THEY WERE SEVEN by Eden Phillpotts


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Mystery novel concerning the demise of long-living and very rich Hannibal Knott, octogenarian, whose seven nieces and nephews decide that he has lived long enough -- and that one of them shall precipitate his death at a family reunion. Two of then funk it --one falls sick -- and when Hannibal dies, two others fall out, claiming they were responsible until the autopsy shows that Knott died of a poison other than the one planned. Pollock of the Yard closes a case he cannot solve, the ""seven"" get theirs as they are left without a cent, and the final solution comes twenty years later. Protracted puzzlement -- for very quiet tastes.

Pub Date: July 10th, 1945
Publisher: Macmillan