The Collected Short Stories

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9780007136810: The Collected Short Stories

A brand new bumper omnibus gathering together 35 classic Agatha Christie stories of murder and suspense.

Agatha Christie was the woman the Daily Express famously christened 'the Queen of Crime' – and in more than 25 years since her death, she has never been succeeded or deposed.

Here, for the first time, 30 of her stories have been collected together, perfectly illustrating the true breadth of her talent. From macabre tales of the supernatural, through suspense-ridden mysteries, to heart-stopping cases of murder, this collection includes some of her very best short stories.

In the celebrated Philomel Cottage, the appearance of a newly-wedded woman's old flame heralds disaster – but for whom? In Wireless, a dead husband communicates with his wife through a newly-bought radio, whilst The Lamp tells the story of a child's playmate – a playmate only the child appears to be able top see. And, most famously of all, Witness for the Prosecution is a stunning courtroom drama in which a scheming wife testifies against her husband in a shocking murder trial…

Comprising stories from five different individual volumes, this edition contains masterpieces of short story writing, showing why Agatha Christie's reign is sure to be a long one.

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‘The plots are so good that one marvels … most of them would have made a full length thriller.’ Daily Mirror

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Agatha Christie was the woman the 'Daily Express' famously christened 'the Queen of Crime' – and in more than 25 years since her death, she has never been succeeded or deposed.

Here, for the first time, 30 of her stories have been collected together, perfectly illustrating the true breadth of her talent. From macabre tales of the supernatural, through suspense-ridden mysteries, to heart-stopping cases of murder, this collection includes some of her very best short stories.

In the celebrated 'Philomel Cottage', the appearance of a newly-wedded woman's old flame heralds disaster – but for whom? In 'Wireless', a dead husband communicates with his wife through a newly-bought radio, whilst 'The Lamp' tells the story of a child's playmate – a playmate only the child appears to be able to see. And, most famously of all, 'Witness for the Prosecution' is a stunning courtroom drama in which a scheming wife testifies against her husband in a shocking murder trial…

Rivalling even the best of her novels, these 30 stories show why Agatha Christie's reign is sure to be a long one…

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