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  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; Unabridged edition edition (20 Feb. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007211201
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007211203
  • Product Dimensions: 13.6 x 1.5 x 16.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 576,544 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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‘A story that tickles and tantalizes but never exhausts the readers’ patience or ingenuity.’ Times Literary Supplement

‘Thoroughly entertaining in a not too solemn way.’ Books

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Who is the mysterious Evans and what does he have to do with a photograph and a dead body? --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 19 Aug. 2000
Format: Paperback
Christie wrote many books and so, as you read through them, you notice that understanably some are masterpieces (And Then There Were None, Orient Express etc.) and some were obviously hard work to write. This is one of Christie's best, and thankfully a breath of fresh air away from a certain correct little Belgian detective...
Why Didn't They Ask Evans? is a fantastic yarn just wandering around 1930s upper class England, full of buffoons and jolly ripping fellows! Frankie and Bobby are the best ever heroes I've come across in an Agatha Christie - they are shamelessly melodramatic and self confident. Frankie loves all of her wonderful plans and schemes and fancies herself and Bobby as being rather wonderful amateur sleuths! And Bobby's hasn't fallen for Moira at all! No...
You've got to read Evans to appreciate the wonders of Bobby and Frankie's adventure, trotting from Wales to London to Hampshire and back to Oxford Street! And all in order to find out about that "blighter fell off a cliff. Tragic really."
Love it! Prove me wrong! It's a hell of a lot of jolly good, clean fun!
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By S. Hapgood VINE VOICE on 7 April 2006
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This is one of Dame Agatha's more light-hearted romps. No Poirot, no Jane Marple, or Inspector Japp, or even Tommy and Tuppence. Instead a very likeable pair of Bright Young Things (and I don't normally like them in the early Christie works!), called Lady Frances (Frankie to her friends) Derwent, and Bobby Jones. Bobby is the sort of handsome, amiable, but not exactly intellectual young man that the author clearly enjoyed writing about, and Frankie is another of the strong, spirited and resourceful young women who are often a staple of the classic Christie novel. The title "Why Didn't They Ask Evans?" (and if you don't know the story, I guarantee you'll never guess who Evans turns out to be!), are the suitably cryptic words of a dying man who has fallen off a cliff. Add to the mix a spooky sanatorium, a gang of international drug-dealers (Christie-style), a Terry-Thomas style bounder, and plenty of madcap adventures, and you have a very fast-paced enjoyable read.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Simon Savidge Reads on 19 May 2010
Format: Paperback
I specifically chose `Why Didn't They Ask Evans?' as my latest Christie read, and I have a fair few, because it was one I know I have never seen on the telly (though I have heard that it became a Marple TV show despite her not being in the book at all?!?) and so as I opened the book I genuinely had no idea what I was going to be greeted by. When I started reading about golf I thought `oh no Agatha' but four pages later, or a chapter in Christie terms, Bobby the golfer in question has discovered a body at the bottom of the cliff when his ball goes AWOL. As he waits with the body, his friend having gone to get the police, the man who is not quite dead mutters `Why didn't they ask Evans?' before taking his last breath.

This is dismissed as a tragic accident however after Bobby's friend Lady Frances Derwent (or `Frankie') reminds him of the words he lets the deceased's family know. Soon after strange things start to happen such as mysterious job offers in Buenos Aires and even Bobby being poisoned and so Frankie and Bobby decide to play sleuths leading them into a dark mystery involving the 1930's upper classes, dark Granges and sinister nursing homes. It's absolutely brilliant stuff; I could barely put it down.

Some people have said this is a `light hearted romp' in Christie's career and there is a feeling of an adult `Famous Five adventure' about it, well more a slightly hapless duo in this case. Don't let that stop you reading it though because the characters are superb (especially the wonderful head strong Frankie who calls someone a b*tch within seconds of being gracing a page with her presence) the plot has lots of twists and there are more red herrings that you could find at a fishmongers.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. A. L. Bailey on 7 May 2012
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This is my first Agatha Christie and I have to say as a complete novice to this wonderful authors work ,i am more than impressed.

Agatha Christie is in a differnet league to those other crime writers of today.What struck me with almost immediate affect was her ability to be most descriptive of places , people or situations in such short paragraphs .The creative writing was second to none that of pure and absolute class.

I absolutely felt transported back in time to the 1930's within the first few pages and i adored the narration and its terribly "english" upper crust language.

We begin the story with the vicars son and his friend the Dr having a round of golf high above sea level near some clift tops .During a terrible shot (played by the son) a cry is thought to have been heard.Whilst looking for his ball Bobby is at the edge glancing down and happends to see a body lying at the bottom of the cliffs sprawled out on the stones.

He stays with the body while his golf partner the Dr, goes for help and whilst waiting the man managed to utter some dying words "why didnt they ask evans"

I defy anybody to work out what this means early on in the book, needless to say it is a few chapters in before everything starts to take off.The introduction of Lady Francis Dewent comes along and the duo embark on a murder mystery together.

Its a good page turner , i found myself having to go backwards and forwards a few times to remind myself of who was who but this isnt any fault of writers and not because it is complicated , this has more to do with the fact that i couldnt put this book down . At every opportunity i was picking it up and reading a few pages (This is no mean feet when you have a demanding 3 1/2 year old i can tell you)..
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