Agatha Christie’s The Queen of Crime Collection

December 12, 2014 - Comment

Three star-studded Agatha Christie mysteries Stylish adaptations of three classic Christie mysteries Agatha Christie has delighted millions of fans with her deft plots, memorable characters, charming settings, and keen insight into the darker motives of mankind. The Queen of Crime enchants once again with these three fascinating mysteries featuring sublime casts. Stars include Sir John

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Three star-studded Agatha Christie mysteries

Stylish adaptations of three classic Christie mysteries

Agatha Christie has delighted millions of fans with her deft plots, memorable characters, charming settings, and keen insight into the darker motives of mankind. The Queen of Crime enchants once again with these three fascinating mysteries featuring sublime casts. Stars include Sir John Gielgud (Brideshead Revisited), Francesca Annis (Lillie), Pauline Collins (Upstairs, Downstairs), James Warwick (Agatha Christie’s Partners in Crime), Cheryl Campbell (Pennies from Heaven), Dominic Cooper (The Duchess), and Susan Hampshire (The Pallisers).

Sparkling Cyanide—When the glamorous wife of a wealthy businessman is poisoned at a nightclub, the government brings in two experienced MI5 agents to investigate the case. “Jolly good…and enjoyable” —The Globe and Mail (Canada).

Why Didn’t They Ask Evans?—The enigmatic last words of a dying man set amateur sleuths Bobby Jones and Lady Frankie Derwent on to a tale of murder, suspense, intrigue, and false identities.

Seven Dials Mystery—A fun weekend party turns funereal when one of the guests at a country house dies overnight. Feisty Lady Eileen Brent teams up with a charming man-about-town to solve the crime. “Fun and absorbing” —The Washington Post.

Sparkling Cyanide contains brief nudity

Comments

wisdomstar says:

a great set As a Christie collector, I’m always looking for ways to create space for the various wonderful uk sets of her work. This one is a real gem. WHY DIDN’T THEY ASK EVANS and THE SEVEN DIALS MYSTERY have been around for many years but both of them still stand up and these discs play well on a blu-ray player and a small screen. I have yet to try them on a larger screen. The real bonus is SPARKLING CYANIDE (2003) which started life as Yellow Iris, first as a short story and then in the David Suchet TV…

Harold Wolf "Doc" says:

Nostalgic Period Agatha Christie Mystery This set is a fine group that not only abundantly reuses Britain’s finest actors but also incorporates the bits of wit from Agatha Christie. For instance; John Gielgud is as funny in “Seven dials” as Maggie Smith is as Dowager in Downton Abbey. It’s period mystery by the great Agatha Christie. Two episodes are from the 1980s, thus nostalgic as well, and with the complexity of sleuthing which Christie is known to produce. Watching some of these Brit stars, now departed, is worth the set’s…

June L. says:

A good set for any mystery or Christie collection This is a good collection of three classic Christie mysteries, and a blend of old and new adaptations. The earlier two THE SEVEN DIALS and WHY DIDN’T THEY ASK EVANS? are from the early 1980’s. This was the age of the multi-episode miniseries, and these two stories are well treated and full of details. The 2003 SPARKLING CYANIDE is a modern adaptation of the story, with technology playing a large role in the process of solving the mystery. This is not objectionable, and is a…

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