Poirot Investigates - The Adventure of the Italian Nobleman Summary & Analysis

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The Adventure of the Italian Nobleman Summary

Poirot and Captain Hastings discuss arsenic poisoning with Dr Hawker when his housekeeper, Miss Rider, comes, telling him that she has just received a phone call from Count Foscatini, who is apparently dying. Count Foscatini has been Dr Hawker's patient, and he immediately leaves to see him. Poirot and Hastings accompany him.

When they arrive they are told that Count Foscatini has two visitors dining with him while his valet, Mr Graves, left. They ring the bell, but there is no response. Poirot goes to get the police while the manager opens the door. They enter seeing the table in the dining room with the remains of the food and chairs pushed aside. Count Foscatini is dead, sitting in his chair bent forward, with his right hand holding the telephone. He was struck...

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