By Mark Campbell
Pocket necessities is a dynamic sequence of books which are concise, vigorous, and straightforward to learn. full of evidence in addition to specialist reviews, each one booklet has the entire key details you must find out about such renowned subject matters as movie, tv, cult fiction, historical past, and extra. during this booklet, Mark Campbell presents an educated advent to the Agatha Christie phenomenon, together with a biography of the good writer, in-depth profiles of 10 of her most well liked characters, analyses of the tales, and a piece on movie, television, and degree variations. Appendices comprise an exhaustive biography and an outline of the simplest Christie web content round.
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This was the last time Christie would feature an English village murder mystery in any of her books. Conclusion: The death-knell of rural England is loudly rung in this clever and satisfying tale of tragedy and revenge, Hollywood-style. 5/5 15) A Caribbean Mystery (1964) Case: A retired major is killed whilst holidaying in the Caribbean… Context: The fictional St Honoré is probably based on St Lucia, a Caribbean island that Christie had visited a few years before writing this book. Apart from her childhood holiday in France, this is the only reference to Miss Marple ever leaving her native shores.
The Mystery of the Spanish Chest’ is an expanded version of ‘The Mystery of the Baghdad Chest’ which had first appeared in The Regatta Mystery (1939*) – Hastings is replaced in this newer version by Miss Lemon. Conclusion: An unremarkable couple of stories. 3/5 47 Agatha 16/9/05 9:38 am Page 48 39. Double Sin and Other Stories (1961*) Cast: ‘Double Sin’:Valuable miniatures have been stolen from a train… ‘The Wasps’ Nest’: Poirot investigates a murder before it has taken place… ‘The Theft of the Royal Ruby’: See The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding (1960†) – this is an alternative name for the title story.
Christie finished her first novel on her sister’s old typewriter and sent it to various publishers. In 1919, John Lane, managing director of The Bodley Head, told her that if she altered the courtroom denouement, they would publish it. She did, and signed a six-book deal with them, on rather unfair terms (subsidiary rights would be shared 50/50 between author and publisher and she would get no royalties until 2,000 copies were sold). While at The Bodley Head she acquired Edmund Cork (of Hughes Massie) as a literary agent, remaining with the firm until her death 50 years later.
Agatha Christie (Pocket Essential series) by Mark Campbell