Spider's Web

Spider's Web

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Clarissa, the young wife of a foreign office diplomat, delights in tweaking the sensibilities of her more serious friends by playing a game she calls "supposing"—imagining a difficult situation and finding out how people would respond. But Clarissa's lighthearted games becomes deadly serious when she discovers the body of an unknown person in her own drawing room. If that weren't bad enough, her husband is on the way home with an important foreign politician. Clarissa decides to dispose of the body and persuades her three houseguests to help. But before she can get the corpse off the premises, a policeman knocks at her front door. Now Clarissa must keep the body hidden, convince the skeptical police inspector that there has been no murder, and, in the meantime, find out who has been murdered, why, and what the body is doing in her house...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312979508
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 08/13/2001
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 146,933
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Agatha Christie is the best-selling author of all time. She wrote eighty crime novels and story collections, fourteen plays, and several other books. Her books have sold roughly four billion copies and have been translated into 45 languages. She is the creator of the two most enduring figures in crime literature—Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple—and author of The Mousetrap, the longest-running play in the history of modern theatre. Christie was born in Torquay, Devon in 1890. She died in 1976 in Wallingford, Oxfordshire.

Date of Birth:

September 15, 1890

Date of Death:

January 12, 1976

Place of Birth:

Torquay, Devon, England


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Spider's Web 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Charlotte_Isabella More than 1 year ago
This is Agatha Christie at her best. This book is a classic whodunnit and it has a little twist in the end.
swmbo More than 1 year ago
The book was in the usual Christie genre and worth reading.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was outstanding. I felt that I could relate to Clarissa in many ways and I could even get mad at her lying!!This book will definetly keep you up at night. It made me check to see if my doors were locked at night!. : )
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the 2nd Agatha Christie book i have read and i think i have found my favirote author. this book was outsanding. very few writers can achive writting a really good book, specialy a murder mystery. you can bet every book log book that i can pick myself will be one of Agatha Christie outsanding murder mystery.
bibliophile26 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
What a quick read this was! Also, I never suspected who the killer was. I haven't read enough Christie to know if the play-to-novel adaptations are not as good as her original novels.
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