The Case of the Missing Will

  • Hercule Poirot
  • Short Story
  • 1923

An intelligent young woman must “prove her wits” to gain her inheritance from her uncle.

More about this story

Poirot assists a young woman in proving to her deceased uncle that her education was valuable. They must solve the puzzle of his will or else she will be left with no inheritance.

The story was first published as a book in the collection Poirot Investigates, 1924, by Bodley Head. The story was adapted for the TV series Agatha Christie’s Poirot in 1993, starring David Suchet, and like many of the other early episodes, included the characters of Hastings, Japp and Miss Lemon, regardless of whether or not they appeared in the original text.

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