Agatha Christie

Lost Mine, The

In Agatha Christie’s short story, “The Lost Mine,” Poirot investigates the suspicious disappearance of a Chinese businessman in London. Suspicion is focused on two Englishman, one of whom has an alibi and another who was in an opium den the night of the disappearance. A clear-cut case for Poirot soon becomes murky however. This short story originally appeared in the November 21, 1923 issue of The Sketch magazine.
15 printed pages
Original publication



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    b0598011217has quoted2 months ago
    The main anxiety of the police, of course, would be to track down the murderer—the recovery of the papers would be a secondary consideration.
    Annahas quoted3 years ago
    But when investing money, keep, I beg of you, Hastings, strictly to the conservative. The things you read in the paper, they may not be true.
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