A selection of mysteries, some light-hearted, some romantic, some very deadly...Twelve tantalizing cases...the curious disappearance of Lord Listerdale; a newlywed's fear of her ex-fiance; a strange encounter on a train; a domestic murder investigation; a wild man's sudden personality change; a retired inspector's hunt for a murderess; a young woman's impersonation of a duchess; a necklace hidden in a basket of cherries; a mystery writer's arrest for murder; an astonishing marriage proposal; a soprano's hatred for a baritone; the case of the rajah's emerald.
All have one thing in common: the skilful hand of Agatha Christie.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 320 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 03/02/2003
- Category: Classic crime
- ISBN: 9780007154883
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Review by smik
A collection of 12 short stories. The collection takes its title from the first story. Quite a number of the short stories had been published in magazines well before the collection was published.This is a funny little collection of stories, some quite entertaining and others a bit pedestrian. If there is a theme that Christie is exploring then it is probably the nature of love. In The Listerdale Mystery, Philomel Cottage, and Accident, which I thought were best in the collection, she plays with the twist in the tale, the unexpected ending.None of the stories has characters that we meet elsewhere (as far as I know).
Review by veracite
I don't remember a thing about this book. Short stories, none of them remarkable but enough to keep me reading to the end.
Review by GeoffSC
Great collection of well written short stories