Sing a Song of Sixpence

  • Short Story
  • 1934

Sir Edward Palliser must help an old friend solve the mystery of her great aunt's murder. From The Listerdale Mystery and The Witness for the Prosecution and Other Stories.

More about this story

A gentleman investigates the mystery of an old friend's murdered aunt. Family truths come to light as he begins to pull together the clues, where the police could find no supporting evidence.The story was first published in book form in the UK collection The Listerdale Mystery in 1934. In was included in the US collection, The Witness for the Prosecution in 1948. The title was taken from the popular nursery rhyme of the same name, as Agatha Christie had done with several of her works.It has never been adapted.

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