Midsummer Mysteries: Secrets and Suspense from the Queen of Crime (Hardback)
  • Midsummer Mysteries: Secrets and Suspense from the Queen of Crime (Hardback)

Midsummer Mysteries: Secrets and Suspense from the Queen of Crime (Hardback)

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Hardback 272 Pages
Published: 22/07/2021
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Perfect summertime reading, this short story collection from the undisputed Queen of Crime features fiendish whodunits perpetrated in the full glare of the sunshine.

An all-new collection of summer-themed mysteries from the master of the genre, just in time for the holiday season.

Summertime - as the temperature rises, so does the potential for evil. From Cornwall to the French Riviera, whether against a background of Delphic temples or English country houses, Agatha Christie's most famous characters solve even the most devilish of conundrums as the summer sun beats down. Pull up a deckchair and enjoy plot twists and red herrings galore from the bestselling fiction writer of all time.

Includes the stories:

The Blood-Stained Pavement
The Double Clue
A Death on the Nile
Harlequin's Lane
The Adventure of the Italian Nobleman
Jane in Search of a Job
The Disappearance of Mr Davenheim
The Idol House of Astarte
The Rajah's Emerald
The Oracle at Delphi
The Adventure of the Sinister Stranger
The Incredible Theft

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780008470937
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 370 g
Dimensions: 222 x 141 x 26 mm


‘Without a doubt, the greatest mystery writer of all time’ – Ragnar Jonasson ‘A hundred years after her first novel, and we are all still standing in her shadow’ – Andrew Taylor ‘Agatha Christie is the gateway drug to crime fiction both for readers and for writers’ – Val McDermid ‘She gives us an insight into human nature that few, if any, have surpassed’ – Susan Lewis ‘Dame Agatha has sold more books than all besides Shakespeare and the Bible’ – David Baldacci ‘All crime fiction writers around the globe owe Agatha Christie a massive debt’ – Peter James ‘Reading a perfectly plotted Agatha Christie is like crunching into a perfect apple: that pure, crisp, absolute satisfaction.’ – Tana French

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“Perfect summer reading.”

I absolutely love this book. This has been my companion during my evenings sitting in the garden when the weather has been lovely.

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Amalia Gkavea

“Summer and Mystery”

‘’Most details are insignificant; one or two are vital. It is the brain, the little grey cells’ - he tapped his forehead - ‘on which one must rely. The senses mislead. One must seek the truth within - not without.’’... More

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“Midsummer Mysteries: Secrets & Suspense from the Queen of Crime”

What an absolutely brilliant book. I've never actually read short stories before but when this came to my notice and they were by Agatha Christie I just had to have it. I read it so quickly because I... More

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