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The Harlequin Tea Set And Other Stories

Author : Agatha Christie
ISBN : 0425165159
Genre : Fiction
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Nine tales of murder and subsequent investigation cover nearly fifty years of Agatha Christie's writing career, in an anthology that includes "The Mystery of the Spanish Chest," "The Actress," and the title story. Reissue.

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.

While The Light Lasts

Author : Agatha Christie
ISBN : 9780062302823
Genre : Fiction
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Previously published in the print anthology The Harlequin Tea Set and Other Stories. In the excruciating heat of the African sun, George Crozier is traveling with his new wife, Deidre. They have not been married long, and George is aware that his wife’s thoughts are with her first husband, who was killed in this part of Africa during the War. In this hauntingly beautiful tale, Deidre is forced to confront the reality of her circumstances: “While the light lasts I shall remember, and in the darkness I shall not forget.”

A Brief Guide To Agatha Christie

Author : Nigel Cawthorne
ISBN : 9781472110695
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Agatha Christie’s 80 novels and short-story collections have sold over 2 billion copies in more than 45 languages, more than any other author. When Christie finally killed off her Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot, the year before she herself died, that ‘detestable, bombastic, tiresome, ego-centric little creep’ in Christie’s words, received a full-page obituary in the New York Times, the only fictional character ever to have done so. From her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, a Poirot mystery, to her last, Sleeping Murder, featuring Miss Marple, Crawford explores Christie’s life and fiction. Cawthorne examines recurring characters, such as Captain Arthur Hastings, Poirot’s Dr Watson; Chief Inspector Japp, his Lestrade, as well as other flat-footed policemen that Poirot outsmarts on his travels; his efficient secretary, Miss Felicity Lemon; another employee, George; and Ariadne Oliver, a humorous caricature of Christie herself. He looks at the writer’s own fascinating: her work as a nurse during the First World War; her strange disappearance after her first husband asked for a divorce; and her exotic expeditions with her second husband, the archaeologist Sir Max Mallowan. He examines the author’s working life – her inspirations, methods and oeuvre – and provides biographies of her key characters, their attire, habits and methods, including Poirot’s relationships with women, particularly Countess Vera Rossakoff and Miss Amy Carnaby. In doing so, he sheds light on the genteel world of the country house and the Grand Tour between the wars. He takes a look at the numerous adaptations of Christie’s stories for stage and screen, especially Poirot’s new life in the eponymous long-running and very successful TV series.

Short Story Index

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ISBN : UOM:49015003032829
Genre : Short stories
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The House Of Dreams

Author : Agatha Christie
ISBN : 9780062302830
Genre : Fiction
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Previously published in the print anthology The Harlequin Tea Set and Other Stories. John Seagrove, a young city clerk, awakens early one morning in his London bedsit, desperately clinging to a dream that has just transformed his life. The next day, while dining at his boss’s house, he meets the enigmatic Allegra Kerr. Falling in love with her at first sight, John instantly realizes this is the overwhelming joy his dream foreshadowed … but could darker forces be at work?

Short Story Collections By Agatha Christie

Author : Source Wikipedia
ISBN : 1230585516
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 49. Chapters: The Mysterious Mr. Quin, Partners in Crime, Parker Pyne Investigates, The Listerdale Mystery, The Hound of Death, The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding, Star Over Bethlehem and other stories, The Regatta Mystery, Miss Marple's Final Cases and Two Other Stories, Three Blind Mice and Other Stories, While the Light Lasts and Other Stories, Double Sin and Other Stories, Problem at Pollensa Bay and Other Stories, The Witness for the Prosecution and Other Stories, The Golden Ball and Other Stories, The Harlequin Tea Set, Surprise! Surprise!.

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.

Literary Afterlife

Author : Bernard A. Drew
ISBN : 9780786457212
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This is an encyclopedic work, arranged by broad categories and then by original authors, of literary pastiches in which fictional characters have reappeared in new works after the deaths of the authors that created them. It includes book series that have continued under a deceased writer's real or pen name, undisguised offshoots issued under the new writer's name, posthumous collaborations in which a deceased author's unfinished manuscript is completed by another writer, unauthorized pastiches, and "biographies" of literary characters. The authors and works are entered under the following categories: Action and Adventure, Classics (18th Century and Earlier), Classics (19th Century), Classics (20th Century), Crime and Mystery, Espionage, Fantasy and Horror, Humor, Juveniles (19th Century), Juveniles (20th Century), Poets, Pulps, Romances, Science Fiction and Westerns. Each original author entry includes a short biography, a list of original works, and information on the pastiches based on the author's characters.

Sequels

Author : Janet Husband
ISBN : 9780838909676
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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A guide to series fiction lists popular series, identifies novels by character, and offers guidance on the order in which to read unnumbered series.

True Crime Parallels To The Mysteries Of Agatha Christie

Author : Anne Powers
ISBN : 9781476679464
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare, the works of Agatha Christie stand as some of the most celebrated crime fiction of our era. This book takes ten of her most famous works and shows their relationship to ten of crime history's most famous and sensational cases--cases whose notoriety still resounds to this day. Addressing both novels and short stories, the author illuminates the relationship between Christie's Murder on the Orient Express and the sensational Lindbergh Kidnapping Case of 1932; the connections between Christie's Mrs. McGinty's Dead and the horrific true case of England's most loathed wife-killer, the American Dr. Hawley Harvey Crippen--and eight more engrossing pairings of Christie's ingenious mystery puzzles with vintage true crime's most sensational events.

Duchess Of Death

Author : Richard Hack
ISBN : 9781614670032
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Although she is the most popular novelist in history, with over two billion books sold worldwide, Agatha Christie lived a life shrouded in secrecy and fueled by curiosity. Nearly as notorious for her aversion to the press as she was for her 80 books and collections of short stories, Christie made no secret of her need for privacy. Utilizing over 5,000 previously unpublished letters, notes, and documents, award-winning biographer Richard Hack allows Christie to write again, 33 years after her death. Duchess of Death is her story, as full of romance, travel, wealth, and scandal as any mystery Christie ever crafted. There have been numerous biographies of the Queen of Crime, all of which claim to be definitive. However, Duchess of Death is the first to draw from such an enormous number of previously unpublished correspondence and notes, effectively establishing it as the most authoritative, penetrating look at the personal and literary life of Christie.

Everyman S Guide To The Mysteries Of Agatha Christie

Author : Bruce Pendergast
ISBN : 9781412023047
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Everyman's Guide to the Mysteries of Agatha Christie is a reference book covering Christie's 238 stories. It provides data never before published about both important and trivial facts. Dedications, time periods, and locations have been laboriously researched, and provided with "time warp" explanations. Even trivial data such as newspapers (100 in all), pubs (95) and automobiles (136) are shown as well as each story in which they are listed. English sayings totalling 259 are shown with the book(s) in which they appear, including a brief explanation of their meaning. Yet Guide is much more than a list of facts. It is an informative reference book about Christie's writings. As well, different perspectives on many of the perplexing mysteries within her mysteries are provided. Finally, Guide is not an alphabetical list of stories or characters. Instead, it lists many entrancing "errors" of sketches and text with comments explaining where possible the reasons for their existence. Most importantly, "Guide" does not betray any book's endings nor the identity of the villain, a rule that genuine Christie devotees always try to uphold.

The Gentle Art Of Murder

Author : Earl F. Bargainnier
ISBN : 0879721596
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This study of the technique of Agatha Christie’s detective fiction—sixty-seven novels and over one hundred short stories—is the first extensive analysis of her accomplishment as a writer. Earl F. Bargannier demonstrates that Christie thoroughly understood the conventions of her genre and, with seemingly inexhaustible ingenuity, was able to develop for more than fifty years surprising variations within those conventions.

Manx Gold

Author : Agatha Christie
ISBN : 9780062302854
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Previously published in the print anthology The Harlequin Tea Set and Other Stories. Two cousins, Fenella Mylecharane and Juan Faraker, are engaged. When their eccentric uncle dies, they eagerly return to the Isle of Man for the reading of the will. Having grown up hearing tales of buried treasure on the island, they are excited when the will reveals that their uncle found it. But where?

S O S

Author : Agatha Christie
ISBN : 9780062300683
Genre : Fiction
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Previously published in the print anthology The Witness for the Prosecution and Other Stories. One rainy night on the Wiltshire Downs, the Dinsmeads' evening meal is interrupted by a stranger. Mortimer Cleveland enters their lives when his car breaks down and he seeks shelter. Cleveland is a psychic researcher who immediately senses that something is wrong; he detects murder in the air. Can he save the victim before it is too late?

Modern British Women Writers

Author : Vicki K.. Janik
ISBN : 0313310300
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This reference includes alphabetically arranged entries on 58 British women writers of the 20th century. Some of these writers were born in England, while others, such as Katherine Mansfield and Doris Lessing, came from countries of the former Empire or Commonwealth. The volume also includes entries for women of color, such as Kamala Markandaya and Buchi Emecheta.

The Lonely God

Author : Agatha Christie
ISBN : 9780062302847
Genre : Fiction
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Previously published in the print anthology The Harlequin Tea Set and Other Stories. Frank Oliver returns to England after years of overseas service only to realize he no longer knows anyone there. On visiting the British Museum, he encounters the “lonely god,” who seems to be experiencing the same sense of isolation he is. Will this strange deity help relieve him of his loneliness?

Hercule Poirot Short Story Collections

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 36. Chapters: Poirot's Early Cases, The Labours of Hercules, Poirot Investigates, The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding, Murder in the Mews, The Regatta Mystery, Three Blind Mice and Other Stories, While the Light Lasts and Other Stories, Double Sin and Other Stories, The Under Dog and Other Stories, The Witness for the Prosecution and Other Stories, The Harlequin Tea Set. Excerpt: Poirot's Early Cases is a short story collection written by Agatha Christie and first published in the UK by Collins Crime Club in September 1974. The book retailed at 2.25. Although the stories contained within the volume had all appeared in previous US collections, the book also appeared there later in 1974 under the slightly different title of Hercule Poirot's Early Cases in an edition retailing at $6.95. In the collection, Christie charts some of the cases from Hercule Poirot's early career, before he was internationally renowned as a detective. All the stories had first been published in periodicals between 1923 and 1935. Chief Inspector Japp asks Poirot to assist Scotland Yard in the strange events which took place at a recent costumed Victory Ball. A group of six people, headed by the young Viscount Cronshaw, attended dressed in the costume of the Commedia dell'arte. Lord Cronshaw was Harlequin, his uncle, the honourable Eustace Beltane, was Punchinello and Mrs. Mallaby, an American widow, was Punchinella. In the roles of Pierrot and Pierette were Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Davidson (he being a stage actor) and finally, Miss 'Coco' Courtenay, an actress who was rumoured to be engaged to Lord Cronshaw, was Columbine. The night went badly from the start when it was obvious to the party that Cronshaw and Miss Courtenay were not on speaking terms. The latter was crying and asked Chris Davidson to take her home to her flat in Chelsea. When they had...

The Actress

Author : Agatha Christie
ISBN : 9780062302816
Genre : Fiction
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Previously published in the print anthology The Harlequin Tea Set and Other Stories. Jake Levitt can’t believe his luck when, one evening at the theatre, he recognizes the lead actress as Nancy Taylor, a girl he knows a lot about. A story of blackmail and murder ensues!

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