The Mysterious Mr. Quin: A Short Story Collection

The Mysterious Mr. Quin: A Short Story Collection

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by Agatha Christie
     
 

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The Queen of Mystery has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the acknowledged mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth Miss Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and so many other unforgettable characters—brings her entire oeuvre of ingenious whodunits, locked room mysteries, and perplexing puzzles to William Morrow Paperbacks…  See more details below

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The Queen of Mystery has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the acknowledged mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth Miss Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and so many other unforgettable characters—brings her entire oeuvre of ingenious whodunits, locked room mysteries, and perplexing puzzles to William Morrow Paperbacks. The inimitable Christie intrigues, surprises, and delights once again with The Mysterious Mr. Quin—a riveting collection of short stories centered around the enigmatic Harley Quin, whose unpredictable comings and goings are usually a good indication that something is about to happen…and rarely for the best.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal

These early Christie tales are slight but offer modest charms for her many fans. Despite the title, Mr. Quin is not the star of these stories published in 1930. Our protagonist is Mr. Satterthwaite, a wealthy elderly man who seems to know everyone worth knowing. He drifts from one European pleasure spot to another while encountering murder, suicide, and other odd occurrences. Present at each incident is our eponymous character, who helps Satterthwaite solve the mysteries. Is Quin human or a supernatural manifestation? Even Satterthwaite is uncertain. All but one story are fairly riveting, with several resembling Christie novels in miniature. Reader Hugh Fraser provides his usual expert interpretation of the author; recommended for popular collections.
—Michael Adams

New York Times
“A rare treat for discriminating readers.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062007254
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
02/10/2010
Series:
Harley Quin Mysteries , #1
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
147,354
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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Mysterious Mr. Quin 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
thimblemom More than 1 year ago
I was surprised to find that this is a series of stories, each have the two main characters -- the storyteller and Mr. Quin. I found that it was perfect for a quick 20-30 minute read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A collection of short stories with Mr. Quin as the main character and puzzle solver. A bit of magic, maybe, but a lot of good stories and interesting people.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
A rarity--a clunker from Dame Christie! I've happily devoured dozens of her books, soaking up the European atmospheres, marvelling at every neat plot twist & turn, chuckling at her sly sense of humor, appreciating her keen intelligence and unique ability to absorb me completely into the worlds she's created. In this case, I kept hoping that either Mr. Quin or Mr. Satterthwaite or any character would pique my interest in some way. No luck. Snoozeville! Perhaps Ms. Christie Mallowan should have stuck to the long form. This is the first collection of short stories of hers I've read, though -- can anyone recommend any good ones of hers to read? Most appreciated.
BOOKMANRC More than 1 year ago
DID NOT READ THE BOOK