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The detective novels of Agatha Christie : a reader's guide /
James Zemboy.
imprint
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., Publishers, 2008.
description
v, 442 p. ; 27 cm.
ISBN
0786439149 (illustrated case binding : alk. paper), 9780786439140 (illustrated case binding : alk. paper)
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imprint
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., Publishers, 2008.
isbn
0786439149 (illustrated case binding : alk. paper)
9780786439140 (illustrated case binding : alk. paper)
general note
Includes indexes.
abstract
"All of Agatha Christie's 66 detective novels are covered here in 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 plot summary and character listing follow. An appendix translates Poirot's French and defines the British idiomatic words and phrases"--Provided by publisher.
catalogue key
6422593
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
All of Agatha Christie's 66 detective novels are covered in this book in detail. Each chapter begins with general comments on a novel's geographical and historical setting, identifying events, fashions, fads and popular interests that relate to the story.
Main Description
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.
Unpaid Annotation
"All of Agatha Christie's 66 detective novels are covered here in 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 plot summary and character listing follow. An appendix translates Poirot's French and defines the British idiomatic words and phrases"--Provided by publisher.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. 1
Introductionp. 3
The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1920)p. 15
The Secret Adversary (1922)p. 20
Murder on the Links (1923)p. 24
The Man in the Brown Suit (1924)p. 30
The Secret of Chimneys (1925)p. 34
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (1926)p. 39
The Big Four (1927)p. 43
The Mystery of the Blue Train (1928)p. 48
The Seven Dials Mystery (1929)p. 53
Summary for the 1920sp. 57
Murder at the Vicarage (1930)p. 57
Murder at Hazelmoor (1931)p. 62
Peril at End House (1932)p. 69
Thirteen at Dinner (1933)p. 74
The Boomerang Clue (1934)p. 80
Murder in the Calais Coach (1934)p. 86
Murder in Three Acts (1935)p. 92
Death in the Air (1935)p. 97
The A.B.C. Murders (1935)p. 105
Murder in Mesopotamia (1936)p. 111
Cards on the Table (1936)p. 117
Death on the Nile (1937)p. 125
Poirot Loses a Client (1937)p. 131
Appointment with Death (1938)p. 144
A Holiday for Murder (1938)p. 149
Easy to Kill (1939)p. 155
And Then There Were None (1939)p. 162
Summary for the 1930sp. 166
Sad Cypress (1940)p. 167
The Patriotic Murders (1940)p. 174
Evil Under the Sun (1941)p. 181
N or M? (1941)p. 187
The Body in the Library (1942)p. 192
The Moving Finger (1942)p. 200
Murder in Retrospect (1943)p. 204
Towards Zero (1944)p. 209
Death Comes as the End (1945)p. 215
Remembered Death (1945)p. 218
Murder After Hours (1946)p. 224
There Is a Tide (1948)p. 231
Crooked House (1949)p. 239
Summary for the 1940sp. 243
A Murder Is Announced (1950)p. 245
They Came to Baghdad (1951)p. 253
Mrs. McGinty's Dead (1952)p. 257
Murder with Mirrors (1952)p. 266
A Pocket Full of Rye (1953)p. 270
Funerals Are Fatal (1953)p. 275
So Many Steps to Death (1954)p. 282
Hickory, Dickory, Death (1955)p. 288
Dead Man's Folly (1956)p. 293
What Mrs. McGillicuddy Saw (1957)p. 303
Ordeal by Innocence (1958)p. 311
Cat Among the Pigeons (1959)p. 315
Summary for the 1950sp. 323
The Pale Horse (1961)p. 327
The Mirror Crack'd (1962)p. 333
The Clocks (1963)p. 342
A Caribbean Mystery (1964)p. 348
At Bertram's Hotel (1965)p. 353
Third Girl (1966)p. 360
Endless Night (1967)p. 367
By the Pricking of My Thumbs (1968)p. 369
Hallowe'en Party (1969)p. 375
Summary for the 1960sp. 382
Passenger to Frankfurt (1970)p. 382
Nemesis (1971)p. 387
Elephants Can Remember (1972)p. 393
Postern of Fate (1974)p. 398
Curtain (1975)p. 403
Sleeping Murder (1976)p. 407
Summary for the 1970sp. 414
British Expressionsp. 417
Title and Character Indexp. 425
Subject Indexp. 441
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