Clues to Christie

Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062189387
Release Date: 2011-11-22
Genre: Fiction

Dying to read Agatha Christie for the first time or to re-read one of her classic mysteries but don’t know where to start? This fully authorized and comprehensive guide to the Queen of Mystery includes an introduction by award-winning Agatha Christie expert John Curran with features on each of her classic detectives including Miss Marple, Hercule Poirot and Tommy & Tuppence; guides to reading each of her series and her stand-alone novels; and an A to Z of Agatha Christie. Interspersed throughout are quotes from Christie, a list of the Christie novels that were her personal favorites and three of her classic short stories: The Affair at the Victory Ball, Greenshaw’s Folly and A Fairy in the Flat. Clues to Christie Table of Contents: “Agatha Christie: An Introduction” by John Curran; The Hercule Poirot Mysteries; “The Affair at the Victory Ball”; The Miss Marple Mysteries; “Greenshaw’s Folly”; The Tommy and Tuppence Mysteries; “A Fairy in the Flat”; Agatha Christie’s Stand-Alone Mysteries and Short-Story Collections; The Queen of Mystery’s Personal Favorites; Ten Other Ways to Read Agatha Christie; “On Agatha Christie and Poisons”; The A to Z of Agatha Christie

Five complete Miss Marple novels

Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: Random House Value Publishing
ISBN: 0517321777
Release Date: 1980
Genre: Fiction

Here are five of the ever-shrewd Miss Marple's most intriguing cases. Includes The Mirror Crack'd, A Caribbean Mystery, Nemesis, The Body in the Library and What Mrs. McGillicuddy Saw.

Miss Marple The Complete Short Stories

Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062330550
Release Date: 2013-11-05
Genre: Fiction

This collection gathers together every short story featuring one of Agatha Christie’s most famous creations: Miss Marple. 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 devastating 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.

Agatha Christie

Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: Avenel
ISBN: 0517035820
Release Date: 1985
Genre: Fiction

The Body in the Library

Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: Longman
ISBN: 1405868015
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Marple, Jane (Fictitious character)

Early one morning the Bantrys wake to find the dead body of a young woman in their library. Who is she? How did she get there? The police are called, of course, but Dolly Bantry quickly invites her friend Jane Marple to solve the mystery.

The Thirteen Problems

Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0451200209
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Fiction

Miss Jane Marple is throwing a party, and the guests all have a story to tell--thirteen in all--each involving evil deeds and clever deduction. Reissue.

Black Coffee

Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312970072
Release Date: 1999-09-15
Genre: Fiction

Master sleuth Hercule Poirot and Captain Hastings head to Surrey at the request of England's premier physicist, Sir Claud Amory, only to find the client dead, a top-secret formula missing, and a house filled with suspects, in a novel adapted from Christie's original play. Reprint.

The Detective Novels of Agatha Christie

Author: James Zemboy
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786451685
Release Date: 2008-05-05
Genre: Literary Criticism

“thoughtful and entertaining...highly useful...achieves its goal”—Booklist “may be the most thorough guide to the 60 novels published between 1920 and 1976...provides thoughtful and helpful commentary”—ARBA “a very worthwhile book for...a good encyclopedic introduction to the world of this most prolific and well loved crime author”--Reference Reviews “excellent”--GAdetection “the writing is lively, the author’s enthusiasm infectious”--Mystery Scene The most popular mystery writer of all time concocted a rich recipe of intrigue, character, and setting. All of Agatha Christie's 66 detective novels are covered here in great detail. Each chapter begins with general comments on a novel's geographical and historical setting, identifying current events, fashions, fads and popular interests that relate to the story. A concise plot summary and comprehensive character listing follow, and each novel is discussed within Christie's overall body of work, with an emphasis on the development of themes, narrative technique, and characters over the course of her prolific career. An appendix translates Poirot's French and defines the British idiomatic words and phrases that give Christie's novels so much of their flavor.

An Autobiography

Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 0006353282
Release Date: 1977
Genre: Authors, English


The Tuesday Club Murders

Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Pub
ISBN: 1579126901
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Fiction

At a meeting of the Tuesday Club, the members ask Miss Marple to find the solutions for strange and baffling mysteries.

The Mysterious Affair at Styles

Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: 谷月社
Release Date: 2015-10-14
Genre: Fiction

The Mysterious Affair at Styles is a detective novel by Agatha Christie. Styles was Christie's first published novel. It introduced Hercule Poirot, Inspector (later, Chief Inspector) Japp, and Arthur Hastings. Poirot, a Belgian refugee of the Great War, is settling in England near the home of Emily Inglethorp, who helped him to his new life. His friend Hastings arrives as a guest at her home. When the woman is killed, Poirot uses his detective skills to solve the mystery. This is also the setting of Curtain, Poirot's last case. The book includes maps of the house, the murder scene, and a drawing of a fragment of a will. The true first publication of the novel was as a weekly serial in the The Times, including the maps of the house and other illustrations included in the book. This novel was one of the first ten books published by Penguin Books when it began in 1935. This first mystery novel by Agatha Christie was well received by reviewers. An analysis in 1990 was positive about the plot, considered the novel one of the few by Christie that is well-anchored in time and place, a story that knows it describes the end of an era, and mentions that the plot is clever. Christie had not mastered cleverness in her first novel, as "too many clues tend to cancel each other out"; this was judged a difficulty "which Conan Doyle never satisfactorily overcame, but which Christie would."

Miss Marple and Mystery

Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 9780007284184
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Detective and mystery stories

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.

The ABC Murders

Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 1408232057
Release Date: 2010-02
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Hercule Poirot has received a letter which is simply signed 'ABC'. The writer promises a mystery which is too difficult even for the great mind of the Belgium detective. Poirot is worried by the letter, but there seems to be no case to solve. And then the murders begin...

The Murder at the Vicarage Miss Marple

Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 9780007422494
Release Date: 2010-10-14
Genre: Fiction

Agatha Christie’s first ever Miss Marple mystery, reissued with a striking cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers.