The Pale Horse

The Pale Horse

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by Agatha Christie
     
 

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A priest is called to attend a dying woman and is murdered on his way home. The only clue is a list of seemingly unrelated names found on the priest's body. And when Mark Easterbrook digs into this puzzle, he uncovers a connection between the people on the list--and a sinister pattern.

Overview

A priest is called to attend a dying woman and is murdered on his way home. The only clue is a list of seemingly unrelated names found on the priest's body. And when Mark Easterbrook digs into this puzzle, he uncovers a connection between the people on the list--and a sinister pattern.

Editorial Reviews

Sue Grafton
“Agatha Christie taught me many important lessons about the inner workings of the mystery novel before it ever occurred to me that I might one day be writing mysteries myself.”
Evening Standard (London)
“Wholesale murder by black magic...highly ingenious, wholly enjoyable.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780785748878
Publisher:
Sagebrush Education Resources
Publication date:
08/28/1992
Pages:
242
Product dimensions:
4.46(w) x 7.14(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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Sue Grafton
“Agatha Christie taught me many important lessons about the inner workings of the mystery novel before it ever occurred to me that I might one day be writing mysteries myself.”

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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The Pale Horse 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
kpet More than 1 year ago
What is the Pale Horse? A spooky old pub or something much sinister? What is the connection between the three old ladies who own it, and the death of an eldery priest? Mark Easterbrook, with help from Ginger Corrigan, is determined to find out. And if they do, who is actually behind the scenes? One of Christie's best, a tantalizing whodunwhat.
Guest More than 1 year ago
And for good reason, too. The local priest, Father Gorman, is called to a dying woman's bedside one foggy night. She gives him a list of names and her last words are, 'Stopped...It must be stopped... You will...' However, on his way home Father Gorman is coshed on the back of the head. When Mark Easterbrook teams up with Katherine 'Ginger' Corrigan, they uncover much more then they bargained for. An especially original and clever mystery with an even cleverer solution. I must say I guessed the killer (I have been a fan for about two years, after all), but that was all. Mrs. Ariadne Oliver was good, too. :-)
Guest More than 1 year ago
I would have given this book 5 stars if Hercule Poirot had been in it. IT would have made a lot of difference. An inn called Pale Horse exists in a small town where you can get a person out of way with the use of er.. black magic. In the same town a priest is violently murdered with a cosh on his way out of the house of a dying woman who talks about there being a lot of wickedness around. A list of persons is found from the body of the priest and M. Easterbrook sets on the trail of the killer or killers? Find it out yourself. AS usual a baffling end. You will feel foolish i assure you in the end. You will say 'O I almost guessed it.'
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Christie never disapoints. Intricate plot. Satisfying ending. Likable characters. The pale horse even had a small love story. 4 stars only because i am perhaps unjustly comparing it to and then there were none, which is wholly uncomparable.
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This book is a nice change from Christie's usual style. Loved it.
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