Seven Dials Mystery

Seven Dials Mystery

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by Agatha Christie
     
 

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Reclusive tycoon Sir Oswald Coote and his melancholy wife, Lady Coote, have hit upon the ideal plan to spice up their quiet lives. They'll host a lavish weekend party at Chimneys, their isolated estate, and invite only "bright young things." But the festive mood is clouded by doom. A practical joke involving seven clocks and a sleeping guest has ended in accidental

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Reclusive tycoon Sir Oswald Coote and his melancholy wife, Lady Coote, have hit upon the ideal plan to spice up their quiet lives. They'll host a lavish weekend party at Chimneys, their isolated estate, and invite only "bright young things." But the festive mood is clouded by doom. A practical joke involving seven clocks and a sleeping guest has ended in accidental death—and cause for alarm. For the guests may not be all that they appear. And as whispers of a strange club called Seven Dials echo through the halls of Chimneys, all hands will be pointing to murder...

Editorial Reviews

Observer (London)
“Pure genius.”
Val McDermid
“The quickness of Christie’s hand still continues to deceive our eyes.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312979775
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
09/28/2001
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
4.32(w) x 6.68(h) x 0.79(d)

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Val McDermid
“The quickness of Christie’s hand still continues to deceive our eyes.”

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 Seven Dials Mystery 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved the book. It kept me interested the entire way through. Every time I would get to the end of a chapter or think that I had figured out the mystery; new evidence would pop up and prove me wrong or leave me hanging. I had many guesses about the murderer ,but would never in a million years have guessed the answer to this mystery. This book was so good; I think that I could read this book over and over and never get bored with it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a fan of mystery books and Agatha Christie is one of my favorite authors. This is an early Christie writing where the reader meets Superintendent Battle of Scotland Yard for the first time. Battle is a mainstay in many of Christie's later mysteries. The other characters are first timer's and very young and spontaneous. Agatha Christie is clever and thought provoking throughout the book and keeps the reader guessing to the end. A great read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Seven dials is in fact a pastiche of the'thrillers' popular in the twenties and -at the end- a total subversion of the tropes of that genre that some readers find hard to stomach. You will be surprised, and possibly dismayed.
JonyakaLena More than 1 year ago
This is an edge of your seater. The characters are well developed and entertaining. Don't miss.
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jenifernelissen More than 1 year ago
This book didn't have me enthralled like her books normally do. If you want to read this book, you may want to read "Chimneys" first. Several characters appear in both books and several references are made to a party gone wrong that was in "Chimneys". I had a hard time getting into the plot and it took me longer to read this book than I usually take to read her books. You will still enjoy a creative story plot and characters that aren't always what they appear to be. I wouldn't read this book again, but it was an ok read.
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Ryan_G More than 1 year ago
First of all I have to say I loved this book and I'm going to have to put it up near the top of my favorite Christie books. This book brought back a fun loving character from a previous books, "Bundle" Brent who first appeared in The Secret of Chimneys, she shines in this one. Like most of Dame Agatha's female characters, Bundle is a strong minded woman who not only solves the case but finds love all at the same time. I really can't get into too much of the overall storyline as it would give too much away but I will say while there are a few murders, this book reads more like a spy vs. spy read though you aren't sure which incidents are really red herrings that are leading the reader down a path that really doesn't exist. I have to say I was surprised by the ending and I wouldn't have had it any other way. This was a affirmation for me of how good Agatha Christie really was at mapping out plot line that has twists, turns, and false paths that all make sense at the end.
SEBaisl35 More than 1 year ago
Among the many famous mystery writers in the world, Agatha Christie is known as the "Queen of Crimes". One of her worldwide famous story, The Seven Dials Mystery, absorbs the reader completely into the book. Eileen Brent, whom people usually call Bundle, sees a guy being shot right in front of her eyes. His last words - "The seven dials" - make her inquisitive and she wants to find out more about the secret society and why it murders people. As she finds out, she realizes that some things are not as they seem. Some of the things I liked about the book was that it has a twist in the end. When I finished the book, I realized that almost none of my guesses were right. Also, the beginning of the book was a bit dragging, so it may appear boring at first, but as you get more into the story, it becomes full of suspense. It becomes hard to put the book back down. I recommend this book to mystery lovers and fans of Agatha Christie.
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"The Seven Dials Mystery" is an excellent Christie; it has suspense, action, obviously mystery, and a bit of romance thrown in. The characters are intriguing and likable and I for one was pleasantly shocked at the final reveal. I highly recommend it for any Christie fan or anyone looking for a good mystery!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Seven Dials mystery is my 15th Agatha Christie Novel. As usual, the novel was excellent until the end of the novel when the person who was the killer was a shocker, but not in a good way. I prefer to say that Murder on the Orient Express was far better as well as The Murder of Roger Ackroyd for their originality. Overall, however, Dials was pretty good despite the ending.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was my third agatha cristie book, it was awesome, never guessed the ending, clue: it seems to me the murderer is the person who is farthest from your mind as the person "whodunit"has a lot of action.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was fantastic! A great addition to her books!
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She fell asleep in her den which was far away.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i am an admirer of agatha christies tact and style- but this book is an absolute let down in fact shes my grandmom- luv u mommy- sob sob! but this book of hers is terrible- she mustve been suffering from a serious mental ailment while writing the book