By Mark Campbell
Pocket necessities is a dynamic sequence of books which are concise, full of life, and simple to learn. full of proof in addition to specialist critiques, each one ebook has the entire key details you must find out about such renowned subject matters as movie, tv, cult fiction, background, and extra. during this e-book, Mark Campbell presents an educated advent to the Agatha Christie phenomenon, together with a biography of the nice writer, in-depth profiles of 10 of her preferred characters, analyses of the tales, and a piece on movie, television, and degree variations. Appendices comprise an exhaustive biography and an outline of the easiest Christie web pages round.
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1) The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1920) Case: In a rambling country estate in Essex, a wealthy widow dies horribly of poison… Context: Christie was an avid reader of Sherlock Holmes, and decided that her new detective would have to be completely different to him. She remembered a colony of Belgian war 32 Agatha 16/9/05 9:38 am Page 33 refugees that lived in Torquay and imagined one of them as a retired Belgian police officer; and since she envisioned him as being “a tidy little man”, the name of Hercules – the strongman of Greek myth – seemed amusing to her.
An authorial error in the first chapter puts the passengers in the rear compartment, rather than the forward one. Conclusion: Good period flavour and an intriguing puzzle to solve. The plot of Cards on the Table (1936) is outlined in Chapter 3. Many writers have used the novel as a springboard for their own stories, notably 37 Agatha 16/9/05 9:38 am Page 38 Elizabeth Linington’s Greenmask! (1964), Ellery Queen’s Cat of Many Tails (1949) and Sebastien Japrisot’s The Sleeping Car Murders (1963). Conclusion: A tightly plotted and brilliantly executed serial killer whodunit.
3/5 16) Dumb Witness (1937) Case: An elderly spinster has been poisoned in her country home… Context: A dog plays a major part in this story, and the book is dedicated to Christie’s own terrier, Peter. ’ from Poirot’s Early Cases (1974). Spoiler alert: in Chapter 18, Poirot mentions the murderers in the following four novels: The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1920), The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (1926), The Mystery of the Blue Train (1928) and Death in the Clouds (1935)! Conclusion: A run-of-the-mill mystery, with mawkish anthropomorphism.
Agatha Christie (Pocket Essential series) by Mark Campbell