The Hound of Death (Agatha Christie Collection)

January 28, 2015 - Comment

A collection of macabre mysteries, including the superlative story Witness for the Prosecution…Twelve unexplained phenomena with no apparent earthly explanation…A dog-shaped gunpowder mark; an omen from ‘the other side’; a haunted house; a chilling seance; a case of split personalities; a recurring nightmare; an eerie wireless message; an elderly lady’s hold over a young man;

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A collection of macabre mysteries, including the superlative story Witness for the Prosecution…Twelve unexplained phenomena with no apparent earthly explanation…A dog-shaped gunpowder mark; an omen from ‘the other side’; a haunted house; a chilling seance; a case of split personalities; a recurring nightmare; an eerie wireless message; an elderly lady’s hold over a young man; a disembodied cry of ‘murder’; a young man’s sudden amnesia; a levitation experience; a mysterious SOS. To discover the answers, delve into the supernatural storytelling of Agatha Christie.

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Michele L. Worley says:

Mostly fantasy, not mystery Where I know the original magazine publication dates, I have given them. Each story has also appeared in either THE WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION AND OTHER STORIES or THE GOLDEN BALL AND OTHER STORIES.”The Red Signal” (June 1924) Dermot and his uncle Sir Alington West (the famous psychologist) become involved in a discussion of premonitions at the Trents’ dinner party. Dermot has had a few in his life – a ‘red signal’ for danger – while Sir Alington attributes them to subconscious…

Bomojaz says:

Stories of the supernatural (mostly) This short story collection contains 12 stories, most of them having to do with the supernatural in some way. The most famous entry, and one that has no supernatural elements to it, is “Witness for the Prosecution,” which was later made into a well-received movie starring Charles Laughton. In it a young man is accused of murdering an elderly woman for her money; he has an air-tight alibi with his mistress, but on the witness stand she turns against him. His lawyer has his hands full, but…

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