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16, Endless Night by Agatha Christie; 37 editions; First published in ; Subjects: OverDrive, Fiction, Mystery, Accessible book, Protected DAISY. Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. It hardly seems possible for anyone to best Hugh Fraser's savvy audio performance of Christie's Hickory Dickory. Download as PDF or read online from Scribd Endless Night Chapter 4 Chapter 2 Chapter 3. 47 51 53 56 59 62 66 69 74 Agatha Christie Dame Agatha Christie (), English novelist and playwright, famous for her detective stories.
Ellie begins to become more worried about the dangers of Gipsy's Acre and more frightened of Miss Lee's increasing hostility towards her.
Then, when she fails to return after embarking on a routine morning horse ride, Ellie's dead body is found in the woods.
An inquest finds that a combination of a heart condition and being thrown from her horse was to blame. Michael visits Rudolf Santonix in hospital as he is close to death. Santonix, with his dying breath, screams "Why didn't you go the other way?
A melancholy Michael has to travel to America to attend Ellie's funeral and to receive the inheritance bequeathed to him in Ellie's will. While in America, Michael receives a letter from the village telling him that the bodies of Miss Lee and Claudia Hardcastle have been discovered, suggesting that Ellie's death was not an accident.
When he returns to the village, the true nature of Michael's intent is revealed: he had met Greta Anderson in Germany before meeting Ellie, and they had instantly fallen in love. Greedy for the good life, they had devised a plan in which Michael would marry Ellie to gain her inheritance, then murder her and marry Greta.
Michael then murdered Ellie by poisoning the allergy capsule she took before riding her horse. The slow-acting cyanide killed her during the ride. Having paid Miss Lee to frighten Ellie to throw suspicion on the old gypsy, Michael eliminated her as a witness by pushing her into a quarry.
The death of Claudia was an accident in that she had borrowed Ellie's allergy medicine to be able to ride her horse and so had died in the same way.
Santonix had guessed Michael's intents previously, and his seemingly random outburst was in anger that Michael killed Ellie rather than living happily with her.
Even as Michael and Greta celebrate their triumph, Michael begins to break down in remorse and revulsion. He tells Greta of his vision of Ellie while on the road to Gipsy's Acre. Infuriated when Greta scolds him for his sudden weakness, he is further enraged by her disdain for Gipsy's Acre and his regret at the murder of Ellie. He viciously strangles her. At the end of the novel, Michael meekly awaits his fate as villagers discover Greta's murder and local officials interview him in his home.
Characters[ edit ] The following details of the characters are based on the original novel. Backstories, backgrounds, and names vary with differing international adaptations, based on censorship, cultural norms, etc.
Claudia Hardcastle: A young woman in the village who shares Ellie's passion for horse-riding. Cora Van Stuyvesant: Ellie's stepmother, several times divorced, and a thoroughly unpleasant woman of roughly forty years of age who married Ellie's father for money.
Andrew Lipincott: Ellie's guardian and trustee, a Bostonian with hardly a trace of accent, who resents Greta's 'influence' over Ellie. She had been able to sneak away from her protective family with the help of her au pair, Greta Anderson. Shortly after Mike and Ellie met, Ellie turned twenty-one. At that age, she was considered emancipated from her family.
The fortune her grandfather left to her was also converted to her name.
They married in secret. Mike refused to let his mother meet Ellie. Mike and Ellie seemed happy in their marriage until Ellie was killed in an apparent riding accident. People in the area said they had seen the gypsy woman—the same one who had threatened Ellie—in the area at the time it was believed she died.
Superstitions about the area claimed a gypsy had put a curse on the land, causing people to have unexplained accidents.
Even though she appeared to be looking for him, Ellie only looked through him. Mike realized she could not see him because he had turned completely evil; he had become endless night. When he went through the mail, however, he found a newspaper clipping showing him and Greta walking together in Hamburg. Mike knew that Lippincott was aware that he had known Greta before he met Ellie.