Why Didn't They Ask Evans?

Why Didn't They Ask Evans?

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by Agatha Christie
     
 

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Agatha Christie is more than the most popular mystery writer of all time. In a career that spans over half a century, her name is synonymous with brilliant deception, ingenious puzzles, and the surprise denouement. By virtually inventing the modern mystery novel she has earned her title as the Queen of Crime. Curious? Then you're invited to read...

Why Didn't They

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Agatha Christie is more than the most popular mystery writer of all time. In a career that spans over half a century, her name is synonymous with brilliant deception, ingenious puzzles, and the surprise denouement. By virtually inventing the modern mystery novel she has earned her title as the Queen of Crime. Curious? Then you're invited to read...

Why Didn't They Ask Evans?

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

Author 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 80 novels and short story collections, 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 little Belgian Hercule Poirot and the irrepressible and relentless Miss Marple, went on to become world-famous detectives. Both have been widely dramatized in featurefilms and made-for-TV movies.

Agatha Christie also wrote under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott. As well, she wrote four non-fiction books including an autobiography and an entertaining account of the many expeditions she shared with her archaeologist husband, Sir Max Mallowan.

Agatha Christie died in 1976.

Editorial Reviews

Times Literary Supplement (London)
“A story that tickles and tantalizes but never exhausts the reader’s patience or ingenuity.”
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."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312981594
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
02/28/2002
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
4.28(w) x 6.76(h) x 0.77(d)

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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.”

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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Why Didn't They Ask Evans: Agatha Christie Audio Mystery 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a really good book. I just finished it yesterday, and I loved it. It is really suspenseful and well written.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.