Agatha Christie (Pocket Essential series) by Mark Campbell

By Mark Campbell

Pocket necessities is a dynamic sequence of books which are concise, full of life, and simple to learn. filled with evidence in addition to specialist reviews, every one e-book has all of the key details you must learn about such renowned themes as movie, tv, cult fiction, background, and extra. during this publication, Mark Campbell presents an educated advent to the Agatha Christie phenomenon, together with a biography of the good writer, in-depth profiles of 10 of her preferred characters, analyses of the tales, and a bit on movie, television, and level variations. Appendices contain an exhaustive biography and an outline of the simplest Christie web pages round.

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The group consists of Jane Marple, her nephew Raymond West and his fiancée Joyce Lemprière, ex-commissioner Henry Clithering, clergyman Dr Pender, and the solicitor Mr Petherick. Conclusion: A pleasing selection of puzzles, each narrated in a different voice. 4/5 3) The Regatta Mystery (1939*, ss) Case: ‘Miss Marple Tells a Story’: Some years before, a young man was charged for his wife’s murder in a country hotel… Context: This is the only Marple story in this mixed collection; it is also the only adventure that she herself narrates.

The Veiled Lady’: Ditto. 49 Agatha 16/9/05 9:38 am Page 50 ‘Problem at Sea’: See The Regatta Mystery (1939*). : Ditto. ‘The Adventure of Johnnie Waverly’: See Three Blind Mice (1950*). ‘The Third Floor Flat’: Ditto. ‘The Affair at the Victory Ball’: See The Under Dog (1951*). ‘The Adventure of the Clapham Cook’: Ditto. ‘The Cornish Mystery’: Ditto. ‘The King of Clubs’: Ditto. ‘The Lemesurier Inheritance’: Ditto. ‘The Plymouth Express’: Ditto. ‘The Submarine Plans’: Ditto. ‘The Market Basing Mystery’: Ditto.

3/5 8) Lord Edgware Dies (1933) Case: An estranged husband is found stabbed to death in his own library… Context: The character of Carlotta Adams is based on an American entertainer called Ruth Draper (1884-1956) who could change her appearance with a minimum of props. At one point Poirot is called away to solve the case of ‘The Ambassador’s Boots’, a crime actually solved by Tommy and Tuppence in Partners in Crime (1929). Conclusion: Brilliantly plotted with a dazzling array of upperclass characters.

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