The new-look series of Hercule Poirot books for the 21st century. A
few weeks after marrying an attractive young widow, Gordon Cloade
is tragically killed by a bomb blast in the London blitz.
Overnight, the former Mrs Underhay finds herself in sole possession
of the Cloade family fortune. Shortly afterwards, Hercule Poirot
receives a visit from the dead man's sister-in-law who claims she
has been warned by 'spirits' that Mrs Underhay's first husband is
still alive. Poirot has his suspicions when he is asked to find a
missing person guided only by the spirit world. Yet what mystifies
Poirot most is the woman's true motive for approaching him...