Peril at End House, by Agatha Christie - Chapter 1, The Majestic Hotel and Chapter 2, End House Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 1, The Majestic Hotel and Chapter 2, End House Summary

In Peril at End House, retired detective Hercule Poirot becomes involved in the seeming murder attempts against Nick Buckley, the attractive young owner of a family mansion, End House. Nick's cousin Maggie Buckley is killed, presumably mistaken for Nick, and Poirot gets Nick to reveal that she's secretly engaged to airman Michael Seton and heir to a large fortune. After Nick becomes poisoned by chocolates laced with cocaine, Poirot eventually realizes that he's been mistaken all along. Nick was never the intended victim. She murdered Maggie to take her place as Seton's supposed fiancée and heir.

As Chapter 1 begins, Poirot and his friend Captain Hastings are staying at the Majestic Hotel in the English seaside town of St. Loo. Hastings reflects on the beauty of the English seaside, and Poirot recalls solving...

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