The Complete Christie: An Agatha Christie Encyclopedia

March 3, 2015 - Comment

Which poison was used most frequently in Agatha Christie’s novels? How many of her novels featured a butler? Exactly where on the train were the suspects located in Murder on the Orient Express? How many actors have portrayed Hercule Poirot? Get a clue…or a lot of them, in THE COMPLETE CHRISTIE simply the most comprehensive

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Which poison was used most frequently in Agatha Christie’s novels? How many of her novels featured a butler? Exactly where on the train were the suspects located in Murder on the Orient Express? How many actors have portrayed Hercule Poirot?

Get a clue…or a lot of them, in
THE COMPLETE CHRISTIE
simply the most comprehensive guide to the life and works of the immortal Dame Agatha Christie.

Join author Matthew Bunson, whose Encyclopedia Sherlockiana was compared to “a box of the best chocolates” by mystery author Anne Perry, in this entertaining and highly enjoyable tour of the vast world of mystery created by Christie, and discover…

a comprehensive biography of Christie, including new theories on her strange disappearance in 1926 plot synopses that offer colorful capsules of the stories (without giving away the solutions!) A-to-Z entries on characters from vicars to butlers, police sergeants to maids, each cross-referenced to the story or novel detailed listings of all films, television programs, radio shows, and documentaries of Christie and her works up-to-date entries on the most recent releases of previously unpublished Christie writings sixty illustrations, including book covers, shots from movies, and stage productions. Whether you’ve read every title in the giant Christie canon, or are just discovering her writing, The Complete Christie reveals in delectable detail why the mystique, fascination, and brainteasing fun of the mysteries penned by the century’s most successful writing remain forever undiminished.

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David Spanswick says:

Invaluable tome for Christieholics If you are a Christie fan you must have this book. Once you start dipping you will not stop and once you start to cross-reference you’ll end up being late for work. This dedicated addition to the Christie files is just great. It contains not only references to just about every character that ever appeared in a book by Agatha christe but has film references, T.V. references. (Will somebody please help me find the now lost “Agatha Christie Hour” programmes) as well as theatrical…

Bradley Friedman says:

Many errors, little depth. I must confess that I am writing this without having finished every page of this work. I commend any author for attempting to sort out and cross-reference every character and piece of writing, along with film and TV adaptations, of as prolific an author as Agatha Christie. But I have two complaints. The first is that, so far in my reading, there have been a great many silly errors throughout, ranging from wholly incorrect names to the misidentification of a character’s position in a novel (in…

Harriet Klausner says:

Everything you wanted to know about Christie Let me start out by saying I have not read every page in this homage to the great Ms. Christie. Instead, over the past few couple of weeks I have looked up the detailed descriptions of items of interest to me like the list of television shows, stage performances, and movies created from one of Ms. Christie’s works. That is the beauty of thisencyclopedia. Fans of the author and readers of mysteries can easily pick and choose their personal preferences. Besides the above, Matthew Bunson…

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