Poirot Investigates - Tragedy at Marsdon Manor Summary & Analysis

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Tragedy at Marsdon Manor Summary

Captain Hastings finds Poirot preparing for a trip to investigate the death claim of the Northern Union Insurance Company, involving Mr and Mrs Maltraverse. Mr Maltraverse insured his life before he discovered he was about to go bankrupt, prepared the money to pay for his wife's life insurance and died. His body was found at his house, Marsdon Manor.

Hastings and Poirot travel to Marsdon Leigh and visit Mr Maltraverse's doctor, Dr Ralph Bernard, who established that his death was caused by a gastric ulcer when shooting rooks. He denies that there were any bullets in Mr Maltraverse's body. The doctor thought there was no need for any further investigation. Poirot, however, suspects that Mrs Maltraverse influenced his statement.

At the Manor-house they meet Captain Black, who visited Mr and Mrs Maltraverse just before his death. Black...

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