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The Bedside, Bathtub & Armchair Companion to Agatha Christie is a grand salute to the queen of mysteries. It is filled with wonderful and surprising things about her books, her characters, the movies and plays based on them, and Dame Agatha herself. Original contributions by some sixty writers celebrate the Christie touch.

With witty plot summaries of all of Christie's novels, plays, and many of her short stories (without endings, of course), this treasury is more than ...

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The Bedside, Bathtub & Armchair Companion to Agatha Christie is a grand salute to the queen of mysteries. It is filled with wonderful and surprising things about her books, her characters, the movies and plays based on them, and Dame Agatha herself. Original contributions by some sixty writers celebrate the Christie touch.

With witty plot summaries of all of Christie's novels, plays, and many of her short stories (without endings, of course), this treasury is more than entertainment -- it's your personal passport to the wonderful, mysterious world of Agatha Christie.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781567315622
  • Publisher: MJF Books
  • Publication date: 9/1/2002
  • Pages: 362

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi
Foreword: A Portrait of Agatha Christie xii
Preface xvii
A Publishing Phenomenon 1
A Christie Fan Confesses "I Get That Familiar Tingle When I See Her Books" 2
A Fan Letter from Lillian Carter 5
The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1920) 6
The Secret Adversary (1922) 9
Murder on the Links (1923) 12
The Man in the Brown Suit (1924) 14
Poirot Investigates (1924) 16
A Nice Cuppa: The English Tea Ritual 18
I Would't Go In There If I Were You: Rooms to Avoid in an English Country House 22
The Secret of Chimneys (1925) 24
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (1926) 27
The Big Four (1927) 30
The Mystery of the Blue Train (1928) 33
The Seven Dials Mystery (1929) 36
A Little Diversion: A Christie Crossword 38
Partners in Crime (1929) 39
Murder at the Vicarage (1930) 42
The Mysterious Mr. Quin (1930) 46
Murder at Hazelmoor (1931) 48
Peril at End House (1932) 50
The Cruder Methods: Knives, Guns, and a Concerto for Blunt Instruments 52
A Macabre Tea Party 55
The Tuesday Club Murders (1932) 59
The Hound of Death (1933) 61
Thirteen at Dinner (1933) 63
The Boomerang Clue (1934) 66
Black Coffee (1934) 69
How To Trace Your Family Mystery--If You Dare 71
Crime, Class, and Country in Christie's Mysteries 73
Murder on the Orient Express (1934) 78
Mr. Parker Pyne, Detective (1934) 81
Murder in Three Acts (1935) 83
Death in the Air (1935) 86
Poirot Makes the Big Time 88
The "What's in a Name" Word Find 91
The A.B.C. Murders (1935) 92
Murder in Mesopotamia (1936) 94
Cards on the Table (1936) 96
Poirot Loses a Client (1937) 98
Christiemovie: An Annotated Filmography 101
The Condemned Ate a Hearty Meal: Some Favorite English Dishes 108
Death on the Nile (1937) 112
Dead Man's Mirror (1937) 115
Appointment with Death (1938) 118
Murder for Christmas (1938) 120
Easy to Kill (1939) 122
"You Need Look No Farther, Inspector--There Stands Your Criminal": Or, How Did the British Police Get By Without Poirot and Marple? 124
Life on the Nile 126
Ten Little Indians (1939) 129
Regatta Mystery (1939) 132
Sad Cypress (1940 134
The Patriotic Murders (1940) 136
Evil Under the Sun (1941) 138
N or M? (1941) 139
The Romantic Englishwoman: Agatha Christie as Mary Westmacott 141
Ten Little Who? 144
And Then There Were Three 146
The Body in the Library (1942) 149
The Moving Finger (1942) 151
Murder in Retrospect (1943) 153
Towards Zero (1944) 155
Death Comes As the End (1945) 157
All My Trials: Scenes from the Old Bailey 159
The Poison Pen: A Guide to Agatha's Toxic Agents 162
Remembered Death (1945) 166
Murder after Hours (1946) 168
The Labors of Hercules (1947) 170
There Is a Tide (1948) 173
Witness for the Prosecution (1948) 175
The Making of Witness for the Prosecution 177
A Guide to Murders Fair & Foul: The Christie Mystery Map of Southern England 180
Dartmoor--The Deadly Heath 182
Crooked House (1949) 186
The Mousetrap and Other Stories (1950) 188
A Murder Is Announced (1950) 191
They Came to Baghdad (1951) 193
The Under Dog and Other Stories (1951) 195
The Mousetrap Double-Crostic 198
The Quotable Christie 200
(Facing page 202) The Selling of Christie
It's Not a Play, It's an Institution: The Mousetrap 203
Mrs. McGinty's Dead (1952) 204
Murder with Mirrors (1952) 206
A Pocket Full of Rye (1953) 208
Funerals Are Fatal (1953) 210
Spider's Web (1954) 212
Hercule Poirot: The Man and the Myth 214
Poirot and I: A Hungarian-Born Fan Tells Why He Identifies with Poirot 219
So Many Steps to Death (1954) 222
Hickory, Dickory, Death (1955) 223
Dead Man's Folly (1956) 225
What Mrs. McGillicuddy Saw! (1957) 227
Unexpected Guest (1958) 229
They Gave Their Lives for Art: A Study of the Christie Victims 231
The Miss Marple Double-Crostic 234
Ordeal by Innocence (1958) 236
Verdict (1958) 238
Cat among the Pigeons (1959) 240
The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding (1960) 242
Double Sin and Other Stories (1961) 244
The Marvelous Miss Marple: A Profile 245
Margaret Rutherford: The Universal Aunt 249
The Pale Horse (1961) 252
The Mirror Crack'd (1962) 254
Rule of Three (1962) 256
The Clocks (1963) 259
The Womanly Arts: Gossip and Intuition as Detective Tools 261
A Caribbean Mystery (1964) 264
At Bertram's Hotel (1965) 266
Third Girl (1966) 269
Endless Night (1967) 271
The Agatha Christie Title Crossword 273
Ariadne Oliver: Dame Agatha's Alter Ego 274
Out of the Top Drawer: Or, How They Dressed 278
By the Pricking of My Thumbs (1968) 282
Hallowe'en Party (1969) 284
Passenger to Frankfurt (1970) 286
The Golden Ball and Other Stories (1971) 288
He and She: Two Fans Tell How They Turned Each Other On to Christie 290
"How Do You Feel About That, Jane?": If I Were Miss Marple's Shrink--A Fantasy 295
Nemesis (1971) 298
Elephants Can Remember (1972) 300
Akhnaton (1973) 302
Hercule Poirot Double-Crostic 304
Postern of Fate (1974) 306
Poirot's Early Cases (1974) 309
Curtain (1975) 311
Sleeping Murder (1976) 314
Christiemovie II: And Then There Were More 316
Tommy and Tuppence: Partners in "The Great Game" 321
Waste No Words: The Short Fiction 324
Agatha: The Movie That Almost Wasn't 326
I Was Murdered at an Agatha Christie Mystery Weekend 329
Agatha in the Eighties 334
Inside the Detection Club 336
Christie on the BBC 339
Jessica Fletcher: A Liberated Miss Marple? 340
The Impact of Gender on Agatha and her Craft 342
Agatha Christie Made Me Do It! 345
Had Enough Yet? 346
Christie on Video 347
The Unread Christie 348
Agatha Christie Editions Currently in Print 349
Christie Books Arranged by Detective Featured 352
Plays and Short Story Collections 353
Illustration Credits 355
About the Contributors 358
Title Index 360
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  • Anonymous

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    The best Accomplimet to the Agatha Christie Novels

    For those who don't find Agatha Christie an easy read this is the perfect book for you to read before reading her stories... Definately two thumbs up!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2003

    The Definative Guide to ALL Things Agatha!!!

    This is such a great book! It gives you short plot synopsis of EVERYTHING she wrote as well as interesting articles and facts.

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