Search Results: "Agatha Christie"


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AND THEN THERE WERE NONE by Agatha Christie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 1939

"Grand suspense, a unique trick, expertly handled."
This ran in the S.E.P. and resulted in more demands for the story in book form than ever recorded. Read full book review >

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BLACK COFFEE by Agatha Christie
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Still, the country-house atmosphere is suitably genteel, and the story holds its own with Christie's undistinguished contemporaneous novels—The Mystery of the Blue Train, The Seven Dials Mystery, and The Murder at the Vicarage."
A brand-new Agatha Christie novel based on material nearly 70 years old. Read full book review >

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THE BOOMERANG CLUE by Agatha Christie
Released: Sept. 18, 1935

Good series of complications, that verge on the melodramatic, started by the switching of a photograph found on a dying man's body and the mystery of one murder, a strangely averted attempt at another solved by a pair of amateurs. Read full book review >

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MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS by Agatha Christie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 1934

"The reason the US publisher, Dodd Mead, did not use the UK title in 1934 was to avoid confusion with the 1932 Graham Greene novel, Orient Express."
A murder is committed in a stalled transcontinental train in the Balkans, and every passenger has a watertight alibi. Read full book review >

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PASSENGER TO FRANKFURT by Agatha Christie
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 16, 1970

"The action is spotty but then Agatha Christie is enough of a grande dame to get away with her grand design in the form of a morality rather than mystery play."
A geopolitical fantasia which radiates (divagates?) in all directions and begins with the use of agreeable Sir Stafford Nye, a diplomat, by a young woman on a plane and later his hijacking onto an investigating committee of the upheaval to come. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 7, 1976

"Dual Literary Guild selection for December in a two-in-one volume with The Murder at the Vicarage (which took place some time ago)."
Miss Marple, almost as if she knew she wouldn't be around much longer, is her most self-effacing while she watches and warns quietly that "murder in retrospect" is the equivalent of sleeping murder which like those dogs should be let lie. Read full book review >

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THE HARLEQUIN TEA SET by Agatha Christie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 1997

"But the collection is the worst possible introduction to one of the genre's true masters."
Don't get your hopes up: Six of these nine stories are inconsequential, if smoothly told, romances in Christie's Mary Westmacott mode. Read full book review >

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THIRTEEN AT DINNER by Agatha Christie
Released: Sept. 22, 1933

Another Hercule Poirot story, and one of the best, with a pleasant murderer, beautiful and dumb, with a dinner party, an impersonator, and plenty of gore. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 6, 1942

"Not her best — but good."
A small English village the scene of a poison pen story, with one apparent suicide, one murder, for Miss Marple to sleuth. Read full book review >

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DEATH IN THE AIR by Agatha Christie
Released: Feb. 20, 1935

"Hercule Poirot to the rescue with an ingenious unravelling of threads."
A cross Channel plane is the scene of a murder and all the occupants are suspects. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 2, 1983

"Miss Pettigrew thinks that the first blow was fatal; therefore she pretends that she dealt the second,' etc., etc.) More nostalgia than topnotch mystery, then, but the Christie touch is definitely, agreeably in evidence—especially in The Scoop."
Before the famous The Floating Admiral (1932), Christie, Dorothy Sayers, and their London Detection Club chums collaborated on two novella-length serials—here published in book form for the first time. Read full book review >