The Sittaford Mystery (Agatha Christie Mysteries Collection)

June 28, 2013 - Comment

The Queen of Mystery has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the acknowledged mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth Miss Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and so many other unforgettable characters—brings her entire oeuvre of ingenious whodunits, locked room mysteries, and perplexing puzzles to William Morrow Paperbacks. The Sittaford Mystery is Dame Agatha at

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The Queen of Mystery has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the acknowledged mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth Miss Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and so many other unforgettable characters—brings her entire oeuvre of ingenious whodunits, locked room mysteries, and perplexing puzzles to William Morrow Paperbacks. The Sittaford Mystery is Dame Agatha at her most intriguing, as a séance in a snowbound house predicts a particularly grisly murder.

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Antoinette Klein says:

Murder in Desolate Dartmoor Combines Two Intricate Plots The Sittaford Mystery (American title: Murder at Hazelmoor) opens on a wintry afternoon at the large mansion known as Sittaford House. The entertainment for the day is a seance which suggests that Captain Trevelyan, owner of the house, may be dead. The Captain has leased his home to a Mrs. Willett and her daughter Violet. These South African women had been so insistent on spending a typical British winter in the home that they convinced Trevelyan to move into a smaller home in nearby…

Kevin Killian says:

Neglected Mid-Period Masterpiece US readers used to know this one as “Murder at Hazelmoor,” but nowadays they call it by the name Christie used, “The Sittaford Mystery.” What a dull title! I guess the experience of slow sales with “The Listerdale Mystery” didn’t teach her much, for this one also seems often to fall between the cracks when fans compile lists of Christie’s best books, and I think it’s the colorless title that does it, for otherwise this book is nearly the equal of the two midperiod masterpieces that followed…

kellytwo "kellytwo" says:

a classic revisited Ahhh. This is more like! A mystery reader/fan must, every now and then, return to the books of the great Dame Agatha. Yet, it becomes harder and harder to find one that perhaps hasn’t been read for a while. It’s important also, not to get sucked into a recently read title now masquerading under a new name.

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