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Previously published in the print anthology Partners in Crime. While lunching in the chic Gold Room, Tommy masquerades as a blind detective. It is then that the Beresfords are approached by the elegant Duke of Blairgowrie for help in locating his missing daughter.
Joyce Lempiere tells the Tuesday Night Club of an incident that occurred five years ago when she was vacationing at a small inn on the Cornish coast. She was painting a picture of the front of the inn, including details of wet bathing suits drying on the balcony of Denis and Margery Dacre, when she realised she had included blood stains on the pavement. A few days later Margery is found dead, having drowned, and the Club are called to solve the mystery.
A classic Agatha Christie short story, available individually for the first time as an ebook. Sir Henry Clithering returns to Mary Mead to dine with his friends the Bantrys and suggests inviting Miss Marple. Over dinner they discuss the peculiar case of a superstitious woman who is told that a blue geranium will bring about her death. When she dies, her loyal husband is in the frame for her murder...
A husband plots his wife's murder in another tale by murder mystery queen Agatha Christie.
When Tommy and Tuppence visit an elderly aunt in her gothic nursing home, they think nothing of her mistrust of the doctors; after all, Ada is a very difficult old lady. But when Mrs. Lockett mentions a poisoned mushroom stew and Mrs. Lancaster talks about "something behind the fireplace," Tommy and Tuppence find themselves caught up in a spine-chilling adventure that could spell death for either of them . . .
El gran científico sir Claud Amory hace una declaración espectacular: alguien le ha robado la fórmula por él inventada y le va a dar la oportunidad a quien la ha robado que la devuelva. En la biblioteca se encuentran su hijo Richard Amory y su esposa Lucia, Miss Caroline Amory hermana de Sir Claud, el secretario Edward Raynor, el doctor Carelli, y la prima de Richard, Barbara. Pero algo sale mal y Sir Claud ha hallado la muerte. El famoso detective Hércules Poirot había sido contratado por Sir Claud para ayudarle a encontrar la fórmula, pero llegó demasiado tarde. Ahora Hércules Poirot deberá desentrañar el misterio de la desaparición de la fórmula y la muerte de Sir Claud.
Previously published in the print anthology The Golden Ball and Other Stories. One frosty evening, millionaire hedonist Silas Hamer is gripped with a sudden fear of his own mortality. He encounters a man who he believes has triggered his spiritual awakening.
As Jane Marple sat basking in the tropical sunshine she felt mildly discontented with life. True, the warmth eased her rheumatism, but here in paradise nothing ever happened. Then a question was put to her by a stranger: 'Would you like to see a picture of a murderer?' Before she has a chance to answer, the man vanishes, only to be found dead the next day. The mysteries abound: Where is the picture? Why is the hotelier prone to nightmares? Why doesn't the most talked-about guest, a reclusive millionaire, ever leave his room? And why is Miss Marple herself fearful for her life? Of note: A Caribbean Mystery introduces the wealthy (and difficult) Mr Jason Rafiel, who will call upon Miss Marple for help in Nemesis (1971) -- after his death.
Doctor Haydock, the resident GP of St. Mary Mead, hopes to cheer up Miss Marple as she recovers from the flu with a little story. The tale revolves around the return of the prodigal son of Major Laxton, the devilishly handsome Harry Laxton. Harry, after leading a life of childish indiscretions and falling head over heels for the village tobacconist's daughter, has made good and returned to lay claim to his tumbling childhood home and introduce the village to his beautiful new wife. But, the villagers are prone to gossip about young Harry's past, and one person in particular cannot forgive him for tearing down the old house. Will Miss Marple's acumen be up to the task of solving the story?
Previously published in the print anthology Parker Pine Investigates. Plans for England's new submarine have been stolen from the aspiring Prime Minister. Hercule Poirot is summoned to crack the case, but none of the witnesses' accounts are the same ...
Previously published in the print anthology Parker Pine Investigates. Reginald Wade goes to Parker Pyne when he learns that his wife has decided to leave him for another man. Reggie's only hope is that his wife has declared a six-month grace period. If she still feels the same at the end, she wants a divorce. Pyne decides that dark, glamorous Madeline de Sara is just what Reggie needs to console him--but will Mrs. Wade think this is such a good idea?
When civilian life proves too dull for Major Wilbrahams, he contacts Parker Pyne to escape his boredom. Pyne's assistant arranges a chance meeting with the beautiful Freda Clegg and the two join forces, but on leaving for Africa they encounter more than they had bargained for.
Previously published in the print anthology Parker Pine Investigates. Daphne St. John enlists Parker Pyne's aid. She must return a valuable diamond she stole to pay off gambling debts. Now, repenting her rash act, Daphne needs help to return the diamond without its owner being any the wiser.
Maria Packington suspects her husband of having an affair. In an attempt to revitalise her marriage, she responds to an ad from Mr. Parker Pyne - who promises to provide solutions to unhappiness. Maria's life soon undergoes a rapid transformation...
When a six-foot-tall tan giant of man comes into Albert Blunt's International Detective agency, Tommy and Tuppence-married couple and detective aficionados-are in for a treat. Not only has Mr. Stavansson emerged after a two-year Arctic adventure, but he's lost his fiancÉe Hermione too. What telegrams and scraps of information Tommy and Tuppence can gather are all the hope the adventurer has in finding her. But this information leads the duo into dangerous situations, investigating secluded country houses in the dead of night, and that's only the start of it....
Previously published in the print anthology Poirot Investigates. When Violet Marsh's late uncle's first will seems to be a prank, she is desperate to find the second one.
When her maid asks Miss Marple to intervene in the delicate problem of her rather opinionated cousin Gladys, she doesn't think much can be done. Poor Gladys has been accused of stealing a precious brooch belonging to her employers, the reserved Misses Skinner. While one sister malingers with mysterious ailments, the other attends to her every need, and they've both decided that Gladys must go. But, one day there appears a paragon to replace her, the perfect maid, or so they think....
Previously published in the print anthology Parker Pine Investigates. Mrs. Abner Rymer needs help from Parker Pyne. She may be a rich widow, but she's been shunned by her friends and is very lonely. After Pyne takes her to see Dr. Constantine, an Oriental sage, Mrs. Rymer passes out and awakens with a totally different identity!
Previously published in the print anthology Poirot's Early Cases. Poirot investigates a murder in which the only clue is a box of chocolates.
A collection of five stories by Agatha Christie, including The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, And Then There Were None, Three Blind Mice, Witness for the Prosecution, and Philomel Cottage.
At a health resort, Miss Marple becomes suspicious that a man she meets is planning on murdering his wife. Previously published in the print anthology The Thirteen Problems.
Previously published in the print anthology Partners in Crime. A woman inherits a large house from her old aunt, but she has no means of maintaining it. She must take in lodgers to make ends meet, but, unfortunately, the house seems to be inhabited by poltergeists. This makes it rather hard to retain tenants. Tommy and Tuppence investigate.
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
On a dark evening, Mr. Harley Quin appears at the door of Royston Hall under the premise that his car has broken down. Once inside, he embarks upon the tragic tale of Royston Hall's former occupants, leading to a dramatic change in the perceptions of the current inhabitants - but has Mr. Quin's revelation come too late?
A classic Agatha Christie short story, available individually for the first time as an ebook. When Miss Marple dines at the Bantrys the conversation always turns to murder. Whilst Dr Lloyd was in the Canary Islands, a woman drowned in the sea. To all it seems an accident, but one eyewitness says her paid companion deliberately drowned her...
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