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  • Hardcover: 5 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; Unabridged edition edition (21 Aug. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 000721281X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007212811
  • Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 2.4 x 14.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,097,765 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Born in Torquay in 1890, Agatha Christie began writing during the First World War and wrote over 100 novels, plays and short story collections. She was still writing to great acclaim until her death, and her books have now sold over a billion copies in English and another billion in over 100 foreign languages. Yet Agatha Christie was always a very private person, and though Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple became household names, the Queen of Crime was a complete enigma to all but her closest friends.

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All great crime writers have their favourite creations. Similarly, every great sleuth has his own preferred method of deduction.

Take the charming Parker Pyne, who relies upon an intuitive knowledge of human nature to solve the 'Problem at Pollensa Bay'.
Or Mr Satterthwaite, who seeks inspiration through his collaboration with the enigmatic Mr Quin in 'The Harlequin Tea Set' mystery.
Then, of course, there’s Poirot whose measured analysis of motive and opportunity is tested to the full in 'Yellow Iris', when he receives an anonymous call about a matter of life and death.

A COLLECTION OF EIGHT STORIES FEATURING SOME OF AGATHA CHRISTIE’S FAVOURITE DETECTIVES

Agatha Christie was born in Torquay in 1890 and became, quite simply, the best-selling novelist in history. She wrote 80 crime mysteries and collections, and saw her work translated into more languages than Shakespeare. Her enduring success, enhanced by many film and TV adaptations, is a tribute to the timeless appeal of her characters and the unequalled ingenuity of her plots.

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By downkiddie TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 15 Feb. 2012
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There is a baffling array of Agatha Chrisite short story collections, with different volumes of different stories published at different times in both Britain and America. This 1991 collection includes eight stories, four of which had not previously been published in Britain. We are treated to two stories featuring Hercule Poirot, a couple of Parker Pyne stories (both of which can be found in Parker Pyne Investigates) and two featuring Mr Satterthwaite and his mysterious friend Mr Quin (which do NOT feature in their main outing The Mysterious Mr Quin). The final two are not mysteries, one a poignant tale about the loss of a pet, the other about lost love. They make a bit of a downbeat ending to a very enjoyable book.

On balance the Poirot stories are perhaps the most successful here, though one of them, "The Second Gong", was rewritten as "Dead Man's Mirror" (found in the collection Murder in the Mews). This earlier version however has different characters, murderer and motive so it can still be enjoyed in its own right even by those familiar with "Dead Man's Mirror".

The inclusion of the Parker Pyne stories seems a little strange considering both are available already, and especially as they were originally Poirot stories.
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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful By pppme on 8 Jan. 2010
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The stories here are little nuggets of human relations, like intellectual puzzles. Like all of Agatha Christie's fiction, they serve up cardboard characters in contained surroundings, but the stories vibrate with truth nevertheless, like parables. The short story format naturally means there is not enough room to develop a twisted plot, but Christie zooms in on simple lives and reveals something complicated and tricky in them. This is not sophisticated psychological realism, but a series of social problems worked through elegantly. If you like Agatha Christie's novels, you'll like these short stories too.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Damaskcat HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 22 Sept. 2013
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This is a collection of short stories including some featuring Hercule Poirot, a Parker Pyne story and some Mr Satterthwaite and Harley Quinn stories as well as a couple which don't feature any of the author's regular detectives. I particularly enjoyed the Harley Quinn stories as they always have that extra dimension as well as being mysteries.

I particularly enjoyed the last story in the collection `Magnolia Blossom' which caused me to reach for the tissues. It certainly shows human nature in the worst possible light. Apart from that one I also enjoyed `The Harlequin Tea Set' and `The Love Detectives'. This is an interesting collection and could be a good introduction to Agatha Christie's writing for someone who hasn't read anything by her before.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By valc on 26 Aug. 2013
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It was a satisfying selection of short stories which Agatha Christie was outstanding at producing. They all have depth and complexity
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Linda Smith on 8 Dec. 2012
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Anything by Agatha Christie is guaranteed to entertain. I hadn't read this collection of stories so I'm really enjoying it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sarah Van Maele on 3 Aug. 2013
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Good reading, now I can complete my collection of Agatha Christie's (in the signature edition) and read all the mysterie novels
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Clarke on 22 Aug. 2013
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Good little collection of short stories! Although the stories are perhaps a bit too short to actually achieve a full mystery.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By gary c atkins on 31 Aug. 2013
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Fully recommended and deserved 5 star rating. I am a big fan of Agatha Christie and this book was full of twists and turns.
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