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5.0 out of 5 stars Less-known Agatha Christie short stories - but top quality!
Agatha Christie's output was phenomenal. She is of course best known for her stories of Hercules Poirot and Miss Marple, as well as other detective novels, but in this volume there are some of her lesser-known characters: Tommy and Tuppence, Parker Pyne and Harley Quin.
Tommy and Tuppence (for younger readers, tuppence is what two old pence was known as) are husband...
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3.0 out of 5 stars two short stories missed
There are two short stories not contained:

Poirot at Pollensa Bay;

Three Blind Mice.

So it is not the complete short stories.
Published 5 months ago by wang boyuan


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5.0 out of 5 stars Less-known Agatha Christie short stories - but top quality!, 3 Sep 2010
This review is from: Detectives and Young Adventurers: The Complete Short Stories (Paperback)
Agatha Christie's output was phenomenal. She is of course best known for her stories of Hercules Poirot and Miss Marple, as well as other detective novels, but in this volume there are some of her lesser-known characters: Tommy and Tuppence, Parker Pyne and Harley Quin.
Tommy and Tuppence (for younger readers, tuppence is what two old pence was known as) are husband and wife, who take on the characteristics of contemporary fictional detectives when solving cases. As Miss Christie says in her 1953 introduction to the stories, even she had by that time forgotten who some of these other detectives were (the stories were published in the 1920s), so apart from Sherlock Holmes and Hercules Poirot himself, other references are likely to mean nothing. But they're entertaining nevertheless.
The Harley Quin stories concern the aforementioned Mr Quin, who turns up mysteriously whenever a murder has been, or will be, committed. He is always in league with Mr Satterthwaite, an elderly gentleman who is, frankly, a snob, and not a very engaging character. But the plots are sufficiently clever to maintain the reader's interest.
Mr Parker Pyne does not always investigate murders. Rather, his job is to 'make people happy' (which is Walt Disney's mission statement). I didn't find them as engaging as the previous 2 sections.
But all in all, well worth a read.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Pieces, 4 April 2013
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A good collection of works if you are an agatha lover! Cheap price for a lot of work. However I found the book difficult to read in bed at night because it is so heavy - therefore prefer to keep to the individual books. If you are a collector of agatha books you can't purchase this without buying the Poriot collection and Short Stories Collection too!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Crime novel reader, 14 Mar 2012
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Excellent book of short stories written by the best.if you have not got this collection of short stories yet its a must for agatha christie fans and lovers of crime and detective books.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A must for Christie fans, 2 Jan 2014
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I thoroughly enjoyed this collection of short stories by Agatha Christie and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys her style of writing. Whether you are a die-hard fan, or new to her stories, this collection has something for everyone.
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5.0 out of 5 stars so much to read, it will last at least a week. Am thorougly enjoying it and look forward to continuing it., 9 Oct 2013
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For any fans of Agatha Christie this is a superb read. So many stories, none of which I have read before. Her short stories are totally different to her Poirot and Ms. Marple stories.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Good Book You Will Enjoy Reading, 18 Sep 2014
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I really liked this book,I bought on a whim and I am glad I did too,all the stories are good and set in a time I think we all would have liked to live in,,Agatha Christies characters are well written and she allows the reader to get to know them themselves too,no Poirot or Miss Marple here just two young people that you are certain to like when you start reading this book...........
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4.0 out of 5 stars Unexpected!, 22 Sep 2014
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An interesting mix of Christie - old favourites, plus some unexpected variations!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 3 Sep 2014
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Always liked AC
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4.0 out of 5 stars For AC Fans, 29 Nov 2012
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Whilst this is part of Agatha Christie's collection it is good to have some of the short stories in a complete book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Short stories, 2 Dec 2012
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As I love reading Agatha Christie and needed the short stories, thought I would buy this book. Haven't read it yet, look forward to it.
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