using the postal system to send hate-mail
[[bold: Instead:]] Amyee just HAD to tell Megan what a gold digger she was, assuming the killer would be blamed (ignoring among other things the fact that Megan might not care what a killer thinks of her)
[[bold: As a result: ]] Unsurprisingly she is arrested on suspicion of murder


* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler: After Megan's mother is murdered and her stepfather is arrested for the crime, no mention is made of who would take care of her two young half-brothers.
** It is mentioned in-story that she's not quite 21 yet, and is not yet married. By the standards of the time and place, she might not have been deemed a suitable guardian, and custody might have gone to an aunt or uncle of the boys.]]

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler: After [[spoiler:After Megan's mother is murdered and her stepfather is arrested for the crime, no mention is made of who would take care of her two young half-brothers.
half-brothers.]]
** It [[spoiler:It is mentioned in-story that she's not quite 21 yet, and is not yet married. By the standards of the time and place, she might not have been deemed a suitable guardian, and custody might have gone to an aunt or uncle of the boys.]]


* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler: After Megan's mother is murdered and her stepfather is arrested for the crime, no mention is made of who would take care of her two young half-brothers.]]

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler: After Megan's mother is murdered and her stepfather is arrested for the crime, no mention is made of who would take care of her two young half-brothers.half-brothers.
** It is mentioned in-story that she's not quite 21 yet, and is not yet married. By the standards of the time and place, she might not have been deemed a suitable guardian, and custody might have gone to an aunt or uncle of the boys.
]]

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* MarryTheNanny: It's revealed that [[spoiler:Mr Symmington has been secretly in love with his beautiful nursery governess Elsie Holland, and that he killed his wife in order to marry her.]]


* NeverSuicide: Mrs. Symmington commits suicide after receiving a poison pen letter accusing her of adultery. [[spoiler: actually she was murdered]].

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* NeverSuicide: Mrs. Symmington commits suicide after receiving a poison pen letter accusing her of adultery. [[spoiler: actually Actually, she was murdered]].murdered.


* NeverSuicide: Mrs. Symmington commits suicide after receiving a poison pen letter accusing her of adultery. [[spoiler: actually she's murdered]].

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* NeverSuicide: Mrs. Symmington commits suicide after receiving a poison pen letter accusing her of adultery. [[spoiler: actually she's she was murdered]].


* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Dr Griffith is bumbling and awkward when faced with Joanna's bold, flirtatious, big-city personality, and his idea of courting is showing her pictures of diseased internal organs. He impresses the hell out of her when, as she's faked interest in medicine, he takes her along on a difficult case.


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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Dr Griffith is bumbling and awkward when faced with Joanna's bold, flirtatious, big-city personality, and his idea of courting is showing her pictures of diseased internal organs. He impresses the hell out of her when, as she has faked interest in medicine, he takes her along on a difficult case.


One of only two Christie novels in which the American edition substantially differs in content from the original British (the other is the Poirot novel ''Three Act Tragedy''). The American version cuts out much of the incidental description and character development, focussing more tightly on the mystery.

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One of only two Christie novels in which the American edition substantially differs in content from the original British (the other is the Poirot novel ''Three Act Tragedy'').''Literature/ThreeActTragedy''). The American version cuts out much of the incidental description and character development, focussing more tightly on the mystery.

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