The Detective Novels Of Agatha Christie: A Reader’s Guide

July 15, 2013 - Comment

The most popular mystery writer of all time concocted a rich recipe of intrigue, character, and setting. All of Agatha Christie’s 66 detective novels are covered here in great detail. Each chapter begins with general comments on a novel’s geographical and historical setting, identifying current events, fashions, fads and popular interests that relate to the

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The most popular mystery writer of all time concocted a rich recipe of intrigue, character, and setting. All of Agatha Christie’s 66 detective novels are covered here in great detail. Each chapter begins with general comments on a novel’s geographical and historical setting, identifying current events, fashions, fads and popular interests that relate to the story. A concise plot summary and comprehensive character listing follow, and each novel is discussed within Christie’s overall body of work, with an emphasis on the development of themes, narrative technique, and characters over the course of her prolific career. An appendix translates Poirot’s French and defines the British idiomatic words and phrases that give Christie’s novels so much of their flavor.

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Mr. Michael C. Morrow says:

The BEST summary of Agatha Christie novels Many other books have been written which summarize the novels of Agatha Christie. However, by far the best and most comprehensive summary of her novels is this book by James Zemboy. For each of her 66 novels, he provides the setting for the book, the story, a detailed description of each character, and general comments about the book, including the depth and skill of characterization and how successful it is as a detective novel or a thriller. The author also summarizes her books by decade,…

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