Parker Pyne Investigates: A Parker Pyne Collection

December 13, 2014 - Comment

The Queen of Mystery has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the acknowledged mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth Miss Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and so many other unforgettable characters—brings her entire oeuvre of ingenious whodunits, locked room mysteries, and perplexing puzzles to William Morrow Paperbacks. Christie once again demonstrates her mastery of

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The Queen of Mystery has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the acknowledged mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth Miss Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and so many other unforgettable characters—brings her entire oeuvre of ingenious whodunits, locked room mysteries, and perplexing puzzles to William Morrow Paperbacks. Christie once again demonstrates her mastery of the short form mystery with Parker Pyne Investigates—short stories of crime and detection featuring Parker Pyne, certainly one of the most unconventional private investigators ever to pursue a hot lead.

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Jeanne Tassotto says:

Are you happy? Just a simple advertisement in the personals column that directs people to Parker Pyne’s office. Those that answer the ad are greeted by the efficient Miss Lemon (later to become Poirot’s secretary) lead into Mr. Pyne’s office and then reveal their troubles – boredom, spousal infidelities, theft or just general discontent for Mr. Pyne and staff to sort out.THE CASE OF THE MIDDLE-AGED WIFE – A woman’s husband has become fascinated with a younger woman and then is made to realize…

Michele L. Worley says:

Great non-series work by Christie I enjoyed reading the Parker Pyne stories because they focus on both the human angle as well as detective puzzles. The stories start out by being more about love and romance but gradually take on a more serious appearance with Parker Pyne solving complex murders. The most amusing aspect is that Pyne has worked his whole life in a government office compiling statistics, yet is able to apply his knowledge to solving all kinds of puzzles. I definitely liked the Middle Eastern setting in…

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