Agatha Christie: two classic mysteries in a single file

Agatha Christie: two classic mysteries in a single file

by Agatha Christie

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This file includes: The Mysterious Affair at Style and The Secret Adversary. According to Wikipedia: "Dame Agatha Christie, DBE, (15 September 1890 – 12 January 1976), was a British crime writer of novels, short stories and plays. She also wrote romances under the name Mary Westmacott, but she is best remembered for her 80 detective novels—especially those featuring Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple—and her successful West End theatre plays. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Christie is the best-selling writer of books of all time and, with William Shakespeare, the best-selling author of any kind. Only the Bible has sold more than her roughly four billion copies of novels.According to UNESCO, Christie is the most translated individual author, with only the collective corporate works of Walt Disney Productions surpassing her. Her books have been translated into at least 103 languages."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455401598
Publisher: Seltzer Books
Publication date: 09/17/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 549,584
File size: 922 KB

About the Author

Agatha Christie was born in 1890 and created the detective Hercule Poirot in her debut novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1920). She achieved wide popularity with The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (1926) and produced a total of eighty novels and short-story collections over six decades. Twenty-four of Christie's best whodunits are now available from Black Dog & Leventhal as part of their bestselling hardcover Agatha Christie Collection.

Date of Birth:

September 15, 1890

Date of Death:

January 12, 1976

Place of Birth:

Torquay, Devon, England


Home schooling

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Agatha Christie: two classic mysteries in a single file 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The description says eight books, I can't read the cover on my nook. I already have 3 copies of these 2 books
bragan on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
An omnibus collection containing Thirteen at Dinner (aka Lord Edgware Dies), Murder on the Orient Express, The ABC Murders, Cards on the Table and Death on the Nile.This wasn't quite the first Agatha Christie I've ever read -- I vaguely recall reading And Then There Were None many years ago -- but it was pretty close. Having had something of a crash course in her writing now, I find that my feelings on the subject are a little mixed.On the negative side, I didn't care much for the character of Poirot at first. His accent is strangely annoying, his character not quite as well-defined as I might prefer, and his "psychological" methods considerably variable when it comes to how convincing I find them. He did grow on me over the course of these novels, though, mainly by displaying entertaining flashes of humor. As for the plots, I'm afraid none of these did the thing I most love for a detective or mystery novel to do, which is to induce that wonderful little feeling of epiphany when, the moment before the murderer is finally revealed, all the pieces suddenly fit together with a snap, and I find myself exclaiming, "Aha! Of course!" The clues were generally a little too obscure for that, I think, the situations a little too improbable, and important bits of information withheld perhaps just a little too long. (Although I should probably add that it's a little unfair to say that about Murder on the Orient Express, just because I was already spoiled for whodunnit, but I'm pretty sure I would have had the same experience with that one, regardless.)On the other hand, whether I was able to figure any of them out or not, the solutions, once revealed, were always clever and complicated and interesting in ways that somehow still feel remarkably fresh many decades later, and I think that by itself made this collection worthwhile for me. So, while I feel like maybe I've now read about as much Christie as I want to, I am at least glad to have read this much.
BookAngel_a on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is a great compilation of Miss Marple mysteries. The last mystery, "The Body in the Library" is a prequel of sorts to the first mystery, "The Mirror Crack'd".The middle three mysteries are also connected in certain ways and seem to follow each other in order.I enjoyed that. Miss Marple is really amazing, and shows us that just because you get older doesn't mean you have to sit around doing nothing! Her brain is sharper than most 20 year olds!
magst on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Still working on this book. I\'m currently reading \"A Caribbean Mystery\". Really good so far!
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Very good.
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