Clues to Christie: An Introductory Guide to Miss Marple, Hercule Poirot, Tommy & Tuppence and All of Agatha Christie's Mysteries

Clues to Christie: An Introductory Guide to Miss Marple, Hercule Poirot, Tommy & Tuppence and All of Agatha Christie's Mysteries

by Agatha Christie

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Overview

Dying to read Agatha Christie for the first time or to re-read one of her classic mysteries but don’t know where to start? This fully authorized and comprehensive guide to the Queen of Mystery includes an introduction by award-winning Agatha Christie expert John Curran with features on each of her classic detectives including Miss Marple, Hercule Poirot and Tommy & Tuppence; guides to reading each of her series and her stand-alone novels; and an A to Z of Agatha Christie. Interspersed throughout are quotes from Christie, a list of the Christie novels that were her personal favorites and three of her classic short stories: The Affair at the Victory Ball, Greenshaw’s Folly and A Fairy in the Flat.

Clues to Christie Table of Contents: “Agatha Christie: An Introduction” by John Curran; The Hercule Poirot Mysteries; “The Affair at the Victory Ball”; The Miss Marple Mysteries; “Greenshaw’s Folly”; The Tommy and Tuppence Mysteries; “A Fairy in the Flat”; Agatha Christie’s Stand-Alone Mysteries and Short-Story Collections; The Queen of Mystery’s Personal Favorites; Ten Other Ways to Read Agatha Christie; “On Agatha Christie and Poisons”; The A to Z of Agatha Christie

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062189387
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/22/2011
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 367,725
File size: 2 MB

About 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, after a prolific career spanning six decades.

Date of Birth:

September 15, 1890

Date of Death:

January 12, 1976

Place of Birth:

Torquay, Devon, England

Education:

Home schooling

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Clues to Christie : An Introductory Guide to Miss Marple, Hercule Poirot, Tommy & Tuppence and All of Agatha Christie's Mysteries 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 35 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It wasn't exactly as portrayed in the synopsis. This book is a brief bio of the highlights of Ms Christie's life and career and includes 3 excerpts from her series and stand alone books. Not bad, but not what it said it was.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Three short stories. Minimal biographical information. Buy a collection of her shortstories or her book "An Autobiography"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would not have purchased this if I had been able to recieve a solid sample of it. Much of the book contains lists that I could have pulled up on the internet. This is the first nook purchase I've made that I was really disappointed with :(
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Brief history of her life, but does not live up to the promise of the title.
Bungda More than 1 year ago
but this seems much shorter than the title would have you believe. I can't say I'm disappointed, just a little surprised. Still, a good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had watched a documentary of Agatha Christie a few years ago and found the book to come short of the whole story.
phlipside More than 1 year ago
This is a short introduction (77 pages) to all of the First Lady of Mystery's works. It also includes three lesser known stories of three of her best known characters. It was a very interesting read that filled in some details that I never knew about Christie. She wrote more widely than I'd ever realized. Christie fans should read this. Mystery fans should read this as well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
expected more insite to her stories,but still interesting
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
RIP OFF
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very entertaining and informative. A quick and fun read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I expected more about Agatha Christie.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had begun haphazardly reading or rereading Mrs. Christie's stories. I wanted to focus. This book has sorted it all out for me, and has given me a better understanding of the writer. Expectations fulfilled.
WildGinger More than 1 year ago
not worth the cost. i bought it, skimmed through it. and never looked at it again. it only has three of her short stories, and a minimal amount of information. certainly not a good start off for new Christie readers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting book for learning more about Agatha Christie, her career, and her inspiration. Includes introductory stories for her primary detective characters---"The Affair at the Victory Ball" for Poirot, "Greenshaw's Folly" for Miss Marple, and "A Fairy in the Flat" for Tommy and Tuppence. The section on Christie's work in a dispensary and subsequent education in poisons was quite interesting, and the "Agatha Christie A to Z" was charming.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For those who don't know much about Ag. Chr., this is a good introduction. Was glad to learn about here, but also glad it was free.
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Jbenj More than 1 year ago
This book was fun and silly, just like Agatha's stuff. I enjoyed it.
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