Clues to Christie: An Introductory Guide to Miss Marple, Hercule Poirot, Tommy & Tuppence and All of Agatha Christie's Mysteries
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Clues to Christie: An Introductory Guide to Miss Marple, Hercule Poirot, Tommy & Tuppence and All of Agatha Christie's Mysteries

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by Agatha Christie
     
 

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

Overview

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062189387
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
11/22/2011
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
696,643
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Her books have sold more than a billion copies in English and another billion in a hundred foreign languages. She died in 1976.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
September 15, 1890
Date of Death:
January 12, 1976
Place of Birth:
Torquay, Devon, England
Education:
Home schooling
Website:
http://www.agathachristie.com

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Clues to Christie : An Introductory Guide to Miss Marple, Hercule Poirot, Tommy & Tuppence and All of Agatha Christie's Mysteries 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 35 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It wasn't exactly as portrayed in the synopsis. This book is a brief bio of the highlights of Ms Christie's life and career and includes 3 excerpts from her series and stand alone books. Not bad, but not what it said it was.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Three short stories. Minimal biographical information. Buy a collection of her shortstories or her book "An Autobiography"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would not have purchased this if I had been able to recieve a solid sample of it. Much of the book contains lists that I could have pulled up on the internet. This is the first nook purchase I've made that I was really disappointed with :(
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Brief history of her life, but does not live up to the promise of the title.
Bungda More than 1 year ago
but this seems much shorter than the title would have you believe. I can't say I'm disappointed, just a little surprised. Still, a good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had watched a documentary of Agatha Christie a few years ago and found the book to come short of the whole story.
phlipside More than 1 year ago
This is a short introduction (77 pages) to all of the First Lady of Mystery's works. It also includes three lesser known stories of three of her best known characters. It was a very interesting read that filled in some details that I never knew about Christie. She wrote more widely than I'd ever realized. Christie fans should read this. Mystery fans should read this as well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
expected more insite to her stories,but still interesting
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
RIP OFF
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very entertaining and informative. A quick and fun read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I expected more about Agatha Christie.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had begun haphazardly reading or rereading Mrs. Christie's stories. I wanted to focus. This book has sorted it all out for me, and has given me a better understanding of the writer. Expectations fulfilled.
WildGinger More than 1 year ago
not worth the cost. i bought it, skimmed through it. and never looked at it again. it only has three of her short stories, and a minimal amount of information. certainly not a good start off for new Christie readers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting book for learning more about Agatha Christie, her career, and her inspiration. Includes introductory stories for her primary detective characters---"The Affair at the Victory Ball" for Poirot, "Greenshaw's Folly" for Miss Marple, and "A Fairy in the Flat" for Tommy and Tuppence. The section on Christie's work in a dispensary and subsequent education in poisons was quite interesting, and the "Agatha Christie A to Z" was charming.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For those who don't know much about Ag. Chr., this is a good introduction. Was glad to learn about here, but also glad it was free.
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Jbenj More than 1 year ago
This book was fun and silly, just like Agatha's stuff. I enjoyed it.
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