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Ingots of gold by Agatha Christie
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"I do not know that the story that I am going to tell you is a fair one," said Raymond West, "because I can't give you the solution of it."
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In: Agatha Christie, Miss Marple, the Complete Short Stories, (Boston, MA : G.K. Hall & Co., 1987, c1985) pp.42-59. (various reprintings)

Also in: Agatha Christie, The Thirteen Problems, (London : Collins, 1932). (various reprintings, including under the titles Miss Marple and the Thirteen Problems and the Tuesday Club Murders).

One of the six "Tuesday Club" mysteries, this one is told by Raymond West, Miss Marple's nephew the writer. He spends Whitsuntide with John Newman in Polperran, Cornwall. Newman is an enthusiast about the history of the Armada, and has bought the rights to salvage the gold from a sunken Spanish ship. By coincidence, six months before, the treasure ship Otranto sank carrying bullion which has disappeared from the wreck.

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Raymond West approaches the Tuesday Night Club after his visit to John Newman, a friend who is searching for the Spanish ship Otranto which was shipwrecked off the coast of Cornwall. When John Newman disappears for days, upon his return he claims that he had been abducted by the thieves who had stripped the Otranto of its gold. Can Miss Marple help the club solve the mystery of the Otranto and its dangerous allure?… (more)

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