A selection of mysteries, some light-hearted, some romantic, some very deadly! Twelve tantalizing cases! the curious disappearance of Lord Listerdale;. Editorial Reviews. Review. “They are, without exception, the work of an experienced and artful The Listerdale Mystery (Agatha Christie Collection) Kindle Edition. by. A classic Agatha Christie short story from the collection The Golden Ball and Other Mr St Vincent’s death, his family are plunged into povert.

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The Listerdale Mystery And Eleven Other Stories

Buy the selected items together This item: He returns to his vehicle and drives back to London but on the way, reaching into the door pocket for his mufflerhe instead finds a diamond necklace. The second act reaches its climax as the character of Tosca stabs Scarpia. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Finally, Jane is introduced to the Grand Duchess Pauline of Ostrava, exiled from her country after a Communist revolution.

There were all the things that make Agatha Christie fun sprinkled throughout the collect This was not one mystery.

Magdalen begs Sir Edward to investigate thereby keeping to a promise he made to her ten years before to help her in any way he could, should the need arise. Works by Agatha Christie. Or was kisterdale killed? And yet, some of them do not require bodies. By the same token, being poor in itself might not be a bad thing; opportunities may arise from pisterdale bleak situation.

At a spot he gets off the car after dark and wanders for a while before coming back. The Greenway Estate in Devon, acquired by the couple as a summer residence inis now in the care of the National Trust. Here is no Hercule’s vein: She is t Agatha Christie also wrote romance novels under the pseudonym Mary Westmacottand was occasionally published under the name Agatha Christie Mallowan.


Too many people dismiss her as being a lightweight detective story writer who wrote books featuring either an eccentric and fussy Belgian detective or a prissy spinster. George Dundas is sacked by his uncle from his job for taking too much time off work.

Want to Read saving…. A writer, who answers the plea of help of a stranger woman, is arrested on the suspicion of murder of another woman. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. It is mentioned toward the end of the story that Mr. Philomel Cottage, however, will send shivers down your spine.

The girl in the red dress has been traced as staying at the Blitz hotel under the lsiterdale of Miss Montresor of New York — Jane realises that she has been set up by a gang of jewel thieves.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. If this was the idea of excitement, as the socialite concerned tells Robinson: I came to the end of this collection with a sense of profound disappointment with the stories in lisetrdale collection. Returning to his own room, George finds the package Elizabeth gave him has gone from its hiding place under the pillow.

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. From reading stories in the resort’s weekly paper, he has no doubt it belongs to the Rajah of Maraputna, who is staying at Lord Edward Campion’s private villa, and realizes that when he changed out of his bathing clothes, he put on the wrong trousers the beach hut belonging to Lord Campion.

The Listerdale Mystery

During the First World War, she worked at a hospital as a nurse; later working at a hospital pharmacy, a job that influenced her work, as many of the murders in her books are carried out with poison. As always, Christie excels at the unexpected resolution. 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 to act as a decoy for her during the next two weeks when she is in Britain and has to attend several charitable events.


At that time, the stepfather had opposed the girl’s she was eighteen at the time of this incident relationship with another man. The policeman listerddale taking him back there but on the way they pass a police station and James suddenly grabs the man and shouts for the police himself, claiming that Mysterh has picked his pocket.

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. They ask Jane if she doesn’t mind the prospect of danger, to which she answers that she doesn’t. I’m sure This is a collection of 12 short stories, each with its own charm and a twist.

It is isolated, but fitted with all modern conveniences. I think the Listerdale mystery was my favorite story in this bunch and had the best and quite surprising ending.

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Edward hurriedly retrieves his car and is about lisgerdale drive off when Noreen begs him listdrdale ‘be a sport’ and give her the necklace so she can return it. Quite romantic as well, in some cases! The man produces a revolver and tells George and Mary to go upstairs at gunpoint. She will accept under a condition: He goes out of his rooms and the porter tells him that he helped the two men with the packing of his goods.

These stories are quintessential Christie – pithy, witty, wry, and gay. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Notify me of new posts via email. Once in the car, he checks the gun and is astonished to find that it isn’t loaded.