A brand new collection of nine previously unpublished stories by the Queen of Crime
Now in paperback, the book of ‘lost’ Agatha Christie stories written for 1920s magazines – contains seven ‘new’ stories which have never been published anywhere in the world since their original appearances, plus early versions of two Poirot stories which she later reworked for book publication.
The House of Dreams is the first story Agatha Christie ever wrote (during the First World War) and recounts the effects of a macabre recurring dream on a man’s life. The Actress tells of a woman who turns the tables on her blackmailer, The Edge is a gripping tale of jealousy and infidelity, The Lonely God is an unlikely love story about two lost souls who meet in the British Museum, and Within a Wall tells of a tragic love triangle between a portrait painter, his wife and his daughter’s godmother. Christmas Adventure and The Mystery of the Baghdad Chest see Hercule Poirot caught up in some unseasonal mayhem, and in Manx Gold, commissioned from Christie for a real-life treasure hunt on the Isle of Man in 1930, two young heroes race against time to discover buried treasure. The book concludes with While the Light Lasts, in which a Rhodesian tobacco plantation is the setting for an unexpected visitor from beyond the grave…
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WHILE THE LIGHT LASTS
A macabre recurring dream… revenge against a blackmailer… jealousy, infidelity and a tortured conscience… a stolen gemstone… the haunting attraction of an ancient relic… a race against time… a tragic love triangle… a body in a box… an unexpected visitor from beyond the grave…
Nine quintessential examples of Agatha Christie's brilliance are contained in this new collection of early short stories – including the very first one she ever wrote – and provide a unique glimpse of the Queen of Crime in the making.
'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.
AGATHA CHRISTIE FANS WILL ENJOY EVERY STORY FOR HER SKILL AT CHARACTERISATION AND HER ABILITY TO DELIVER AN UNEXPECTED TWIST IN THE TAIL…
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0006510183