Short Story

First published: 1934


  • Poison
  • Falling/Being Pushed



An ex-Inspector spots a woman in the local village who he is sure is a murderer. From The Listerdale Mystery and The Witness for the Prosecution and Other Stories.

More about this story

A murderess walks free through a country village, but can an ex-Inspector prove she is guilty of her crimes when every case looks like an accident?

The story first appeared in the collection The Listerdale Mystery, 1934, in the UK and was published in the US in the collection The Witness for the Prosecution and Other Stories, 1948.

It has never been adapted.

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