Agatha Christie s DevonAgatha Christie s Devon



In this book, the author, an avid fan of Christie's work with a lifelong knowledge of the area follows in the footsteps of the author to discover the actual locations which inspired her.

Author: Bret Hawthorne

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ISBN: 1841148563

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Torquay is the birth place of Agatha Christie, & Torbay & South Devon provide the locations for many of the settings in her work. In this book, the author, an avid fan of Christie's work with a lifelong knowledge of the area follows in the footsteps of the author to discover the actual locations which inspired her.

Agatha Christie s Secret NotebooksAgatha Christie s Secret Notebooks



Full of details she was too modest to reveal in her own autobiography, this remarkable new book includes a wealth of excerpts and pages reproduced directly from the notebooks and her letters, plus, for the first time, two newly discovered ...

Author: John Curran

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062006523

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Page: 496

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Agatha Christie’s Secret Notebooks is the fascinating exploration of the contents of Agatha Christie’s long hidden notebooks, including illustrations, analyses, and two previously unpublished Hercule Poirot short stories. Not only will Christie’s legions of ardent fans find a treasure chest of new material from the author of such classics as And Then There Were None, Murder on the Orient Express, and Death on the Nile, but Agatha Christie’s Secret Notebooks is also a must-read tutorial for writers who want to learn the intricacies of constructing crime novels.

Agatha Christie CollectionAgatha Christie Collection



This launched her literary career. In this book: The Mysterious Affair at Styles, 1920 The Secret Adversary, 1922

Author: Agatha Christie

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ISBN: 150033877X

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Page: 290

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Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, (1890 – 1976) was an English crime novelist, short story writer, and playwright. She also wrote six romances under the name Mary Westmacott, but she is best known for the 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections she wrote under her own name, most of which revolve around the investigations of such characters as Hercule Poirot, Miss Jane Marple and Tommy and Tuppence. She also wrote the world's longest-running play, The Mousetrap.Born into a wealthy upper-middle-class family in Torquay, Devon, Christie served in a hospital during the First World War, before marrying and starting a family in London. She was initially unsuccessful at getting her work published; but in 1920 The Bodley Head press published her novel The Mysterious Affair at Styles, featuring the character of Poirot. This launched her literary career.In this book:The Mysterious Affair at Styles, 1920The Secret Adversary, 1922

Agatha Christie s DetectivesAgatha Christie s Detectives



Tales of mystery, adventure, and detection feature Agatha Christie's favorite sleuths--Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple, Superintendent Battle, and Tommy and Tuppence Beresford

Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: Avenel

ISBN: 0517035812

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Page: 698

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Tales of mystery, adventure, and detection feature Agatha Christie's favorite sleuths--Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple, Superintendent Battle, and Tommy and Tuppence Beresford

Agatha Christie Murder in the MakingAgatha Christie Murder in the Making



Here are wonderful gems, including Christie's essay on her famous detective, Hercule Poirot, written for a British national newspaper in the 1930s; a previously unseen version of a "Miss Marple" short story; and a courtroom chapter from her ...

Author: John Curran

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062065445

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Page: 432

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John Curran reveals the secrets of the world’s greatestmystery writer in Agatha Christie: Murder in the Making, the fascinating follow up to Agatha Christie’s SecretNotebooks featuring moreinsight into Christie’s captivating life story and a new windfall ofChristie’s unpublished work—including letters, archival papers, and a keenly incisive analysis of Christie’s last, unfinished novel.For readers new to Christie’s mysteries and for life-long fans of Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple, and Tommy and Tuppence, eitherfrom classic Christie novels like Murder on the Orient Express or fromthe popular Masterpiece Theater adaptations, “Curran’s discoveries will shapehow Christie is read.” (Independent on Sunday).

Agatha Christie s Miss Marple the Life and Times of Miss Jane MarpleAgatha Christie s Miss Marple the Life and Times of Miss Jane Marple



The definitive companion to the MISS MARPLE novels, short stories, films and TV appearances, now revised and updated.

Author: Anne Hart

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0008340285

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Page: 160

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The definitive companion to the MISS MARPLE novels, short stories, films and TV appearances, now revised and updated.

Agatha Christie Goes to WarAgatha Christie Goes to War



Columbia University Press, 1982. Laing, Jemima. “An Agatha Christie Birthday Cake to Die For”. BBC Devon, 10 Sep. 2010, news.bbc.co.uk/local/devon/hi/people_and_places/history/newsid_8988000/8988240.stm Accessed 4 Mar. 2018.

Author: Rebecca Mills

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000740844

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Page: 208

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Agatha Christie has never been substantially considered as a war writer, even though war is a constant presence in her writing. This interdisciplinary collection of essays considers the effects of these conflicts on the social and psychological textures of Christie’s detective fiction and other writings, demonstrating not only Christie’s textual navigation of her contemporary surroundings and politics, but also the value of her voice as a popular fiction writer reflecting popular concerns. Agatha Christie Goes to War introduces the ‘Queen of Crime’ as an essential voice in the discussion of war, warfare, and twentieth century literature.

Agatha ChristieAgatha Christie



... 1980 Cade, Jared, Agatha Christie and the Eleven Missing Days, 1998 Campbell, Mark, The Pocket Essential Agatha Christie, ... 1990 Hart, Anne, The Life and Times of Miss Jane Marple, 1997 Hawthorne, Bret, Agatha Christie's Devon, ...

Author: Cathy Cook

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780752492537

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Page: 192

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This miscellany explores the fascinating and enigmatic world created by the undisputed ‘Queen of Crime’, Agatha Christie. Examining her place in literary history, her books and her iconic characters, including Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple, this unique collection includes facts, trivia and quotes that feature in Christie’s legendary stories and the subsequent film and television adaptations. The Agatha Christie Miscellany will also delve into the secrets, mysteries and tricks that made Christie the most sensational and successful mystery writer of her time. For example, how is it that she managed to keep us guessing the murderer until the very end? Looking at her life and the influences on her writing, this entertaining and informative miscellany will, above all, unravel the secrets of Agatha Christie’s phenomenal success.

And Then There Were NoneAnd Then There Were None



Seven... The tension escalates as the survivors try to keep one step ahead of their ingenious stalker, who seems bent on reaching the final line. And Then There Were None.

Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780007136834

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Page: 317

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Ten... Ten strangers are lured to an island mansion off the Devon coast. Over dinner, an unseen voice accuses each of them of harbouring a guilty secret, and by the end of the evening one of their number is dead. Nine... Their host fails to appear, and as the weather changes the island becomes a sinister and claustrophobic place to be stranded. Eight... Haunted by an ancient nursery rhyme, they all realise that the murderer is not only among them but is preparing to strike again. Seven... The tension escalates as the survivors try to keep one step ahead of their ingenious stalker, who seems bent on reaching the final line. And Then There Were None.

Agatha Christie Murder in the MakingAgatha Christie Murder in the Making



Here are wonderful gems, including Christie's essay on her famous detective, Hercule Poirot, written for a British national newspaper in the 1930s; a previously unseen version of a "Miss Marple" short story; and a courtroom chapter from her ...

Author: John Curran

Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks

ISBN: 0062065432

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Page: 432

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As he did in the Edgar®-nominated and Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity Awards–winning Agatha Christie's Secret Notebooks, Christie expert and archivist John Curran once again examines the unpublished notebooks of the world's bestselling author to explore the techniques she used to surprise and entertain generations of readers. Drawing on Christie's personal papers and letters, he reveals how more than twenty of her novels, as well as stage scripts, short stories, and some more personal items, evolved. Here are wonderful gems, including Christie's essay on her famous detective, Hercule Poirot, written for a British national newspaper in the 1930s; a previously unseen version of a "Miss Marple" short story; and a courtroom chapter from her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, which was edited out of the published version in 1920; plus an insightful, well-reasoned analysis of her final unfinished novel, based on the author's notes and Curran's own deep knowledge of Christie and her work. A must-read for every Christie aficionado, Agatha Christie: Murder in the Making is a fascinating look into the mind and craft of one of the world's most prolific and beloved authors.

The Detective Novels of Agatha ChristieThe Detective Novels of Agatha Christie



The county of Devon was a favorite area of Agatha Christie. She spent her childhood in Torquay, a resort town on the south coast of Devon, and during the late ¡930s she and her husband purchased a large Georgian-period home called ...

Author: James Zemboy

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476665955

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Page: 448

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“thoughtful and entertaining...highly useful...achieves its goal”—Booklist “may be the most thorough guide to the 60 novels published between 1920 and 1976...provides thoughtful and helpful commentary”—ARBA “a very worthwhile book for...a good encyclopedic introduction to the world of this most prolific and well loved crime author”--Reference Reviews “excellent”--GAdetection “the writing is lively, the author’s enthusiasm infectious”--Mystery Scene The most popular mystery writer of all time concocted a rich recipe of intrigue, character, and setting. All of Agatha Christie's 66 detective novels are covered here in great detail. Each chapter begins with general comments on a novel's geographical and historical setting, identifying current events, fashions, fads and popular interests that relate to the story. A concise plot summary and comprehensive character listing follow, and each novel is discussed within Christie's overall body of work, with an emphasis on the development of themes, narrative technique, and characters over the course of her prolific career. An appendix translates Poirot's French and defines the British idiomatic words and phrases that give Christie's novels so much of their flavor.

The Getaway Guide to Agatha Christie s EnglandThe Getaway Guide to Agatha Christie s England



For $ 10 they also can send an excellent 52 - page book on Christie's Devon , Exploring Agatha Christie Country by David Garrard . Finally , you might want to treat yourself to membership in the Agatha Christie Society , P. O. Box 1896 ...

Author: Judith Hurdle

Publisher: RDR Books

ISBN: 1571430717

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Travel to Burgh Island, ride the Orient Express, see the Christie homes and the hotels that inspired her famed books that have sold over two billion copies. This classic guide is the best way to see the fascinating places and landscapes that are at the heart of Christie's fascinating mysteries that continue to delight readers around the world.

British Author House Museums and Other MemorialsBritish Author House Museums and Other Memorials



Agatha. Christie. Devon,. England. 8. had finished the first draft of The Mysterious A›air at. On Agatha Christie's eightieth birthday, her eightieth book was released. For more than half of the twentieth century, Agatha Christie, ...

Author: Shirley Hoover Biggers

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476600222

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The most celebrated authors of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales are immortalized not only in their writing but also in the museums, libraries, and other memorials dedicated in their honor. Over 300 sites devoted to 40 authors are covered in this guide. The sites range from restored historic homes to memorial statues. Each entry describes the site and its history, placing it within the context of the author’s life and career. Directions are provided to help the reader reach each site; telephone numbers, admission prices, and hours are also included for the traveler’s convenience. The text is illustrated with photographs from these historic and literary homes, libraries, and other important memorial locations. Postage stamps commemorating the writers are also included.

Hercule Poirot and the Greenshore FollyHercule Poirot and the Greenshore Folly



An urgent telephone call summons Poirot to Devonshire on what Miss Lemon declares is a 'wild goose chase'.

Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0007546394

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Page: 159

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As a favour to an old friend, Hercule Poirot finds himself at a summer fete in Devon, taking part not in a treasure hunt but a murder hunt.

The HollowThe Hollow



Agatha Christie's ingenious mystery thriller, reissued with a striking new cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers.

Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: Harper Collins publishers

ISBN: 0008129584

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Page: 320

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Agatha Christie's ingenious mystery thriller, reissued with a striking new cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers. Lucy Angkatell invited Hercule Poirot to lunch. To tease the great detective, her guests stage a mock murder beside the swimming pool. Unfortunately, the victim plays the scene for real. As his blood drips into the water, John Christow gasps one final word: 'Henrietta'. In the confusion, a gun sinks to the bottom of the pool. Poirot's enquiries reveal a complex web of romantic attachments. It seems everyone in the drama is a suspect - and each a victim of love.