Regatta Mystery and Other Stories

July 29, 2015 - Comment

This collection of short stories from the undisputed Queen of Crime, perfectly illustrating the incredible breadth of the author’s talent; from sinister murder mysteries to light-hearted romances. All great crime writers have their favourite creations. Similarly, every great sleuth has his, or her, own preferred method of deduction. Take the charming Parker Pyne, who relies

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This collection of short stories from the undisputed Queen of Crime, perfectly illustrating the incredible breadth of the author’s talent; from sinister murder mysteries to light-hearted romances. All great crime writers have their favourite creations. Similarly, every great sleuth has his, or her, own preferred method of deduction. Take the charming Parker Pyne, who relies upon an intuitive knowledge of human nature to solve the Problem at Pollensa Bay. Or Mr Satterthwaite, who seeks inspiration through his collaboration with the enigmatic Mr Quin in The Harlequin Tea Set mystery. Then, of course, there’s Poirot, whose measured analysis of motive and opportunity is tested to the full in Yellow Iris, when he receives an anonymous call about a matter of life and death.

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Michele L. Worley says:

Mostly Poirot, some Parker Pyne Most of these stories feature Poirot, but two, including the title story, are Parker Pyne stories not included in _Parker Pyne Investigates_. One Marple story and one story not affiliated with a series character are also included. Where a story has appeared elsewhere under an alternate title, the original title used in this book is given first. 

NMdesapio says:

A Satisfying Collection THE REGATTA MYSTERY is a thoroughly satisfying collection of short stories by Agatha Christie, featuring her famous detectives M. Hercule Poirot, Miss Jane Marple, and Mr. Parker Pyne. The solutions range from the intricate (“The Regatta Mystery,” “The Dream”) to the deceptively simple (“Problem at Sea,” “Miss Marple Tells a Story”) and the psychological (“Problem at Pollensa Bay”). “In a Glass Darkly” is another psychological tale unusual for being recounted, like “Miss Marple Tells a…

Lindiane "Avid Mystery Reader" says:

Short Stories. A must for Agatha Christi fans. Short stories featuring Hercule Poirot, Mr Parker Pyne and (my favorite) Miss Marple. Titles:The Regatta Mystery, The Mystery of the Bagdad Chest, How Does Your Garden Grow?, Problem at Pollensa Bay, Yellow Iris, Miss Marple Tells a Story, The Dream, In a Glass Darkly, Problem at Sea.

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