Agatha Christie A to Z: The Essential Reference to Her Life & Writings

July 3, 2013 - Comment

Beloved around the world as the creator of Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple, Agatha Christie wrote 78 mystery novels as well as 19 plays, 100 short stories, three books of poetry, six romance novels and other works. For Christie fans and newcomers alike, ‘Agatha Christie A to Z’ is a richly detailed companion to

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Beloved around the world as the creator of Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple, Agatha Christie wrote 78 mystery novels as well as 19 plays, 100 short stories, three books of poetry, six romance novels and other works. For Christie fans and newcomers alike, ‘Agatha Christie A to Z’ is a richly detailed companion to her life and works, with 2,500 entries on all aspects of the Christie phenomenon: Christie’s relationships with friends, relatives and associates; All the known facts about her mysterious 10-day disappearance in 1926; Chapter-by-chapter synopses of her mystery stories (omitting the solutions to the crimes); Coverage of film, stage, and TV adaptations of her works.

Contents: Agatha Christie: A Background. – Agatha Christie A to Z. – Works by Agatha Christie. – A Chronological Listing of the Works. – Suggested Reading. – Categorical Appendices: The Detectives; Novels written under the pseudonym of Mary Westmacott; Means of murder or attempted murder.

Illustrated with black-and-white photographs.

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B. Groves says:

BEWARE! This book is very well researched. However potential buyers should be aware of a very glaring flaw. The introduction concludes by saying “And, by the way, none of the solutions of the plots are revealed.” As a matter of fact, pretty-much ALL the solutions are revealed in one way or another. Someone using this book while they are reading one of Christie’s novels in order to look up a character may inadvertantly have the ending revealed to them. The book’s only usefulness is after you’ve…

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