There's more than petty theft going on in a London youth hostel...An outbreak of kleptomania at a student hostel was not normally the sort of crime that aroused Hercule Poirot's interest.
But when he saw the list of stolen and vandalized items - including a stethoscope, some old flannel trousers, a box of chocolates, a slashed rucksack and a diamond ring found in a bowl of soup - he congratulated the warden, Mrs Hubbard, on a `unique and beautiful problem'.The list made absolutely no sense at all.
But, reasoned Poirot, if this was merely a petty thief at work, why was everyone at the hostel so frightened?
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 192 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 01/03/2009
- Category: Classic crime
- ISBN: 9780007280612