Why Didn't They Ask Evans?

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Was it a misstep that sent a handsome stranger plummeting to his death from a cliff? Or something more sinister? Fun-loving adventurers Bobby Jones and Frances Derwent's suspicions are certainly roused—espeically since the man's dying words were so peculiar: Why didn't the ask Evans? Bobby and Frances would love to know. Unfortunately, asking the wrong people has sent the amateur sleuths running for their lives—on a wild and deadly pursuit tod discover who Evans is, what it was he wasn't asked, and why the ...

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Overview

Was it a misstep that sent a handsome stranger plummeting to his death from a cliff? Or something more sinister? Fun-loving adventurers Bobby Jones and Frances Derwent's suspicions are certainly roused—espeically since the man's dying words were so peculiar: Why didn't the ask Evans? Bobby and Frances would love to know. Unfortunately, asking the wrong people has sent the amateur sleuths running for their lives—on a wild and deadly pursuit tod discover who Evans is, what it was he wasn't asked, and why the mysterious inquiry has put their own lives in mortal danger...

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Editorial Reviews

Nevada Barr
“Agatha Christie had one of the most creative minds in mystery fiction. She managed to use up almost all the plots before most of us were born.”
Time Magazines Literary Supplement (London)
"A story that tickles and tantalizes but never exhausts the reader’s patience or ingenuity."
Times Literary Supplement (London)
“A story that tickles and tantalizes but never exhausts the reader’s patience or ingenuity.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312981594
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/2002
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 4.28 (w) x 6.76 (h) x 0.77 (d)

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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.

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.

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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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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2012

    LOVED IT.

    Brilliant! The characters are amusing, the ending was strong...
    An amazing book. Five stars! The Evans topic could have been more dominant, however. I feel that it was a bit overshadowed by other things that were going on.
    Despite the fact neuther Poirot or Miss Marple starres in this novel, it was still pretty fantastic.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2014

    Our hero is on his own in this classic without

    Pirote or miss marple. Just goes to show how dangerous a golf game can be. todays beer drinker note clue of the beer bottle page counter

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2003

    Great book

    This is a really good book. I just finished it yesterday, and I loved it. It is really suspenseful and well written.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2001

    The title keeps you reading it non-stop

    Another book that doesnt have M. Hercule POirot in it nor miss Jane Marple. But still the book is very interesting though not a very intelligent plot. A very plain story that lacks credibility at times. But Christie has done a marvellous job by giving it this title that keeps the reader wondering till the very end. The book has a few characters and the last words of a dying man which are the most intriguing part of it.

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