“It is so good of you to let me know just how matters stand. I am really very much interested, especially after the rather curious thing which happened yesterday.”
Frank Abbott felt a lively curiosity. What sort of rabbit was Maudie going to bring out of the hat? He had an inward spasm as he thought how much the simile would have shocked her. Or would it? You never knew with Maudie.
This one is sooo deliciously entertaining. Honestly, guys, Agatha Christie could've taken some lessons in how to write a spy thriller from Patricia Wentworth - between this one and the last one, The Key, she has proven that she is capable of mixing espionage, romance and mystery into something both delightful and convincing.