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 collection of early short stories - including the very first one she ever wrote - providing a unique glimpse of the Queen of Crime in the making.
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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 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.Review:
"The acknowledged Queen of Crime."OBSERVER
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110006510183