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The Sittaford Mystery
     

The Sittaford Mystery

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by Agatha Christie
 

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In a remote house in the middle of Dartmoor, six shadowy figures huddle around a table for a seance. Tension rises as the spirits spell out a chilling message: "Captain Trevelyan . . . dead . . . murder."

Is this black magic or simply a macabre joke? The only way to be certain is to locate Captain Trevelyan. Unfortunately, his home is six miles away and, with

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In a remote house in the middle of Dartmoor, six shadowy figures huddle around a table for a seance. Tension rises as the spirits spell out a chilling message: "Captain Trevelyan . . . dead . . . murder."

Is this black magic or simply a macabre joke? The only way to be certain is to locate Captain Trevelyan. Unfortunately, his home is six miles away and, with snowdrifts blocking the roads, someone will have to make the journey on foot. . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061752209
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
03/17/2009
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
66,277
File size:
380 KB

Meet the Author

The name "Agatha Christie" is nearly synonymous with upper-class British mysteries, for good reason. Christie (1890-1976) set the standard for the genre in more than 60 novels and dozens of short stories, creating two iconic detectives along the way: the fastidious Belgian Hercule Poirot, and the English spinster Jane Marple in the Miss Marple series. No one could match her knack for weaving clues into her stories. Widely considered her masterpiece, And Then There Were None has been adapted into a number of films.

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 Sittaford Mystery 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was so intriguing, I had a very difficult time putting it down, even when I had to go to work! Almost every chapter provides persuasive clues and new suspects who may have been involved with logical motives. The twists and turns in the book kept me jumping from one suspect to another, sure I was right that time, only to be surprised by the real murderer. This is a great read for anyone interested in mystery whodunnits!
kathie518 More than 1 year ago
For those who don't know some of her earlier works - this is a great read. She brings you back to a different era and it is always enjoyable. I have read these books so many times and always spot something new in them with each re-read.
Redhatpoodle More than 1 year ago
Classic Christie! There's nothing more to say!
Bungda More than 1 year ago
Once again Dame Agatha has spun a mysterious web for the reader to sort out. Almost effortlessly we are drawn into the quiet lives of the secluded English village folks. She is an expert at making the reader feel welcome and invisible at the same time. It is almost as if one is watching a movie. The characters are easily and naturally introduced and the stage set - then (surprise)! So, the murder has occurred and the hunt begins for the killer. But, who will it be? Yes, the "games a-foot" and what a game. If anyone knows how to play this game, it's Dame Agatha Christie. Her faithful fans and newbies alike will thoroughly enjoy The Sittaford Mystery, I know I did!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Agatha Christie's stories never disappoint and this one is not the exception.
Guest More than 1 year ago
True mystery fans may read and reread tales by the doyenne of all mystery writers, Agatha Christie. With the advent of audio books we can now listen and relisten to our favorites. Surely that will be case with 'The Sittaford Mystery' superbly read by acclaimed British actor Nathaniel Parker. In this, the first novel in which Ms. Christie makes use of the supernatural in her plotting, a seance is being held. The six participants enjoy this pastime, they view it as a lark - that is until a spirit spells out m-u-r-d-e-r. The deceased is supposedly Captain Trevelyan. Not only supposedly, but truly as in only a few hours the Captain is found dead. It was a brutal murder; death was caused by a vicious blow to the head. Jim, Emily Trefusis's fiancé is the prime suspect. It is up to her to clear his name. For help she turns to a retired Inspector, and a very nosy newsman. Is this trio able to unearth the truth?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the snow-covered winter setting of this mystery, as well as the heroine. I wish Christie had written more books with Emily Trefusis.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Really good. Love the Emily character. No spoilers ;)
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