The Under Dog and Other Stories

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An ingeniously criminal collection of Poirot stories...

It would take a remarkably alert reader to single out the murderer before the last page in each story. (New Yorker)
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Overview

An ingeniously criminal collection of Poirot stories...

It would take a remarkably alert reader to single out the murderer before the last page in each story. (New Yorker)
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Editorial Reviews

New Yorker
“It would take a remarkably alert reader to single out the murderer before the last page in each story.”
Tana French
“Reading a perfectly plotted Agatha Christie is like crunching into a perfect apple: that pure, crisp, absolute satisfaction.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781572702424
  • Publisher: Audio Partners Publishing Corporation
  • Publication date: 2/28/2002
  • Series: Hercule Poirot Series
  • Format: Cassette
  • Edition description: 2 Cassettes
  • Product dimensions: 4.68 (w) x 6.64 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Meet the Author

Agatha Christie

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. Sophie Hannah is the internationally bestselling author of nine psychological thrillers, which have been published in more than 20 countries and adapted for television. Sophie is an Honorary Fellow of Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge, and as a poet has been shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize.

Biography

Agatha Christie is the world's best-known mystery writer. Her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language, and another billion in 44 foreign languages. She is the most widely published author of all time in any language, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Her writing career spanned more than half a century, during which she wrote 79 novels and a short story collection, as well as 14 plays, one of which, The Mousetrap, is the longest running play in history. Two of the characters she created, the brilliant Belgian detective Hercule Poirot and the irrepressible and relentless Miss Marple, went on to become world famous detectives. Both have been widely dramatized in feature films and made-for-TV movies. Agatha Christie died in 1976.

Author biography courtesy of Random House, Inc.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Mary Westmacott (used for her romantic fiction)
    1. Date of Birth:
      September 15, 1890
    2. Place of Birth:
      Torquay, Devon, England
    1. Date of Death:
      January 12, 1976

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  • Posted December 5, 2009

    A Great Book for Short Plane Hops!

    I bought this book specifically for taking with me on short plane rides. I have read (I think) every Hercule Poirot book written by Agatha Christie with the exception of "Curtain". I just can't read of Hercule Poirot dying. This book is filled with short stories and fascinating little mysteries. A great book to take on plane rides or anytime you need a minute to get away. I love these little stress relievers.

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  • Posted February 16, 2012

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    Disappointing

    I very very much enjoy the regular long fiction Hercule Poirot novels by Agatha Christie so I was really quite surprised at how much I disliked this short story collection. The first one is quite long and it was quite good for a bit, but the ending was very cheesy. I could not even follow the second one, the whole case and how Hercule solved it just seemed to crazy fast to me and I couldn't really follow the "logic" behind it, I stopped reading halfway through the 3rd story. Sadly, I have no motivation at all to finish the stories, I am quite disappointed so far. I recommend sticking to her regular books, there is just so much more going on, and passing up on her short stories.

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