The Complete Superintendent Battle

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9780007136797: The Complete Superintendent Battle

A slipcase containing five classic Agatha Christie novels, all sporting the stunning '21st Century' Christie livery and featuring the redoubtable Superintendent Battle. Superintendent Battle's impassive expression misleads many new aquantances into underestimating the determined lawman -- but it is not nothing that one of Scotland Yard's finest detectives is assigned the most volatile and mysterious cases of murder. In his first adventure, The Secret of Chimneys, the Superintendent is concerned with a missing packet of letters -- and their vital connection to murder and control of the throne of Herzoslovakia. In The Seven Dials Mystery Battle returns to Chimneys, the sprawling country house with a dark secret, to investigate the existence of a secret organisation and the numerous deaths linked to it. Cards on the Table is considered the best of Christie's 'closed-door' murders and centres on an evening of Bridge with four successful murderers and four crime experts. It's up to the Superintendent and Hercule Poirot to discover who exactly killed the host -- and why. The quiet, English, rural village depicted in Murder is Easy is shocked by a series of brutal murders -- and Superintendent Battle will need all his cunning and intuition to see though the village's idyllic facade -- and stop the guilty party before they can strike again. Finally, Towards Zero sees Battle attempting to identify a psychopathic killer who has murdered an old woman without any apparent motive.

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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.


CARDS ON THE TABLE "The finest murder story of her career... Mrs Christie has never been more ingenious" Daily Mail SEVEN DIALS MYSTERY 'Her gift is pure genius.' Observer 'An amusing, exciting, well-written story.' Outlook SECRET OF CHIMNEYS 'One of the best of Agatha Christie's early thrillers.' Charles Osborne MURDER IS EASY "Suspense, mystery, romance and an agreeable touch of the macabre" Guardian TOWARDS ZERO "Masterly storytelling" Times Literary Supplement "Agatha Christie has surpassed herself" New York Times

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