Complete Parker Pyne, Private Eye

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9780007171163: Complete Parker Pyne, Private Eye

A brand new omnibus that features the complete adventures of Agatha Christie's loveable 'heart specialist' Mr Parker Pyne. 'Are you happy? If not, consult Mr Parker Pyne, 17 Richmond Street. ' The above advert has appeared on countless occasions in the the personal column of The Times, courtesy of the hero of Agatha Christie's numerous, romantically-inclined mysteries. Plump and bald, Christopher Pyne (although he is always referred to as J Parker Pyne) is a retired civil servant. Having worked as a government employee for 35 years, during which time he tirelessly compiled statistics, Pyne decides to set himself up as a 'heart specialist'. Renting a London office and hiring the ferociously efficient Miss Felicity Lemon (who would go on to work for Mr Hercule Poirot!), Pyne sets about solving marital and romantic problems with the help of some extraordinary role-playing...For the first time, this volume sees all of Parker Pyne's adventures, both at home and abroad, bound together in the stunning new Christie livery.

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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.

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'Crimes of the heart were his forte' Observer'The empress of the crime novel' Sunday Express

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