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The Listerdale Mystery

The Listerdale Mystery

  • Author: Agatha Christie
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN: 0007422423
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 272
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A selection of mysteries, some light-hearted, some romantic, some very deadly...

The Listerdale Mystery: An Agatha Christie Short Story

The Listerdale Mystery: An Agatha Christie Short Story

  • Author: Agatha Christie
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0007560222
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 272
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A classic Agatha Christie short story, available individually for the first time as an ebook.

The Bedside, Bathtub & Armchair Companion to Agatha Christie

The Bedside, Bathtub & Armchair Companion to Agatha Christie

  • Author: Dick Riley,Pam McAllister,Bruce Cassiday
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 9780826413758
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 384
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Over 400,000 copies sold! If you are a mystery buff, an Agatha Christie fan, an occasional Christie reader or an acquaintance of any of the above, this book is for you and all your fortunate friends The Bedside, Bathtub & Armchair Companion to Agatha Christie, on the 25th anniversary of Agatha Christie's death, continues as a grand salute to the queen of mysteries. It is filled with wonderful and surprising things about her books, her characters, the movies and plays based on them, and Dame Agatha herself. Original contributions by some sixty writers celebrate the Christie touch. Take your pick among thse intriguing features and speculations: -Surviving an English country weekend - if you had the advice of Hercule Poirot - A guide to the Christie poisions, as well as the cruder methods of genteel mayhem - The "other" Agatha Christie who wrote romantic novels - A murder victim's (!) first-person account of a Christie Mystery Weekend - The Hercule Poirot Double-Crostic and other puzzles That's a taste. There's much more - and witty plot summaries of all Christie's novels, plays, and many of her short stories. (But no endings, of course!) This treasury is more than entertainment - it is also a personal reference work for Christie fans. And there are scores of movie posters, film stills, illustrations and a Christie mystery map, too.

A Brief Guide To Agatha Christie

A Brief Guide To Agatha Christie

  • Author: Nigel Cawthorne
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1472110692
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 160
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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.

The Complete Christie

The Complete Christie

An Agatha Christie Encyclopedia

  • Author: Matthew Bunson
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0671028316
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 454
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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.

Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie

The Books, the Films and the Television Shows featuring Poirot, Miss Marple and More

  • Author: Mark Campbell
  • Publisher: Oldcastle Books
  • ISBN: 1843444240
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 160
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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.

Everyman's Guide to the Mysteries of Agatha Christie

Everyman's Guide to the Mysteries of Agatha Christie

  • Author: Bruce Pendergast
  • Publisher: Trafford Publishing
  • ISBN: 1412023041
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 445
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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.

Short Story Collections by Agatha Christie

Short Story Collections by Agatha Christie

The Mysterious Mr. Quin, Partners in Crime, Parker Pyne Investigates, the Listerdale Mystery, the Hound Of

  • Author: Source Wikipedia
  • Publisher: University-Press.org
  • ISBN: 9781230585512
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  • Page: 50
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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!.