The Case of the Discontented Soldier: A Parker Pyne Short Story

October 25, 2016 - Comment

When civilian life proves too dull for Major Wilbrahams, he contacts Parker Pyne to escape his boredom. Pyne’s assistant arranges a chance meeting with the beautiful Freda Clegg and the two join forces, but on leaving for Africa they encounter more than they had bargained for. Related Related posts: Parker Pyne Investigates: A Parker Pyne

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When civilian life proves too dull for Major Wilbrahams, he contacts Parker Pyne to escape his boredom. Pyne’s assistant arranges a chance meeting with the beautiful Freda Clegg and the two join forces, but on leaving for Africa they encounter more than they had bargained for.

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Chris Coyne says:

Mr Parker Pyne Mr Parker Pyne was a rarely remembered hero of Agatha Christie. A wish full filler who made people’s wishes come true, and did some detective work on the side. I wish she wrote more books about him,instead of a dozen short stories. I also watched the television episode based on this story, it was just as good as this short story. I wish someone would do a new television show based on these stories. By the way the character Mrs Oliver, is a dead ringer for Christie, and Miss lemon the…

D Brixey says:

Another Parker Payne Case The Case of the Discontented Soldier 

Cozy Reader says:

Predictable and more romantic than a mystery! The Case of the Discontented Soldier is only my second story featuring Parker Pyne, that I’ve read. The first one (The Case of the Middle Aged Wife) felt very similar to this one. In this case, there was a soldier that felt boredom and Parker Pyne advised that he could cure his boredom. It seems like these stories are more of a romantic version of a detective, then any actual detecting on Parker’s part. 

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