The Mysterious Mr. Quin

January 12, 2017 - Comment

A unique offering from the Queen of Crime. This Agatha Christie Signature Edition features the hero the world-famous author was most fond of – Mr Harley Quin, the enigmatic friend and counterpart of the rational Mr Satterthwaite. So far, it had been a typical New Year’s Eve house party. But Mr Satterthwaite – a keen

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A unique offering from the Queen of Crime. This Agatha Christie Signature Edition features the hero the world-famous author was most fond of – Mr Harley Quin, the enigmatic friend and counterpart of the rational Mr Satterthwaite. So far, it had been a typical New Year’s Eve house party. But Mr Satterthwaite – a keen observer of human nature – sensed that the real drama of the evening was yet to unfold. So it proved when a mysterious stranger arrived after midnight. Who was this Mr Quin? And why did his presence have such a pronounced effect on Eleanor Portal, the woman with the dyed-black hair?

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Bruce J Blanchard says:

When Mr. Quin Appears, Things Happen Christie rarely ever went into the area of the paranormal except to debunk it or use it as a means to uncover a killer. The essence of mysteries usually followed that plot device. Mr. Harley Quin is another matter altogether. When Harley Quin makes an appearance, something is up. He has latched onto Mr. Satterthwaite and uses the man to bring justice in the lives of others or stop the unraveling dark destinies. Satterthwaite is a good venue as this owlish older man who is a keen observer…

C. Ebeling says:

Christie at her best Early in her career, the prolific Agatha Christie intermittently published short stories that featured two “sleuths,” Mr. Satterthwaite and the mysterious Mr. Harley Quin. In the 1950s, Christie and Penguin put out an anthology of the stories with an introduction by Dame Agatha. This edition reprises that volume. It is a terrific assemblage of the writer’s most psychologically complex creations. The author’s preface adds to the pleasure and should be read first (no spoilers). There is no…

C. M Mills says:

Meet the mysterious Mr Quinn whose short stories will keep you intrigued for you are in the hands of Dame Agatha Christie! The Mysterious Mr Quin is a collection of short stories by Agatha Christie.The stories were written at the beginning of the author’s distinguished career in the genre of English crime fiction. Mr Quin is an enigmatic man who appears out of nowhere in a series of stories to solve crimes. His companion is an elderly man who enjoys visiting exotic locals from the French Riveria to Canada across the pond from England. The stories are lightweight but will keep you entertained. It is a shame that Mr…

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