Hercule Poirot is called on to investigate the murder of Emily Boynton, who had blackmailed her lawyer into burning her late husband’s definitive will, thus retaining control of the fortune. There are many suspects.
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A pointless late-in-the-day cash-in on the sub-genre of starry Agatha Christie adaptations that missed that particular express by a good ten years. Needless to say in Winner's hands the stylish fun of Brabourne & Goodwin's films of the 1970s is flattened out into a television film-esque dawdle through a lesser novel. To call it pedestrian implies some degree of pace.