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Title:
The Regatta Mystery and Other Stories : Featuring Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple, and Mr. Parker Pyne
Author:
Christie, Agatha, 1890-1976.
Uniform Title:
Short stories. Selections
Edition:
[Large print ed.]
Publication Information:
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2014.

©1939
Physical Description:
231 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Summary:
In this inviting collection, Agatha Christie enlists the services of her finest--Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple, and Parker Pyne--and puts them each to the test in the most challenging cases of their careers.
General Note:
"The Queen of Mystery"--Jacket.

Agatha Christie published Mr. Parker Pyne, detective c1932. It was also published under the title Parker Pyne investigates c1961.
Language:
English
Contents:
Regatta mystery -- Mystery of the Bagdad chest -- How does your garden grow? -- Problem at Pollensa Bay -- Yellow iris -- Miss Marple tells a story -- Dream -- In a glass darkly -- Problem at sea.
ISBN:
9781611739893
Format :
Book

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There's a body in a trunk, a dead girl's reflection is caught in a mirror, and one corpse is back from the grave, while another is envisioned in the recurring nightmare of a terrified eccentric. What's behind such ghastly misdeeds? Try money, revenge, passion, and pleasure. With multiple motives, multiple victims, and multiple suspects, it's going to take a multitude of talent to solve these clever crimes.


Author Notes

One of the most successful and beloved writer of mystery stories, Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie was born in 1890 in Torquay, County Devon, England. She wrote her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, in 1920, launching a literary career that spanned decades. In her lifetime, she authored 79 crime novels and a short story collection, 19 plays, and six novels written under the name of Mary Westmacott. Her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language with another billion in 44 foreign languages. Some of her most famous titles include Murder on the Orient Express, Mystery of the Blue Train, And Then There Were None, 13 at Dinner and The Sittaford Mystery.

Noted for clever and surprising twists of plot, many of Christie's mysteries feature two unconventional fictional detectives named Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple. Poirot, in particular, plays the hero of many of her works, including the classic, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (1926), and Curtain (1975), one of her last works in which the famed detective dies.

Over the years, her travels took her to the Middle East where she met noted English archaeologist Sir Max Mallowan. They married in 1930. Christie accompanied Mallowan on annual expeditions to Iraq and Syria, which served as material for Murder in Mesopotamia (1930), Death on the Nile (1937), and Appointment with Death (1938).

Christie's credits also include the plays, The Mousetrap and Witness for the Prosecution (1953; film 1957). Christie received the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for 1954-1955 for Witness. She was also named Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1971.

Christie died in 1976.

(Bowker Author Biography)