A spellbinding collection of short stories features three of Christie's top sleuths, Harley Quin, Mr. Parker Pyne, and Hercule Poirot, and includes "The Love Detectives," a tale about a murder in a library with not one, but two, confessed killers. Read by Jonathan Cecil.
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Agatha Christie was born in Torquay in 1890 and became, quite simply, the best-selling novelist in history. Her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, written towards the end of the First World War, introduced us to Hercule Poirot, who was to become the most popular detective in crime fiction since Sherlock Holmes. She is known throughout the world as the Queen of Crime. Her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language and another billion in over 100 foreign languages. She is the author of 80 crime novels and short story collections, 19 plays, and six novels under the name of Mary Westmacott.From AudioFile:
A delightful reading by Jonathan Cecil makes these eight unabridged stories by Agatha Christie a choice way to spend a cozy evening. The collection features some of Christie's most engaging, eccentric detectives, including the fastidious Parker-Pyne in the title story and "The Regatta Mystery," and the man of the "little gray cells," Hercule Poirot, in "The Second Gong" and "Yellow Iris." Harley Quin and the enigmatic Mr. Satterthwaite's slow revelations keep the listener thinking in "The Harlequin Tea Set," and "The Love Detectives." The last two stories, "Next to a Dog," and "Magnolia Blossom," don't spotlight the detectives, but provide further proof, if any is needed, of Dame Agatha's wit and insights into human motives. Cecil brings his extraordinary range of voices to Christie's carefully wrought gems with winning results. S.J.H. © AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Canad, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110006472427