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The Case Of The Missing Lady An Agatha Christie Short Story

Author : Agatha Christie
ISBN : 9780007452088
Genre : Fiction
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A classic Agatha Christie short story, available individually for the first time as an ebook.

Agatha Christie

Author : J.C. Bernthal
ISBN : 9781476676203
Genre : Detective and mystery stories, English
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The undisputed "Queen of Crime," Dame Agatha Christie (1890-1976) is the bestselling novelist of all time. As the creator of immortal detectives Hercule Poirot and Jane Marple, she continues to enthrall readers around the world and is drawing increasing attention from scholars, historians, and critics. But Christie wrote far beyond Poirot and Marple. A varied life including war work, archaeology, and two very different marriages provided the backdrop to a diverse body of work. This encyclopedic companion summarizes and explores Christie's entire literary output, including the detective fiction, plays, radio dramas, adaptations, and her little-studied non-crime writing. It details all published works and key themes and characters, as well as the people and places that inspired them, and identifies a trove of uncollected interviews, articles, and unpublished material, including details that have never appeared in print. For the casual reader looking for background information on their favorite mystery to the dedicated scholar tracking down elusive new angles, this companion will provide the most comprehensive and up-to-date information.

The Case Of The Invisible College And Other Mysteries Old Style Mysteries Set Amidst The Dreaming Spires Of Oxford

Author : Andrew May
ISBN : 9781447605898
Genre : Fiction
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SOLVED! The Secret Oxford League of Volunteer Extracurricular Detectives investigates: The Case of the Dangerous Book; The Case of the Invisible College; The Case of the Shakespearean Super-Chimp; The Case of the Abducted Astrobiologist; The Case of the Ghost in the Machine; The Case of the Shocking Science Quarterly, and The Case of the Inverted Pyramid. Seven old-style mystery stories set amidst the dreaming spires of Oxford University.

The Complete Christie

Author : Matthew Bunson
ISBN : 9780671028312
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Offers biographical details about the mystery writer's life, A-to-Z plot summaries of her novels, character listings, and film and television listings.

The Misadventures Of Sherlock Holmes

Author : Ellery Queen
ISBN : 9781787205079
Genre : True Crime
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First published in 1944, this is an anthology of parodies and pastiches, and comprises of a collection of more than 30 stories—written by detective story writers, famous literary figures, humorists and others—of burlesques and pastiches of the famous detective that represent the highlights of character, style, idiosyncrasies, deduction associated with Sherlock Holmes. Barrie, O’Henry, Clendening, Agatha Christie, Anthony Berkeley are but a few of the others, out of print or collectors’ items, here reprinted for the first time. “Respectful, waggish, farcical, all are appreciative of Holmes’ domination of the mystery scene. [...] a pleasant companion to Holmesiana.”—Kirkus Review

Live Television Drama 1946?1951

Author : William Hawes
ISBN : 9781476608495
Genre : Performing Arts
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The “live era” or “golden age”of television drama originating from New York, 1946 through 1951, was an exciting time of creative and commercial accomplishment. This is a complete history and reference guide to the live dramas that aired during those six years. Extensive coverage is given to the NBC anthologies Kraft Television Theatre and Philco Television Playhouse, and the CBS anthologies Ford Theater and Studio One, as well as to “he competitors”—the 28 new anthologies that appeared in the prime time schedule during 1950 and 1951. Appendices comprehensively list the day-by-day program logs for BBC, CBS and NBC dramas from 1946 through 1951.

The Agatha Christie Companion

Author : Russell H. Fitzgibbon
ISBN : 0879721383
Genre : Fiction
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Russell H. Fitzgibbon presents a short history of Dame Agatha s life, criticism of her works, and a summary of how critics and reviewers view her work. Includes a bibliography of all the works of Christie published in either Great Britain or the United States, classified according to the detectives involved; an alphabetical list of Christie detective and mystery book and short-story titles; a short-story finder for Christie collections; and an index of all but the least important of the thousands of characters introduced by the author in the detective and mystery short stories and novels. "

The Moreau Witches

Author : Alexis Chateau
ISBN : 9780692198223
Genre : Fiction
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Blessed with the power of foresight and healing, the noblewomen of the Moreau Matriarchy have been called witches for generations. From the city of London to the countryside in France, they are as feared as they are revered. The youngest of the Moreau line is Madeleine, a brilliant scholar who believes in logic and science. Unfortunately for the wealthy heiress, she has inherited her grandmother's clairvoyance: a gift she views as a curse. But, when she foresees her mother’s death at her father’s hands, it is the one vision she cannot ignore.

The 1931 1940 American Film Institute Catalog Of Motion Pictures Produced In The United States

Author : American Film Institute
ISBN : 0520079086
Genre : History
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The entire field of film historians awaits the AFI volumes with eagerness.--Eileen Bowser, Museum of Modern Art Film Department Comments on previous volumes: The source of last resort for finding socially valuable . . . films that received such scant attention that they seem 'lost' until discovered in the AFI Catalog.--Thomas Cripps Endlessly absorbing as an excursion into cultural history and national memory.--Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.

Vanishing Lady

Author : Chris OGrady
ISBN : 9781642146073
Genre : Fiction
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The Lady S Paladin

Author : John DeLaMater
ISBN : 9781645155188
Genre : Family & Relationships
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The Lady's Paladin: A Policeman's Guide for the American Woman and the Western _ inker is interlaced with encouraging, helpful information for women of all ages regarding a number of subjects. Within its pages, women will see their gender from a heightened perspective, thereby sensing much greater potential within themselves. In this process, they will come to better understand men""the fine and decent and, most notably, those to avoid in any relationship. Married or single, young or old, the reader will be taken behind the scenes in police settings and read accounts of tragic incidents, some of which could have been prevented. DeLaMater skillfully navigates numerous police cases, providing the reader with helpful insight to better help her avoid potential pitfalls for herself and loved ones, including potentially harmful relationships. His vast police experience will keep the reader on the edge of her seat at times and occasionally bring disgust upon learning of officials who failed society through their arrogance, incompetence, or impotence. At the same time, he clearly applauds the dedicated, competent, and hardworking. Beyond heart-wrenching accounts of tragic events, many in which the author was personally involved, he effortlessly traverses to romantic stories with a touch of humor. Unafraid of self-criticism, he is likely to bring delightful thought and encouragement to the unsuspecting reader. She will surely find in him a kindred spirit and a true friend as his respect for women is clearly visible. Humility and deep thought emanate from this read as the author adeptly mixes things up a bit to stimulate the mind""all to benefit women in relationships with others, including their children. Finally, this work ties together one's present status with great future potential as it introduces a heartwarming destiny for any woman seeking the most of what life has to offer. Yes, The Lady's Paladin: A Policeman's Guide for the American Woman and the Western Thinker is based on both logic and a compilation of facts and evidence. It is truly an eye-opening work unlike no other.

Catalog Of Copyright Entries

Author : Library of Congress. Copyright Office
ISBN : STANFORD:36105006280577
Genre : Copyright
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The Bloomsbury Handbook To Agatha Christie

Author : Mary Anna Evans
ISBN : 9781350212480
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The first specifically academic companion to contemporary scholarship on the work of Agatha Christie, this book includes chapters by an international group of scholars writing on topics and fields of study as various as ecocriticism and the anthropocene, popular modernism, middlebrow fiction, queer theory, feminism, crime and the state, and more. It addresses a broad selection of Christie's crime novels, as well as her short stories, literary novels written pseudonymously, and her own and others' dramatic adaptations for television, film, and the stage, Featuring unprecedented access to images and content held in Christie's personal archive, as well as a Foreword from renowned crime fiction writer Val McDermid, this is essential reading for anyone interested in Christie's work and legacy.

The Secret Adversary And Then There Were None Bundle

Author : Agatha Christie
ISBN : 9780063036628
Genre : Fiction
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TWO BESTSELLING MYSTERIES IN ONE GREAT PACKAGE! From the Queen of Mystery, The Secret Adversary, the first Tommy and Tuppence mystery, and And Then There Were None, in which a group of ten people invited to a mysterious island are murdered one by one. THE SECRET ADVERSARY Tommy and Tuppence, two people flat broke and out of work, are restless for excitement. They embark on a daring business scheme—Young Adventurers Ltd.—“willing to do anything, go anywhere.” But their first assignment, for the sinister Mr. Whittington, draws them into a diabolical, political conspiracy. Under the eye of the elusive, ruthless Mr. Brown, they find themselves plunged into more danger than they ever imagined. One of mystery’s most memorable sleuthing duos, Tommy and Tuppence lead readers down a harrowing maze of secrets, lies, and death in The Secret Adversary. AND THEN THERE WERE NONE Ten people, each with something to hide and something to fear, are invited to a isolated mansion on Indian Island by a host who, surprisingly, fails to appear. On the island they are cut off from everything but each other and the inescapable shadows of their own past lives. One by one, the guests share the darkest secrets of their wicked pasts. And one by one, they die… Which among them is the killer and will any of them survive?

Agatha Christie On Screen

Author : Mark Aldridge
ISBN : 9781137372925
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book is a comprehensive exploration of 90 years of film and television adaptations of the world’s best-selling novelist’s work. Drawing on extensive archival material, it offers new information regarding both the well-known and forgotten screen adaptations of Agatha Christie’s stories, including unmade and rare adaptations, some of which have been unseen for more than half a century. This history offers intriguing insights into the discussions and debates that surrounded many of these screen projects – something that is brought to life through previously unpublished correspondence from Christie herself and a new wide-ranging interview with her grandson, Mathew Prichard. Agatha Christie on Screen takes the reader on a journey from little known silent film adaptations, through to famous screen productions including 1974’s Murder on the Orient Express, as well as the television series of the Poirot and Miss Marple stories and, most recently, the BBC’s acclaimed version of And Then There Were None.

Strange Victoriana

Author : Jan Bondeson
ISBN : 9781445658865
Genre : History
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Meet the Victorians in their strangest forms.

A Is For Arsenic

Author : Kathryn Harkup
ISBN : 9781472911292
Genre : Science
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Shortlisted for the BMA Book Awards and Macavity Awards 2016 Fourteen novels. Fourteen poisons. Just because it's fiction doesn't mean it's all made-up ... Agatha Christie revelled in the use of poison to kill off unfortunate victims in her books; indeed, she employed it more than any other murder method, with the poison itself often being a central part of the novel. Her choice of deadly substances was far from random – the characteristics of each often provide vital clues to the discovery of the murderer. With gunshots or stabbings the cause of death is obvious, but this is not the case with poisons. How is it that some compounds prove so deadly, and in such tiny amounts? Christie's extensive chemical knowledge provides the backdrop for A is for Arsenic, in which Kathryn Harkup investigates the poisons used by the murderer in fourteen classic Agatha Christie mysteries. It looks at why certain chemicals kill, how they interact with the body, the cases that may have inspired Christie, and the feasibility of obtaining, administering and detecting these poisons, both at the time the novel was written and today. A is for Arsenic is a celebration of the use of science by the undisputed Queen of Crime.

Agatha Christie

Author : Mark Campbell
ISBN : 9781843444244
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Marking the 125th anniversary of Agatha Christie's birth, this new edition offers an informed introductin to the chief proponent of the English village murder mystery. Although she created two enormously popular characters - the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and the inquisitive elderly spinster and amateur sleuth Miss Jane Marple of St Mary Mead - it is not generally acknowledged that Agatha Christie wrote in many different genres: comic mysteries (Why Didn't They Ask Evans?), atmospheric whodunits (Murder On The Orient Express), espionage thrillers (N or M?), romances (under the pseudonym of Mary Westmacott), plays (The Mousetrap) and poetry. This guide examines all of Christie's novels and short stories and lists the various TV and film adaptations of her works.

Teller Of Tales

Author : Daniel Stashower
ISBN : 9781466863156
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Winner of the 1999 Edgar Award for Best Biographical Work, this is "an excellent biography of the man who created Sherlock Holmes" (David Walton, The New York Times Book Review) This fresh, compelling biography examines the extraordinary life and strange contrasts of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the struggling provincial doctor who became the most popular storyteller of his age. From his youthful exploits aboard a whaling ship to his often stormy friendships with such figures as Harry Houdini and George Bernard Shaw, Conan Doyle lived a life as gripping as one of his adventures. Exhaustively researched and elegantly written, Daniel Stashower's Teller of Tales sets aside many myths and misconceptions to present a vivid portrait of the man behind the legend of Baker Street, with a particular emphasis on the Psychic Crusade that dominated his final years--the work that Conan Doyle himself felt to be "the most important thing in the world."

Famous Movie Detectives Iii

Author : Michael R. Pitts
ISBN : 0810836904
Genre : Performing Arts
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This book not only includes chapters on more than twenty new screen sleuths but also updates information on several detectives included in the first two volumes of Famous Movie Detectives. Author Michael Pitts also provides new material on sleuths in silent films and serials, as well as a listing of radio and television detective programs.

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