First published in , this collection of Agatha Christie short stories features 12 ingenious tales involving mystery and adventure, from a stolen rajah’s emerald. The Listerdale Mystery (Agatha Christie Collection) [Agatha Christie] on Amazon. com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A selection of mysteries, some. Editorial Reviews. Review. “They are, without exception, the work of an experienced and artful The Listerdale Mystery (Agatha Christie Collection) Kindle Edition. by.

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The performance by the voice artist is top notch, but the “mistaken identity” shtick and “criminal switcheroo” reveal isn’t quite as clever after the third or fourth ite These stories christoe quintessential Christie – pithy, witty, wry, and gay.

I have no doubt, sir, that you can guess our identity. Barbara is delighted, but Rupert is suspicious — the house belonged to Lord Listerdale, who disappeared eighteen months previously and supposedly turned up in East Africa, supplying his cousin, Colonel Carfax, with power of attorney. The next day, driven by questions and insecurities, Alix starts to search through her husband’s papers in two locked drawers, and in one of them finds newspaper clippings from America dated seven years previously which report on a swindler, bigamist and suspected murderer called LeMaitre.

Where had Rupert gone? It is explained to Jane that the Grand Duchess is the target of assassination attempts by the people who overthrew and slaughtered her family and that they want Jane mysetry act as a decoy for her during the next two weeks when she is in Britain and has to attend several charitable events. Do stop talking for one minute.


She had not caught his last words. Rupert brings the real butler to London and confronts the fake one. Take him away, will you? With an eye from a red sport car within the budget, the ordinary Robinson does not blink an eye to have spent the money for such a beauty. Should she risk all and cry out an appeal for help. Or would he merely treat it as a practical joke.

The victim was found dead in her downstairs room in her Chelsea house, her head crushed in by a paperweight, which had then been wiped clean. What can I do for you? Then there came a rather difficult silence.

While some have criticised that Christie cares more about the upper-class, they may consider the fact that perhaps her writing about them is to put the division of class, which is the culture, in perspective.

Surely it couldn’t come to that! But I’m afraid She broke off.

The Listerdale Mystery

I’m not going to wait a minute longer. With his consent and assistance I borrowed his personality.

The main feature of it is that mystety society women will each donate one pearl, which will be auctioned the next day. Then George had come to work unexpectedly, had mentioned London to her, and she had contradicted the story.

I know my rating of this book suffered because of two things. Acting on the policy that attack is always better than defence, George leaped into action. But which one contains the poison? Hugh Fraser Read by. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Mr Rowland had a first-class carriage to himself, up in the front of the train.


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Dust-jacket illustration of the first UK edition. A tidy lot he’d spent on it, too, with taps in all the bedrooms, and the electric light and all. The back of the house looked over the Green Park. Now he’ll come here and see me in this! It was towards the end of August that her vague surmises crystallized into realities.

Her headache by now was very bad indeed. They were pleasant in manner, and efficient in their duties, but it was Quentin who ran the tge. During listdrdale Second World War, Christie worked in the pharmacy at University College Hospital of University College, London, where she acquired a knowledge of poisons that she put to good use in her post-war crime novels.

Fortunately, near to the castle lives a famous ex-baritone singer, who agrees to replace the unlucky man. He was angry, that was all He’s sorry for me.

Dorothy Pratt, a housemaidis enjoying a Sunday drive in a cheap old car with her young man, Edward Palgrove. She confesses however that Miss Crabtree could have opened the door to anyone and she wouldn’t have heard from the kitchen — especially as Miss Crabtree’s room faced the street and she would have seen anyone approaching the house.

You know there’s something queer about this house altogether, something uncanny and haunting. That, too, was why she was able to accept the truth so easily, without listerdake or hesitation.