Hercule Poirot: The Complete Short Stories

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Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007438966

Category: Fiction

Page: 928

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All 51 Hercule Poirot short stories presented in chonological order in a single volume – plus a bonus story not seen for more than 70 years.

Detectives and Young Adventurers

The Complete Short Stories

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Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007284195

Category: Detective and mystery stories

Page: 676

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A bumper omnibus gathering together 50 classic Agatha Christie stories featuring Tommy and Tuppence Beresford, Harley Quin, Parker Pyne and Hercule Poirot.

The Collected Short Stories

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Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007136811

Category: Detecitve and mystery stories, English

Page: 458

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An omnibus gathering together 35 classic Agatha Christie stories of murder and suspense. This title comprises stories from five individual volumes, including Philomel Cottage, The Hound of Death, While the Light Lasts and Witness for the Prosecution.

The Complete Short Stories

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Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780007284207

Category: Detective and mystery stories, English

Page: 4

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A collection of short stories by Agatha Christie.

Miss Marple and Mystery

The Complete Short Stories

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Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007284187

Category: Detective and mystery stories

Page: 694

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A brand new omnibus of 55 short stories, presented for the first time in chronological order. Described by her friend Dolly Bantry as ' the typical old maid of fiction', Miss Marple has lived almost her entire life in the sleepy hamlet of St Mary Mead. Yet, by observing village life she has gained an unparalleled insight into human nature - and used it to devasting effect. As her friend Sir Henry Clithering, the ex-Commissioner of Scotland Yard has been heard to say: 'She's just the finest detective God ever made.' - and many Agatha Christie fans would agree. Appearing for the first time in The Murder at The Vicarage (1930) her crime-fighting career spanned over forty years when she solved her final case in 1977 in Sleeping Murder. With every tale flawlessly plotted by the Queen of Crime herself, these short stories provide a feast for hardened Agatha Christie addicts as well as those who have grown to love the detective through her many film and television appearances. Here, for the first time, more than 50 of Agatha Christie's mini masterpieces have been collected together in one volume, perfectly illustrating the true breadth of her talent. As well as every story featuring Miss Marple, the book includes additional stand-alone tales, from macabre tales of the supernatural, through suspense-ridden mysteries, to heart-stopping cases of murder.

The Ageless Agatha Christie

Essays on the Mysteries and the Legacy

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Author: J.C. Bernthal

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476663130

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

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When Agatha Christie died in 1976, she was the bestselling mystery writer in history. This collection of new essays brings fresh perspectives to Christie scholarship with new readings and discussions of little-known aspects of her life, career and legacy. The contributors explore her relationship with modernism, the relevance of queer theory, television adaptations, issues with translations, information behavior theory, feminist readings, postcolonial tribute novels, celebrity culture and heritage cinema. The final word is given to fans in an editorial that collates testimonies from readers, collectors and enthusiasts.

Poirot

The Complete Ariadne Oliver

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Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007190670

Category: Detective and mystery stories, English

Page: 553

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Dead man's folly: Eccentric mystery lover Ariadne Oliver's weekend game of mock murder is a big hit. But if it's just a game, then why all the blood? Luckily, one of the players is Belgian sleuth, Hercule Poirot.

H.C. Bailey's Reggie Fortune and the Golden Age of Detective Fiction

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Author: Laird R. Blackwell

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476670692

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 188

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H.C. Bailey’s detective Reggie Fortune was one of the most popular protagonists of the Golden Age of detective fiction. Fortune appeared in nine novels yet it was in a series of 84 short stories that were published from 1920 to 1940 where he truly shone, combining elements of several popular archetypes—the eccentric logician, the forensic investigator, the hard-boiled interrogator, the psychological profiler, the defender of justice. This critical study examines the Fortune stories in the context of other popular detective fiction of the era. Bailey’s classics are distinguished by well-clued puzzles, brilliant sleuthing, vivid description and social critique, with Fortune evoking images of Don Quixote and the Arthurian Knights in his pursuit of truth and justice in an uncaring world.

True Crime Parallels to the Mysteries of Agatha Christie

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Author: Anne Powers

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476679460

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 206

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Outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare, the works of Agatha Christie stand as some of the most celebrated crime fiction of our era. This book takes ten of her most famous works and shows their relationship to ten of crime history's most famous and sensational cases--cases whose notoriety still resounds to this day. Addressing both novels and short stories, the author illuminates the relationship between Christie's Murder on the Orient Express and the sensational Lindbergh Kidnapping Case of 1932; the connections between Christie's Mrs. McGinty's Dead and the horrific true case of England's most loathed wife-killer, the American Dr. Hawley Harvey Crippen--and eight more engrossing pairings of Christie's ingenious mystery puzzles with vintage true crime's most sensational events.