Masterpieces in Miniature

Masterpieces in Miniature

The Detectives : Stories

Book - 2005 | 1st ed
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Baker & Taylor
A collection of short whodunits from the world's most popular crime writer brings together thirty-nine of her finest mystery tales, featuring her famed sleuths Miss Marple, Hercule Poirot, Parker Pyne, and Harley Quin as they take on some of their most baffling cases. Original.

McMillan Palgrave
Agatha Christie is the world's most popular writer in modern times and her books have only been outsold by the Bible and Shakespeare. Best remembered for such classic crime novels as Murder on the Orient Express, And Then There Were None, and Death on the Nile, her works have been cherished by generations of readers. Christie, however, was also a master of the shorter crime story and this volume collects some of her finest short stories. Each of these thirty-nine stories features one of Christie's famous detectives - Miss Marple, Hercule Poirot, Parker Pyne, and Harley Quin - in some of their most baffling and intriguing cases, as these ingenious Christie tales show how satisfying and compelling the crime short story can be.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Minotaur, 2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312349387
Characteristics: x, 691 p. ; 21 cm


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Feb 23, 2014

I was so surprised at how much fun these short stories are to read. I have never read any of Agatha Christie's short stories before and am so enjoying them. I did not know of Mr. Satterthwaite and his mysterious friend Mr. Quin and really love this series, and also Parker Pyne! I always love Miss Jane Marple and not as much Hercule P. What fun and how entertaining!

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Jul 07, 2011

An excellent collection of short stories that show the various talents of the amazing Agatha Christie. This volume also includes the complete stories of the fascinating Mr. Satterthwaite and his mysterious friend Mr. Quin. Absolutely ingenious and page turning for any fan of classic mysteries. Mrs. Christie you make great stories!

Shsunon Jun 09, 2011

Wonderful stories by A. Christie!!

Jan 14, 2011

Fun to read (or reread) as is to be expected from this author.

Dec 02, 2010

I love Agatha Christie's short stories - they're crisp, lovely character studies
-- I was surprised to find gems in this volume that I'd never read before!

Dec 13, 2009

Somewhat predictable but entertaining.


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