Agatha Christie: A Reader’s Companion

June 28, 2013 - Comment

Other crime writers may come and go, but Agatha Christie maintains her enduring appeal and for her millions of fans this book is the next best thing to a new Christie novel. The authors have assembled a mouth-watering feast of period memorabilia –the jackets of first editions, stills from films and television series, photographs of

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Other crime writers may come and go, but Agatha Christie maintains her enduring appeal and for her millions of fans this book is the next best thing to a new Christie novel. The authors have assembled a mouth-watering feast of period memorabilia –the jackets of first editions, stills from films and television series, photographs of the places and buildings that Christie used as settings for her stories, contemporary reviews and magazine features–which effortlessly transports the reader back into the world of Christie and her characters. Each of the novels is discussed in order of publication with a summary of the plot, information on Christie’s own life at the time the book was written, an account of its reception, and details of subsequent films and TV series. The result is a unique companion to Christie’s novels that will have enormous appeal to everyone who loves her work.

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Arcade Bear "AC" says:

I Like This Book! I’m a huge Christie fan. This book takes a look at her books in order. It’s a little collector guide and picture book of the first edition sleeves. It could be a little more edited or tightened up but it’s a great book. I’ve read most of the Christie books but will re-read some of the information about the plots in this book. It’s a great guide for any fan and it’s priced reasonably too!

Paul J. Mular says:

Almost perfect book, falls short on the short stories. This book is well detailed about the early books and showing the covers of the first british editions. Later stories from 1950 on get only a 1/2 page mention.I find it surprising that a readers companion book would NOT list the names of the short stories included in the short story collections. I found myself printing pages from Wikipedia to fill in the gaps. This was a big oversight!It would have also been nice if the main character of the story (Poirot of Miss…

Doug - Haydn Fan says:

Pretty Special Tribute Any fan of Agatha Christie should find this book chock full of delightful and sometimes eye-opening visuals and facts. The press summary does a fine job, and frankly can’t be improved on. I add my voice to encourage Amazon mystery buffs, who must number on the hundreds of thousands, to give it a try.The book can be gently perused for an overview of Agatha Christie’s home sites, travel locations, and the like. Ms Chrisite used her own backdrop to a far greater extent than many people…

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