While on holiday in Italy, Hetty is hired by the owners of a hotel, a boy's parents who have been receiving fingers with notes demanding ransom. They believe it is the Mafia. Hetty discovers Gianni has run up gambling debts which have been mysteriously paid; she is suspicious of his roommate. Gianni's sister brings the ransom but is informed his body has been found--with its eyes (and little fingers) missing. Geoffrey, Hetty's young associate, traces Gianni's roommate to a mortuary, and she deduces it is part of a scheme to provide body parts for transplants. Written by
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Hetty's refers to 'little grey cells,' a phrase often used by Hercule Poirot. See more
If you can eat tripe, you can eat octopus. It's two sides of the same coin.
References Death on the Nile
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Music and lyrics by Ross Parker and Hugh Charles (1939)
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