A classic Agatha Christie short story from the collection The Golden Ball and Other Stories.
Sane and sensible Edward Robinson secretly dreams of fast cars, adventurous women, and danger, but his fiancée, Maud, keeps him grounded in reality. When Edward wins money in a newspaper competition, he immediately buys the sleek red car of his dreams – without telling Maud. Adventure swiftly ensues, as he is embroiled in high society scandals that lead him to a significant transformation.
|File size:||834 KB|
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
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Surprising, that's what it is! I thought I’d read everything Agatha Christie ever wrote, but then I stumbled upon this previously unknown ninety-nine cent short story while browsing the cheap section. (Hey, I’m on a budget, like just about everybody I know.) Is it a mystery? Surprise! It is not a mystery! It is, however, a LOL-funny short story that was written long before Poirot and Marple showed up and changed Agatha’s life forever by making her the best selling mystery writer ever. Who knew that Agatha Christie could write funny stuff? Surprise! She could, and did. This story is a wonderfully clever parody of the sappy boy meets girl stuff that was so popular in the 1920s (and let’s face it, still is). Spineless, henpecked Edward Robinson lives a safe, quiet life but longs for a dangerous and exciting one. During a few glorious hours over the Christmas holidays, and purely by accident, his wish finally comes true, leaving him a wiser and better man.