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THE SECRET OF CHIMNEYS
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Dodd, Mead edition published 1925
Agatha Christie Hardcover Collection / September 1987
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I Anthony Cade Signs On 1 II A Lady in Distress 9 III Anxiety in High Places 16 IV Introducing a Very Charming Lady 22 V First Night in London 27 VI The Gentle Art of Blackmail 38 VII Mr. McGrath Refuses an Invitation 48 VIII A Dead Man 56 IX Anthony Disposes of a Body 63 X Chimneys 70 XI Superintendent Battle Arrives 80 XII Anthony Tells His Story 85 XIII The American Visitor 94 XIV Mainly Political and Financial 99 XV The French Stranger 106 XVI Tea in the Schoolroom 117 XVII A Midnight Adventure 127 XVIII Second Midnight Adventure 135 XIX Secret History 145 XX Battle and Anthony Confer 155 XXI Mr. Isaacstein’s Suit-case 161 XXII The Red Signal 170 XXIII Encounter in the Rose Garden 181 XXIV The House at Dover 189 XXV Tuesday Night at Chimneys 196 XXVI The 13th of October 203 XXVII The 13th of October (cont.) 208